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Saturday 19th of June 2021

Gnanasundara Vinayagar Temple Mylapore – History, Timings, Festivals & Address!


Gnanasundara Vinayagar Temple Mylapore Chennai

🛕 Gnanasundara Vinayagar Temple is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Ganesha located at Mylapore in Chennai City in Tamilnadu. This is a 400 years old popular Temple. The temple is located at the junction of the St Mary’s Road and Ramakrishna Math Road.

Gnanasundara Vinayagar Temple Mylapore Chennai Legends

🛕 The main deity here was once lying along other stones at the Dharga in Ramakrishna Math road. When Arcot Nawab was going through this route, his horse was tied to this stone but the horse got the Valippu. When the horse was untied, it came back to normalcy but when it was tied again to the stone, it got the Valippu again. They then identified the stone as the Vinayagar idol and this temple was built.

Gnanasundara Vinayagar Temple Mylapore Chennai

🛕 This temple is dedicated to Lord Ganesha (Vinayagar). This small temple also has the idols of Annamalai in the form of Shiva Linga, Unnamalai, Murugan with Valli and Devasena, Durga, Nagathamman, Saneeswara and Navagraha. This temple is around 400 years old.

How to Reach Gnanasundara Vinayagar Temple Mylapore Chennai?

🛕 The Temple is located at the junction of Ramakrishna Mutt Road and St. Mary’s Road. The temple is very near to Ramakrishna Math Ashram and Kapaleeshwarar Temple and located opposite to Mandaveli Market Bus Stop. The Temple is located at about 600 meters from Mylapore Bus Stop and 900 meters from Mylapore Railway Station. Mylapore is located a few kilometers to the south of the British-built Chennai city. It lies between Triplicane and Teynampet in the west then across to the coast in the east.

🛕 It is bounded by Royapettah to the north. Its southern frontier corresponds roughly with that of the River Adyar. It extends for around 4 km from north to south and 2 km from east to west. Mylapore is in the heart of Chennai city and is linked with local trains and bus facilities. Mylapore is located at about 5 Kms from Triplicane, 3 Kms from Teynampet, 2.5 Kms from Royapettah, 6 Kms from Adyar, 6 Kms from T Nagar, 3 Kms from Marina Beach, 3 Kms from Santhome, 3 Kms from Alwarpet, 5 Kms from Nungambakkam and 7 Kms from Kodambakkam.

🛕 Mylapore is connected to other parts of the city by MTC buses, with connections including Chennai Central, T. Nagar, Tambaram, Broadway. Mylapore is located at about 10 Kms from Koyambedu Bus Terminus.



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