About the temple
Originally, Chenna Keseva temple was located at the current location of Madras High Court. The British East India Company demolished the temple and later, due to public outcry they donated some land and money to build the current temple. Manali Muttukrishna Mudaliar built the temple at Devaraja Mudali Street in Sowcarpet in 1757 and also built the Chenna Malleeswarar temple for Shiva.
It is also believed that Chennai got its name from these twin temples.
The temple has the main shrine dedicated to Chenna Kesavar and His consort Sengamalavalli Thayar Other Sannidhis:- Anjeneya, Vishvaksenar, Garudan, Venugopalan, Rama, Andal and the Azhwars and Acharyas.
At the Chenna Malleeswarar Temple there are shrines for Vinayaka, Subramania, Navagrahas, Somaskandar and Chandikeswarar. The Goddess here is known as Brahmarambikai.All the 64 Saivite saints are enshrined here. So is Lord Dakshinamurthy, God of Learning, who is seated beneath a banyan tree carved in stone. There are shrines for Bhikshandanar, Natarajar and other deities.
How to reach
Temple is situated in the heart of the old city area sowcarpet .
Daily Poojas :Kaala Pooja 05:00 A.M
Uchchikaala Pooja 12:00 P.M
Saayaratchai Pooja 06:00 P.M
Dharshan Timings :Morning 05:00 A.M to Night 08:00 P.M
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