Navagraha temples of Thondai Mandalam in Chennai
Temples are of more importance to the human beings as a place of worship and also for adding value to the religion. We have heard lots of information about the greatness of Navagraha temples and the power of Navagraha temples in Kumbakonam. With respect to that, there are also the same navagraha temple structures in and around Thondai mandalam in Chennai. These Navagraha temples in Chennai mostly cover the Kundrathur region extending till Poonamalli. The reason for these temples built in and around Chennai is because of the tediousness in travelling till Kumbakonam to visit the Navagraha temples. Every single temple in this Thondai Mandalam has a very good historical importance and specialty.
Many centuries have already passed since the temple has built. But the temples still look fresh and with great architecture and divinity. Some of these temples are also in a condition that they need some special care. But these temples are also now taken care by the Tamilnadu tourism making them more special for the visitors. In each and every temple Lord Shiva has different significance and is also called with different names. All the temples do not have different shrines for that particular Graham. But in general the Lord Shiva in that temple is denoted as a reference for the Graham himself and all the special pooja are performed to Lord Shiva in the temple. These temples were built during the Chola period adding beauty and significance to each and every temple. The routes of the temples are in such a way that all the 9 temples can be visited easily in a single day. The one that is little far from the 8 other temple is the one that is in Poonamalli. Except that all the temples are very nearby and easy reach for the people.
List of Navagraha Temples in Thondai Mandalam in Chennai
Kolappaakkam Sri Agatheeswarar Temple
This temple is situated in Kolapaakam and is treated as Navagraha Sthalam with the specialty of Sri Suriyan which is the supreme power for all the other Grahas.
Somangalam Sri Somanaadheeswarar Temple
This temple is situated in Somangalam and this temple is famous for Sri Chandran which is also an important graha in earth.
Poondhamalli Sri Vaidheeswarar Temple (Uthara Vaidheeswaran Koil)
This temple is situated Poonamalli near bus stand and this temple is more famous for Angaaragan. There is a place called Vaitheeswaran temple in south tamilnadu famous for Angaaragan. And this place is in Upper part of Tamilnadu. It is also said that the special pooja performed in the southern part of temple can also be done in this particular temple as well.
Kovur Sri Sundhareswarar Temple
This temple is situated in Kovur in Chennai. Sundhareswarar temple is a special temple for Sri Budhan. The special poojas and Parikaras related to Sri Budhan are done in this temple.
Porur Sri Ramanaadheswarar Temple (Uthara Raameswaram)
In chennai this temple stays to be a very special temple for Sri Guru and can also be called as Guru Sthalam and is situated in Porur.
Maangaadu Sri Velleeswarar Temple
In chennai Velleeswarar temple is popularly known as the Sukran Sthalam. This temple is situated in Mangadu. In Maangadu Amman temple is more famous along with this great specialty.
Pozhichalur Sri Agatheeswarar Temple (Vada Thirunallaaru)
Saneeswarar temple is very famous all over India as Saneeswarar plays a vital role in the astrology of every person. This Saneeswarar temple is located in Pozhichalur.
Gerugambaakkam Sri Neelakandeswarar Temple
This temple is situated in Gerugambaakam which also comes under the Thondai Naadu of the olden days. This temple is famous for the Navagraha Sri Kethu and also called as Neelakandeswarar temple which means the blue necked lord shiva.
Kunrathur Sri Naageswarar Temple (Vada Thirunaageswaram)
There is a special temple for Raagu in South Tamilnadu called Thirunaageswaram. This temple which is situated in chennai is supposed to be called as Sri Raaghu sthalam in Chennai and this temple is situated in Kundrathur.