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“Mangadu Kamakshi Amman Temple... Chennai”

Kamakshi Amman Temple
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Ranked #25 of 376 things to do in Chennai
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Although this temple was built in the 7th century and rebuilt in the 14th, it's not very historical.
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
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“Mangadu Kamakshi Amman Temple... Chennai”
Reviewed 16 March 2017

This temple is located at Mangadu, very near to Poonamallee. This is different from Kamakshi Amman Temple Kanchipuram. This temple is said to be more than 2000 years old...This is the holy place where Kamakshi Amman performed severe penance standing on one leg before Her wedding with Lord Ekambareswarar in Kancheepuram.
You can reach this place by bus from anywhere in Chennai... Otherwise take a Ola or Uber Cab...
Devotees of this Goddess choose "Aru Vazhipadu" (continuous six weeks prayer) to get their prayers answered. We can choose any particular day of the week, most auspicious days being Tuesday or Friday. On this day we have to do Archanai to the Goddess with Coconut and 2 lemons. One lemon being returned and the same has to be kept in our Pooja room. The next week this lemon has to be offered to Goddess and a new lemon being given... so on... This is being done for 6 weeks. On the 7th week, we have to offer Milk to the Goddess and the same to be distributed to the devotees.. By doing this, your prayers for anything like Marriage, job etc will be fulfilled. I used to go this temple very often.
The temple is neatly maintained. Queue system is good. On Tuesdays and Fridays rush is more. You can have special tickets of Rs.20 or 50 for a quick darshan.

Visited March 2017
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“good temple”
Reviewed 16 March 2017

its very big temple in peaceful. good to visit with family in large group.
outside envirment did not like much.

Visited December 2016
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“Kamakshi Amman Temple”
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Kamakshi Amman Temple is located in Mangadu. It is well known famous for Goddess Kamakshi. One of the Famous and Ancient temple in Chennai. Very Peaceful temple. Easily accessible by public and private transport.

Visited December 2016
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“Most well maintained temple in Kanchipuram”
Reviewed 27 February 2017

All the areas are well maintained, nicely painted and is one of the most crowded temple in Kanchipuram. If on non regular day one need to have some approach to directly enter the line near main shrine or it will take you half day. And temple closes between 12.30 PM TO 3.30 PM. Here Goddess is in YOGIC pose.

Visited February 2017
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“Kanchi queen”
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

The town is known for this tempke and silk saris
Though crowded and may take hours on tuesday Friday and sunday its worth the visit
Recently kumbabhishekam has been done
Nearby few temples are tgere in walkable distance
Lovely place for a divine experience

Visited August 2016
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