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Marundeeswarar Temple
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“Most happening”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2013

Located close to Thiruvanmiyur and ECR border, this is a famous temple and landmark to many places. The temple is broadly spaced to bring peace and god fear in your thoughts

Visited July 2012
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“A gateway to health”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2013

Situated on the beginning of the ECR road, this temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva, or Marundeeshwar - The God of Medicine. The Architecture is fusion style. Legend claims that he cured sage Valmiki (find his shrine in the middle of the ECR road, just before the temple. Visit sometime during hte week wednesday - thursday if you want to avoid the crowd, but the best time to visit the locality is during the annual festival (march - april). Thats when you can see thiruvanmiyur in all its splendor - temple car festival, daily processions, street concerts, fireworks, boat festival and village market for shopping.

Visited September 2012
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“Shiva Temple in the heart of Tiruvanmiyur”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2013

If you are going for a ride of the ECR make it a point to have the darshan of Lord Shiva in the Marundeeswarar temple. It is one of the old temples that is situated next to the Tiruvanmiyur bus terminus. The temple is vast and shows great grandeur. Over all experience - Blessed to be here.

Visited May 2012
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“Very big temple and so divine”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2013

This temple is not like what it looks like from outside. It is very big inside and so divine. There are many divine prathishtas inside and the traditions followed inside are holy and not like modern temples. This is one of the must watch places if you worship Shiva and Parvathi.

Visited December 2012
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“The medicine man of Chennai”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2013

Marundeswarar temple is situated in Tiruvanmiyur on the east coast road (ECR) and situated very near Tiruvanmiyur Bus terminus. This is one of the oldest temples in Chennai and in Tamil Nadu. The name of the god is Marundeswarar (Man of Medicine). He is also known as “Paalvannanathar” (Milk colored god). As per the temple history the shiva status was formed by itself in a tree bush. A cow used to come near the statue (which was covered by tree bush) and pour the milk on the statue. The mark of milk is still seen on the statue. It was also told that lord shiva cured the stomach pain of saint Agathiya at this place, since then he was known as Marundeswarar. The temple features the architectural significance of both Chola and Pandya dynasity.
The temple is pleasant to visit on evenings. The sea breezes will add more pleasantness to your divine experience.

Visited January 2013
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