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Shiva Vishnu Amman Temple, K. K Nagar, Chennai

K. K Nagar Shiva Vishnu Amman Temple K. K Nagar Shiva Vishnu Amman Temple K. K Nagar Shiva Vishnu Amman Temple


The Shiva Vishnu Amman Temple is located in Ramasamy Salai, K. K Nagar, Chennai. The temple is on the main road near the bus stop.


The Shiva Vishnu Amman Temple is dedicated to Sri Shiva as Sundareswarar with Divine Mother Shakti as Meenakshi Amman, Sri Vishnu as Srinivasa Perumal with Sri Devi and Bhu Devi, Divine Mother Shakti as Pratyangira Devi, Divine Mother Shakti as Mutthumariamman, Sri Ganesha as Shiva-Shakti Vinayagar and Sri Murugan as Subramaniar with Valli and Devasena.

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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