Temples on Chennai GST Road

Monday, 27 November 2017

Chennai Kumizhi Shiva Temple - Arulmigu Tirupurasundari Amman Sameda Vedagirishwarar Temple

Kumizhi - Shiva’s Abode in Chennai

Kumili for many is a lush green hills in western ghats with meadows and pleasant winds.Kumizhi in Chennai, near Nallambakkam where Lord Shiva as Vedagirishwar and Goddess Parvathi as Tirupurasundari rest in a serene atmosphere to bless their children

Hilly Ride amidst Greenery 

Its a wonder that a small mountain range with placid lakes and green pathways is near Chennai’s IT corridor. The place is twenty minutes drive from Mambakkam (Vandalur-Kelambakkam Road) and half hour from Guduvancherry. One has to traverse through a reserve forest to approach Kumizhi Village. The Shiva temple is a mile from there on hills with beautiful lake on one side and green trees on the other side

Chennai’s Kailash 

After a mile surrounded by hills on three sides comes Tirupurasundari sameda Vedagirishwar temple. Lord Ganesha welcomes in both forms - a cute little stone Ganesh with a Vishwaroopa Vinayaga behind him . There is big Hanuman with a senate shrine. Nandi mandapam with the backdrop of the hill prepares our mind to supreme - Lord Vedagirishwar facing east and Goddess Tirupurasundari facing south are full of grace

There are separate shrines for Lord Valli Deivanai sameda Subramaniar , Goddess Durga, Lord Bhairavar, Chandran

Saroni Thadagam curing Skin Diseases

The temple pond - Saroni Thadakam cures Skin diseases including Leprosy. The clay of this pond is taken by devotees and applied to cure skin ailments. The pond never dries up and One walks up few meters able to realise the numerous channels that bring the medicinal waters to pond.

Naughty Monkeys

A group of monkeys 🐒 are around this temple and catch the Prasad offered by temple priest. Their playfulness will make us come out of the professional world and enjoy nature in its best form


Saturday, 18 November 2017

AtiRudram @ Tiruvannamalai - 12th December 2017

Athi Rudram and Satha Chandi Maha Yajnam at the Holiest of Holy place on earth Thiruannamalai, from 12th December 2017 to 22nd December 2017

Sri Gurubyo Namah:

Sri Chandrasekarendra Saraswathi Swamigal Kaingarya Trust      
With Prayers to the lotus feet of Shree Chandra Sekarendra Saraswathi Swamigal and
Shri Kanchi Acharyas, the trust has proposed to conduct
Sri Chandrasekarendra Saraswathi Swamigal Varshika Aradhanai Mahotsava
Athirudram – Sathachandi Mahayagnyam  at   the Sri Sheshadriswamigal Adhishtana
Complex, Thiruvannamalai.

 Sri Chandra Sekarendra Saraswathi Swamigal Kaingarya Trust proposed to conduct
Athi Rudram and  Satha Chandi Maha Yajnam at the Holiest of Holy place on earth Thiruannamalai,   from 12th December 2017 to 22nd  December 2017.

With the fervent anugrahams of HH Mahaperiava, the trust has been spearheading  AthiRudrams and Sahasrachandis at every other known Adishtanams of the revered Acharyas of Sri  Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam and other Holy places related to Kanchi Mutt and it is fortunate to arrange the next one at this Holiest of towns Tiruvannamalai the Agnishetram where Mahaan Sheshadri Swamigal,
HH Ramana Maharishi continue to bless millions of Devotees everyday and the  town  made holier by the visits and Giripradakshinam of Mahaswamigal. Sri Ramana maharishigal and sri Sheshadri Swamigal lived nearly forty years in this shethram at the same time
 A full fledged AthiRudram is to be conducted for 11 days and  150 Ritwiks/veda pundits participate with dedication and focus. Specific counts of  experts  on each of Rig, Krishna Yajur, Suklar Yajur, Jayamani Saka Sama, Atharvana veda particip

ate strictly following their own self discipline and anushtanams as clearly defined in texts.  Ritwiks seldom move out on these days.
Also a Satha Chandi Yagnyam to propitiate Goddess Devi is to be conducted every day morning  with sapthasathi parayanam on all these days .
 The following table highlights the key activities on each day.

4.45 am - 6.00 am
Ganapathi Homam

Avahanthi Homam
   7 am – 1 pm
Atirudra parayanam with Homam

(by 135 ritwiks)
Chandi Homam – Durga Sapthasathi Parayanam, Dasamsa Homam, Navavarna Puja, Suvasini Puja, Kanya Puja and Vaduga Bhairava Puja
(by 10 ritwiks)
3.00 pm – 5.30 pm
Upanyasam or Namasankeertanam or Dharma Sastra Lecture or Kalvaithavaaram  (special very advanced test on Krishna yajur vedam) or carnatic music concert.
6 pm - 8.30 pm
Vishnu Sahasranama Parayanam, Rudrakramarchana, Lalitha Sahasranama Archana, Avadarika inclusive of Charturveda Parayana Kramaarchana on a Ganastyle
  9 pm – 11.30 pm
 Upanyasam or bhajan (divya nama sankeerthanam from 9 pm to 2 am  on one day

On all the 11 days Public Annadhanam is elaborately arranged by the trust.
 Given the increasing cost and inflation, the cost of conducting atirudram has been constantly raising with the expected cost around 70 Lakhs. The split up being :

