Saivite Temples, Chennai District
Karaneeswarar, facing east
Porkodi Amman, facing south (also called Swarnalathambikai)
Natrajar with Sivakami, Hanuman, Bhairava, Arunachaleswarar with Unnamalaiamman, Muruga with consorts, Vinayaka with his consorts Siddhi and Buddhi, Saneeswarar, Navagrahas, Naalvar, Sekkizhar, Surya, Shiva Lingas under Peepal tree, Navagraha, Durga, Lakshmi, Saraswathi. Sanctum Niches – Nritha Ganapathy, Dakshinamurthy, Mahavishnu, Brahma, Durga, Chandikeswara
Karaneeswarar Mylapore is believed to belong to the 12th century CE. Some dispute it to have originated in the mid 17th century CE.
Karaneeswarar Mylapore got its name because of the worship here by a Sidhdhar called Kaarani. Karaneeswarar Mylapore is one of the Sapta Sthana Shiva temples in Mylapore (seven sacred Shiva temples in Mylapore) attributed to the great Sages – Adri (Theerthapaleeswarar Temple), Brigu (Malleeswarar Temple), Kutsa (Virupaksheeswarar Temple), Vashishta(Karaneeswarar Temple), Gautama (Valiswarar Temple), Kasyapa(Kapaleeswarar Temple) and Angirasa (Velleeswarar Temple). We heard that originally they were all part of a single temple but in due course they have become separate temples.
Karaneeswarar Mylapore is in Bazaar street, half a km from Kapaleeswarar temple between Kutchery road and Lighthouse area
Stay and Food
The nearby Raayar cafe off kutchery road is quite good and locals or an auto driver can guide you.