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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Vadapalani Murugan Temple

The Vadapalani Murugan Temple was built some 125 years back. The temple was just built starting with just a Murugan Picture.
According to this temple history a devotee named Annaswami Tambiran made a small hut and kept a Murugan painting for his worship. While he was meditating and worshipping he used to experience some divine power used to enter his body and made him to do mysterious things. Whatever he said had started to become true and this saying started to be said as “Arul Vakku” and he started to help the needy by getting jobs for the jobless, curing decease and marriage problems.One day he was feeling sick and according to the instruction of a Sadhu he visited Tiruthani and prayed to God that he would offer part of his tongue cut with knife at Bali Peetam and when he returned back his sickness went off. Then he went to Palani by foot and he experienced many divine things happening on his way. Then he returned back and started to worship Lord Muruga in the small hut. When started to feel that his life is going to be an end he requested his close friend Ratnaswami to continue the pooja activities to the Murugan painting, which he was doing. And Ratnaswami started to do the pooja work as he promised his friend and he built a small shrine and he also started to give Arul vakku. The public started to offer money to him and this was used to erect the Temple but before the Temple got finished Ratnaswami also expired.

Then entered into the arena some humanist philanthropists who metamorphosed that simple hut into a superb spiritual abode. Among the builders, the renowned Saiva Pravakta Kripananda Variyar's name takes first place. Thus emerged this great Muruga kshetra, and now a great temple drawing a steady streams of pilgrims throughout the year.

There are many sannadhi’s inside the Temple Varasiddhi Vinayaka,Chokkanathar, Mother Parvati, Kali, Bhairava, Shanmuga with Valli and Devasena.
The moolavar in standing posture resembles the Palani Muruga in every respect. In the inner prakara, there are many niches housing Dakshina Murti, Chandikeswar, Mahalakshmi, etc., It has a spacious hall used for conducting marriages and religious discourses. It is one of the most-frequented Murugan shrines in the city of Chennai.  The entrance to this temple is crowned with a rajagopuram adorned with several stucco images depicting legends from the Skanda puranam. In front of the temple is the temple tank. The eastern tower rises to a height of 40.8 metres. The 108 bharata natyam dance gestures can be seen on the eastern tower as well.

This temple is dedicated to Lord Muruga, worshipped as Lord of Tamil, by the people of Tamil Nadu. Although Lord Muruga in this temple has become very popular among the devotees, this temple is a full-fledged Siva temple with "Sanctum Sanctorums" for Lord Shiva, Goddess Parvathi, Lord Ganesh, in addition to Lord Muruga. Another God who is more popular in this temple is Lord Anjaneya, whose figure is sculpted on a pillar. Devotees apply butter to Lord Anjaneya and pray for the fulfillment of their wishes. This temple became popular more because of the patronage of the film-industry as most of the activities are concentrated in and around Kodambakkam and Vadapalani. More than 7000 marriages have taken place in the temple premises because people consider it auspicious for getting married there. This temple is always bustling with activity throughout the year and attracts devotees from far and wide.

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