Mallikeswarar Mannady

Mallikeswarar Mannady

Saivite Temples, Chennai District


Mallikeswarar, facing east


Maragadambal, facing south

Other Gods

Vinayaka, Muruga with consorts, Chandrasekhar, Mahadevar, Adhipureeswarar, Mahavishnu, Shanmuga, Saraswathy, Kailasanadar, Brahma, Durga, Chandikeswara, Natarajar, Somaskandar, Saneeswara, 63 Nayanmar, Chandran, Surya, Naalvar, Kasi Viswanathar, Polla Pillayar, Thillaivazh Andhanar, Bhairava, Naagar, Navagraha

Mallikeswarar Mannady is a large temple with a tall 7 tiered Rajagopuram in the southern entrance. There is also a temple tank and Goshala (cow shed) inside. the temple has a large outer Prakaram after the Rajagopuram and an inner Prakaram around the sanctum sanctorum. A large temple car is seen outside the temple. The Navagraha idols are large and Surya is seen in his chariot in the center. There is a 16 Pillar Mantapa. The idols and sculptures here are good and worth spending time. The carvings around the main entrance including Vinayaka and Muruga are beautiful. Mallikeswarar Mannady is a beautiful and well maintained temple and displays the wealth of the business people living in the area.

Holy water (Theertham) – No information

Sacred Tree (Sthala Vriksham) – No information


Mallikeswarar Mannady is one of the old temples in the area that goes back more than 300 years. The ancient temple was said to have been buried under sand and had to be dug up and hence the place also came to be called Mannady (from below the sand). Like the other old temples here these have actually been here from ancient times but have been renovated and built upon while the British were here, who to hold up the goodwill of the locals, appointed Indians in their employ and funded them partly to develop these temples. But today it is a different story as the entire area is filled with business houses and rich businessmen who fund, develop and maintain the temple beautifully. The striking Rajagopuram, the huge doors and exquisite carvings all denote the excellent patronage received by the temple.


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Mallikeswarar Mannady is in Linghi Chetty Street and can be reached from the High Court side or through Krishna Kovil Street opposite the Harbor after the Custom House and BSNL building. Congested area and vehicles are best avoided.

Stay and Food

Chennai has hotels and restaurants across all tiers. Parry’s Corner and surrounding areas have good new restaurants including a few old ones like Shankar Cafe. There are several small eateries in the narrow lanes doling out delectable snacks throughout the day, but care has to be taken in selecting the shops.

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