Valasaravakkam, a quickly developing local of Chennai city in South India, has an antiquated sanctuary for Lord Shiva. The sanctuary is called as Velveeswarar Temple or Agasteeswarar sanctuary. This sanctuary was erected by Kulothungan Chola I of Chola administration around 800 years back.
About the Temple
The Velveeswarar sanctuary has a wonderful gopuram with complicatedly outlined figures in stucco works. On the fundamental curve of the sanctuary, Lord Shiva and Tripurasundari Amman are found in a situated position while a sage (Agastheeswarar) is seen remaining in a venerating position. A major lotus lake is found inside the sanctuary complex. The airy yard is regularly utilized for dance and music presentation programs. Additionally, as the sanctuary doesn't have encompassing compound dividers and kept open, the sanctuary looks lovely and extensive.
There is no rajagopuram(tower) or banner staff(kodi maram) found in this antiquated sanctuary. Neighbouring the hallowed place of Velveeswarar, there is another sanctuary with enormous Shiv Ling named Agasteeswarar. This sanctuary likewise confronts the east direction.
The prakara (passage) encompassing the principle sanctums have couple of little places of worship and icons of alternate Gods and Goddesses. God Ganesha is found for the name of Vinai Theertha Vinayakar in a different sanctum. Ruler Subramanya alongside his consorts Valli and Devasena is likewise found in a different holy place.
Aside from Velveeswarar and Agasteeswarar, there is another Shiv Ling is found in this sanctuary. This shiv Linga is named as Bana Pureeswarar. Dakshinamurthy, Bhairav, Hanuman, Rama-Sita-Lakshman, Navagraha, Natraj-Sivakami and Karumari are additionally found in little separate altars in this sanctuary.
The divider encompassing the hallowed place of Velveeswarar has the little symbols of Ganesha, Dakshinamurthy, Vishnu, Brahma and Chandikeswarar. The divider encompassing the holy place of Tripura Sundari has the little icons of Brahmi, Vaishnavi and Maheswari.
About The Deity
The principle holy place of the sanctuary has Velveeswarar as a major Shiv Ling confronting the east course with a Nandi icon in front. The Goddess of the sanctuary Tripura Sundari is found in a different place of worship confronting the southern direction.
Nearest airport is Chennai Airport. From here the temple is 13 km away via NH45 Kodambakkam-Sriperumbattur Road. Buses and private auto-rickshaws are available to reach the temple in Chennai.
Nearest railway station is Chennai Railway Station. From here the temple is 14 km away via Arcot Road. From here buses and private auto-rickshaws are available to reach the temple in Chennai.
Buses from all places in Tamil Nadu are available to reach this temple in Valasaravakkam in Chennai.
Velveeswarar Temple / Agasteeswarar temple,
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.
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.
The temple is open from 06:00 am to 11:00 am and from 06:00 pm to 08:00 pm.