Gangadeeswarar temple is one of the ancient temples of Chennai city, the city which is considered as the gateway to South India. Gangadeeswarar is the name of Lord Shiva in this temple. As Lord Shiva held the river Ganga on his head when it was falling from heaven to the earth, the Lord got the name 'Gangadeeswarar'. It is believed that the king Bhageerath who was trying to bring the river Ganga to the earth prayed to Lord Shiva and only then Shiva let the Ganges to flow down from his head. It is also believed that the site where the temple is located today is where the king Bhageerath prayed to Lord Shiva. gangadeeswarar temple. As per another legend, the king Bhagirath got a curse. As per the advice from the saint Narad, he installed 1008 Shiv Lings in various places. The site where he installed 1008th Shiv Linga is the current day's Gangadeeswarar temple. It is also believed that the place where he spilled Ganga water was formed as the temple tank. It is said that there are seven tanks in this temple complex, however only one is seen nowadays.Gangadeeswarar temple is a big temple built in the typical South Indian architectural style. It has a beautiful rajagopuram (tower), flag staff (dwajasthambha) and bali peeth. gangadeeswarar temple purasawalkam.Before you enter into the sanctum sanctorum, you can find the shrines of Siddhi Vinayak, Bala Subramanya and Vaideeswarar (Shiv Linga) along with Ganesha. purasawalkam gangadeeswarar koil purasawalkam gangadeeswarar temple purasawalkam gangadeeswarar temple
The sanctum sanctorum, which is facing the eastern direction has Gangadeeswarar in the form of small Shiv Linga. Near the main shrine, a separate shrine for the Goddess Pankajambal is found which is facing the south direction. Adjacent to the sanctum sanctorum, there is another shrine facing the east direction having Somaskanda idols.
|1.||Kalasanthi pooja||07.30 A.M|
|2.||Uchala kala Pooja||11.00 P.M|
|3.||Sayaratchai Pooja||04.30 P.M|
|5.||Ardhajama Pooja||09.00 P.M|
Morning : 05.00 AM To 12.30 P.M
Evening : 04.00 PM To 09.30 P.M
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