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Chennai Metro City - Thiruvanmiyur - Details of Lord Marundeeswarar temple!


Posted on : 15/Sep/2021 12:10:28 PM

Lord Marundeeswarar Temple located in Thiruvanmiyur is one of the most revered temples in Chennai!

Lord Marundeeswarar is believed to be built in the 11th century. Here, Lord Shiva is worshipped as Marundeeswarar- a healer of all ailments.

According to mythological tales, Rishi Valmiki worshipped Lord Rama, under the holy Vanni tree, is seen in the 1-acre sprawling temple ground.

Lord Marundeeswarar Temple is counted as one of the Trinity Sea Shore temples in Tamil Nadu!

The other two are: 
Lord Kapaleeswarar temple in Mylapore and Thyagarajaswamy temple in Thiruvotriyur.

This is one of the best Chennai temples that must be on your list!

  • Opening Hours: 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM
  • Built-In: 7th century
  • Built By:  The Chola Dynasty

8, W Tank St, Lalitha Nagar, 
Thiruvanmiyur, Chennai, 
Tamil Nadu - 600041.

Entry Fees and Timings of Marundeeswarar Temple Chennai

There is no fee to visit the temple. It is open from 5:30 AM till 12:00 noon and 4:00 PM till 9:00 PM.

How to reach Marundeeswarar Temple Chennai

Chennai can be accessed through all modes of transport, bus, air or railway. Chennai airport is one of the busiest airports in the country. It is well connected to various parts of the world through daily flights that take away from the Anna terminal. There are daily flights from different parts of the country to Chennai that fly from the Kamaraj terminal.

The Tamil Nadu State Capital City is well connected to other parts of the country through a well-established railway network. Trains linking Chennai to other cities of India can be boarded from Chennai Central railway station and trains connecting it to other cities of Tamil Nadu can be boarded from Chennai Egmore station.

Buses can be taken from CMBT (Chennai Mofussil Bus Terminal). For transport within the city electric trains, metro trains and local buses are a preferred mode of commuting. People can take a bus, taxi, auto-rickshaw or cab to reach the temple from the airport, bus stand or railway station.

Marundeeswarar temple is located in Lalitha N Nagar, Thiruvanmiyur. The nearest bus stop is Thiruvanmiyur.

Events at Marundeeswarar Temple Chennai
  • Six rituals are held daily and twelve festivals are celebrated annually.
  • Sessions on Shiva Siddhanta are held daily from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM in the Devasriyan mandapam.
  • Brahmotsavam celebrated in March to April attracts a huge crowd.
  • Shivaratri, Ganesh Chaturthi and Skanda Sashti are also well celebrated in the temple. Pilgrims flock into the temple during pradosham.  
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