Kanchi Mahaswamigal offers “Yantras” and Sringeri Mahaswamigal installs Them!

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Sri Anantha Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Adyar.

This divine interplay between the two Periyavas transpired for Sri Anantha Padmanabhaswamy temple in Adyar, Madras; and Pudhu Periyava has performed two Mahakumbabhishekams here!


Ever since the formation of two the colonies of Gandhinagar and Kasturibanagar, many residents therein expressed a keen desire to have a place of worship near at hand. At the above meeting the residents met informally expressed the view that a temple in a centre place of Adyar to be brought forth with the co-operation of all concerned.

On 12th December, 1956 a society by name Adyar Hindu Religious Society was formed at the residence of Sri. A. R. Narayana Rao, #2, 2nd Crescent Park road, Gandhinagar, Adyar.

A committee led by Sri. A.R. Narayana Rao approached His Highness Maharaja of Travancore, Sri Padmanabha Daasa Chithirai Thirunaall at the palace in Adyar and requested him to allot a place in his vast compound near the bus stand for constructing the temple. His highness promptly encouraged the idea that the temple and suggested that it be situated in an independent premises outside the palace and that he would himself provide necessary funds to purchase a site. Accordingly the above society received a cheque for Rs. 7500 from His Highness to enable the committee to obtain a suitable site and establish a temple dedicated to Sri Anantha Padmanabha Swamy.

His Highness Maharaja of Travancore agreed very kindly to donate the image or Vigaraha of Sri Anantha Padmanabha Swamy as it existed as the replica of Sri Anantha Padmanabha Swamy of Trivandrum.

His Holiness Shankaracharya Mahaswamigal of Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam visited the site, blessed the venture and consecrated the spot. It was also his desire that there may be only one temple that the main shrine to be dedicated to Sri Anantha Padmanabha Swamy as portrayed exactly in Trivandrum.


With immense pleasure and grace, Sri Kanchi Sri Sri Paramacharial offered powerful “yanthras” for the temple which was installed by Sri Sringeri SriSaradha Peedathipathi Sri Sri Abhinava Vidyatheertha Mahaswamigal during the installation of the main deities in 1962 (the 1st MahaKumbhabhishekam of the temple).


On September 6th, 1976, MahaKumbhabhishekam was conducted by Sri Sakatapuram Sri Vidya Peedathipathi Sri Sri Ramachandranandha Theertha MahaSwamigal.


On July 11th, 1988, Maha Kumbhabhishekam was conducted by Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peedathipathi Sri Sri Jayendra Saraswathi MahaSwamigal.


On February 11th, 2001, MahaKumbhabhishekam was conducted by Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peedathipathi Sri Sri Jayendra Saraswathi MahaSwamigal.



In 2011, Sri VittalDas Mahraj, opened the newly crafted Golden Doors of the Moolavar SriPadhmanaba Sannidhi.

On January 5, 2012 (SriVaikunda Ekadesi), Parama Poojya Jagadguru Sri Sankaracharya Swamiji Sri Sri SwayamPrakasa Sachidananda Saraswathi Sri SharadaLakshmi Narasimha Peetam, Hariharapuram, opened the newly crafted Golden Swargavasal Doors.

With the blessings of Sringeri Jagadguru Sri Sri Bharathi Theertha Swamigal and Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peedathipathi Sri Sri Jayendra Saraswathi MahaSwamigal, in this Golden Jubilee year of SriAnantha Padmanabh`a Swamy Temple, the 5th Jeernodharana Ashtabandandhana MahaKumbabhishekam will be consecrated on Friday – 1st June 2012 at 9-35 am in the Divine presence and at the Golden hands of PARAMA POOJYA JAGADGURU SRI SANKARACHARYA SWAMIJI SRI SRI SWAYAM PRAKASA SACHIDANANDA SARASWATHI SRI SHARADALAKSHMI NARASIMHA PEETAM, HARIHARAPURAM.


Sri Anantha Padmanabhaswamy Temple
2, 2nd Main Road, Gandhi Nagar, Adyar, Chennai – 600 020 Phone : 2441 2529, 2441 3995 E-mail : apstemple@gmail.com

The temple is constructed with dvajasthambam resembling the olden temples build by the ancient kings. The sannathi’s of Perumal, Vinayaga, Garuda, Anjaneya, Navagraha, Sudarshana, Lakshmi Narasimha, Asta Dasa Buja Maha Durga are available at the temple.

