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Sri Dakshinamurthy Swami temple
Moolavar: Dakshinamurthy
  Urchavar: -
  Amman / Thayar: -
  Thala Virutcham: -
  Theertham: -
  Agamam / Pooja : Shivagama
  Old year: 500 years old
  Historical Name: -
  City: Tiruvottriyur
  District: Tiruvallur
  State: Tamil Nadu
  Chitra Poornima in April-May and Jupiter transit days.  
 Temple's Speciality:
  This is a temple dedicated to Lord Dakshinamurthy facing north. Lord holds Agni (fire) in the right hand, serpent in the left, pressing Muyalagan the symbol f ignorance. Traditionally, only four Maharshis – Sanaka, Sanatana, Sananthana and Sanatkumarar are with the Lord. There are 18 Maharshis around the Lord in this temple, a rare form. There is an elephant worshipping near the Lord on the Peeta.  
Opening Time:
  The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and from 4.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m. On Thursdays, the temple is open from 5.00 a.m. to 9.00 p.m. continuously.  
  Sri Dakshinamurthyswami Temple, Tiruvottriyur, Chennai-600 019.  
  +91 9884190129 
 General Information:

There is Banalinga in the front hall of the temple.  Pujas are performed to Banalinga when it is performed to Lord Dakshinamurthy.  Acharyas Adi Sankara and Veda Vyasa are the procession deities.  Special pujas are performed to Maharshi Veda Vyasa on Chitra Poornima day.  Lord Panchamukha Vinayaka graces on a Lion vehicle in a shrine left of the presiding deity.  The significance is that all faces of Lord Vinayaka are on a single direction.  Another Vinayaka graces sitting under the Arasa Maram in the prakara-corridor.  Lord Thyagaraja Temple is near this temple.  Special pujas are performed to Lord Dakshinamurthy on Thursdays.  Special Homas and Shiva related Rudra Japa Mantra Pujas are performed with special abisheks on Jupiter transit days.


Those buying land and building use to place the bricks in the form of a house in the temple before concluding the deal.  Those seeking excellence in education, arts, literature and music pray to the Lord.  For removal of obstacles in wedding efforts, devotees light lamps in lime cups with ghee on Sundays between 4.30 p.m. and 6.00 p.m.  They also offer garlands made of a particular cereal called Kondai Kadalai and ghee lamps in Lord Dakshinamurthy shrine.

Thanks giving:
  Realizing their wishes, devotees perform abishek to Lord with milk, panchamirtham and offer yellow vastras-clothing. 
 Greatness Of Temple:

This is sacred place dedicated with Guru-Jupiter worship facing north, the direction of Kubera the Lord of Wealth.  It is believed that worshipping here benefits the devotee with all prosperity.

  Temple History:

There was a Siddha living in this region running a school to teach Vedas to students.  He made an idol of Lord Dakshinamurthy, the origin of Vedas.  Traditionally, Lord Dakshinamurthy is seen facing South.  Rarely, He is facing North, thus making this place more sacred as Vada Guru Sthalam –North Jupiter Land.  The installation of the deity is on the basis of Jupiter facing north among the nine planets.

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