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Thiruvanmiyur Marundeeswarar Temple

Chennai Thiruvanmiyur Sri Marundeeswarar Temple

Marundeeswarar Temple is a temple dedicated to Hindu deity Shiva, located in Thiruvanmiyur, Chennai adjacent to the beach of Bay of Bengal. It is one of the 275 Paadal Petra Sthalams, where the three of the most revered Nayanars (Saivite Saints), Appar and Tirugnana Sambandar have glorified the temple with their verses during the 7th-8th century.
Thiruvanmiyur Shiva Temple
Marundeeswarar temple Thiruvanmiyur
Thiruvanmiyur Siva Temple
Significance of the temple:
v  Thiruvanmiyur is the 25th of the 32 Tevara Stalams in the Tondai region of South India.
v  The temple is revered in the verses of Thevaram, the 7th century saivite canonical work by the two saint poets namely, Appar and Sambanthar.
v  Lord taught Sage Agasthya the medicinal qualities of herbals and the medicines for various diseases, hence is also praised as Marundeeswarar – Marundhu in Tamil means medicine and Eeaswara God – God of Medicines.
v  The Sthala Vriksham of this temple is Vanni.
v  Kamadenu worshipped and so He is known as Palvanna nadhar.
v  The temple has been widely expanded by Chola kings during the 11th century. The temple has two seven tiered gateway towers, a huge tank, with the overall temple area covering 1 acre.
Chennai Tiruvanmiyur - Sri Marundeeswarar Temple
சென்னை திருவான்மியூர் மருந்தீஸ்வரர் திருக்கோவில்
Main Deity
Lord Shiva
Name
Sri Marundeeshwarar
Goddess Name
Sri  Tiripurasundari
Location
Tiruvanmiyur, Old Name - Tiru Vanmikiyur
Significance
25th Devaram Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalam in Tondai Nadu,
One of 275 Devaram Padal Petram Sthalams,
Sage Valmiki worshipped the Lord here
Ancient
1000 Years Old
Travel Base
Chennai

There are shrines for Muthukumarar praised by saint Arunagiriar in his Tirupugazh, three Shakti Vinayakas, 108 Shivalingas and Panchalingas.  Abishek to Lord is performed each day only after Gopuja – Puja to cow.   Lord is also known as Vanmikanathar, Vedapureeswarar, Amudheeswarar and Paalvanna Nathar.
Chennai Thiruvanmiyur Marundeeswarar Temple
Chennai Thiruvanmiyur Shiva Temple
Devaram Padal Petram Sthalams Chennai TN25
Marundeeswarar is known so because he imparted sage Agastya on curative properties of various herbs and plants. Since then the Marundeeswarar temple has been a place of worship for people with diseases and various problems with their health. It is said that even The Sage Valmiki, who wrote The Ramayana, came here to The Marundeeswarar temple to worship Shiva. Sage Valmiki was said to be blessed here. After this incident, this place was to be known as Thiruvalmikiyur, the name gradually changed to Thiruvanmiyur. The lingam for which Hanuman performed pooja, The lingam(meenakshi sundareswarar) that cured the curse of Indra, the Lingam for which Saint Bharadwaja performed pooja are present here. Markandeyar performed a penance and prayed to Shiva here, Brahma is believed to have conducted a festival here for Shiva.
Padal Petram Siva Temples Chennai TN25
Tiruvanmiyur Siva Temple
How To Reach :  Thiruvanmiyur Shiva Temple is located very close to Thiruvanmiyur Bus stand in ECR Road. It can be easily accessible from any part of chennai.

Address: Thiruvanmiyur Marundeeshwarar Temple, 36/1, Mettu Street, Lalitha Nagar, Thiruvanmiyur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600041, India.

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