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Chennai Anakaputhur - Sri Agastheswarar Temple

Anakaputhur is a town in Kancheepuram district in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. Though situated in Kancheepuram district, the town is actually a neighbourhood of Chennai.
Anakaputhur Agastheswarar Temple
Agastheswarar Temple Anakaputhur

Temple History: Anakaputhur is east of Kancheepuram next to Kundrathur.  Originally the name of the place was Aanaikaputhur, a place for keeping elephants and maintaining them.  Adayar and nearby places were suitable for the purpose during the Pallava rule.

The Story that Sage Agasthya had to come South to balance the level of earth when North went too low due to the huge crowd of sages gathered at Mount Kailash to attend the Shiva-Parvathi wedding, is popular among the devotees.   During his stay in South, sage Agasthya visited many holy places for Shiva worship.  He performed abisheks, pujas to Lord Shiva in this place, hence, the Lord is praised as Agastheeswara.  That Pandavas during their exile, visited this place and worshipped Lord, is an added reputation to the place.

The elephants then staying in this place also carried water and flowers to worship Lord Shiva, according to the Sthala Purana-local history.  Aanaika Puthur – place elephants were protected – is presently known as Anakaputhur after many changes during the course of time.
Anakaputhur Shiva Temple
Chennai Anakaputhur Shiva Temple
அனகாபுத்தூர்  அகத்தீஸ்வரர் திருக்கோவில்
அனகாபுத்தூர்
Anakaputhur Siva Temple

Chennai Anakaputhur - Sri Sivasubramania Swamy Temple
அனகாபுத்தூர் - அகத்தீஸ்வரர் திருக்கோவில்
Main Deity
Lord Shiva
Name
Sri Agastheeswarar
Goddess Name
Sri Anandavalli
Location
Anakaputhur
Historical Name
Aanaikaputhur
Ancient
500 - 1000 years old
Travel Base
Chennai

How to Reach : Anakaputhur is on the main G S T Road on the Chennai - Pallavaram - Kundrathur -Mangadu route.
Sri Agastheswarar Temple, Anakaputhur Chennai.

Another Murugan Temple - Siva Subramania Swamy Temple is very near to this Shiva Temple.

Check this link for more temples in and around Chennai - Temples Around Chennai
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