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.

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This gopuram represents the Tamilnadu type of architecture.

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

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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
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