Places to visit in Vadapalani

Top 10 Things to Do in Vadapalani, Chennai (Madras)

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  • Rohini
    48 contributions
    Palazzo as theatre neat and big halls. Popcorn tasty. Ample parking area. Shopping easily . Washroom needs to be cleaned frequently.
    Written 4 March 2020
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  • Sangeetha Vikram
    Bengaluru, India1,450 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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  • Ravi K
    2 contributions
    I had been to M.A. Chidambaram stadium several times. In fact most of the match days i was there, right from Ranji Trophy to Tests, ODIs, T20s, IPL. A wonderful stadium with cool breeze from the Sea. Marina beach is also one of the attractions. I love to watch the games from galleries and enjoy the fun with spectators including dancing, whistling, mexican wave. Since my boyhood days, i have been going to this stadium. Those days we use to carry Curd rice, Tamarind rice, idly etc along with friends and enjoy home food. I still cherish the great innings played by Gundappa Viswanath in 1975 against mighty West Indies. He scored a magnificient 97 runs unbeaten. Sachin Tendulkar's century in 2008 chasing 387 runs was also special. IPL matches were delightful, colourful. The TIE test in 1986 against Aussies.
    Written 21 October 2020
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  • chithambe
    Chennai (Madras), India13 contributions
    As one who has been going around, in the neighbourhood of this temple regularly nowadays, I could quench my thirst for visiting the temple leisurely, only yesterday, 4/2/19, which fortunately happened to be the last day of the 4th Anniversary Celebration of the temple's latest KumBhABhishekam, probably in 2015.

    WhAt first struck me were the following, (besides the sannadhis for different Gods, already listed by other reviewers of this temple, with the front of the garba-gruham of Vengiswarar, copper-plated and all-shining).

    1. The soothing welcome of the promise, in Thamish - "veNdum varam tharum Vengeeswaram !(Vengeeswaram blesses you with the boon you ask). Who wont be pleased with such a welcome promise?

    2. The mAssive array of flowers on float in wAter-a hit with many believers nowadays, who keep wAter in a bowl, the surface of wAter fully covered by floating flowers.
    With the difference in this temple yesterday, that the nandhi, the vehicle of Lord SivA, too in the wAter ! To add to the beauty were the creepers, and fruits hanging atop this display of flowers on float !
    3. The Bell-Tower, though the rope with which the bell could be actuated anytime manually from the ground wAs missing !
    4. LAst, but most importantly, the window to the pAst that the sthala-purAn(history of this temple/kshethram) provides.

    I wAs taking for granted the "Kollywood"-tinsel world's story of its rich celebrities in the pAst, taking a horse-cArt, in the days preceding the Automobile, in this Thamish-film-world-areA, and the place being called ghodA-pAkkam !

    The temple-story on the origin of the name of KodampAkkam is more fascinating and feasible. 1. The name coming from the incident of SivA bending Meru-hill to make a bow for countering the asurAs of ThripurA. kodu(hill)+ambu(arrow)+aakkam(making) wAs how the name came. 2. Also becAuse a (kAr)-kodagan worshipped Vishnu in this area-Kodagan-pAkkam ! The aadhimoola PerumAL of the VishNu temple facing East, (now overshadowed by the more popular South/then-Pashani-facing Murugan Temple), wAs the kArkkodagan-worshipped temple? The origin of the name of the now-famous, yoga-guru, Pathanjali, as the incarnation of aadhi-Seshan, wAs also interesting to read!
    The story of the tiger/vengai-legged saint vyAgrapAdhar is fascinating too. And nearby Puliyoor deriving its name from him !
    Incidentally, only a few of the visitors to Vada PashanI AaNdavr/Murugan Temple may know of the temple/samAdhis to the three Architects/Founders of the Murugan temple, called the SidhDhar temple, on the north of the Murugan temple in this areA.
    By the way, a stAunch believer in anna-dhAnam, a LalithAmbAL, gave me the prasAdh on third attempt only, yesterday, at this temple !
    When I extended my one palm, placed above the other, for a small pArt, she said "bring a leaf(the plantain leaf)"; when I went with a small leaf, she ordered me to bring a big nuni-ilai, the ceremonial big end of the leaf as cut from the tree. She wAs satisfied only when she had filled the big nuni-ilai, with prasAdh, sAmBhAr-rice, almost overflowing from the leaf !

    "nal-Ichchaiyai poorththi seyvAi, ichchAsakthi !
    nal-aRivai koduththiduvAi gnAna-Sakthi;
    nallavarAi emai uruvAkkiduvAi kriya-sakthi !
    ulaga mudhaRpeNNAna parA-Sakthi !"

    I remembered my own rough Thamish-rendering of one stanzA of LalithA Sahasra nAmam, often recited by my fAther, from whom we, his sons, picked it up too
    Written 6 February 2019
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  • worldwomantourist
    Bengaluru, India374 contributions
    This is a doll shop located in Doshi Gardens. Very nice place. Price is little higher, but yet good. Nice collection of dolls.
    Written 27 September 2018
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  • WVR7933
    Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India601 contributions
    This Azhagar Temple of Lord Vishnu is located Very near to Forum Vijaya Mall at Vadapalani. It is said to be one of the ancient temples at Chennai. The presiding Deity is Lord Azhagar Perumal (Vishnu) with Sridevi and Bhudevi
    Apart from this, you can worship Lord Anjeneya and Thayar.
    This is a very small temple neatly maintained.
    This is my first visit to this temple.
    Written 29 July 2018
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  • vijram4525
    Mangalore, India514 contributions
    They are the best art centers that I have seen with really amazing collections. One should never miss an opportunity to visit this place
    Written 5 September 2019
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  • ajit_induchudan
    Chennai (Madras), India291 contributions
    Used to be our standard weekend movie hall before covid. Glam appeal and easily among the best in class for the movie experience, food, seating comfort and service.

    Would be interesting to see how the post covid situation would be.
    Written 21 September 2021
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  • Jens L
    Struer, Denmark461 contributions
    Had the oil massage and body scrub
    A very happy experience, slightly strange setup that the receptionist insists on watching you undress and then hand you the towel.
    Massage guy was great - only a small guy but with very strong hands. You litterally get massaged with oil everywhere -great experience.
    The body scrub: Never have I felt so clean afterwards - you get your moneys woth and the guys even offers to wash you in the grubby shower afterwards! The "shower" is the only let down - its pretty gross.

    A tip: when he asks if you want panties - say no - that way he gets to go everywhere.
    Written 19 March 2017
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  • HEERTHANA CAFE
    Chennai (Madras), India4 contributions
    This place is such a great go to spot when you want to get fast service (cause they cook your food right in front of you!!) and still have a place to chat while eating.

    If you have never been here it's a fun adventure. You get to pick all the seafood, meat, veggies, toppings, sauces and species you want to put in your meal. Then they cook it on a giant stove top right in front of you.

    Every time I go I change it up and get different meats, seasonings and rice/noodles with my meal. Something you need to be okay with is seeing the meat sitting out, yes it's strange but remember it's cooked and will be just as delicious.

    I recommend going during week nights or early on a Friday night as it gets a little more packed on weekends since it's in a shopping plaza
    Written 30 October 2018
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  • RamGanesan
    Chennai (Madras), India1,428 contributions
    O2 is a known brand and this outlet does not let you down too much. The services and the cost are almost similar to all other outlets of this brand, except that this place sometimes has online offers which are quite attractive. Got one such offer and visited the place. Well kept and good ambience too. The services were not that great, but good enough for a deep tissue relaxation. Toiletries and the bath are also kept well.
    Written 14 August 2018
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