Dandeeswaram temple gears up for Sivarathri

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. Continue Reading

Kumarakottam Balamurugan shrine at Anna Nagar is a parihara sthala for all kinds of dosham

Worshipping the deity can also solve speech delays in a child. This is also a parihara sthala for Sevvai dosham, Naga dosham and Kaala Sarpa dosham. Also, Navagraham here is present along with their consorts so worshipping them is believed to solve problems related to marriage Continue Reading

Manohar Devadoss speaks about his love for art, winning Padma Shri award

Tragedies and setbacks are an inevitable part of people’s lives. It’s how they respond to it separates one from the other. Some people break down and lose hope while others battle all the odds and emerge successful and leave a mark. Continue Reading

Pazhandi Amman temple at Vanuvampet has 21-feet Vinayagar idol

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. Continue Reading

When a railway staff built a shrine

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. Continue Reading

Chitrakulam tank desilted in novel way

The desilting work, which was carried out for the last few days at the Mylapore’s Chitrakulam tank to help retain the water-level, has been completed. Continue Reading

Review: ‘Pizhai’ – For students

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. Continue Reading

Siva Vishnu Temple at Gowrivakkam is Thirumana Prarthanai Sthalam

Siva Vishnu Temple, located at Guruswamy Street, Gowrivakkam is a Thirumana Parihara Sthalam as the presiding deities Siva and Parvathi are present in Thirumana kolam.

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