Arulmigu Agatheeswarar Temple




Agastheeswarar Temple is located in Kolapakkam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Kolappaakkam is the temple of lord Shiva, known to be Agatheeswarar and Sri Vaakeesa Mahadhevar here in chennai. The temple is located 18 kms from chennai. Kolappaakkam temple is said to be one of the oldest temples of India, as it architechture dates back to 1300 years ago. The deity presiding in the temple is Lord Shiva but the prominence has been given to Sri Surya Bhagvan. As, it is believed that Sri Surya Bhagvan worshipped Lord shiva here and is one of the Navgrahas temple of Chennai which is devoted to Sri Surya Bhagwan. Similar to the legends, is the built of the temple, where Sri Surya Bhagwan’s shrine is facing the lord to the west while Sri Agatheeswarar is facing east. And the temple building is south facing, whereas, all the other important deities are facing towards Sri Surya Bhagwan, signifying the prominence of Sri Surya Bhagwan in the temple. Ambaal Sri Aanandhavalli, who is standing and also facing south same as the building is Lord Shiva’s the consociate. Loyal devotee Nandi is facing east towards Lord Shiva. This temple is said to be over 1300 years old. According to legend, Sri Surya Bhagavan had worshipped Lord Shiva at this temple. Sri Surya Bhagavan has a separate shrine inside this temple facing the Lord towards west. This temple is one of the Navagraha temples of Chennai devoted to Sri Surya Bhagavan. The Sun God is given prominence in this temple, where all important deities of the temples are facing Surya Bhagavan shrine.

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