Ravieaswarar Temple, Vyasarpadi, Chennai

Sri Ravieaswarar temple is located in the town named Vyasarpadi, in the district of Chennai, in the state of Tamil Nadu in South India. The main deity of this temple is Ravieaswarar (Lord Shiva) and his consort is Maragadambal. The festival deity is Somaskandar.

The holy tree of this temple is Vanni. The holy water of this temple is Surya theertham. The agamam or pooja of this temple is known as Kameekam. This temple is nearly 500 years old in this region. The historical name of this place is Banumapuri Pattanam.

The main festivals of this temple are Aani Brahmmotsavam in June-July, Thai New Moon day in January-February; Aipasi Skanda Sashti in October-November, Masi Shivrathri in February-March, Makara Sankaranthi falling almost on January 14 Deepavalli, Pongal, Amavasya, Aipasi Annabishekam in October-November, Onam, Vishu, Vaikunta Ekadashi, New Year day as per the Hindu traditional calendar and Georgian calendar, Masi Magam in February-March and and Panguni Uthiram in March-April plus other festivals related to Lord Shiva.

These festivals are celebrated in grand manner with much festivity and charisma in this particular temple. Local people plus devotees cooperation and pilgrims of far and near makes this temple as most sought after temple in the district.

The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and from 4.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m for all the Hindus. Even special pujas and rituals are conducted on Shivarathri day.  The temple reflects blend Dravidian temple architectural style in its temple complex. Special abhisehkam is performed all the deities at this temple with great devotion and dedication. Several dieties are installed in separate shrines within temple complex.

Address: Sri Ravieaswarar Temple, 56, Murthinga Iyer Street, Vyasarpadi,Chennai – 600 039. Tamil Nadu

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