Mundaka Kanniamman Mylapore

Mundaka Kanniamman Mylapore

Other Temples, Chennai District


Mundagakanni Amman

Other Deities

Saptha Kannigas in linga form, Shivalingam, Jamadagni, Parashurama, Vinayaka

Mundaka Kanniamman Mylapore is a very important temple and a busy one too. This is an east facing temple with a small 3 tiered gopuram at the entrance. The main deity is a Swayambu which was found in a lotus pond in the area in the ancient days. Mundagam means Lotus in Tamil. As she appeared like a lotus bud the deity is called Mundaga Kanniamman. The deity is under a thatched roof to represent simplicity. Behind the main deity is a banyan tree with a Naagar idol below. Opposite the temple is Vinayaka under a Peepul tree.

Holy Tree – Banyan (Ficus benghalensis)

Holy Water – No information


Mundaka Kanniamman Mylapore is considered very ancient, but the historical information is not available as of now.


It is believed that Mundaka Kanniamman Mylapore holds the power of the Trinity – Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. It is also believed that a snake worships the goddess even today and Mundaka Kanniamman Mylapore is considered to give relief from bad effects (Naaga Dosham). The worship of a female deity (Kotravai) has been in vogue from ancient times through out Ancient India.


Mundaka Kanniamman Mylapore is right behind the famous Madhava Perumal Temple and not far from the Metro station of the same name.

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