Located in the scenic precincts of Vadapalani in Chennai, the Vadapalani Andavar Temple is dedicated to the Hindu deity Lord Muruga. This temple underwent major renovations in the 1920s , when Rajakopuram was added to its complex. Highly patronized by celebrities, this temple is popular among tourists coming from near and far.
According to legends, an idol of Lord Muruga Sannidhi had emerged from a thatched shed, about 125 years ago. This venue is considered auspicious for tying the knot –with over 7000 couples getting married here annually. The vast courtyard of this temple also has many sannidhis including Meenakshi Amman, Devasen?, Varasiddhi Vinayaka, K?li, Bhairava, Chokkan?thar, Shanmuga and Valli. The standing posture moolavar is quite similar to Palani Muruga. The inner prakara is home to several niches housing Chandikeswar, DakshinaMurti, Mahalakshmi and others. The temple also boasts of a spacious hall that is used for religious discourses and conducting marriages.
Here, you will find that the entrance to the temple is has an ornately decorated rajagopuram with several stucco images, which depict the tale from the Skandapuranam. Right in front of the temple is a big tank that holds high religious significance too. The eastern tower of the temple rises to a height of 40.8 metres and is reputed for its figures depicting the 108 Bharatanatyam dance gestures.
|Entry Fee||No Entry Fee|
|Timings||All days of the week 6:00 AM - 9:00 PM|
|Visit Duration||Around 2 hours|