The Abhirami Amman Temple is located in Selaiyur, Chennai suburb. The temple is located around half km before (on the Medavakkam side) the Mutthu Mariamman Temple which is on the main road. A left turn on the main road leads to this temple.
About The Temple
The west facing temple has a small tower. The main shrine houses Shiva Linga named as Amirdhagadeswarar. This shrine faces the east direction.The Goddess Abhirami is found in a separate north facing shrine. Both Amirdhagadeswarar and Abhirami have separate Nandi idols placed in front of their respective shrines. Usually, we don’t find Nandi in front of Goddess in Chennai region. The niche idols of Ganesha, Dakshinamurti, Vishnu, Brahma and Durga are found on the outer walls of the main shrine.
Some of the sub-shrines found in the temple are Ganesha, Subramanya-Valli-Devasena, Ayyappa, Chandikeshwara, Balaji-Padmavathi, Garuda, Hanuman, Surya, Chandra, Navagraha, Bhairava, Nalvar.
A big temple tank is found within the temple complex. The holy tree and few serpent (Naga) idols beneath that are also located within the temple. There are many stucco images of Goddess in different forms located all across the temple.
About The Deity
The Abhirami Amman Temple is dedicated to Sri Shiva as Amirdhagadeswarar and Divine Mother Shakti as Abhirami Amman.
How to Reach Selaiyur
The nearest airport is Chennai International Airport.
The nearest railway station is at Tambaram.
Selaiyur is well connected by buses and share-autos.
Sri Abhirami Amman Udanurai Amirdhagadeswarar Temple,
Easwaran Koil, East Tambaram, Selaiyur, Chennai,
Tamil Nadu, India, Pin code - 600073.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Relief from diseases
- Purchase of vehicles
- Gain Knowledge
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.
Morning 6 AM to Evening 9 PM.