Kachaleeswarar Temple, Parrys in Chennai

Sri Kacchaaleeswarar temple is located in the busy city spot known as  Parrys Corner, in the district of Chennai, in the state of Tamil Nadu in Southern India. The primary deity of this temple is Kacchaaleeswarar (Lord Shiva) and his consort is Azhagaambikai.

The holy tree of this temple is Kalyaana Murunkai. The holy water of this temple is Sivagangai Theertham. The agamam or pooja of this temple is known as Shivagamam. This temple is about 500-1000 years old in this region. The historical name of this spot is none.

The festivals that marks this particular shrine are Tirukarthikai in November-December, Brahmotsavam in Chithirai, Skanda Sashti in October-November, Panguni Uthiram, Mahashivrathri in February-March, New Year day as per the English calendar and Tamil calendar, Margazhi Tiruvadhirai in December-January, Vaikunta Ekadashi day, Pournami and Amavasya are celebrated with much devotion and dedication at this shrine.

The temple is opened from 6.30 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. and 4.30 p.m. to 9.00 p.m for all. It is one of the ancient temples that belong to Lord Shiva in this region. It is often visited by local population of this district. In this temple, Shivarathri day is celebrated with festivity. On the day of Shivarathri, a special pujas and rituals are conducted for the pilgrims and devotees at this temple.

According to the local legends, “Behind this lingam on the sanctum wall is Sadasivamurthy.  The belief is to worship this form of Lord Siva and the formless Linga together in the same sanctum will alleviate all sins and render mukti.”

Address: Sri Kachaleeswarar Temple, Parrys Corner – 600 001, Chennai Tamil Nadu.

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