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Vadapalani Andavar Temple

Significance

Significance

The temple has a traditional South Indian style, with features of a  archiecture, with delightful entrance called 'Rajagopuram' with several stucco figures, many of them are poses of the classical dance form Bharatnatyam. There are numerous deities residing within the premises of Vadapalani Lord Murugan Temple, like Lord Ganesha and Lord Vinayaka, Lord Shiva, Goddess Meenakshi Amman, Lord Sanmuga, Goddess Kali, Lord Bhairava, Goddess Dakshinamurty Mahalakshmi. The Lor Murugan is the chief deity amongst all, and he resides in the sanctum sanctorum of the temple.
 
Auspicious Vaikasi in the month(May- June), Brahmotsavam in the month(Feb- March) Aippasi in the month(October- November), Margazhi in the month(December- January), Panguni in the month(March- April) are the festival celebrated in this temple. Aippasi- This is the celebration of the victory of Goodness over evil. Lor Muruga defeated and killed demon Suran on the sixth day of the crescent moon during the Aippasi month of October- November. This day marks the Kandha Shashti and on this day the events of the victory, or as they call it, Sura Samhara will be recreated by the devotee as a part of the festivities. The seventh day marks the wedding of Lord Muruga consorts with Goddess Valli and Goddess Deyvaanai, his two consorts and is called Subramanyar Thiru Kalyanam.
 
Margazhi(December- January)- Udal Urchavam is commenced on the tenth day of thiruvadharai Urchavam on the Pournami of the Margazhi month(December).
 
Panguni(March- April) - Panguni Uthiram lathcharchanai goes on for ten days and is over on the Panguni Uthram day. This is followed by the departure of Vadapalani Andavar temple in the evening. Auspicious deepam festival takes place after this for three days. Devotees offer prayer to get relief from health problems, gain long life, lock the power of bad and jeopardy, recover from physical and mental instability, bless peace and harmony and bestow abundance in life.

About

About

Vadapalani Andavar Temple is an ancient temple dedicated to Lord Muruga located in Chennai, Tamilnadu. The temple has a traditional South Indian style, with features of a  archiecture, with delightful entrance called 'Rajagopuram'.  As per legacy Lord Muruga devotee Annaswami Nayakar built this temple in a shed for his own worship have experienced a power of divine entering his divine body and soul and started praising Lord Muruga's name and fame in the form of "God Blessed Statement", Those who worship Lord Muruga in this temple, will solve all disease, clear obstacles, wed-locks, bless job, family bonding and prosperity. Presiding deity of the temple is Lord Muruga consorts with Lord Varasiddhi Vinayaka, Lord Chokkanathar, Goddess Meenakshi Amman, Goddess Kali, Lord Bhairava, Lord Shanmuga consorts with Goddess Valli and Goddess Devasena are also worshipped. The moolavar situated within the temple depicts Palani Lord Muruga in his standing posture. The Vadapalani Murugan Temple has many deities like Lord Dakshina Murthy, Lord Chandikeswar, Goddess Mahalakshmi, etc ...
 
As per another legacy, says that its founder Annaswamy Naikar traveled far and wide across south India in search of Lord Murugan's blessing and a cure for his chronic stomach pain. One day a sage appeared in his dreams & directed him to find the Lord in his own home. Annaswamy followed his advice and came back home to worship his lord twice daily. He sacrificed his tongue at the Thiruthani shrine of Lord Muruga, and that cured his long-lasting marriage arrangements.

Do & Don't

Do & Don't

Do:

  • Do pray your Ishta Devata before pilgrimage to Temple.
  • Do contact Temple Devasthanam information centre for enquiry, temple information and for Pooja details etc.
  • Do reserve your travel and accommodation at Temple well in advance.
  • Do bath and wear clean clothes before you enter the temple.
  • Do concentrate on God and Goddess inside the temple.
  • Do maintain silence and recite Om Namahsivaya or your Istamantram to yourself inside the temple.
  • Do observe ancient custom and traditions while in Temple.
  • Do respect religious sentiments at Temple.
  • Do deposit your offerings in the hundi only.

Don't s:

  • Do not come to Temple for any purpose other than worshipping of God and Goddess.
  • Do not smoke at Temple.
  • Do not consume alcoholic drinks at Temple.
  • Do not eat non-vegetarian food in the Kshetram.
  • Do not approach mediators for quick Darshanam. It may cause inconvenient to others.
  • Do not carry any weapon inside the temple.
  • Do not wear any head guards like helmets, caps, turbans and hats inside the temple premises.
  • Do not perform Sastanga Pranama inside the Sanctum Sanctorum.
  • Do not take much time while performing Sparsa Darshanam to God in Garbhagriha.
  • Do buy spurious prasadams from street vendors.
  • Do not encourage beggars at Temple.
  • Do not spit or create nuisance in the premises of the temple.

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