August 14, 2014

Chakra Kali Temple

Site Name: Chakra Kali Temple
Site Type: A Hindu temple dedicated to Goddess
Location:  Ratnamangalam, near Vandalur, near Chennai city, Tamil Nadu state, India
Highlights: A powerful village deity in the locality
Nearest Railway Station: Chennai
Nearest Airport: Chennai
How to reach: Well connected by road from Chennai
Hotel: Go to Chennai or Tambaram where there are lot of options 
Restaurants: Go to Chennai or Tambaram where there are lot of options

Ratnamangalam is a small village located near Vandalur, which is near Chennai city in South India. This locality has a temple dedicated to Chakra Kali, which is located near the popular Lakshmi Kubera temple. Let us explore this  temple in this article.

Highlights:
  • Goddess Chakra Kali
  • An important temple for village deity
Temple Layout:

Chakra Kali Amman Temple is a temple dedicated to Kali who is very popular as a ferocious Hindu village deity. The temple is located near the popular Kubera temple in Ratnamangalam village near Vandalur in Chennai city.

Like any other typical village temple, this temple is small. Many idols are found in the temple which appear to be later addition.

In the main shrine, we can find the big idol of
Chakra Kali with four arms holding various weapons and in the sitting posture. In front of her, another idol of Kali in the standing posture is found.

The temple also houses the following idols.

  • Sapta Matas
  • Ganesha
  • Bhairava
  • Yogeeswarar (probably a village deity)
  • Kasi Puradeeswarar (a unique name for Shiva Linga) and Anna Poorani 
  • Maruti Rayan (Hanuman called in a unique name in this temple)
  • Lakshmi Narasimha
  • Subramanya with his consorts
Opposite to this temple, there is a Shirdi Sai Baba temple which is also popular in this locality.

Happy travelling.

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