June 12, 2011

Satya Narayan Temple - Chennai, India

Satya Narayana is a form of Lord Vishnu in Hinduism religion. Although there are multiple temples dedicated to Lord Vishnu and his incarnations such as Rama and Krishna, it is very rare to find a temple for Satya Narayana. In Chennai, one of the popular cities of South India, there is a temple dedicated to Satya Nararyana.

Satya Narayan Temple
Satya Narayana temple is located near the famous Ayodhya Mandap in West Mambalam locality in Chennai. The north facing temple is very small and has a small tower. The main deity of the temple is Lord Satya Narayana. A small bali peeth, flag staff and the idol of Garud are located facing the main shrine.

Although the temple is small, there are a lot of shrines and idols located in the temple. During Pournami day every month, many devotees visit this temple to attend Satya Narayana Pooja. Near the main shrine, there is a separate shrine having a big idol of Maha Lakshmi. Ram along with his wife Sita, brother Lakshman and his devotee Hanuman is present in a separate shrine. Chakrathalwar along with Narasimha on his back is also there in a shrine.

There are other shrines/idols dedicated to Hanuman, Alwars, Srinivasa, Lakshmi Narasimha, Lakshmi Hayagreeva, utsav (bronze) idols of Lakshmi and Satya Narayana and Andal located in this temple.

When you happen to pass by Mambalam area, try to visit this temple.

Happy travelling.

Fast Facts:
Site Name: Satya Narayanan Temple
Site Type: Hindu Temple
Location:  West Mambalam, Chennai city, Tamil Nadu state, India 
Highlights: A rare temple for Satya Narayan 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 West Mambalam
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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