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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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  • Very old shiva temple. The temple has a sacred tree too apart from the idols such as Lord Vishnu,Lakshmi,Surya and there is a legend about the tree saying that Lord Shiva actually appeared there. Must...  more »
  • Ancient Temple of Siva. It was originally built in 7th Century I believe and later renovated in 11th Century. Here Lord Siva is considers as the God of Medicine. It's believed that people with any kin...  more »
  • Unkown to may people outside chennai, marundeeswarar temple is quite a calm place for a evening visit. The temple is known to be powerful for the deity himself named as marundeeswarar, "Marundu" meani...  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.