Holy Pilgrimage –Temples in Tamilnadu (Chennai City)
Kasi Viswanatha Temple, Ayanavaram
Kasi Viswanatha Temple is a Hindu temple in the neighbourhood of Ayanavaram in Chennai, India. The temple was constructed by the Tawker clan of Madras' Gujarathi community and was constructed during the time of the East India Company. The temple is situated close to the Medavakkam Tank Road and adjoins the Ayanavaram Bus Depot.
Kasi Viswanatha Temple, West Mambalam
Kasi Viswanatha Temple is a Hindu temple located in the neighbourhood of West Mambalam in Chennai, India. Dedicated to Siva, the temple is named after the Vishwanatha Temple at Varanasi. Constructed in the 17th century, the temple is also known as "Mahabilva Kshetra".
Kothandaramar Temple, West Mambalam
The Kothandaramar Temple is a Hindu temple in the neighbourhood of West Mambalam in Chennai, India. The temple is dedicated to the Hindu god Rama as "Pattabhirama". Sita as Piratti is the consort. The temple is situated close to the Mambalam railway station and is more than 150 years old. Vaikunta Ekadasi is celebrated with fanfare.
Kothandaramaswami Temple, Nandambakkam
Kothandaramaswami Temple is a Hindu temple located at Nandambakkam, a suburb of Chennai, India. Dedicated to Rama, the spot is associated with the legendary sage Bhrigu.
HistoryThe temple was constructed by Vijayanagar about 750 years ago. The kings, initially, built shrines for Rama, Lakshmana and Sita. Later shrines were built for Srinivasa, Alwars, Hanuman, etc.'
Krishnaswami Temple, Muthialpet
The Krishnaswami Temple is a Hindu temple located in the neighbourhood of Muthialpet in Chennai, India. It was constructed in the 18th century AD and was the site of a major dispute between Left hand and Right hand castes in 1787 resulting in a major riot. The conflict eventually came to an with the mediation of the authorities of the Madras government.
Kumaran Kundram, Chrompet, Chennai
Kumaran Kundram is a hillock on the outskirts of Chennai, Chromepet. It houses a about 40-year-old temple dedicated to the Hindu God Murugan. The hillock is situated between the localities Hastinapuram, Chromepet, and Chitlapakkam. Special worship practices are followed on Fridays. There are also idols for Hindu gods Shiva, Sharabeswarar, Ganesh and Navagrahas (representing the nine planets). Ancient Vedas are taught in this temple to children. Also, there is a small auditorium inside the temple premises, where cultural events such as Carnatic Music programs and Bhajans are conducted. The Deity of Lord Murugan in Kumaran Kundram is believed to be equivalent to the one in Swamimalai.
HistoryIn 1956, Chandrashekarendra Saraswati swamigal, a twentieth-century saint, visited Chromepet. On looking at the hill, he proposed that a temple be built for Murugan. The temple for Siddhi Vinayakar was built on the same year. Twenty years later, while clearing the hillside for a path, a lance, the prime weapon of lord Murugan, was found. This inspired the devotees to speed up work. The consecration of the Swaminathaswamy temple was performed in 1979. Slowly, the hill acquired more shrines and the temple has been expanded. At present, the temple trust is focusing on the construction of a five-tier Rajagopuram for the temple
Vishnu templeOn the foothill, a temple dedicated to Vishnu and Hanuman is present The ground where this temple is built belonged to Mr. Srinivasan Thiagarajan, who gave it in return for another land at Gajalakshmi nagar.
Kurungaleeswarar Temple is a historically-important Hindu temple in the neighbourhood of Koyambedu in Chennai, India. The temple encloses a large tank and dates from the Medieval Chola period.
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