George Town Mallikeswarar Swamy Temple or Mannadi Mallikarjunar Temple or Chenna Malleeswarar Temple is a Shiva temple located in Linghi Chetty Street, Seethakadi Nagar, George Town, Chennai, Tamil Nadu. It is 3.2 km from Central Railway station and 14.2 km from Koyambedu Bus Stand. The Main Deity is Siva lingam worshipped as Sri Mallikeswarar and the Goddess is Sri Maragadambal (Parvati). A separate shrine is there for Goddess Maragadambal. Here Mallikeswarar is also known as Malleeswarar and Mallikarjunar. It is one of the first Hindu temples to be built in the British colony of Madrasapatnam. Chenna Malleeswarar Temple is 7.8 km from George Town Mallikeswarar Swamy Temple.
Temple was built in the 16th or 17th Century. Lingam is found amidst Jasmine Shrubs So here lord is called as Mallikeswarar. The other deities are Sri Vishnu, Lord Brahma, Lord Vinayaka, Sri Dakshinamurthy, Balamurugan, Navagrahas, Somaskandar and Nayanamargals. Temple pond, Maha Mandapam, Arthamandapam, Natarajar Sabhai, Madapalli (kitchen), Rajagopuram, cowshed, car shed and a 16-pillared mandapam are also present inside the compound.
George Town Sri Mallikeswarar Temple Timings:
Morning: 7.00 AM to 12.00 Noon
Evening: 5.00 PM to 8.30 PM
Chennai Mallikeswarar Temple Pooja Timings:
The five Kala Pooja are conducted according to the ‘Karana Nagama’ Pooja.
Ushakalam Pooja (Sun Rise Pooja) – 6:00 AM
Kalasanthi Pooja – 7:00 AM
Uchchi Kaala Pooja (Noon Pooja) – 12:00 Noon
Sayarakshai Pooja (Sunset Pooja) – 6:00 PM
Ardhajama Pooja (Night Pooja) – 8:00 PM
George Town Mallikeswarar Temple Festivals:
Malleeswarar Annual festival for 10 days in August.
Thai Theertham Festival
How to Reach Mallikeswarar Temple:
The nearest airport is Chennai International Airport at Meenambakkam which is 25 km to the temple.
Central Railway station is 3.2 km. Egmore Railway station is 6.1 km and Chennai Park Town Metro station is 4.6 km.
Koyambedu Bus Stand is well connected with all major cities. City cabs, City Busses and Private autos are available to reach the temple. From Koyambedu Bus Stand the temple is 14.2 km
George Town Sri Mallikeswarar Temple Address:
Linghi Chetty Street,
Tamil Nadu – 600001.