Nanganallur Hayagriva Temple | Lakshmi Hayavadhana Perumal Temple in Chennai

Hayagriva Swamy

Hayagriva Swamy

This temple is an ancient temple in Nanganallur and is administered by the group of Vaishnavas. Similar to Anjaneya temple this is also a famous temple at Nanganallur. The idol of Lord Hayagriva is made of Salagrama stone.

Here Lord and mother are embracing each other. As this idol shows both embracing each other, it is believed that worshipping the Lord and Mother in this form ensures stronger unity among couples.

Two demons born to Lord Vishnu, stole the Vedas from Lord Brahma and hidden it in the netherworld. Lord Brahma worshipped Lord Vishnu and asked him to get back the vedas from the demons.

The Lord came to Pathala Loka in the form of a horse and fought with the demons Madhu and Kaitabha. He killed the demons and returned the vedas to Brahma. Since Ma Mahalakshmi is sitting on his lap, he came to be known as Lakshmi Hayagriva. Lord Hayagriva is worshipped as the Lord of knowledge and wisdom.


Dull children and weak children are benefitted by visiting and worshipping the lord in this temple. Many devotees had shared their experiences also. Apart from education, he will also give us the entire good things in our life. Hence it is advisable to worship the lord in this temple at least once in a year.

Let us pray to the great god and be blessed.

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