June 11, 2016

Devi Karumari Amman Temple - Nanganallur

Site Name: Devi Karumari Amman Temple
Site Type: Hindu temple
Location:  Nanganallur, Near Chennai, Tamil Nadu state, India
Nearest Railway Station: Tambaram
Nearest Airport: Chennai
How to reach: Well connected by road 
Hotel: A lot of options across Chennai
Restaurants: A lot of options across Chennai

Nanganallur  is a well known locality in the outskirts of Chennai city. Nangallur can be called as a temple town. There are so many important temples in this small locality. However, most of these temples were built in the recent past. Let us discuss about a village temple named Devi Karumari Amman temple in this article.

Located in 24th street of Thillai Ganga Nagar locality in Nanganallur area, this temple of Devi Karumari Amman is originally a village temple. Many sub-shrines were added and gopura was constructed later.

There is a small gopura at the entrance. The sanctum enshrines Mari Amman idol which has only the head of the Goddess. Behind this, there is another idol of Mari Amman who is found with her complete body and is in the sitting posture. 

There is a separate shrine for the stucco image of Tirupati Balaji. Garud is found facing towards Balaji.

The sub shrines of Vijaya Maha Ganapati, Subramanya-Valli-Devasena, Hanuman and Navagraha in this temple.

There are two stucco images of Mari Amman, one bigger and the other one smaller, located within the temple complex.

The outer wall of the sanctum has the niche images of Vaishnavi, Dakshayini, Brahmini and Vishnu Durga. 

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