5 Famous temples in Chennai for Aruvatham kalyanam


Aruvatham Kalyanam, an important ceremony carried out in Tamil Nadu. Also called as Shasthripooja. This ceremony is organised when either of the married couples reach the age of 60. Therefore, it plays an important role in bringing in all families members together to celebrate the joyful occasion. Therefore, 5 famous temples in Chennai fro Aruvatham Kalyanam :

Also read : All you need to know about Aruvadham kalyanam

Temples in Chennai for Aruvatham Kalyanam

Dhandeeshwarar Shiva Temple

Description

Dhandeeshwarar Shiva Temple is located in velachery chennai. A temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, worshiped as Dhandeeswarar and Divine Godess Shakti, worshipped as Karunambika. 

Dhandeeshwarar Shiva Temple

History

Built in the 10th century AD, the temple was constructed during the Chola empire. Tamil carvings dated back to the Chola dynasty found around the Karuvarai wall inside the temple. Legend has it that Lord Shiva broke the weapon (danda) of Yaman, the god of death. Lord Yaman then worshiped Shiva to get his weapon back and reinstate him as the god of death. Lord Shiva gave back his weapon and hence called Dhandeeshwarar.

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Sri Abirami Amman Udanurai Amirdhagadeswarar Temple

Description

A temple dedicated to Lord Shiva as Amirtagadeeswarar and Goddess Shakthi as Abirami Amman. located in east Tambaram. A well-maintained temple with a huge pond in it.

Sri Abirami Amman Udanurai Amirdhagadeswarar Temple

History

Sri Abirami Amman Udanurai Amirdhaga temple is over 250 years old and considered as “Chennaiyin Thirukadaiyur”. Also, considered to be the best place for conducting Aruvatham Kalyanam in Chennai. The main deities – Abirami Ambal,  Amirtagadeeswarar.

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Kapaleeshwarar Temple

Description

A temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, located in Mylapore, Chennai. Has daily 5 Poojas performed?

  1. Ko pooja (5.00 am)
  2. Vaikarai Pooja (6.00 am)
  3. Kaala Sandhi (8.00 pm)
  4. Uchi kaala (12.00 pm)
  5. Ardhajama (9.00 pm).
Kapaleeshwarar Temple

History

The temple was built in the 7th century by the then ruling Pallava rulers. Main God – Goddess Parvati incarnated as Goddess Karpagambal or the ‘Goddess of the Wish-Yielding Tree’.

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Arulmigu Sri Parthasarathy Swamy Temple

Description

A temple built on the 8th century, considered as one of the oldest temples, located in Triplicane, Chennai. The towers and pillars are decorated with elaborate carvings which showcase the South Indian Temple Architecture.

Sri Parthasarathy swamy temple

History

The temple was built during the Chola period on 8th century. This temple is one of the oldest temples in Chennai. The main deity is God Parthasarathy. The temple has all the five incarnations of Lord Vishnu. Lord Shiva – worshipped in the name of ‘Parthasarathy’ in this temple.

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Vadapalani Andavar Temple

Description

A temple dedicated to Lord Muruga, located in Vadapalani, Chennai. At the entrance of the temple, there is a tall Rajagopuram; sculpted to feature many stucco images representing the legends from ‘Skanda Puranam’. Therefore, this temple is famous for wedding and aruvatham kalyanam.

Vadapalni Andavar temple

History 

Built-in late 19th century, they worshipped Palani Andavar as the main deity. Located at Vadapalani, it was built in 1890. Nearly 7000 couples marry each other here in a year. Commonly known as vadapalani Murugan kovil in Chennai.

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Thus, above are the 5 famous temples in Chennai for Aruvatham Kalyanam. Although these temples carry great significance and history, we suggest you find a place which is comfortable and help you enjoy the ceremony in peace.

Also read: My experience planning our Aruvatham Kalyanam ceremony