Religious Sites in Chennai (Madras)

Religious Sites in Chennai (Madras), India

Religious Sites in Chennai (Madras)

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  • Voyage01975275517
    3 contributions
    I visited this temple with my family and it was amazing. The place is very peaceful. After coming home i felt very peaceful in my heart
    Written 26 November 2023
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  • John_machado_15
    Mumbai, India96 contributions
    San Thome Basilica in Chennai is a revered religious site, showcasing impressive neo-Gothic architecture. Dedicated to St. Thomas, the apostle, it holds historical and spiritual significance.

    You will appreciate the serene atmosphere, beautiful stained glass windows, and the tomb of St. Thomas. It's a peaceful place for reflection and a glimpse into the city's Christian heritage.
    Written 19 November 2023
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  • ABDESH
    Kanchipuram, India526 contributions
    This is an Old Important Beautiful Thirumal (Vishnu) Temple in Chennai. It can be reached by bus or suburban trains. It is located in Thiruvallikeni (Trilplicane), Chennai. God Parthasarathy and Goddess Vedavalli Thaayaar blessing devotees here. Chithirai Thiruvila (Tamil Month Chithirai Festival) and some other festivals are celebrated grandly.
    Written 6 August 2023
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  • Asim I
    Greater London, UK121 contributions
    The level for devotion by the devotees is astonishingly breathtaking. We visited early morning, and even at that time the queues had started to building. Despite being expat tourists we opted NOT to get into the fast-track lane and instead, as an act of devoutness, we joined the regular queue. It took us almost 2.5 hours to get from the start to actually seeing and witnessing the Holy Shrine.
    I entitled this review... 'your devotion will be tested...' and with good reason as this indeed will be put to the test, we are Brits and that being the case every sinew in our body and all our years of socialising has taught us to queue in an orderly fashion and help others in need of our support...
    Unfortunately, this is not the case globally, and it is a case of "everyone for themselves". Be prepared to be jostled, pushed shoved, with queue jumping commonplace, the queue also stalled for period of up to 15 mins . It can be very frustrating, particularly when traveling with young children, however one must never lose sight of the sense of occasion, and demonstrate patience, tolerance and piety. I think that is what got me/us through the queuing experience. Also worth pointing out that the queue spans the length and breath of the temple's rooms, once in the final shrine area the pushing and jostling does get even more intense, we traveled there with my wife and I, and two children aged 10 and 8 years, I held on to my daughter's hand tightly (and wife, my son) and had we a plan incase we misplaced each other. At the actually shrine you literally have 3 to 5 seconds before your are ushered to move-on.
    Also worth mentioning that you are categorically not permitted to take recording devices (including mobile phones) into the shrine (your are searched), and have to check them into a cloakroom area beforehand... best advice, on the day of your visit best to leave everything at the hotel, or you'll have to queue again.
    The whole experience was certainly spiritual, moreover visiting the Sai Baba temple is a reflection of ones own emotions and sensibilities and trying to be the best version of ourselves!
    Written 21 March 2023
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  • ABDESH
    Kanchipuram, India526 contributions
    Vadapalani Andavar Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Muruga. It is located in Vadapalani, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. It is around 25 kms from Tambaram. The Moolavar (main deity) resembles the Palani temple idol and is in standing position.The temple courtyard houses several Sannidhis including that of Varasiddhi Vinayaka, Chokkanathar, Meenakshi Amman, Kali, Bhairava, Shanmuga with Valli and Deivanai. Some Divine Events have been described beautifully on the walls.The temple tank is in front of the temple.Only in this temple, one can see Murugan wearing footwear, a symbol that denotes shedding of arrogance. He is seen in a standing pose with his left foot forward to indicate he is in a rush to help his devotees.
    Written 15 January 2023
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  • meraldoantonio
    16 contributions
    Small but beautiful and historically significant temple to commemorate Ramakrishna. Located in the heart of Mylapore, close to other sites such as Santhome Church and Kapaleeshwarar Temple.
    Written 10 February 2023
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  • ABDESH
    Kanchipuram, India526 contributions
    This temple is located in Calm and clean place. The Bhaktha Anjaneya temple at Nanganallur in Chennai is known for bestowing better health to the devotees. The idol of the central image is 32 feet in height making it one of its own kind.Sri Rama, Sri Lakshmana and Seetha with Sri Anjaneyar, Sri Vinayagar, Sri Raghavendra and Sri Krishna with his consorts Bhama and Rukmini are also here. Prasadam is provided. You may reach by bus(on particular timings), trains, autos or cars from airport quickly. You can contribute to the construction of the Golden Chariot, which will also be funded by the Tamil Nadu government. You could also try, Many restaurants,shops in Nanganallur are providing good quality products (delicious vegetarian foods, traditional sweets, coffee, and handicraft items).
    Written 16 January 2023
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  • Scenic24548810392
    2 contributions
    Today me and my friend came to swammy temple very comfortable place to pray its very elegant so nice
    Written 26 November 2023
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  • ABDESH
    Kanchipuram, India526 contributions
    This temple is located near Besant Nagar Beach. It can be reached by bus,Auto,Car. Goddess Asta Lakshmi in eight forms blessing devotees here.

    Eight Forms of Lakshmi (Adi Lakshmi, Dhana Lakshmi, Dhanya Lakshmi, Gaja Lakshmi, Santana Lakshmi, Dhairya Lakshmi, Vijaya Lakshmi, Vidya Lakshmi)are present in four levels in nine separate sanctum.

    It was constructed on the wishes of Kanchi Maha Periyavar. Temple has Dasthavatara of Vishnu, Pillaiyar, Guruvayoorappan, Anjaneya, Dhanvanthari deities. Temple is clean peaceful well maintained.
    Written 18 August 2023
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  • shankarj6
    Huntsville, AL108 contributions
    Some old history about St Thomas who was killed. He was one of the apostles. The church was well kept and it is worth a visit
    Written 6 January 2023
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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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  • Parthi
    2 contributions
    Calm and divine experience. Maintenence of the temple is good. One of the must visit place if you are a devotee.
    Written 22 September 2022
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  • niluanu
    Chennai (Madras), India601 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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  • ABDESH
    Kanchipuram, India526 contributions
    This temple is located in Thiruvanmiyur, Chennai near Thiruvanmiyur MTC Bus Stand. It can be reached by bus, train. God Marundeeswarar and Goddess Thirupurasundari blessing devotees here.

    This temple along with Kapaleeshwarar Temple and Thiruvottiyur Thiyagarajaswamy Temple forms the famous Trinity Sea Shore Temples of Thondai Mandalam.

    Saivite Saints like Appar and Thirugnana Sambandar glorified the temple with their verses. Marundeeswarar Temple has been a place of curative worship for people with diseases. The temple and it's tank are clean and well maintained.
    Written 18 August 2023
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  • Shravani
    Chennai (Madras), India25 contributions
    Peaceful and pleasant temple to visit. Temple is maintained very well. Greenery everywhere.

    Ample amount of parking space.
    Written 12 September 2023
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