Melmaruvathur Adhi Parasakthi Temple

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Overview

Histry
 
There the current temple's sanctum sanctorum stands today, there was only a neem tree in the 1960s. Unlike every other neem tree, which bear bitter tasting fruit, this tree secreted and dripped a sweet nectar. Residents of that village found that they had an urge in their mind to taste this nectar whenever they passed by this tree. Since many passers reported of curing their illness and diseases after tasting this nectar, the word spread swiftly to entire village and its neighborhood. So it became a customary for these villagers to take a drop of this nectar to ailing friends and relatives. They treated this as a medicinal tree and protected it from grazing cattle and wood cutters.
 
In 1966, a severe storm uprooted this neem tree, which exposed the Swayambu underneath to the villagers for the first time. Swayambu means A self emerging, naturally formed oval shaped object (carved of rock). People built a small hut on top of this Swayambu and conducted poojas (prayer rituals) to it.
 
This place is known as Siddhar Peetam (Siddhar in Tamil language means enlightened or evolved souls. Peetam means throne. Thus Siddhar Peetam means The Throne of Evolved Souls or Great Spiritual Masters/Gurus) where 21 Siddhars are laid in Jeeva Samaadhi.
 
Swayambu alone was worshipped for many years. The idol of Mother Adhi para sakthi was installed later in the sanctum sanctorum on November 25, 1977. The idol of beautiful Mother is three feet tall, seated on thousand-petal lotus seat, with her right leg folded and the left leg resting on the lotus petals. The thousand petal lotus has significance in meditation. In this idol form, She holds the bud of a lotus in her right hand, the mudhra (sign) of knowledge in her left hand and with her hair plait and knotted upwards like a crown.
 
Arulmigu Adhiparasakthi Siddhar Peetam is situated at Melmaruvathur, 92 km from Chennai (Formerly known as Madras) in the southern state of Tamil Nadu, India. This is the place where 21 Siddhars (saints) men as well as women from different religion, had their Jeeva-Samadhis (meaning, where the Siddhars left their human forms behind, while they are still alive as holy spirits). Here in Melmaruvathur Adiparashakti Siddhar Peetam, the divine mother Adhi para sakthi transmigrates into Arulthiru Bangaru Adigalar thereby promoting spirituality and devotion.
 
Train Timing
 
.1 Beach — Tambaram
1.2 Tambaram — Chengalpattu
1.3 Beach — Melmaruvathur
1.4 Beach — Villupuram
1.5 Melmaruvathur — Villupuram
Two service from Chennai Beach to Melmaruvathur at 08:30 and 11:10
Two services from Melmaruvathur to Chennai Beach at 15:30 and 17:50
Two services from Melmaruvathur to Villupuram at 11:40 and 13:15
Two services from Villupuram to Melmaruvathur at 13:45 and 15:10

Location

Country
India
State
Tamil Nadu
City
Kanchipuram
Location
Melmaruvathur
Address
Melmaruvathur Adhi Parasakthi Temple, Melmaruvathur, Kanchipuram, Tamilnadu.
Contact Info
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Near Cities
Nearest Bus Terminal
Melmaruvathur
Nearest Railway Station
Melmaruvathur (MLMR)
Nearest Airport
Chennai International Airport
IN
latitude : 12.990005490 longitude :80.169296260
Corporation : Chennai
GPS Code : VOMM
Open Year
500years old

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