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Nandeeswarar Temple

Nandeeswarar Temple lies at Adambakkam near Parangimalai in Chennai. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, the presiding deity of the temple is in the form of Nandi standing in front of his devotee Sage Birungi. This is an ancient temple built by the Chola King, Aadhani. The temple houses separate worship places for Vinayaka, Nagadevathai, Vishnu, Bairavar, Brahma, Durga, Sandikeswarar and Navagrahas. The idol of Nandeeswarar faces east and the Goddess Avudainayagi faces south. Carvings on the pillars of the temple include the images of Kannapanayanar, Kamadhenu, Maruthi, Narasimha and Vinayaka. The temple history, slogas and Thiruppavai are printed on the walls of the temple. The special feature of this temple is that on all Pradosham days a cow goes round the sanctum. On Pradhosham, Shivratri and on all Mondays special pujas are conducted. The nearest railhead is St Thomas Mount (Parangimalai) railway station.

Updated on 28th February, 2016
District: Chennai


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