January 23, 2011

Aynampakkam Yetteeswarar Temple

Aynampakkam is a small village located near Chennai, one of the main cities of South India. On the Chennai - Thiruverkadu route, if you take the new Vanagaram bridge, you can reach Aynampakkam village. This small village has a small beautiful temple for Lord Shiva. The name of Lord Shiva in this temple is Yetteeswarar.

Yetteeswarar temple of Aynampakkam is very old. It is believed that the creator of universe Lord Brahma along with his consort Saraswati worshiped Yetteeswarar. As the Yedu (palm leaf) was presented to Lord Shiva in this site, Shiva got the name "Yetteeswarar".

The temple is very small. The main shrine has Lord Yetteeswarar who is present in the form of a big Shiv Linga. There is a separate shrine for the Goddess Karpagambal. The entrance of the main shrine has the idol of Lord Ganesha. There is another idol of Ganesha named Mapillai Varam Tharum Vinayak. There are idols of Murugan with his consorts Valli and Devasena too. Old idols of Naga, Surya (Sun), Bhairav and Chandikeswarar are also found near the main shrine. Nandi is found facing towards the sanctum.

The temple obviously needs maintenance as the corridor and the temple walls are in bad shape. It seems only very few devotees mainly local villagers only visit this temple. Some funny travellers like me are an exception. :-)

Happy travelling.

Fast Facts:
Site Name: Yetteeswarar Temple
Site Type: Hindu Temple
Location: Aynampakkam,near Chennai city, Tamil Nadu state, India 
Highlights: Shiva temple worshiped by Brahma and Saraswati
Nearest Railway Station: Chennai - well connected from the cities/towns all over India
Nearest Airport: Chennai has both national and international airports
How to reach: Easily reachable by road, train, and flight
Hotel: Many star hotels, luxury hotels/resorts, and budget hotels are available in Chennai
Restaurants: All options - vegetarian, non-vegetarian, Chinese, South Indian, Gujarati, North Indian, Punjabi,....- you can find everything in Chennai city

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