Karaneeswarar Mylapore

Karaneeswarar Mylapore

Saivite Temples, Chennai District

God

Karaneeswarar, facing east

Goddess

Porkodi Amman, facing south (also called Swarnalathambikai)

Other Gods

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 an east facing temple with a 5 tier Rajagopuram at the entrance. Karaneeswarar Mylapore is one of the Sapta Sthana Shiva temples in Mylapore (seven sacred Shiva temples in Mylapore) attributed to the great Sages РAdri (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.

Holy Water – No information

Holy Tree – No information

History

Karaneeswarar Mylapore is believed to belong to the 12th century CE. Some dispute it to have originated in the mid 17th century CE.

Legend

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.

Directions

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.

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