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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  • A temple dedicated to Lord shiva, located in Tiruvanmayur chennai, it is one of the 275 paadal Petra sthalams, whereby the temple was built during the 7th - 8th century. It was widely expanded by the ...  more »
  • I am blessed to visit the place on 23-Mar-18 during Annual "Panguni" Festival and feel the holiness of the deities:Siva and Amman. You can have your copy of the History of the temple from the office t...  more »
  • Old Shiva temple located at the beginning of East Coast road and nearby to other key attraction points.  more »
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  • The temple dedicated to lord Shiva. Shiva is addressed as marundeeswara the lord of all medicines. The lord here is capable of removing disease and cure illness. One of the most popular temples in Chennai. During certain months there is influx of devotees who come to pray for their well-being
  • Well maintained place, you will experience a fantastic feeling and it will definitely bring out inner peace. P.S: it does have a small cow cage so if you wish to provide something for them to eat then, carry some Spinach or banana while visiting.
  • Very Ancient Siva Temple. Very spacious Temple compound. There's a small pond inside the Temple. It 's pleasantly located in main City
  • Marundeeswarar Temple is a temple dedicated to Hindu deity Shiva. The temple occupies an area of about 1 acre numerous images adorn the pillars of the temple, while stucco figures adorn theĀ gopurams. Its a great place to visit. Pilgrims visit here for curative purposes as it is belived that offering prayers here will cure all illnesses.
  • Best place for praying and meditation. Just walk in once and be assured you will keep back to this temple.
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