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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Theerthapaleeswarar Temple

A day after our work at Manavur Temple, we were invited by the authorities of  Shri Theerthapaleeswarar Temple at Mylapore/Triplicane  to help them out in sprucing up the temple in connection with the Masi Maham Theerthavari festival.
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This ancient temple is one of the seven Saptha Sthana  Siva Temples of the Mylapore region.  The other six temples are:   Shri Karaneeswarar Temple, Shri Velleeswarar Temple, Shri Virupaksheeswara Temple, Shri Vaaleeswarar Temple,  Shri Malleeswarar Temple and Shri Kapaleeswarar Temple.  Sages Agasthiar and Athri have worshipped here. The temple has significance that when the seven deities of the Sapthasthana temples take bath in the sea during the Theerthavari festival in the tamil month of Masi, this deity takes the first place.

Our group has already done uzhavarappani at this temple during 2010 and 2011 and therefore much familiar with the temple and nature of work that we had to perform.  A group of about 30 members of our team went there on March 04, 2012(sunday) and did the work.  The following pictures depict the nature of work done by our members.

தீர்த்தவாரி உற்சவத்தில் கொண்டுவரப்படும் இறைவனின் வாகனங்களை துடைத்து சுத்தம் செய்யும் அடியார்கள்.

அழகான ஓவியங்கள் வரையப்பட்டுள்ள மண்டபத்தில் படிந்துள்ள ஒட்டடைகளை நீக்கும் பணி நடைபெறுகிறது
மகளிர் அணியினர் கோவில் பூஜை பாத்திரங்கள் மற்றும் விளக்குகளுக்கு மெருகூட்டுகின்றனர்

Dried leaves that have fallen on the roof-top of the mandapam are removed

Damaged flooring of the outer praharam is levelled by spreading  pit sand  first and  compressing it using water and granite roller over it later.


  1. lovely temple! commendable work done by the group in the pictures!

  2. Thank you ma'm for your views. We also invite you to take part in our activities, whenever you find it convenient.