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Kalahasteeswara Temple, Parrys, Chennai (காளஹஸ்தீஸ்வரர்)

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The Kalahasteeswara (Kalahasteeswarar) Temple is located in Coral Merchant Street, Parrys, Chennai. The temple is around 3 km away from the Broadway bus terminus.


The Kalahasteeswara Temple is dedicated to Sri Shiva as Kalahasteeswara (Kalahasteeswarar) and Divine Mother Shakti as Jnanabirasanambigai.

One of the Pancha Bootha Sthalams:

The famous Kalahasteeswarar Temple at Srikalahasti, Andhra Pradesh is a Pancha Bootha Sthalam representing the element Air (Vayu). It is said that three devotees of Shiva, Sri (a spider), Kala (a serpent) and Hasti (an elephant) woshipped Lord Shiva in the form of a Lingam here. The spider weaved a web on top of the Shiva Lingam to protect it from dust and weather. The elephant used to bring water in its trunk and pour it over the Lingam. The snake used to adorn the Lingam with its gem. However one day the elephant without knowing the devotional services of Sri and Kala cleaned the Lingam with water and thereby removed the web and the gem. This resulted in a clash between the three and all of them died. Lord Shiva appeared and granted Moksha to all of them due to their devotional services. Srikalahasti is also the place where Kanappa Nayanar offered his eyes to the Shiva Lingam.

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