Shri Siddhar Temple, (also known as Sri Chakra Maha Meru 18 Siddhar Universal Temple) is dedicated to 18 Siddhar. It is located at Madambakkam, Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu. Sri Thenupureeswar temple is very close to this temple.
About The Temple
There are also shrines in the corridor – prakara – for Ganapathy, Vel, Nagaraja, Seshadri Swamigal, Aroopalakshmi, 18 Siddhas, Gomatha, Sundaraganapathy, Subramanya, Lord Rama, Sri Anjaneya, Jadamuneeswara, Shoolini, Sri Durga Parameswari, Sri Dakshinamurthy, Religious Acharyas (Samaya Kuravar), Lord Vishnu, Lord Aiyappan, Sri Rajakaliamman, Lord Guruvayurappan and Kamadenu the divine cow.
The Mahameru mount made of green stone in the temple is worshipped as Mother Akhilandeswari and a wooden plank as Lord Kameswara and Mother Kameswari. Everyone is interested to know and in the study of the Siddhas who lived in thick forests with high divine powers and unquestionable and unsurpassed medical skill.
They are believed to exist now-a-days too. It is also believed that they rarely appear before enlightened and pure souls.To facilitate worshipping of the Siddhas at one place, a temple for 18 Siddhas is built in Madambakkam near Chennai. A Meru hill made of a green stone is worshipped as Shiva-Shakti. There is a procedure to worship each Siddha each day with such flowers and Vastras-clothing attributed to each Siddha with related neivedhya-food offering.
Mahasivarathri in Masi (February-March), Margazhi Tiruvadhirai in December-January), Panguni Uthiram in March-April and Tirukarthikai in November-December are the festivals celebrated in the temple.
Devotees pray here for various remedies. For release from Pithru Shabas (curses of the ancestors) and adverse aspects of Sun planet (Surya dosha) people pray to Pattinathar and Kaduveli Siddhar on Sundays with Marikolundu and Sampangi flowers and rose clothing on Sundays.
For remedy from mental distress and ill effects of planet Chandra (moon) devotees pray to Siva Vakya Siddha and sage Romasa on Mondays with conch flower (Sangu pushpa) and Jasmine flowers with white clothing.
For success in land disputes, delayed marriage and remedy from the adverse aspects of Planet Mars (Sevvai dhosha) devotees pray to Bogar and Pulipani siddhas on Tuesdays with Vilwa, Samandhi, Arali and Jathi flowers and red clothes.
For ill effects of planet Mercury (Budha), people pray to Idaikadar and Vallalar with Jasmine and Vibuthi (sacred ash) and green colour clothes on Wednesdays.
For relief from the adverse effects of planet Jupiter (Guru), devotees pray to Kakapujandar and Agapei Siddhar with Maru, Tusi, Vilwa and Sangu pushpas on Thursdays with yellow clothes.
Kanjamalai Siddha and Chennimalai Siddha are prayed by the devotees for the grace of planet Sukhra (Venus) with Pachilai, Betel leaves, jasmine and lotus flowers with white clothes on Fridays.
Also on Fridays, devotees pray to Sattai Munivar and Kudhambai Siddha with Jathi flowers, Virutchippoo, Vilwa and Tusi with multi colour clothing for relief from the adverse effects of Kethu (dragon’s head).
For relief from serious sins called Brahmmahathi dosha caused by committing murder, rape etc., and adverse aspect of Saturn (Sani Baghwan), devotees pray to Saturn with all kinds of flowers and dark blue cloths on Saturdays.
Also on Saturdays, devotees worship Azhugani Siddha and Pambatti Siddha with Tusi, Thazhamboo and lotus flowers with black clothing for relief from adverse Raghu (Dragon’s tail).
How To Reach Shri Siddhar Temple, Madambakkam
The nearest Airport is situated at Chennai.
The nearest railway station is situated at Tambaram.
The devotee should reach Rajakilpakkam via Velacheri from Tambaram. The temple is three km from Rajakilpakkam. Bus facilities are available from Tambaram and T. Nagar.
Shri Siddhar Temple,
No.1,sannadhi street, Madambakkam,
Kanchipuram District, Tamil Nadu,
Pincode – 600126.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- To be freed from Pithru Shabam (Ancestral Curse) and Brahmahati Sabham (Grievous Sins)
- Relief from Surya Dosha
- To seek protection from the ill effects of sevvai dosham
- Guru dosham removal
- Relief from sani dosham
- Kethu dosham removal
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).
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.
Temple is open from 6 am to 11.am and from 4 pm to 8 pm.