Marundeeswarar Temple Tamil Nadu

Marundeeswarar Temple is a temple dedicated to Hindu deity Shiva, located in Thiruvanmiyur, Chennai one of the biggest cities of Tamil Nadu and adjacent to the beach of Bay of Bengal. It is one of the 275 Paadal Petra Sthalams and no Navagraha where the two of the most revered Nayanars (Saivite Saints), Appar and Tirugnana Sambandar have glorified the temple with their verses during the 7th-8th century. The temple has been widely expanded by Chola kings during the 11th century.

Marundeeswarar Temple and Tank glow in the morning
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Facts about Marundeeswarar Temple

Name“Marundeeswarar Temple
CityThiruvanmiyur, Chennai
StateTamilnadu
Architecture TypeTamil architecture
Creater DynastyCholas
Dedicated to GodShiva
Lat Long12°59′08″N 80°15′41″E
Commisioned in year11th Century
King That time Rajendra Chola
Total Stories20
Nearest Railway Station“Thiruvanmiyur railway station
Nearest AirportChennai

Marundeeswarar Temple History

The sage Valmiki, who wrote Ramayana, worshiped Shiva in the temple. Since Valmiki was blessed here, the place was to be known as Thiruvalmikiyur, which is pronounced as ‘Thiruvanmikiyur’ in Tamil, the name gradually changed to Thiruvanmiyur.

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