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Sri Agatheeswarar temple
 
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Moolavar: Agatheeswarar
  Urchavar:
  Amman / Thayar: Anandavalli
  Thala Virutcham:
  Theertham:
  Agamam / Pooja :
  Old year: 500-1000 years old
  Historical Name:
  City: Nungambakkam
  District: Chennai
  State: Tamil Nadu
 
Singers:
     
   
     
 Festival:
     
  Purattasi Navarathri in September-October and Maha Shivrathri in February-March are the festivals celebrated in the temple.  
     
 Temple's Speciality:
     
  Only women carry the palanquin of Mother Shukravara Amman in this temple.  
     
Opening Time:
    
 The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 10.00 a.m. and from 5.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m. 
   
Address:
   
  Sri Anandavalli-Agatheeswarar temple, North Mada street, Sterling Road, Nungamabakkam, Chennai.  
   
Phone:
   
  +91 44 28270990 
    
 General Information:
     
 

Lord Agatheeswarar and Mother Anandavalli grace the devotees from their respective shrines.

 
     
 
Prayers
    
  Devotees pray here seeking boons for education, good positions, prosperity and wedding and it is their staunch belief that their prayers would bring them their expectations without fail.  
    
Thanks giving:
    
  Devotees perform abishek and aaradhanas to Mother Shukravara Amman, carry Her in palanquin and offer vastras. 
    
 Greatness Of Temple:
     
 

Though a Lord Shiva temple, Mother Shukravara Amman is the prominent deity here.  Though She has shrines in other Shiva temples, She is taken in procession in this temple only.

 
     
  Temple History:
     
  Planet Venus – Shukra worshipped Lord Shiva to regain his eye sight which he lost to Lord Maha Vishnu during His Vamana Avtar.  Mother Parvathi too was in penance on Lord at that time.  Lord Shiva was just thinking to whom His grace should go first.  Mother Parvathi was gracious to ask the Lord to offer His grace to Shukra first.  She told Shukra that the Friday (Shukravar) belonging to him should be transferred in Her favour and that he should not be adverse to Her devotees which Shukra readily agreed.  Thus, Mother Anandavalli became to be praised as Shukravara Amman.  
     
Special Features:
     
  Miracle Based: Only women carry the palanquin of Mother Shukravara Amman in this temple.
 
     
 
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