Padal Petra Sthalams, Chennai District
Marundeeswarar, facing west.
Other names Paalvannanadhar,
Tirupurasundari, facing south.
Other names are Chokkanayagi
Subramanya, Vijayaganapathi, Sukkiravara Amman, Thiyagarajar, Nataraja
Marundeeswarar Thiruvanmiyur is a large temple with a 7 tier Rajagopuram facing east. Another entrance with a smaller gopuram is on the west side. A large protected temple tank with rain water harvesting is situated opposite the eastern entrance. The temple has 2 Prakarams, one on the outer and the inner Prakarams are present for both the main deity and goddess separately. A well maintained Goshala (cow shed) is seen as in many other large temples.
Tiruvanmiyur in the southern part of Chennai is a well known place in the East Coast Road to Mahabalipuram and very well connected by public transport to all parts of the city. Marundeeswarar Thiruvanmiyur has ample parking facility opposite the eastern main entrance. There are a few other modern temples nearby – Ashtalakshmi temple, Arupadai veedu murugan temple etc. The famous dance institution Kalakshetra is nearby.
Stay and Food
Tiruvanmiyur and nearby Adyar do not have too many hotels to stay, but as the place is easily accessible from other parts of city the accommodation is not a problem. There are a lot of modern restaurants and fast food chains in the area.