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Mylapore Velleeswarar Temple

Chennai Mylapore Sri Velleeswarar Temple

Velleeswarar Temple is a Hindu temple in Mylapore, Chennai. The presiding deity is Shiva in the form of Velleeswarar. This temple is one amongst the Seven Shiva Temples of Mylapore that have been in existence since yore.
Saptha Sthaana Shiva Temples in Mylapore
Shiva Temples in Mylapore
Chennai Myalpore Siva Temple
The Temple is a fairly mid-sized Temple with a five-tier Vimana facing south. On entering the Temple, the first deity we see is that of Lord Ganesha in standing posture with his consorts Siddhi and Buddhi. This Posture of Ganesha is said to be rare. We come next to the Shrine of Lord Vellieswara in the form of a Linga facing East. The next shrine that we see is that of Goddess Kamakshi. The Goddess faces south. We can find the idols of Saptamathrika's installed as we circumbulate Lord Shiva's Shrine. Goddess Varahi is much venerated here. We also come across an Idol of Lord Vishnu in TriVikrama posture behind Lord Shiva Shrine, and Devi Durga (facing north) and we proceed further we come to the Shrine of Lord Karthikeya sanctified here as Lord Muthukumaraswamy. The deities of the Lord can be seen along with his consorts Valli and Devayani in standing posture.

Chennai Mylapore - Sri Velleeswarar Temple
சென்னை மயிலாப்பூர் வெள்ளீஸ்வரர் திருக்கோவில்
Main Deity
Lord Shiva
Sri Velleeswarar
Goddess Name
Sri  Kamakshi Amman
Sage Sukracharya worshipped the Lord here
one of the 7 Saptha Sthaana Shiva Temples in Mylapore
1000 Years Old
Travel Base

Velleeswarar Temple Mylapore chennai
Velleeswarar Temple Mylapore
Sri Velleeswarar Temple Mylapore Tank

According to popular legend, when the king Mahabali was about to grant Vamana, an incarnation of Vishnu, gifts of land as part of Yagna Dhana, Sukracharya, the preceptor of the Asuras, tried to stop him as he suspected foul play. But Bali was insistent that he cannot stop Dhaanam to a young Brahmachari Brahmin. Sukrayacharya, then changed his form to that of a bee and went into the nozzle of the Kamandala blocking water flow. Lord Vamana on seeing this, pricked the nozzle with a dharba grass, which blinded Sukracharya . Sage Sukracharya worshipped lord Shiva at this place in Mylapore and got his eyesight back.

Saptha Sthaana Shiva Temples in Mylapore :
1.       Sri Karaneeswarar Temple
2.      Sri Theerthapaleeswarar Temple
3.      Sri Velleeswarar Temple
4.      Sri Virupaksheeswarar Temple
5.      Sri Valeeswarar Temple
6.      Sri Malleeswarar Temple
7.      Sri Kapaleeswarar Temple

How To Reach :  The Velleeswarar Temple is located near the Mylapore Tank bus stop in the R.K Mutt Road, Chennai in the South Mada Street. The temple is very near to Ramakrishna Math Ashram and Kapaleeshwarar Temple.

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