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Shiva Vishnu Amman Temple

Overview


The Shiva Vishnu Amman Temple is located in Ramasamy Salai, K. K Nagar, Chennai. The temple is on the main road near the bus stop.


About The Deity


The Shiva Vishnu Amman Temple is dedicated to Sri Shiva as Sundareswarar with Divine Mother Shakti as Meenakshi Amman, Sri Vishnu as Srinivasa Perumal with Sri Devi and Bhu Devi, Divine Mother Shakti as Pratyangira Devi, Divine Mother Shakti as Mutthumariamman, Sri Ganesha as Shiva-Shakti, Vinayagar and Sri Murugan as Subramaniar with Valli and Devasena.


Legends and Stories


According to legend Goddess Parvati appeared out of the sacrificial fire of the Putra Kamesti Yagna performed by king Malayadwaja Pandya and his wife Kanchanamalai. The girl who emerged from the sacrificial fire had three breasts. A divine voice told the king that the third breast would disappear as soon as the girl meets her future husband. The king named the girl as Tadaatagai. She was also known as Meenakshi, meaning fish-like eyes. Being the heir to the throne, Meenakshi was trained in all the 64 sastras. As the time of the coronation came near, Meenakshi embarked upon a tour of Digvijaya. During this Digvijaya she came to Kailasha (Abode of Shiva). The moment she looked at Lord Shiva she was unable to fight, bowed Her head in shyness and Her third breast disappeared. Meenakshi realized that Shiva was her destined husband and She was an incarnation of Goddess Parvati. Both of them returned to Madurai and the king arranged the coronation ceremony of his daughter followed by Her marriage with Shiva. The Meenakshi Temple at Madurai depicts the grand divine wedding of Devi Meenakshi with Sundareswarar (Lord Shiva).


How To Reach Chennai

Airport

One can easily get regular flights to Chennai from other major cities of the country.


Railways

There are regular trains from other major cities of the country to Chennai.


Road

Chennai is well connected to other major cities of the country via regular buses.


Temple Address


Shiva Vishnu Amman Temple,
Ramasamy Salai(bus Stop Near), K. K Nagar,
Chennai.

Significance

Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-

  • Salvation
  • Wealth
  • Relief from diseases
  • Purchase of vehicles
  • Gain Knowledge
Shlokas

Daivi Hyesa Gunamayi Mama Maya Duratyaya Mameva Ye Prapadyante Mayametam Taranti Te

Meaning -According to this sloka, the heavenly maya of God is very complicated, but those who worship God will be able to overcome it.

Balam Balavatam Caham Kamaragavivarjitam Dharmaviruddho Bhutesu Kamo'smi Bharatarsabha

Meaning -According to this sloka, God is the isolated and aloof strength of the controlling and virtuous craving in men.

Ye Caiva Sattvika Bhava Rajasastamasasca Ye Matta Everti Tanviddhi Na Tvaham Tesu Temayi

Meaning -According to this sloka, though the only source of satva, rajas and tamas (good, obsessive and dark) elements is God, they are not present within the God or the deity.

Tribhirgunamayairbhavairebhih Sarvamidam Jagat Mohitam Nabhijanati Mamebhyah Paramavyayam

Meaning -According to this sloka, the entire world doesn't recognize the eternal God beyond them, because they are consumed by the elements of satva, rajas and tamas (good, obssessive and dark).

Timings

The temple is open from 6 A.M to 9 P.M

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