Lord Lakshmi Narasimhar

Chennai Om Sri Skandasramam has installed a gigantic panchaloka idol of Sri Maha Sudarshana Murthy (Chakarathazhwar) with Lakshmi Narasimhar measuring about 18 feet.


At Chennai Om Sri Skandasramam Sri Narasimhar has his consort Mahalakshmi Thayar in his left lap and is holding her. Bhaktha Prahlada is in his right hand side standing and worshipping Sri Lakshmi Narasimhar.

Special Days : Swati Nakshatram

Lord Mahasudarshanamurthy

Chennai Om Sri Skandasramam has installed a gigantic panchaloka idol of Sri Maha Sudarshana Murthy (Chakarathazhwar) with Lakshmi Narasimhar measuring about 18 feet. The speciality of this idol is that it has Sri Sudarshana Murthy on the obverse and Sri Lakshmi Narasimhar (along with his consort Sri Lakshmi) on the reverse. It is generally Yoga Narasimhar who is found in the reverse. Sudharshana Chakra is regarded as the primary weapon of Lord Vishnu. It is even believed to be the incarnation of the Lord himself.


Around this sannidhi are installed the images of the Dasavatharas or the 10 avatars of Lord Vishnu.

Special Days – Chitirai Nakshatram

Lord Nandikeswarar

In the Chennai Om Sri Skandasramam the 5 feet Lord Nandikeswarar has been installed.


Lord Nandikeswarar, the divine vehicle of Lord Shiva, is depicted facing the sanctum.

Special day : Pradosham

Lord Mahasahasralingamurthy

Chennai Om Skandasramam has installed the Maha Sahasralinga Murthy, which is 1007 lingams carved in a huge gigantic lingam making it a total of 1008 lingams. This stone image stands about 9 and a 1/2 feet in height.


This gopuram represents the Tamilnadu type of architecture.

Special day : Pradhosham, Maha Sivarathri, Iyypasi Pournami, Tiruvadirai.


Goddess Astadasabhuja Durga Parameswari

Sri Astadasabuja Durga Parameswari is the very embodiment of Maha Shakthi and is installed as a 6 feet idol. She is the Universal Mother full of Benevolence and Grace and yet assumes the form of the Protector of the down trodden. Her 18 hands hold different weapons, including the trident of Lord Shiva, the discus of Lord Vishnu, the conch of Varuna, the bow and arrows of Vayu, the Vajra of Indra etc. Her vehicle is the lion. She resides in the Southern part, at the back of Maha Sahasralingamurthy in this temple facing the North side.


This gopuram represents the Tamilnadu type of architecture.

Special day : Krishna Paksha Astami, Aadi Pooram, Aadi Velli, Thai Velli

Lord Ayyapan

Sri Dharma Shastha is well known as Harihara Suthan – the son of Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu (in His avatar as Mohini). Lord Ayyapan is the protector of Dharma and Rigteousness, and is the destroyer of evil. His right hand shows the Gnana Mudra which represents knowledge and his Left hand shows the Vara Mudra which represents the granting of boons. He is the guardian of Dharma in this world. Chennai Om Sri Skandasramam has a huge 7 foot image of Lord Ayyapa the giver of infinite boons, in a sitting posture and made up of five kinds of metal called the panchaloka. He is positioned in the East facing the Astadasabhuja Durga.


The structure of the gopuram is like the Kerala type of model. To his right is installed the Kanni Moolai Ganapathy.

Special day : Every Month Uttira Nakshatram & Makarasankaranthi

Sri Chakra Poorna Maha Meru

In Hindu mythology Goddess Shakti is personified as the Sri Chakra Poorna Maha Meru. At Chennai Om Sri Skandasramam, the four deities face the 4 cardinal directions and in front of them, at the centre, is installed the Sri Chakra Poorna Maha Meru in Panchaloka and is 5 ½ feet in height. It is believed that all the devathas have emerged from the Meru and that Goddess Shakti herself resides in the form of Shrividhya at the Bindu (top of the Meru).


This gopuram represents the Tamilnadu type of architecture. All the gopurams are installed according to the Veda Sastra.

Special day : Navavarna Pooja: Astami, Navami, Chaturdasi, Full Moon Day & New Moon Day

Goddess Ugra Prathiyankira Devi

Facing the Sannidhi of Lord Veera Sarabeswara is the 12-foot panchaloka icon of Goddess Ugra Prathiyankara also known as Atharvana Bhadrakali. She is also referred to as Aparajitha – the invincible. She is believed to have emerged from the fire emanating from the third eye of Lord Sarabeswarar. It was Goddess Prathiyankara who aided in subsiding the anger of Lord Narasimha. She is lion – faced and is seated on a lion. Her four hands bear a noose in the form of a snake, trident, hand-drum and bowl (kabaala paathram). She wears a garland of skulls. In this Kali yuga, where evil is manifest in varied forms, Goddess Prathiyankara is regarded as the saviour of mankind, alleviating the sufferings of humanity. She possesses the power to offset the influences of black magic. Though fearsome in appearance, she is the very embodiment of benevolence and grace to her devotees.

Navadurgas `Sri Sailaputri, Sri Brahmacharini, Chandrakande, Kushmande, Skandamatha, Kathayayini, Kalarathri, Mahagauri and Sidhithathri’ are installed around this sannadi. This gopuram represents the Tamilnadu type of architecture.

Special day : New Moon Day,Ashtami

Lord Dattatreyar

Born as the son of the great sage Athri and his wife Anusuya, Lord Dattatreya is the very embodiment of the Trinity – Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva. The Veda says that the Trinity are the different forms of the one and only Supreme Being and Lord Dattatreya stands as a classic representative of this profound truth. He is the primordial symbolization of the Supreme Truth and Reality. He is the one of the ultimate manifestations of the divine in a tripartite form representing Creation, Sustenance and Withdrawl. Lord Dattatreya has 3 heads and 6 hands. His hands weild a trident, rosary, lotus, discus, conch and a water-pot. He is represented as a Sannyasi and stands for the principles of detachment and renunciation. His 4 watch dogs are the 4 Vedas. The stone idol of Lord Dattatreya is installed as a 15 feet idol in the `Agni Moolai’ in between East and South in this temple right opposite Panchamukha Heramba Ganapathy. He is revered as the divine preceptor or the Guru and is the fountainhead of the Avadhuta Tradition. He is the bestower of Bhakti and Mukthi on his devotees.


Around this sannadhi Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu and Lord Siva are installed. This gopuram represents the Orissa type of architecture.

Special day : Full Moon Day & Dattatreyar Jyanthi

Lord Sri Swaminatha Swami

It is significant that Lord Swaminatha Swamy (Skanda) is enshrined facing the Universal Mother, Bhuvaneshwari. The icon of Skanda stands in great splendour at a height of 12 feet. All the deities at Chennai Om Sri Skandasramam are colossal to enable the devotee to see the eyes and feet clearly and thereby obtain their complete grace.


Around this sannadhi are installed the different forms of Lord Muruga in the `Arupadai veedu’ – Swamimalai, Tirutani, Tiruparankundram, Palani, Pazhamudircholai, Tiruchendor apart from Murugan of Kadirkamam, Balamurugam and Lord Subramanya swami. This gopuram represents the Tamilnadu type of architecture.

Special day : Every Month Krithigai, Kanda shasti, Vaikasi Visakam, Thai Poosam, Panguni Uthiram, & Aadi Krithigai. Every Tuesday Special Sahasranamam astotaram.