Masilamani Easwarar Temple, Vada Tirumullaivayil, Chennai

Sri Masilamani Easwarar temple is located in the village named Vada Tirumullaivayil, in the district of Chennai, in the state of Tamil Nadu in South India. The chief deity of this temple is Masilamani Easwarar (Lord Shiva) and his consort is Kodi Idai Nayaki. The holy tree of this temple is Jasmine.

The holy water of this temple is Agni Theertham. The agamam or pooja of this temple is known as Sivagamam. This temple is nearly 1000-2000 years old in this region. The historical name of this place is Vada Tirumullaivayil.

According to the local legends, “The temple is praised in the Thevaram hymns of Sundarar.   Addressing the Lord “Pasupada Paranchudar” having His home in Tirumullaivayil, surrounded by fragrant gardens, Sundarar, in his hymn, says that Lord Shiva’s Lotus Feet are his wealth and wisdom and he does not care for men of material thinking.  He seeks Lord’s grace for relief from certain problems he was facing then.   This is the 22nd temple in Thondai Nadu region (places covering Chennai, and adjoining areas as Kancheepuram, Chinglepet etc.) praised in Thevaram hymns.”

The festivals that marks this particular temple are Aani Vasantha Utsav in June-July, Masi Float Festival in February-March, Vaikasi Brahmmotsavam in May-June, Shivarathri in Febuary-March, Vaikunta Ekadashi, Ammavasya, Navarathri, Pournima, English calendar and Tamil calendar’s New Year days plus all other lord Shiva festivals are celebrated in grand manner Here with lot of devotion and dedication. On the head of the Lingam, there is a scar mark and the lingam is a Swayambu lingam.

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