Sri Thiruvudai Amman Sri Manangeeswarar Temple of Devi / Shakti in the form of Parvathi Melur Road, Ponneri - Thiruvottiyur High Way, Minjur-601203

Visiting this temple in the Full moon day morning is considerd as auspicious and will full fill the wishes of the devotees.

Temple Etiquette

  • Footwear not allowed inside

    Footwear not allowed inside
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    Footwear to be left outside the temple. In summer be careful of the hot paving stones.

  • Prasad and donation

    Prasad and donation
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    Use your right hand to accept prasad and give donations. The left hand is considered unclean in India.

  • Dress conservatively

    Dress conservatively
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    Avoid shorts, skirts, tanktops and do not expose legs.

  • Avoid cellphones

    Avoid cellphones
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    Use of cell phones is restricted normally. Photography is restricted in some temples.

  • Circumambulation or pradakshina

    Circumambulation or pradakshina
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    Devotees are to walk around the sanctum sanctorum in a clockwise direction


About Sri Thiruvudai Amman Sri Manangeeswarar Temple

Sri Thirumanangeeswarar Thiruvudai Amman Temple is a Hindu temple located in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

This temple is one of the Three Sakthi Temples in Chennai.

Sri Thiruvudai Amman is known as Ichchaa Sakthi (the devi who will fulfill devotees wishes).
Sri Vadivudai Amman Temple in Tiruvottiyur, known as Gnaana Sakthi (the devi who will bless us with Gananam)
Sri Kodiyidai Amman Temple in Thirumullaivoyal, known as Kriyaa Sakthi (the Devi who assists us in all our actions).

The temples for these three sakthis are located near Chennai. It is considered auspicious to get darshan of all three sakthis one after the other on the same day, especially on a full moon day and if possible on a full moon day which falls on a Friday.

Sri Thiruvudai Amman Temple - In the morning
Sri Vadivudai Amman Temple - In afternoon
Sri Kodiyidai Amman Temple - In the evening.

For having playfully closed the eyes of Lord Siva for three seconds and thus darkening the world he cursed his consort Goddess Parvati to be borne in the world thrice (Icha Sakthi, Gnana Sakthi and Kriya Sakthi) after which he will appear and marry her again. This is the story behind the three temples.

The divine wedding is also believed to have happened here.

This place was once a forest filled with trees and shrubs with sweet-smelling flowers and was known as Suganda Vanam (Suganda- sweet smelling, Vanam-forest).

A rich man found his cow showering its milk into a shrub which was in the form of a Sivalingam and a snake consuming the milk and going inside. He covered this Swayambu Lingam (self-occurring) with an armour and started worshiping the Lord as Sungandavaneswaran.

In due course the name changed to Thirumanangeesar

This temple is built during the Pallava period.

People visit this temple during new moon day along with Vadiudai Amman Temple(Thiruvottriyur) and Aruludai Amman Temple(Thiru mullaivayal).

People belive that the gods were sisters and they meet at a mid point diring the full moon day. 

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