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.
Facts about Marundeeswarar Temple
|Architecture Type||Tamil architecture|
|Dedicated to God||Shiva|
|Lat Long||12°59′08″N 80°15′41″E|
|Commisioned in year||11th Century|
|King That time||Rajendra Chola|
|Nearest Railway Station||“Thiruvanmiyur railway station|
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.