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This wonderful temple is located in Chennai on the way from Saidapet towards Pallikaranai.
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==Legend==
  
'''Legend'''
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Sometime during Threthayugam, an [[Asura]] by name Somugasura stole all the 4 [[Vedas]] and kept them under his custody.To retrieve them Lord [[Vishnu]] took the incarnation - Matsyavatar and killed the demon, retrieved the [[Vedas]] and handed them over to [[Brahma]]. As the [[Vedas]] were under the [[Asura]]’s custody, these were affected by [[Asura]] Dhosha. As per [[Brahma]]’s advice all 4 [[Vedas]] came to this Kshethra, installed the Murthy of [[Lord Shiva]] and worshiped Him.
During Threthayugam, an Asura by name Somugasura stole away all the 4 Vedas and kept them under his custody, for which Lord Vishnu took Matsyavatar and killed the demon and retrieved the Vedas and handed them over to Brahma. As the Vedas were under the Asura’s custody, there were caught by Asura Dhosha. As per Brahma’s advice all 4 Vedas came to this Kshethra, installed the Murthy of Lord Shiva and worshipped Him.
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According to another legend, in Dwaparayugam, lived Markandeya, son of Sage Mrigandu and an ardent [[Shiva]] Bhaktha. As Markandeya’s life span was determined to be 16 years, [[Yama]] came to him on completion of that period, to take his life away. Frightened, the young boy hugged the [[Shiva]] Linga surrendering to [[Lord Shiva]]. [[Yama]] threw his rope (Paasakkayiru in Thamizh) on Markandeya which fell on him as well as Lord [[Shiva]]’s idol. By this act of his, [[Lord Shiva]] got angry with Yama and took off his Dhanda (Yama’s weapon). Yama, as per Sage Naradha’s advice came to Vedasreni and formed [[a]] Theertham (Pond) and worshiped [[Lord Shiva]] here. Hence, the temple pond here is known as Yama Theertham.
  
As 4 Vedas worshipped here the place here came to be known asVedasreni, which is today’s Velachery. It is also beleived that, as these Vedas and many other sages performed Yagnas (Velvi in Tamil) here, the place got it's name as Velvichery which turned out to be Velachery today.
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As Yama worshiped to get back his weapon (Dhanda), [[Lord shiva|Lord Shiva]] here is called as Dhandeeswarar.  
  
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==Deity==
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The presiding Godess is Karunambigai. [[Yoga]] Dhakshinamurthy is also present here in an unusual posture. Other [[deities]] are Sri Chandrasekarar, Sri Mahalakshmi, Sri Saraswarthi, Sri Subramanyar, Sri Brahma, Godess [[Durga]], Mahavishnu, Lord Sokkanathar and Meenakshi, Sri Vaitheeswarar and Sri Mahavishnu.
  
According to another legend, in Dwaparayugam, lived Markandeya, son of Sage Mrigandu and an ardent Shiva Bhaktha. As Markandeya’s life span was determined to be 16 years, Yama came to him on time to take his life away. Frightened young boy hugged the Shiva Linga surrendering to Lord Shiva. Yama threw his rope (Paasakkayiru in Thamizh) on Markandeya which fell on him as well as Lord Shiva’s idol. By this act of his, Lord Shiva got angry with Yama and took off his Dhanda (Yama’s weapon). Yama, as per Sage Naradha’s advice came to Vedasreni and formed a Theertham (Pond) and worshipped Lord Shiva here. Hence, the temple pond here is known as Yama Theertham.
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==Celebrations==
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Pradhosham days are celebrated well in this temple.  
  
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==History & Location==
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The temple is believed to be built during the 11th century. Many inscriptions of Chola Dynasty during 11th Century are seen here.
  
As Yama worshipped to get back his weapon (Dhanda), Lord Shiva here is called as Dhandeeswarar. The temple is believed to be built during the 11th century. Many inscriptions of Chola Dynasty during 11th Century are seen here. This ancient temple is located on the Velachery Road. Godess is Karunambigai. Yoga Dhakshinamurthy is present here in unusual posture. Other deities are Sri Chandrasekarar, Sri Mahalakshmi, Sri Saraswarthi, Sri Subramanyar, Sri Brahma, Godess Durga, Mahavishnu, Lord Sokkanathar and Meenakshi, Sri Vaitheeswarar and Sri Mahavishnu.
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As 4 Vedas together worshiped here, the place came to be known as Vedasreni, which is today’s Velachery. It is also believed that, since these Vedas and many other sages had performed Yagnas (Velvi in Tamil) here, the place got it's name as Velvichery which turned out to Velachery of today.
  
 
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This ancient temple is located on the Velachery Road in Chennai on the way from Saidapet towards Pallikaranai.
Pradhosham days are celebrated well in this temple. Though along the main road, the temple has a very calm ambience and one can feel the divine vibrations here.
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Latest revision as of 05:04, 19 December 2016

By Saravanan Iyer


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Legend

Sometime during Threthayugam, an Asura by name Somugasura stole all the 4 Vedas and kept them under his custody.To retrieve them Lord Vishnu took the incarnation - Matsyavatar and killed the demon, retrieved the Vedas and handed them over to Brahma. As the Vedas were under the Asura’s custody, these were affected by Asura Dhosha. As per Brahma’s advice all 4 Vedas came to this Kshethra, installed the Murthy of Lord Shiva and worshiped Him.

According to another legend, in Dwaparayugam, lived Markandeya, son of Sage Mrigandu and an ardent Shiva Bhaktha. As Markandeya’s life span was determined to be 16 years, Yama came to him on completion of that period, to take his life away. Frightened, the young boy hugged the Shiva Linga surrendering to Lord Shiva. Yama threw his rope (Paasakkayiru in Thamizh) on Markandeya which fell on him as well as Lord Shiva’s idol. By this act of his, Lord Shiva got angry with Yama and took off his Dhanda (Yama’s weapon). Yama, as per Sage Naradha’s advice came to Vedasreni and formed a Theertham (Pond) and worshiped Lord Shiva here. Hence, the temple pond here is known as Yama Theertham.

As Yama worshiped to get back his weapon (Dhanda), Lord Shiva here is called as Dhandeeswarar.

Deity

The presiding Godess is Karunambigai. Yoga Dhakshinamurthy is also present here in an unusual posture. Other deities are Sri Chandrasekarar, Sri Mahalakshmi, Sri Saraswarthi, Sri Subramanyar, Sri Brahma, Godess Durga, Mahavishnu, Lord Sokkanathar and Meenakshi, Sri Vaitheeswarar and Sri Mahavishnu.

Celebrations

Pradhosham days are celebrated well in this temple.

History & Location

The temple is believed to be built during the 11th century. Many inscriptions of Chola Dynasty during 11th Century are seen here.

As 4 Vedas together worshiped here, the place came to be known as Vedasreni, which is today’s Velachery. It is also believed that, since these Vedas and many other sages had performed Yagnas (Velvi in Tamil) here, the place got it's name as Velvichery which turned out to Velachery of today.

This ancient temple is located on the Velachery Road in Chennai on the way from Saidapet towards Pallikaranai.