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Meenakshi Amman Temple, Pudupet (Komaleeswaranpet), Chennai (மீணாட்சி   அம்மன்)

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Location:

The Meenakshi Amman Temple is located in Chandra Banu Street, Harris Road, Pudupet, Chennai. The temple is near the Komaleeswarar temple inside a lane on the opposite side of the road. The area around the Komaleeswarar temple is known as Komaleeswaranpet but popularly referred to as Pudupet.

Description:

The Meenakshi Amman Temple is dedicated to Divine Mother Shakti as Meenakshi Amman and Sri Shiva as Sundareswarar.

Meenakshi Amman:


According to legend Goddess Parvati appeared out of the sacrificial fire of the Putra Kamesti Yagna performed by king Malayadwaja Pandya and his wife Kanchanamalai. The girl who emerged from the sacrificial fire had three breasts. A divine voice told the king that the third breast would disappear as soon as the girl meets her future husband. The king named the girl as Tadaatagai. She was also known as Meenakshi, meaning fish-like eyes. Being the heir to the throne, Meenakshi was trained in all the 64 sastras. As the time of the coronation came near Meenakshi embarked upon a tour of Digvijaya. During this Digvijaya she came to Kailasha (Abode of Shiva). The moment she looked at Lord Shiva she was unable to fight, bowed Her head in shyness and Her third breast disappeared. Meenakshi realized that Shiva was her destined husband and She was an incarnation of Goddess Parvati. Both of them returned to Madurai and the king arranged the coronation ceremony of his daughter followed by Her marriage with Shiva. The Meenakshi Temple at Madurai depicts the grand divine wedding of Devi Meenakshi with Sundareswarar (Lord Shiva).

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