Ananthaa Padmanabha Swaamy Temple, Chennai (Madras)

(4.7/5 based on 110+ reviews on the web)
In the middle of the bustling city, Ananthaa Padmanabha Swaamy Temple serves as a serene sanctuary for all those who need a quiet getaway, a minute with their thoughts, or some time to enjoy the traditional architecture. Here you can learn the rich mythology merged with the religious history, for example, hear about the deitiy Vishnu to whom the temple is dedicated. Make sure you see the monument depicting the five-headed serpent, which is the highlight of the place. Since it’s a popular wedding rituals venue, you can learn a bit more about wedding traditions here, as well. To visit Ananthaa Padmanabha Swaamy Temple and get the most from your holiday in Chennai (Madras), create itinerary details personal to you using our Chennai (Madras) trip generator.
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  • This temple, modeled along the lines of the Thiruvananthapuram Anantha Padmanabha Swamy, is located in the heart of the city. The Moola Swamy can be seen through three doors, signifying preservation (...  more »
  • I visited this temple on the most important day of the hindu calendar ie Vaikuntha ekadasi. The temple was adorned with flowers and the arrangements for managing the crowds was excellent. We had a goo...  more »
  • Family members of around ten persons went and worshipped this temple. Had a nice darshan. Temple is very clean and neat. Everyone must visit this temple and get the blessings of this Perumal.  more »
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  • Wel maintained temple. Histroy of the temple below. Ever since the formation of two the colonies of Gandhinagar and Kasturibanagar, many residents therein expressed a keen desire to have a place of worship near at hand. At the above meeting the residents met informally expressed the view that a temple in a centre place of Adyar to be brought forth with the co-operation of all concerned. On 12th December, 1956 a society by name Adyar Hindu Religious Society was formed at the residence of Sri. A. R. Narayana Rao, #2, 2nd Crescent Park road, Gandhinagar, Adyar. A committee led by Sri. A.R. Narayana Rao approached His Highness Maharaja of Travancore, Sri Padmanabha Daasa Chithirai Thirunaall at the palace in Adyar and requested him to allot a place in his vast compound near the bus stand for constructing the temple. His highness promptly encouraged the idea that the temple and suggested that it be situated in an independent premises outside the palace and that he would himself provide necessary funds to purchase a site. Accordingly the above society received a cheque for Rs. 7500 from His Highness to enable the committee to obtain a suitable site and establish a temple dedicated to SRIANANTHA PADMANABHA SWAMY. His Highness Maharaja of Travancore agreed very kindly to donate the image or Vigaraha of SRANANTHAPADMANABHA SWAMY as it existed as the replica of SRIANANTHA PADMANABHA SWAMY of Trivandrum. His Holiness Shankaracharya of Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam visited the site, blessed the venture and consecrated the spot. It was also his desire that there may be only one temple that the main shrine to be dedicated to SRIANANTHAPADMANABHA SWAMY as portrayed exactly in Trivandrum.
  • This photos are shown are not in Adyar, Chennai. The photos are Kerala APS temple.
  • Pleasant place in peaceful lane. Resembles padmanabaswamy of trivandram.
  • Modern temple in olden traditions. Thiruveedi purappadu in different vahanas are performed. Wonderful dharshan. Come and enjoy blissful moments.
  • Lovely modern era temple. Parking challenges