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Sri Nallinakka Eswarar temple
 
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Moolavar: Nallinakka Eswarar
  Urchavar:
  Amman / Thayar: Deiva Nayaki
  Thala Virutcham: Palm tree, Vilwa, Eranjil
  Theertham: Thamarai Pushkarini, Shivan Kuttai
  Agamam / Pooja :
  Old year: 1000-2000 years old
  Historical Name:
  City: Eluchur
  District: Chennai
  State: Tamil Nadu
 
Singers:
     
   
     
 Festival:
     
  Monthly Pradoshams and Shivrathri in February-March are observed in the temple.  
     
 Temple's Speciality:
     
  The 2.5 feet tall presiding deity in His Shivalinga form appears majestically mounted on a broad Avudayar-peeta.  
     
Opening Time:
    
 The temple is open from 5.00 a.m. to 9.00 a.m. and from 4.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m. 
   
Address:
   
  Sri Nallinakka Eswarar Temple, Nama Shivaya Trust, 5/9, 2nd street, Ramakrishna Street, Chitlapakkam, Chennai-600 064. Phone: +91-044-2223 3857; 94443 49009; 94425 55187; 93806 34880  
   
Phone:
   
  +91 44 - 2223 3857, 94443 49009, 94425 55187, 93806 34880 
    
 General Information:
     
 

The temple in the Ezhuchur village is on a spacious land measuring about 2 acres amid an environment of pleasant greenery.  The place is noted for its people skilled in arts.  Every idol stands as a definition of beauty.  It is a place filled with the blessing of enlightened Mahatmas and donations of kings.  Lords Nardana Ganapathy, Dakshinamurthi Mahavishnu and Brahmma and Mother Vishnu Durga adore the Goshta.  The prakara is all divine with shrines of Lords Vinayaka, Kala Bhairava, Muruga with His consorts Valli and Deivanai, Chandikeswara and Sun.  The Adishtanam of the 54th pontiff of Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam His Holiness Sri Vysachala Maha Devendra Saraswathi Swamigal is in the temple.  Lord Mahavishnu with Mothers is behind the temple with Sri Anjaneya and Sri Garuda Bhagwan.

 
     
 
Prayers
    
  People pray to Lord Naalinakka Easwarar for lasting affinity between husband and wife with a loving atmosphere with all members in the family and with relatives and friends.  (The word Nallinakkam in Tamil means mutual co-operation with one another.  Lord of the temple – Nallinkka Easwarar – is the spring of this noble character flowing through the minds of devotees).   Devotees, especially singers,  pray for sweet voice.  They offer abishek to Lord with milk and honey to gain the boon.  Men and women facing adverse effects of Mars pray to Lord Muruga in the temple. 
    
Thanks giving:
    
  Devotees perform abishek to Lord and Mother with milk and honey and offer vastras. 
    
 Greatness Of Temple:
     
 
Mother Deiva Nayaki graces the devotees from a separate shrine right of the Maha Mandap facing south in Her standing posture.  The idol of Mother is so realistic in every aspect, the toes, nails, the folding in the sari, Her face full of compassion to all etc.  She is the destination for those facing delays in their marriage proposals.  They place the yellow thread at Her feet, light three ghee lamps and perform archanas.  After this prayer, they tie the yellow thread in the female palm tree – one of the sacred trees of the temple.  The wedding of the devotee will take place within 90 days, it is believed.  Those seeking child boon should light one ghee lamp in the other sacred tree Erenjil and 21 ghee lamps in Mother’s shrine and perform archanas.

Lord Muruga in the temple (the whole idol is made of a single stone) with His consorts Valli and Deivanai with the covering frame (Thiruvasi) around Him blesses the devotees sitting on his divine peacock vahan with one leg folded and one touching the ground.  He is assuring His devotees with boons and safety by two hands holding various weapons in other 10 hands. 
 
     
  Temple History:
     
 

King Veera Narasimha born to Narasa-Tippaji couple - of Vijayanagara dynasty donated some villages including Ezhuchur to the 54th Pontiff of Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam His Holiness Sri Vysachala Maha Devendra Saraswathi in the year 1429, according to a copper plate document found years back.  It is also believed that His Holiness stayed in this temple and attained salvation.  The Jeeva Samadhi of the Acharya is behind the shrine of Lord Nallinakka Easwarar as a proof of this fact.  Sri Maha Periaval – His Holiness Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswathi Swamigal of Kanchi Mutt came to know of these facts.  He also came to know that the temple was in a bad shape then.  He deputed a few of his disciples to study the condition of the temple and prepare plans for renovation.   Periaval told the disciples about the connections the Mutt had with the temple and asked them to prepare an estimate for the renovation adding that it was the duty of the mutt to undertake this project even at a huge cost.  The loyal disciples visited the temple and collected all information and prepared the estimate.  It was His ardent desire that the temple should come up majestically, but His dreams could not be achieved in his life time due to unknown reasons.  This was once a temple with a tall Rajagopuram.  Ezhuchur then had about 400 Brahmin families.  Large number of people from other places were thronging the temple for worship, according to history.

 
     
Special Features:
     
  Miracle Based: Presiding deity 2.5 feet tall Lord Nallinakka Easwarar appears majestically mounted on a broad Avudayar – Peeta.
 
     
 
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