Aadhi Keseva Perumal temple, Mylapore - Chennai

About the temple

This temple is located in Mylapore (Near Chitra Kulam), the avatara sthalam of Peyazhwar. Adi keseva perumal temple and Vedantha desika devasthanam are adjacent to each other.

Keseva is supposed to have appeared here to free the rishi’s from Asuras and legend says that this perumal has given shapa vimochanam to sun and moon gods.

It is believed that some centuries back there was a rivulet –neerodai called Kairavani that bridged Mylapore with Triplicane. The priests sailed in neerodai from Mylapore to Triplicane to perform pooja to Lord Parthasarathy. To reiterate the connection that existed between the two localities Peiazhwar one of the 12 azhwars who incarnated in Mylapore visits Lord Parthasarathy every year and propitiates him. This event occurs in September every year.

Thus in Kairavani neerodai Peiazhwar incarnated on a Lily in the 7th century. .Since he incarnated in the neerodai a part of it has been converted into a well which is preserved till date. This holy well is in Arundale Street, Mylapore. Gardens, houses and other buildings have appeared on the other parts of the neerodai.

Thirukkovilur utsavam in tamil month of aypasi is celebrated in this temple.

Brahmotsavam is held during the tamil month of PANGUNI.

Every friday vilva archana is performed to mayuravalli thayar as it vouchsafes health wealth and longevity.

How to reach

Catch up a bus to Mylapore tank stop from any corner of chennai.. Take the South Mada street till u reach Chitrakulam. This temple is very near to chitra kulam in Mylapore and adjacent to Sri Vedantha Desika devasthanam. Thirumayilai is the nearest metro station.

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Adi Keseva perumal
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Kodhai ( Andal)
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