Chettippunyam town is situated around 30 kms from Tambaram on west of GST Road, after Singaperumal Koil. It is around 20 kms from Chennai towards Chengalpet. The sanctuary is around 500 years of age.
About the Temple
It is said that, initially this sanctuary had Sri Varadharaja Perumal as it were. Later amid 1848, the icons of Sri Devanaadha Perumal and Sri Yoga Hayagreevar have been brought here from Thiruvaheendrapuram (close Cuddalore) to safe watchman them from trespassers.
About the Deity
The primary god here is Sri Varadharaja Perumal and Goddess Sri Hemambuja Nayagi. The Urchavar of this sanctuary is Sri Devanaadha Perumal. Sri Devanaadha Perumal is seen here with Prayoga Chakra on His right hand, which is an uncommon sight.
Legend and Stories
The sanctuary is around 400 years of age. The sanctuary initially has a place with Varadaraja Perumal (a type of Lord Vishnu). In 1868, the icons of Devanatha Swamy and Yoga Hayagreeva were brought from Tiruvandipuram sanctuary close Cuddalore. It was done to secure these antiquated and prominent symbols (metal icons - utsav symbols) from outsider intrusion. From that point forward, this sanctuary was alluded either as Yoga Hayagreeva sanctuary or Devanatha Swamy sanctuary. In the late time, the fame of this sanctuary has expanded as individuals began conveying their school going kids to this sanctuary (as Hayagreeva is considered as the God of Knowledge).
The Tamil month of Thai that is from January 15 to February 15 is the celebration period of this sanctuary. The Thiruparvettai is the celebration celebrated by the villagers amid thai month. There are a few occasions sorted out, for example, vaigasi magam, deepam, thai poojai, Adi pooram, vijaya dasami, ramavani and some more. Consistently the ninth day of Navrathri is praised as Mahanavmi in this sanctuary. The sanctuary ceremonies are performed by vaishnava convention. The Ashtabandhana Maha Samprokshanam was praised in the year 1993.
An Azhinjal tree is available at the northern side of the sanctuary, where individuals tie a string or a bit of material and ask the Lord for marriage, youngsters furthermore to admission well in examinations. Despite the fact that the primary divinity of this sanctuary is Sri Varadharaja Perumal, numerous individuals throng here to revere Sri Yoga Hayagreevar. One can see that the sanctuary is constantly loaded with school and understudies coming here to adore Sri Yoga Hayagreevar, as He is the accepted as the God for instruction, information and knowledge.
There are numerous transport offices accessible from different spots to reach Chettipunyam. Transports from Chennai to Chengalpet will stop in Chettipunyam. From the primary street the sanctuary is in the range of 1.5 km separation. Essentially there are additionally transports accessible from Chengalpet. The transports that go to Tambaram or Chennai need to go through Chettipunyam. All the neighborhood transports will stop in Chettipunyam.
There are likewise organizing offices accessible to reach Hayagrivar sanctuary in Chettipunyam from Tambaram and Chengalpet. The recurrence of the Train is additionally great. For achieving Hayagrivar sanctuary in Chettipunyam you need to get down in Marimalai Nagar to reach Chettipunyam Hayagrivar sanctuary. From the railroad station the sanctuary is in the span of 1 km.
On the other hand you can likewise take a taxicab to reach Chettipunyam Hayagrivar sanctuary. The street to the sanctuary prompts a stone quarry at the top. So the street offices will be useful for the autos and Lorries to travel.
Sri Devanatha Perumal Temple of Maha Vishnu
Google Map Pointer GST Road, Near Maraimalai Nagar,
Tamil Nadu - IN
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Freedom from diseases
- Relief from adverse effects from bad planetary aspects
- Relief from bondage
Achutham Keyshavam Rama Narayanam Krishna Damodaram Vasudevam Harim Shridharam Madhavam Gopika Vallabham Janaki Nayakam Ramachandram Bhajey
Meaning -Oh Lord who cannot be perished, who also has names like Keshava, Rama, Damodara, Narayana, Sridhara, Madhava, Krishna, Ramachandra the beloved of Janaki, let me say your name regularly.
Vasudeva Sutham Devam Kamsa Chanoora Mardhanam Devaki Paramanandham Krishnam Vande Jagathgurum
Meaning -I bow to you O Krishna, the ultimate guru, Devaki and Vasudeva's son, and the destroyer of Kamsa and Chanur.
Adharam Madhuram Vadanam Madhuram Nayanam Madhuram Hasitam Madhuram Hridayam Madhuram Gamanam Madhuram Mathuraa Dhipate Rakhilam Madhuram
Meaning -Meaning - Sweet are Your lips, sweet is Your face, sweet are Your eyes, sweet is Your smile, sweet is Your heart, sweet is Your gait, O Lord of Mathura, everything about You is sweet.
Alokya Mathur Mukha Madarena Sthanyam Pibantham Saraseeruhaksham Sachinmayam Devam Anantha Roopam Balam Mukundam Manasa Smarami
Meaning -I think of this Balamukundan as the one who looks lovingly at his mother's face while taking milk from her, who has eyes similar to the red lotus, who is the embodiment of truth and intelligence and other forms.
The sanctuary is open from 7. .30 AM to 12 Noon, and from 4 PM to 7.30 PM.
(open all days of the week).