The Kamakshi Amman Temple of Mangadu is a Hindu temple in Mangadu, a suburb of Chennai, India. The term Mangadu means "Mango Forests or Mango Grooves" and as the term implies this must have been a thickly wooded Mango groove in times of yore. mangadu kamakshi mangadu kamakshi mangadu kamakshi mangadu kamakshi. In this Mangadu the Goddess Sri Kamakshi came and started her penance standing on the PANCHAGNI in the midst of forest of Mango trees. Then Lord Siva appeared before Goddess Kamakshi and married her at Kancheepuram. In the same way, if any unmarried Girl, comes and offers vows to Sri Kamakshi, she gets married very soon. mangadu kamakshi amman temple mangadu kamakshi amman temple mangadu kamakshi amman. A little away from Mangadu is the temple of Lord Velleeswarar. Velli is the name of planet Venus-Shukra. As in the Kanjanur Shukrapureeswarar temple, this temple is of Shukra importance. Mother Kamakshi is the important deity in Mangadu and Kancheepuram. Similarly, Velleeswarar is the main deity in this temple. Only the feet of Mother are installed here.Lord Ganapathi is holding paddy stalks and mango in His hands. These are offered as nivedhana to Lord Vinayaka in the faith that farm yields would be in plenty. Another Vinayaka in the Goshta appears with an umbrella and a mango.
Mangadu is known for the temple of 'Tapas Kamakshi" or the Kamakshi( The Goddess) performing penance. This is the place where the goddess performed her penance to marry and re-unite with Lord Shiva. All 32 types of Dharmic rituals were performed here by the goddess.The mythology is that when Lord Shiva and Parvati where in Mount Kailash the Goddess playfully closed the eyes of the Lord Shiva and as a result the whole universe fell into eternal darkness.
|1||Ushakkalam Pooja||05.00 A.M|
|2||Kalasanthi Pooja||09:00 A.M|
Morning : 05.00 AM To Evening : 10.00 PM
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