Marundeeswarar Temple, Chennai (Madras)

Admire elaborate stucco figures at Marundeeswarar Temple, an ancient Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Believed to have been built sometime in the seventh century CE, the temple was widely expanded by Chola kings in the 11th century and now features two seven-tiered gate towers with countless colorful sculptures. Its main hall boasts a Somaskanda image of Shiva surrounded by 36 massive, elegantly carved pillars. Spanning about 0.4 ha (1 ac), the temple yard has two large tanks with a golden-colored shrine in the middle of the water. Pilgrims flock here to worship Shiva and seek blessings to protect against diseases. Plan to visit Marundeeswarar Temple during your Chennai (Madras) vacation using our convenient Chennai (Madras) itinerary planner.
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  • Old Shiva temple located at the beginning of East Coast road and nearby to other key attraction points.  more »
  • The place cum heritage dedicated to Lord Siva is not only highly ancient but also preserved with a touch of conservation...Prefer to visit in evening.  more »
  • On the beginning of ECR , very ancient lord Shiva temple , lord and maa are highly benevolent , Sri Sai Baba temple is nearby .  more »
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  • Very Ancient Siva Temple. Very spacious Temple compound. There's a small pond inside the Temple. It s pleasantly located in main City
  • Ancient temple. There are cows inside (in a confined area.) The amman sannathi is always crowded but the idol of amman is beautiful. The best time to visit this temple is 7:00p.m. on Fridays.
  • One of big temples in Chennai. It one thevaram padal pettra thalam in Tamil Nadu.
  • Sivalingam different 2 see ihave seen all.abishekam on 1st day on pongal2016
  • Ancient Temple with wonderful architecture in the busy area Thiruvanmiyur. Really nice place to feel the inner peace of mind. Fresh breeze of air from beach in the evenings. As the name marundeeshwar means marundhu(Medicine) for illness. Visiting this temple heals pain physically as well as mentally. Parking available. Lighting ghee lamp is important.

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