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Temple a day-Thiruvudaiamman

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Temple a day-Thiruvudaiamman

Overview

The Thirumanangeeswarar – Thiruvudai Amman Temple is located at Melur, in Chennai suburb, around 3 km away from the Minjur railway station.

Local trains from Chennai Central go to Minjur in around an hour’s time. Buses are also available from CMBT, Broadway etc to Minjur, but they are very infrequent.

When going by bus to Minjur, there is a bus stop at Melur which comes before Minjur. From the bus stop, the temple is around 1 km away.

From the Minjur railway station, there are shared autorickshaws to Melur bus stop.

About The Temple

This temple is one of the Three Sakthi Temples in Chennai. Sri Thiruvudai Amman is known as Ichchaa Sakthi (the devi who will fulfill devotees wishes).

Sri Vadivudai Amman Temple in Tiruvottiyur, known as Gnaana Sakthi (the devi who will bless us with Gananam)Sri Kodiyidai Amman Temple in Thirumullaivoyal, known as Kriyaa Sakthi (the Devi who assists us in all our actions).

It is considered auspicious to get darshan of all three sakthis one after the other on the same day, especially on a full moon day & if possible on a full moon day which falls on a Friday.

The form of the Devi in all three temples is identical.

About The Deity

The Thirumanangeeswarar – Thiruvudai Amman Temple is dedicated to Sri Shiva as Thirumanangeeswarar and Divine Mother Shakti as Thiruvudai Amman.


Legend and Stories

This place was once a forest with filled with trees & shrubs with sweet smelling flowers and was known as Suganda Vanam (Suganda-indicating sweet smelling, vanam-forest).

The people from neighbouring villages found a grazing cow showering its milk into a shrub. They found a Lingam (Svayambu – self formed) within the shrub.

They worshipped the Lord as Sungandavaneswaran. In due course the name changed to Thirumanangeesar, a tamil name.

There are sannadhis for Appar, Sundarar, Manickavasagar, Suryan, Bariravar, Veerabadrar.


Prasad and Offering

Special prayers are offered to this Devi by offering yellow saree & mangoes for neivaedhiyam.

How To Reach Thirumanangeeswarar –

Thiruvudai Amman Temple
Airport

The nearest airport is Chennai Airport.

Railways

Thirumanangeeswarar – Thiruvudai Amman Temple is located around 3 km away from the Minjur railway station.

Local trains from Chennai Central go to Minjur in around an hour’s time. From the Minjur railway station, there are shared autorickshaws to Melur bus stop.

Road

Buses are also available from CMBT, Broadway etc to Minjur, but they are very infrequent.

When going by bus to Minjur, there is a bus stop at Melur which comes before Minjur. From the bus stop, the temple is around 1 km away.

Temple Address

Thirumanangeeswarar – Thiruvudai Amman Temple,
Melur / Minjur, Thiruvallur District, (Chennai Suburb),
Tamil Nadu, Pincode – 601203.

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