Brahmorsavam is conducted every year for 9 days during the Tamil Masi month. A broad Kanchi Mahaswamy Anantha mandapa has been constructed recently. Every year musical, dance programs, religious lectures and Navarathri celebrations are conducted in this mandapa. This mandapa has facilities to conduct all good events.

The main deity is installed based on the principles of vaitheegam. The temple rounds are conducted on thiruvona natchathra day of every month.

The golden chariot is completed and the daily ritual of golden chariot inner rounding is performed on a daily basis. The main deity and the other sannathi’s in the temple, Shri Garuda, Shri Sudarshana, Shri Lakshmi Narasimha, Shri Asta Buja Durga Devi, Shri Anjayneya and Navagraha has golden kavasam. Shri Ista siddhi vinayaga has a silver kavasam studded with American diamond.

The Dvajasthambam has been done on teak from Kerala with sembu covering coated with gold.

Mylapore Academy, Chennai has recently awarded the cleanest temple in city award. This temple is an example for the cleanliness. Devotees are happy because of the beauty and calmness in the temple.


1) Heard about this temple in the Experiences of Shri Suri Rajah Iyer with Mahaswamigal here at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pNoHLzvXJ80!, thanks a million Suri Sir, your experiences especially that one in 1975 in Kalavai was hair rising to say the least! Infinitely blessed you and your family are.

2) http://www.templepedia.in/temples/sri-anantha-padmanabhaswamy-temple-thiruvananthapuram

3) http://www.ananthapadmanabhaswamytemple.org/

Another one of those numerous temples with His Blessings!

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11 replies

  1. This is a very cheap advertisement on behalf of Temple Authorities Of SRI ANANDHA PADMANABHA SWAMI TEMPLE ADAYAR, CHENNAI . to please the Acharyal of Sringeri Sharadha Peetam.,replacing the name of the hall changing overnight from Kanchi Maha Periyavaal to Sringeri Acharyal and also even removed the photos of our Kanchi Maha Periyavaal shows there over exceeding Bhakthi breaking the dam “RAJAVAI VEDA PERIYA RAJABHAKTHI” As far as our MahaPeriyavaal is concerned He is the incarnation of Lord Sri Sampa Parameswara only. The Whole world is his cradle.When every thing is his own.Then there is no need of a hall in his name at this temple, is decided by the Temple Authorities .Hara Hara Sankara Jaya Jaya Sankara

  2. Jaya Jaya Shankara, Hara Hara Shankara! Om Nama Shivaya! Om Namo NaaraayaNaaya! Advaitham Sathyam!

  3. I expect comment from the great politician sudharsan

  4. It is an excellent temple, but unfortunately, one very untoward event took place last year – the Kanchi Mahaswamy Anantha mandapam (as mentioned above) which is a hall dedicated to the memory of Mahaperiyava was renamed overnight as “Jagadguru Abhinava Vidyatirtha Pravachana Hall” in view of the visit of the Sringeri Swamigal during His visit to that temple while camping in Chennai. Wonder what the temple authorities achieved by this wrongful act; were they trying to please the Sringeri Swamigal by ensuring there was no trace of any Kanchi Acharyas within the temple premises?

    Many other temples and sabhas too underwent a major transformation of hiding/removal of pictures of Kanchi Acharyas during the Sringeri Swamigal’s visit to their premises. Cheap indeed!!

  5. There is a missing link with regard to Kumbabhishekam golden jubliee year Kumbabishekam the correct tense would have been had been consecrated by His Holiness Sankaravharya swamigal Hariharapura and not as will be consecrated .

  6. There is also a story by Ramani Anna, who with the blessings of Maha periyava undertook a trip to Dakshin Kannada. Periyava ordered the troup to head first to Sringeri and then visit other places. But due to certain circumstances they took a different route and the Breaks system started malfunctioning. They prayed to Mahaperiyava and decided to goto to Shringeri first. The bus started moving again and when they arrived at Shringeri, You must read the what SANNIDHANAM had to say. This story had come in Shakti Vikatan

  7. dear mahesh : God Bless you. We are all blessed to read such interesting and unknown info through you.
    Thanks a lot.

  8. U N I Q U E even in DEVOTION leading towards DIVINE thoughts as well as Ambience….

  9. dear suresh we people are very much blessed to be near this temple. we used to do bhajans (thiruppugazh) during festivals and chant Narayaneeyam.

    this is a beautiful temple and you said very clean. the pujaris here do all puja with shraddha. pradosha pooja is done here as Linga prathishta below the hastam of Perumal. during masi makam swamy is taken for samudra snanam. thanks for sharing


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