- March 31, 2021
🛕 Karpaga Vinayagar Temple & Pandurangan Temple is a Hindu Temple Complex dedicated to Lord Ganesha and Lord Vishnu located at Adambakkam in Chennai City in Tamil Nadu. Presiding Deities are Karpaga Vinayagar and Pandurangan along with consort Raghumayi. The Temple is managed by the dedicated members of Karpaga Vinayagar Panduranga Baktha Samaj.
🛕 The temple consecration was performed as per Vaideka Pradhishta system, by Sri Tukaram Ganapathy Maharaj of Kadayanallur, on 8th Feb 2004.
🛕 Presiding Deities are Karpaga Vinayagar and Pandurangan along with consort Raghumayi. Karpaga Vinayagar is the foremost deity in this Temple complex. Pandurangan along with consort Raghumayi is situated inside Karpaga Vinayagar Temple Complex. The idols of are brought from Pandharpur, blessed by Sri Sri. Krishna Premi Maharaj. A Panchaloka idol of Sadguru Sri Sri Gnanananda Giri Maharaj of Thapovanam was also installed inside the Garbhagriha. The Garbhagriha Vimanam is the replica of Pandarpur Temple Vimanam but miniature in size.
🛕 Garudalvar Sannadhi is located in front of the Moolavar, as per instructions of Sri Sri. Krishnapremi Maharaj. The mandapam in front of the Garbhagriha connecting Garudalvar sannidhi is used for regular bhajans and sevarthis for worshipping. The mandapam walls are decorated with Stucco images of Santh Tukaram Vaikunta Arohanam, Shree Vittumaja Lenkurwala, Sant Thukaram singing with bhakthi and Sant Kabir Das painted beautifully which reminds us the bhakthi cult of Maharashtra.
🛕 The interior top walls of the mandapam are fixed with Marble slabs inscribed with “Haripat” of Santh Gnaneshwar, a great Maharashtra Santh, who attained Jeeva Samadhi at his tender age, in the presence of Shri Vittala and Raghumayi. The outer walls of the mandapam houses small shrines for Sri Gnanananda Maharaj, Sri Sri Adhi Sankarar, Santh Meera Bai and Santh Purandara Dasar. The top exterior of the mandapam is provided with nine arch mandapams, wherein marble idols of sadhus, Sarvashri, Pundalikan, Nivrithi, Gnanadev, Shoban, Mukthabai, Eknath, Namdev and Tukaram are installed.
🛕 The front center arch is housing the marble statue of Shri Pandurangan and Rukmayee. The paintings on the top exterior walls depicts the scenes from the lives of Sadhus, Sarva Shri. Senanavi, Chokmela, Neeloba, Gora Kumbhar, Pundalikan, Savadha Mali, Banu Dasar, Narahari Sonar, Jana Bhai and Rai Das.
🛕 The temple remains open from 06.00 A.M. to 10.00 A.M. and 05.30 P.M. to 09.00 P.M.
Prabhodhanam – 06.00 A.M.
Dolotsavam – 08.30 to 09.00 P.M
🛕 The Abang Mela during the end of January is highly popular in this Temple.
🛕 The Temple is located at about 400 meters from Surendra Nagar Bus Stop, 500 meters from Adambakkam Police Station Bus Stop, 750 meters from Adambakkam Bus Stop, 1.5 Kms from St Thomas Mount Railway Station, 2 Kms from St. Thomas Mount Metro Station, 18 Kms from Chennai Central Railway Station, 16 Kms from Egmore Railway Station, 7 Kms from Chennai International Airport and 18 Kms from Chennai. The Temple is well connected by MTC Buses, Metro Trains and Trains to rest of Chennai City.
Karpaga Vinayagar Pandurangan Temple
Shanthi Nagar, 9th St, Adambakkam,
Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600088.