June 19, 2011

Gnanasundara Vinayak Temple - Mylapore, Chennai, India

Mylapore, the locality which is popular due to Kapaleeswarar temple, in Chennai city of South India, has a small temple dedicated to Lord Ganesha. The temple is named as Gnanasundara Vinayak temple and is located at the junction of Ramakrishna Mutt Road and St. Mary's Road. This temple is around 400 years old.

As per the legend, the main deity of the temple was lying along with other stones in a Dharga in RK Mutt Road. When Arcot Nawab was passing by, his horse was tied to the idol. Immediately, the horse got ill. When it was untied, it got rid of illness. It was ultimately discovered that the stone was the idol of Lord Ganesha and this temple was built.

This small temple also has the idols of Annamalai in the form of Shiv Linga, Unnamalai, Murugan with Valli and Devasena, Durga, Nagattamman, Shaneeswara and Navagraha.

Happy travelling.

Fast Facts:
Site Name: Gnana Sundara Vinayakar Temple
Site Type: Hindu Temple
Location:  Mylapore, Chennai city, Tamil Nadu state, India 
Highlights: A famous temple for Lord Ganesha in Chennai

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 from any part of the city; local train facility is also available in Mylapore
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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