Velleeswarar Temple, Mylapore, Chennai
|Address:||Velleeswarar Temple,25, TSV Koil Street, Sankarapuram,
Vinayaka Nagar Colony, Mylapore,Chennai – 600004
|Phone||+91 44 2461 1393|
Velleeswarar Temple is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva located at Mylapore in Chennai City in Tamilnadu. The presiding deity is Shiva in the form of Velleeswarar. Mother is called as Kamakshi. The temple is located at the South Mada street and is very close to the famous landmark of Chennai – Kapaleeshwarar Temple. This Temple is managed by the HR&CE Dept. of the Government of Tamil Nadu.
Temple Opening Time
The temple remains open from 06.00 AM to 11.00 AM and 05.00 PM to 08.30 PM.
The prominent festival of this temple conducted on the 8th day of the Tamil month Vaikasi (between May 15th to June 15th), is the Brahmotsavam, during which the restoration of eyesight of Sukracharya would be enacted. The idols of Trimurtis (Lord Brahma, Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu as Vamana) along with idols of King Mahabali and Sukracharya would be brought as procession. In a place near the temple, a stage would be set where Guru Sukracharya would be meditating. An Oduvar (person, nominated by the temple for singing Gods songs), recites the Thirumurai verses related to the restoration of eyesight of Sukracharya. Deeparadhana is performed indicating the conclusion of the event.
Legend / Local stories
The temple must have been built over 300 years. One of the carvings at the temple shows the people in charge of the temple between 1875 – 1995. It is believed that initially only the Ganesha statue was installed and later all the other primary deities moved in. This appears to be true as the foremost deity as soon as we enter the temple is Selva Vinayakar, i.e Ganesha along with his wives Siddhi and Buddhi. It is also claimed that this temple is as old as Kapaleeshwarar temple. There is no record on the builder or the construction year.
How to Reach:
25, TSV Koil Street, Sankarapuram,
Vinayaka Nagar Colony, Mylapore,
Chennai – 600004
Phone: +91 44 2461 1393