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Chennai Gerugambaakkam Sri Neelakandeswarar Temple

Neelakanteswarar Temple, is a Hindu temple located in Chennai suburb Kerungambakkam Near Porur in Chennai city, Tamil Nadu, India.
Chennai Navagraha Temples For Kethu
Gerugambaakkam Siva Temple
The main deity Sri Neelakandeswarar is situated in a small and beautiful sanctum. The Lord got His name Neelakandeswarar, as he swallowed the Aala Kaala Poison which evolved during the churning of the ocean, after which His neck turned blue. In Thamizh ‘Neela’ means blue and ‘Kanda’ means neck. It is said that the Nandhi in front of the Lord is so powerful, as he absorbs the poisonous breath of the Lord after He consumed poison.
Gerugambakkam Neelakandeswarar Temple
Neelakandeswarar Temple Chennai Near Porur
Gerugambaakkam Shiva Temple
Sri Aadhi Kamakshi is present just outside the main sanctum, facing south. Sri Aadhi Kamakshi is tall and looks very beautiful. She is said to be the first among 5 forms of Kamakshi.
Chennai Gerugambakkam  - Sri Neelakandeswarar Temple
சென்னை கெருகம்பாக்கம் நீலகண்டேஸ்வரர்  திருக்கோவில்
Main Deity
Lord Shiva
Name
Sri Neelakandeswarar
Goddess Name
Sri  Adi Kamakshi
Location
Gerugambakkam Near Porur  (Kovur - Kundrathur Road)
Significance
Kethu Pharikara Sthalam, Chennai Navagraha Sthalam for Kethu,
Kethu Dosha Nivarthi poojas are done in this temple
Ancient
500 - 1000 Years Old
Travel Base
Chennai
 This temple is one of the Navagraha temples in Chennai region (Thondai Mandalam) devoted to Sri Kethu Bhagavan. There is a separate shrine for Kethu Bhagavan on the southern side of the sanctum. Special Poojas and Homams are performed to Sri Kethu Bhagavan during Raahu Kethu Peyarchi. This is also a Parihaara Sthalam for people having ill effects in their lives because of Kethu’s position in their Horoscope.
Chennai Navagraha Sthalam for Kethu
Kethu Pharikara Sthalam Chennai
Navagraham is present at the north east side corner of the temple. There are carvings of image of snake on the ceiling of Navagraha shrine, which indicates that this temple is a Parihaara Sthalam. The temple is believed to have been built during Chola Kings period.

How To Reach : Gerugambaakkam village is located about 20 kms west of Chennai. While going from Porur towards Kunrathur, one should take left to reach Gerugambaakkam. 
Address: Gerugambakkam Sivan Kovil, Gangaiamman Koil St, Balakrishnan Nagar, Balaji Nagar, Tharapakkam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600122, India.

Chennai Navagraha Temples : There are 9 temples at the outskirts of Chennai dedicated to the Navagrahams. Similar to Kumbakonam navagraha temples.
Navagraha Temples in Chennai
Location
Planet
Temple Name
Kolapakkkam
Suryan
Somangalam
Chandran
Poondhamalli
Angaragan
Vaidheeswaran Temple
Kovur
Budhan
Porur
Guru
Ramanaadheeswarar Temple
Mangadu
Sukran
Pozhichalur
Shaneeswaran
Gerugambakkam
Kethu
Kundrathur
Rahu
 These are similar Navagraha temples in Chennai in and around Kundrathur.
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