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Velleeswarar Temple

Velleeswarar Temple, formerly 'Thenkoor Selva Vinayakar', is the oldest of its kind in Mylapore. It is a highly revered temple dedicated to Lord Vinayaka (Lord Ganesh).

The idol faces south, with his consorts Sidhi and Budhi. Other deities worshipped here are Kasi Viswanathar, Ulagalandha Perumal, Vaishnavi, Lakshmi and Saraswati.

There is a shrine dedicated to Sukracharya, the guru of Asuras, on the outer praakara. A small lingam can be seen in the sanctum sanctorum. Facing the south is a small elegant image of Goddess Kamatchi with a Sri Chakram installed behind.

A Kumbhabhishekam, performed here once in 26 years, is a major ritual. Brahmotsavam, a ten day festival, celebrated here during May/June draws a large number of people.

The temple is situated opposite to HRTS station, Mylapore.

Updated on 11th May, 2015
District: Chennai
Location: Chennai    


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