Dandeeswaram temple gears up for Sivarathri

Posted on   3:58 pm

On the special Mahasivarathri day, which comes this year along with the pradosham, special 1008 kalasa pooja and rudraparayanam along with four – kaala pooja will be performed today at the Dandeeswaram Temple, one of the oldest temples in the city.
The temple is said to have been more than 1,000 years old and has a rich history and many specialities. It is located at Karunabigai Colony, Velacheri. The temple has three entrances and upon entering the main mandapam, one can worship lord Dandeeswarar in linga form with the idol facing east.

Pazhandi Amman temple at Vanuvampet has 21-feet Vinayagar idol

Posted on   4:20 pm

Pazhandi Amman Temple at Vanuvampet has been in existence for nearly 100 years now. Initially, with only the idol that was worshipped by the people for many years, the temple upon the support of the people slowly developed and now has some of the unique specialities like a 21-feet Vinayagar idol and a 79-feet Murugan idol which is under construction.

When a railway staff built a shrine

Posted on   2:46 pm

A temple that has been in existence for more than five decades at Tambaram Sanatorium is less known to people. Sri Varasiddhi Vinayagar Chellamuthu Mariamman temple, located beneath the Tambaram Sanatorium flyover was built by a resident of the Railway staff quarters and was thriving until the houses here were demolished few years ago. Speaking about the temple, the temple’s priest Manikanda Gurukkal and members of the temple trust say.

Review: ‘Pizhai’ – For students

Posted on   3:11 pm

At the start of the New Year comes a film for children titled Pizhai. Directed by debutant Rajavel Krishna, Pizhai stars noted child actors Kaaka Muttai Ramesh, Appa Nasath and new comer Gokul alongside other actors like Charlie, Mime Gopi, George Maryan and Kallori Vinoth.