Religious Sites in Chennai (Madras)

Religious Sites in Chennai (Madras), India

Religious Sites in Chennai (Madras)

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  • Shankar B
    New Delhi, India3 contributions
    Excellent temple in Chennai with all deities and facilities are great.you cannot see such type of temples with surrounding areas with shops and establishments. Not to be missed.
    Written 4 May 2022
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  • anu_v
    Singapore, Singapore655 contributions
    I visited this temple with my parents and friend. The place is quiet and holy for anyone who knows Baba. It is well known among locals and tourists.
    Written 21 August 2020
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  • niluanu
    Chennai (Madras), India443 contributions
    ISKCON Temple in Chennai is conveniently located just off the East Coast Road. A large and aesthetically pleasing temple, the place is clean and well maintained. Car parking is available. There is a food court which opens at 11am and a shop where one can buy books and souvenirs. Prasadam is given out free. You do need to climb quite a few steps in order to reach the main temple hall.
    Written 1 March 2022
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  • really good experience for a short visit of CHennai City with a very good driver, Mr ARUL who made me discover this cute gem of Chennai ; i m Hindu but i love this place of faith ...
    Written 19 October 2021
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  • karthik c
    Chennai (Madras), India44 contributions
    Excellent temple of lord Vishnu in Chennai city near Maria beach.
    Very ancient temple
    Around 800 years back
    Well maintained
    Written 20 February 2021
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  • Sangeetha Vikram
    Bengaluru, India1,419 contributions
    Vadapalani Murugan temple is one of the most popular temples dedicated to Lord Murugan. Got to visit this temple few times with family & friends.

    On 31st March 2016, got to visit this temple again with my mom. Lord Murugan idol seems to be so beautiful, it is also believed that worshipping Lord Murugan here is as pious as praying to him at the Original Palani temple.

    Had a great day with the blessings of Lord Muruga. Offered our pranams & had a great dharshan.
    Written 31 October 2021
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  • SREENIVASAREDDY M
    Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates1,892 contributions
    As per Hindu mythology Ashtalkshmis are very famous for eight types of prosperity to a human being.
    They follow as below in a chronological order

    Adi Lakshmi.= Overall wealths

    Dhana Lakshmi.= Money and jewellary

    Dhanya Lakshmi.= Food grains

    Gaja Lakshmi.= Vehicles

    Santana Lakshmi.= Children

    Veera/Dhairya Lakshmi.= Bravery

    Jaya/Vijaya Lakshmi.= Victory

    Vidya Lakshmi.= Knowledge and education

    This temple situated at sea shore in three floor building with separate sanctum sanctorums. Along with subject eight deity godesses, few more sub and main deity temples also established within the premises like Lord Ganesh, Lord Murugan etc.
    Every Hindu must visit religious place in Chennai, Tamilnadu, India

    Written 18 November 2020
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  • sumathik78
    Mumbai, India3 contributions
    Lost in the bazaars this temple is stunning. Its a great piece of architecture and has a serene ambience
    Written 18 September 2021
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  • Venkataraman R
    Chennai (Madras), India195 contributions
    Very different temple with pillars. Pillars are having lots of good sayings, which is a very positive message to devotees.

    Open temple makes us to feel with nature with sea shore by the side.

    Lord Narayana is huge and blesses devotees. The temple authorities are asking not to visit temple after visiting nearby beach. So, it is better to visit temple first and then the beach.
    Written 18 July 2021
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  • Eileen108
    Mount Shasta, CA3,714 contributions
    Beautiful church with a separate chapel where the burial and the relics of St. Thomas are kept. Peaceful place for contemplation. This is a must destination when visiting Chennai!
    Written 23 February 2022
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  • KARTHIKb87
    Chennai (Madras), India77 contributions
    This is one of must visit temple in Chennai for Anjaneyar who is presiding deity at 32ft height. Its only anjaneyar highest in chennai & Tamil nadu. Even across India in none of temple Anjaneyar is not with 32 ft height as main deity. This is first temple to install Automatic lift to reach top of idol for making abhishekams /bath and alankarams . We can even get clear darshan from outside of temple itself due to 32 feet height of idol.
    Initially temple is started and managed by Private trust and only on recently in last 3 years temple taken over by TN Govt Hindu religious and endowment department.
    This temple had also had deities of Ram seetha with lakshman and Krishna.
    This temple had separate goshala and conducting lot of sevas in temple for which we required to make pre-book.
    Written 31 January 2020
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  • niluanu
    Chennai (Madras), India443 contributions
    Located in the Thiruvanmiyur area of Chennai, this is a very old Shiva temple dating back to the Chola period. A serene and spacious temple, it attracts a lot of devotees and is easily accessible. The temple complex also houses shrines of Ganesha, Kartik and Parvati. The temple is open from 5.30 in the morning till noon, and again from 4.30pm till 9.30pm
    Written 4 January 2022
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  • %FastFlyer
    Kingwood, TX85 contributions
    Another interesting Hindu temple. Lots of carvingS and statues to photograph. Dedicated in honor of Shiva.
    Written 18 January 2020
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  • niluanu
    Chennai (Madras), India443 contributions
    Located on the seaside in Besant Nagar, this clean and peaceful temple has shrines for all six abodes of Lord Muruga (Kartik). The temple is generally not too crowded and is very convenient for the elderly or differently abled
    Written 1 March 2022
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  • Tigerlove50
    Brithdir, UK84 contributions
    We visited this spot with our guide it was tucked away in busy Chennai. It was where St Thomas hid in the cave. The gardens showed the stations of the cross but they had a very new meditation area with a magnificent modern depiction of Christ which I found very beautiful the light was perfect in there. They also were placing some lovely mosaics into the windows.
    They have a toilet there but I was shown to the special seated toilet in the main hall.
    Written 29 February 2020
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