The Kachaleswarar Temple is an ancient Shiva temple located in Armenian Street, Parrys, chennai. It was constructed in the year 1725, and it was one of the popular temples since the times of the ancient Madras City. The temple is similar to the Kachaaleshwarar temple at Kancheepuram. Here Lord Shiva is worshipped in the name of Kachaaleshwarar and Mata Parvati is worshipped in the name of Soundaraambikai.
The first consecration ceremony was performed during the year 1728, and thereafter during the years: 1962, 1984 and 1989. As per ancient legend, long back, Lord Vishnu had worshipped Lord Shiva at the present place of this temple in the form of Kacha (Tortoise) and attained great powers.
It is located in the main place of the Chennai, and surrounded by banks and business houses. It is a holy temple, where Avatars of Lord Shiva were depicted in the walls of the temple, and it would be a pleasant experience by looking at that divine pictures.
Chennai people can visit this temple, since lot of transportation facilities are available to reach this holy temple. I have visited this temple for many times, and had good spiritual vibration in my body. We can get good peace of mind by doing meditation for some time at this holy temple.
Shivaratri and Thiruvadirai festivals are grandly celebrated and daily annadanam is offered for a minimum of 50 people.
Let us visit this holy place, and be blessed.
“OM NAMAH SHIVAYA”