Ritwiks – Sambavanai, Gho&DasaDanams and vasthram
30 Lakhs
5 Lakhs
Samaradhanai & Public Annadanam
Homa Dhiraviams, Pooja items, Namasankeerthans, Sadas etc
 3 Lakhs
Invitation,prasadams, Transport,  Electricity and other  incidentals
 2 Lakhs

Devotees are invited to  participate in this Yagnya and receive  the blessings of  H H  Sri  Sri  Mahaperiava and the Acharyas of the Sri Kanchi  Kamakoti  peetam  and  sri Sehathriswamigal

For further details contact
                           Sri Chandrasekarendhra Saraswathi Swamigal Kaingarya Trust(SCSSSK TRUST)
                            DAF 4 Bharath Plaza, Moola thope, Srirangam, Trichy  620 006.
                                      Telephone : 0431 2434553     Mobile  :  94437  33573    
Contributions to the trust are exempted under 80(G) of the Income Tax Act and can be made in favour of the Trust by cheque/draft  to the above address  or  deposited in the  account with      City Union Bank Ltd,   Srirangam Branch Savings a/c No:115001000358340                                       –IFS CODE : CIUB0000115

PS: Direct donors may please intimate their postal address to the Trust along with date and amount of remittance to the trust address or sms to number   93451 10280 or  email to our mail id given below. To enables us to send prasadam


Monday, 9 October 2017

Deepavali 2017 - TNSTC Boarding Points

Diwali 2017 - Chennai Government Bus routes (Tambaram, Perungalathur

👆 Important announcement for Government bus boarders on 15, 16 & 17th Oct (Deepavali Holiday) 

_Filled_ busses will *not* ply through Tambaram, Perungalathur 

Passengers requested to Board in *Urappakkam CMDA Complex*

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Book Exhibition- Selaiyur / Tambaram

Book Exhibition in Vasudeva Kalyana Mandapam 

This mandapam is near to Camp Road bus stop and has close to 15 stalls for avid readers 

Sunday, 13 November 2016

Chidambaram - Heaven on Earth - Some Facts

Thiruchitrambalam ! Sivagami - Nataraja's Abode on Earth - Chidambaram

This place is five hours drive from Chennai and is very accessible through rail, road and public transports

Here are some interesting facts about Chidambaram

  • First of Shiva Temples throughout the world 
  • A dense forest full of Thillai trees - hence Thillaivanam
  • Pancha Bootha Sthalam - represents Sky / Space
  • First of Pancha Sabhai - Nataraja Sthalam - Gold Sabhai / Kanaga Sabhai
  • Next to the Kanga Sabhai is a small room with Golden Vilva Garland - the empty space is believed to be Akash / Sky / Space
  • All Siva Agamams finally come down to Chidambaram - hence the temple closes @ 10:30 pm. No further worship in temples / homes performed after that
  • Appar, Sundarar, TiruGnana Sambandar and Manikavaskagar came through four different entrances and worshipped Lord Shiva
  • Four directions of Chidambaram guarded by four Kali - East Mariamman, West - Ellai Amman, North - Thillai Kali, South Vellan Thangi Amman
  • Thiruneela Kanda Nayanar (Illamaiyakinar) temple is west of Chidambaram. One will be ever youth on visiting this temple
  • Lord Nataraja is tilted towards left - where the heart is
  • Soundarya Nayagi sameda AnandEashwar temple on west of Chidambaram is worshipped by St Pathanjali 
  • This is the place where St Nandanar attained mukthi in Jothi swarupam
  • Nambi Andar Nambi found 'Thirumurai' in Chidambaram
  • Arulmigu Sargunambal sameda Pasu Pathi Eashwarar temple, Tiruvetkalam has Lord Shiva with Bow and Arrow. The would made by Arjuna is still visible

Friday, 30 September 2016

Senganoor Srinivasa Perumal Temple - Periyavachhan Pillai Birth place

Periyavachhan Pillai was a staunch devotee of Lord Tirumala Balaji. On his visit to Tirumala he was overwhelmed with Bhakthi and refused to return home

Lord Venkatesha took a form of a lad and advised Pillai to go back to his home town - Senganoor - and take care of his old parents. He gave  a Saalagrama (sacred stone bearing the divine mark of God) and asked to worship.

Pillai was returning with the Saalagrama of Lord Srinivasa and kept on the banks of River Kollidam to perform ablutions and when he returned the stone disappeared 

Pillai was struck with grief and started fasting to death.  Lord Srinivasa appeared in his dreams and asked him to dig the same spot where he kept Salagra which now took the form of a beautiful idol form (Archaavatar). 

Sri Periyavachan Pillai installed that Archavataar in Senganoor itself. The temple is about 13kms from Adhurai and 18 kms from Kumbakonam.

Senganoor is also birth place of Chandikeswara nayanar or Chandikeswarar and has a beautiful Shiva temple too

Saturday, 16 July 2016

How to go to Thiruneermalai from Tambaram

Thiruneermalai near Chrompet is 61st Divya Desam where Lord Vishnu is in four forms - Shri Rama - Neervanna Perumal, Lord Renganatha, Ulagalanda Perumal and Lord Narasimha

There is a direct bus from Tambaram West to Tiruneermalai temple . The small bus s84 starts from West bus stand and takes you directly to the temple

A trip in Uber costs you around 100-126 from
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