Kamakshi Amman Temple, Mangadu

Kamakshi Amman Temple is one of the most famous Amman temples situated in Mangadu, nearby Poonamallee. Mangadu is known for the temple of Kamakshi performing penance, and also, a famous Vishnu Temple called as VaikundaNathar Temple is located nearby this temple.

This is the place where the goddess performed her penance to marry and re-unite with Lord Shiva. All types of rituals were performed here by the goddess. Here the Srichakram was established by AdiShankara. There is a separate shrine for Tapas Kamakshi, who appears in the form of doing penance on Lord Shiva, and also separate shrines for Lord Vinayaka and SapthaKannigal are located inside the temple complex.

It is one of the ancient temples, and devotees visit this temple for solving their problems like late marriage, for getting a suitable job and for a proper life. Generally, Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays are important days and free annadanam is offered for about 200 devotees daily inside the temple complex.

Nearby this temple, the famous Velleswarar Temple is located, and it is an ancient Shiva temple, and this temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and since Lord Shukra, is worshiped in this temple, this temple is known as Velleswarar Temple. In Tamil Vellee means Friday and Lord Shukra is the god of Friday.

Lord Shukra is the guru of the demons and pujas are performed by the devotees to Lord Shukra on Fridays. Devotees used to offer Mochai, a kind of pulses which is very much liked by Lord Shukra Bhagavan.

According to the legend, Mata Kamakshi performed tapas in Mangadu, and also worshipped Lord Shiva in the Velleswarar Temple. This temple is a famous temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, and by worshipping Lord Shiva and Shukra Bhagavan at this temple, we would get good fortunes in our life.

There are shrines for Lord Ganesha, Muruga, Brahma, Vishnu, Lingothbavar and Sri Veerabadhrar, a famous Shiva avatar. Devotees who visit Mangadu Kamakshi Amman Temple must definitely visit this holy Velleeswarar Temple and also Sri Vaikunda Perumal Temple in order to get all kinds of prosperity in this earth. Mangadu is located near Poonamallee and bus and auto services are available.

Visiting this sacred temple would cleanse our mind, removes our unwanted thoughts and make us to focus our attention on bhakti path. In the present situation of our life, we are daily facing lot of problems like suffering from diseases and mental worries and also facing job related problems etc. Hence, in order to get rid from our problems, we must worship this famous temple and be blessed.

“OM SRI KAMAKSHI AMMANE NAMAHA”
WRITTEN BY
R.HARISHANKAR

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