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Marundeeswarar Temple, Thiruvanmiyur, Chennai (மருந்தீசவரர்)

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The Marundeeswarar Temple is located near the Thiruvanmiyur bus terminus, Chennai.


The Marundeeswarar Temple is dedicated to Sri Shiva as Marundeeswarar and Divine Mother Shakti as Tripurasundari. The Sthala Vriksham of this temple is Vanni.

A Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalam:

The famous Marundeeswarar Temple at Thiruvanmiyur, Chennai, in Tamil Nadu is a Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalam. Thirugyanasambandar and Thirunavukkarasar have sung devotional hymns on the Lord here.

Lord Shiva here as Marundeeswarar is said to be a divine physician who taught sage Agastya about medicinal herbs.

According to another legend, Kamadhenu the celestial cow worshipped Lord Shiva here to get rid of a curse by sage Vashistha. Everyday she used to offer her milk to the Lord. One day when some king's men tried to capture her, she trying to escape accidentally hit the Lingam with her hooves. The Lingam even today bear the hoof marks and the Lord came to be known as Palvannathar. The Lord released Kamadhenu from her curse and blessed her.

Sage Valmiki is also said to have worshipped the Lord here and according to his wish permanently abided here. The place came to be known as Thiruvanmiyur.

Shrines and Deities:

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Sri Brahma:

Sri Shiva:


Pancha Bootha Sthalams:

Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalam:


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