The Appar Swamigal temple is located in Mylapore and is dedicated to God Appar Swamigal. Apparswamigal is named after a saint named Appar swamigal in the 19th century AD. After his demise in 1851, his disciple Chidambara Swamigal constructed a samadhi and installed a Shiv Linga on the top. In 1853, the temple was built with this Shiv Linga as the main deity. Tamil Nadu, the southern state of India, is full of temples. The capital city of Tamil Nadu state, Chennai, is also full of temples. In this city full of temples located in the state of temples, there is an area named Mylapore mainly famous for its temples. The most popular temple of Chennai, Kapaleeswarar temple, is located in Mylapore locality. Let me introduce you to calm and peaceful temple named Apparswamigal temple. Opposite to Sanskrit college, the temple of Apparswamigal is located. In the 19th century AD, there was a saint named Appar Swamigal in Chennai. After he died in 1851, his disciple Chidambara Swamigal built a tomb (samadi) and also installed a Shiv Linga on the samadi. In 1853, the temple was built with this Shiv Linga as the main deity. The temple has a huge open corridor with few trees which makes the environment serene. The fusion of neem and peepul tree in this temple is a rare sight. The well maintained temple has Nandi idol, flag staff and bali peeth facing the main shrine, although tower is not there. The main deity is Viswanath in the form of a big Shiv Linga. The corridor (prakara) surrounding the main shrine has the stucco images of Ganesha, Dakshinamurthy, Vishnu, Durga, Brahma and Chandikeswarar. There is a separate shrine for the Goddess of the temple, Vishalakshi (a very big idol). In the open corridor, the shrine of Needi Vinayakar is found - there are three idols of Ganesha in one row. It is believed that these deities solve the legal problems. There is a shrine for Jaya Subramanya along with his consorts Valli and Devasena.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- For solutions to legal problems
Kailaasarana Shiva Chandramouli Phaneendra Maathaa Mukutee Zalaalee Kaarunya Sindhu Bhava Dukha Haaree Thujaveena Shambho Maja Kona Taaree
Meaning -Oh Lord Shiva who is seated on Mount Kailash, where the moon decorates his forehead and the king of serpents crown his head, who is merciful and removes delusion, You alone can protect me. I surrender to thee.
Aum Trayambakam Yajaamahey Sugandhim Pusti Vardhanam Urvaarukamiva Bandhanaath Mrutyor Muksheeya Maamritaat
Meaning -We worship the fragrant Lord Shiva, who has 3 eyes and who cultivates all beings. May He free me from death, for immortality, as even a cucumber is separated from its bond with the vine.
6 a.m. to 11 a.m. 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.