Madhava Perumal Temple, Mylapore
Tagged as: Chennai Temples Posted By Jagadeesh S
This temple is located in “Madhavapuram” in Mayurapuri i.e. in today’s Mylapore. The closest known landmark is the Mundakanniamman temple of Mylapore.
According to Mayurapuri mahadhmiyam in the Brahmandapuranam, when sage Vyasa requested the Lord to show him the holiest of places where he could do penance, he pointed out to Madhavapuram (Mylapore) where sage Bhrigu had earlier set up a hermitage and did penance. The Lord is hailed as Kalyana Madhavan as he married Goddess Amritavalli, who was born as Sage Bhrigu’s daughter here.
Peyazhwar, the last of the three saintly men hailed as “Mudhalazhwargal,” was born in a 60-feet deep well known as Manikairavam, to the south-east of the temple.
This temple is specially known for:
Taking a dip in “Santhana Pushkarini: on masi makam is considered very holy.Amrithavalli thayar’s Thirukkalyanam with the Lord is celebrated on the Panguni Uthiram day. Peyalwar avatara is celebrated during the Tamil month of Aipasi in this temple.This temple is known for prayers offered to lord with respect to marriage and child boon.
This place is very near to Luz corner and Light House/All India Radio.
From luz corner take kutchery road towards santhome and turn left at Mundakanniamman temple arch. Once you reach Mundakanniamman temple, you can see the entrance arch of Madahava perumal temple quite nearby.
From Light House/All India Radio, take the road adjacent to AIR (opp to Mahindra showroom. At the end of the road take a left and immediate right leads to the temple entrance.
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