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Jambukeswarar Temple, Sembakkam, Chennai suburb (ஜம்புகேஸ்வரர்)

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Location:

The Jambukeswarar Temple is located in Sembakkam, Chennai suburb. Sembakkam is around 10 km from Thiruporur bus terminus on the Thiruporur-Chengalpattu road. Private and government buses ply on this road between Thiruporur and Chengalpattu.

Description:

The Jambukeswarar Temple is dedicated to Sri Shiva as Jambukeswarar and Divine Mother Shakti as Azhagambikai.

One of the Pancha Bootha Sthalams:


The famous Jambukeswarar Temple at Thiruvanaikaval, Tamil Nadu is a Pancha Bootha Sthalam representing the element Water (Jala). Two Shiva Ganas born as elephant and spider (after being cursed) are said to have worshipped the Lord here in the form of a Lingam under a Jambu tree. The spider used to build a web over the Lingam to protect it from direct sunlight and falling leaves. The elephant worshipped it by bringing water in its trunk and pouring over the Shiva Lingam. During this act the elephant used to destroy the spider web. The spider out of anger one day bit the elephant inside its trunk while the elephant thrashed its trunk to kill the spider. Both died in the clash but Lord Shiva granted Moksha (liberation) to both of them due to their devotional services. Devi Parvati (as Akhilandeswari) is also said to have worshipped Lord Shiva here in the form of Jala Lingam (Lingam made of water).

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