Aalatchi Amman is being worshipped for many centuries at Ekattuthangal

The Aalatchi Amman present here is being worshipped for century by the people of Reddy Street and this is the village’s protecting deity. However, some 30-40 years ago, close to the Amman, a Suyambu Sivalinga was found and then people began worshipping both the deities which were under a thatched roof. Continue Reading

Padal petra sthalam in Saidapet dates back to 7th century

Saidapet houses many temples that are centuries old. Sri Thirupura Sundari Sametha Sundareswarar Temple is one such Shiva temple that is present in the locality for many years now. The shrine also has a strange connection to the Thirunaraiyur Soundareyswarar Temple and it is commonly referred to as Vada Thirunaraiyur. Continue Reading

200-year-old shrine in Choolai is Pancha Bootha Sthalam

In Chennai, there are five temples exclusively classified as Pancha Bootha Sthalam, that represents five elements – land, air, fire, water and space. Chidambareswara Temple at Choolai, is one such temple that represents space, much like the Natarajar temple in Chidambaram. Continue Reading