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Sri Subramanya Swamy Temple

Sri Subramanya Swamy Temple is situated on Old Mahabalipuram Road, at Sholinganallur, on the southern outskirts of Chennai. This highly revered shrine, dedicated to Lord Muruga, is about 13 km south of Adyar.

Spread over an area of 100 acres of farmland, the temple offers a cool green environment with scenic beauty and aesthetic value. The excellently landscaped interiors and a nandavanam of the temple are noted for its beauty.

The main deity is worshipped along with his divine consorts Valli and Devasena. Other deities enshrined in the complex include Selva Vinayakar (Lord Ganesh), Lord Vishnu, Goddess Lakshmi, Vana Durga, Saptha Matha (Seven Mother Goddesses), Navagrahas, and Anjaneya (Lord Hanuman).

Legend has it that it is the spot where Sage Agastya is said to have performed pujas on his way to Kodi Akkarai. Later the people started worshipping the Swayambhu Vinayagar found in that place.

Daily pujas are performed according to Agama Sasthras and special pujas are performed on auspicious days. The immaculate and serene atmosphere in this temple draws hundreds of devotees to this temple from far and wide.

Sri Subramanya Swamy Temple can be approached from Chennai by road. Buses ply frequently from Chennai Bus Station to Mahabalipuram.

Updated on 13th May, 2015
District: Kanchipuram


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