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Marundeeswarar Temple, Chennai (Madras)

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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. Add Marundeeswarar Temple and other attractions to your Chennai (Madras) trip itinerary using our Chennai (Madras) itinerary maker.
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  • Shiva temple, in Thiruvanmiyur. Marundhu in Tamil means Medicine. Old Temple with rich history. Must visit place.  more »
  • To just enter the temple, you may have to make your way through dense traffic of Buses, Share Autos and vendors. Very old temple in Thiruvanmiyur area, frequented by neighborhood people. Gets crowded ...  more »
  • I visited this Temple recently. It's obviously a relic. Some of the shrines made of cut stone are quite obviously antique. The main towers and statuary are very well preserved. You get the best of bot...  more »
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  • A 7th Centry Shiva Temple in ECR. I am very happy to be born and brought near to this temple. Palvannanathar is the main deity. The positive vibration in this temple is a sure shot killer medicine for all your pains. Om Namashivaya.
  • Huge and beautiful temple. Very peaceful. Cute GoShaala. Many birds and small animals enjoying in the gardens.
  • Beautiful padal petra stalam
  • It's a divine temple with serenity. Very popular among locals. Know for medicinal herbs. Special events happen from time to time. Carnatic music performances also happens at the time of Shivratri by eminent musicians.
  • One of the ancient temples. Padal petra sthalam. In the heart of a trunk road, yet lot of parking space. Amazing temple. No comprises despite being in a metro city.