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Sri Swaminathaswami Temple, Kandaasramam 

There is daily midday Annadhana-feeding in the temple. Mother Annapoorani graces from this mandap. The towers of the temple are designed after Orissa temples. There is Dhyan-meditation mandap where devotees can peacefully pray. The Aiyappa idol made of Panchaloka is the biggest in the country. Mothers Ashta Dasabhuja Mahalakshmi (with 18 hands) and Deurga Devi grace the devotees.

Devotees seeking wisdom and wealth pray to Lord Muruga facing west and those facing and affected by enemies pray to Lord Sarabeswara.

Realizing their wishes, devotees perform milk abishek to the deities.

Speciality of Sri Swaminathaswami Temple, Kandaasramam

A colossal size 19 feet tall Lord Sudarssana Murthy made of Panchaloka facing east and Lord Lakshmi Narasimha behind are installed in the temple. Against the tradition of Lord Yoga Narasimha occupying the rear side of Sudarsana Chakra, Lord Lakshmi Narasimha graces in the place. The Shivalinga Bana is taller than that of the one in Thanjavur Bragadeeswar temple. This has 1008 Lingas in itself – Ashta Sahasralinga. There will be 53 Lingas in each of the 19 lines making a total of 1007 and added with this is the Main Linga, thus making 1008 Lingas – Ashta Sahasra Linga. The height of the Thanjavur Linga is 7ft, 6 inches. The height of the Linga here is 8ft and 1 inch. 6 feet tall Nandhi adores the temple before the Linga. The weight of this Linga is 20 tonnes.

Opening Timings

The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and from 5.00 to 8.00 p.m.

Festivals at Sri Swaminathaswami Temple, Kandaasramam

  • Skanda Sashti in October-November
  • Tirukarthikai in November-December
  • monthly Sankatahara Chaturthi
  • Vinayaka Chaturthi in August-September
  • Amavasya the new moon days and Hanuman Jayanthi are the festivals celebrated in the temple.

Address & Contact Details of Sri Swaminathaswami Temple, Kandaasramam

Sri Swaminathaswami Temple, Tambaram East, Skandasramam, Chennai – 600 073.

Phone Number: +91- 44-2229 0134, 2229 3388, 94446 29570.

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