Monday, January 23, 2017

Marundeeswarar Temple, Chennai

Marundeeswarar Temple in Chennai occupying an overall area of 1 acre is one of the oldest temples in the Thiruvanmiyur region. In the 11th century this temple was expanded by the Chola Kings. The temple can be entered through the huge five tiered gateway tower.


The temple has two entrances, one from East Coast Road and the other from West Tank Street both adorned by 5-tiered gateway tower.The colourful stucco figures adorn the towers.


The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva is facing west. There is a separate mantapam for his consort Thripurasundari.


The tower above the sanctum of the presiding deity is of Chaturvastam design.The mandapam of the main temple has a front hall with 36 massive pillars adorned with carvings.


The temple has smaller Shrines for Ganesha, Murugan facing the east.

20 comments:

rupam sarma said...

Beautiful trample. Nice post and pics.

krishna said...

beautiful picture of the temple..

Liz Needle said...

As usual your buildings are really interesting. I love the ornate statues in the first photo. Would be good to see some of them close up.

Maggie said...

I'm always amazed at the intricate variety of carved figures adorning the temples which you share with us they are just fascinating.
Thanks for sharing your visit with us @ Mosaic Monday.

Linda H said...

I am always amazed by the temples and the incredible amount of work that has gone into building them. Thanks for sharing them with us.

dhiru guri said...

Wow, beautiful temple. So much to see.

Forest Dream Weaver said...

Very beautiful ornamentation....enjoy your week!

Fun60 said...

The five tier entrance is very impressive.

Lady Fi said...

How very lovely.

carol l mckenna said...

Fascinating photos of this temple ~ thanks,

Wishing you a peaceful week ~ ^_^

Melody Steenkamp said...

beautiful and imaginative... intriguing buildings, makes lots of wonderful photo's possible

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joshidaniel.com said...

looking cool :)

Leslie: said...

There is a lot of detail on the exterior of the temple in the first photo. Beautiful...

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photowannabe said...

This one is beautiful with so many Colors.

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I like so colorful.

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Klara S said...

This is one majestic temple ! Beautiful.

Roger Owen Green said...

such detail!

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Pheno Menon said...

South is a paradise if you are a temple lover. Have you been to the Kapaleeshwara temple in Mylapore? Its brilliant. Good snaos. My blog is on Chennai as well :)

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Beloo Mehra said...

Some nice shots capturing the feel of the temple.

Jeevan said...

Beautiful capture on the ancient temple of our neighbourhood!