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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  • Shiva here taught Sage Agasthya the medicinal qualities of herbals and the medicines for various diseases, hence is also praised as Marundeeswarar – Marundhu in Tamil means medicine and Eeaswara God – God of Medicines
  • What a beautiful and peaceful temple !!! It is an architectural beauty inside chennai. Each and each every pillar tells a story.
  • Very Ancient Siva Temple. Very spacious Temple compound. There's a small pond inside the Temple. It s pleasantly located in main City
  • One of the great Shiva temple in chennai!!! Very peaceful environment next to starting point of ECR!!!
  • Peaceful place amongst the busiest area. I am fully attracted towards the Pooja that happens everyday after 8 pm which is very rare to see in Chennai. Lord Shiva is carried in pallak to palli arai in Parvathy amma sannathi. This happens everyday as a ritual. There is a positive and peaceful energy that comes up within you after attending that poojai.

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