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Sri Triambakeswarar temple

Moolavar : Triambakeswarar
Urchavar : NA
Amman / Thayar : Karumari Tiripura Sundari
Thala Virutcham : Ilandhai tree
Theertham : NA
Agamam / Pooja : NA
Old year : 500 years old
Historical Name : NA
City : Samiar Thottam
District : Chennai
State : Tamil Nadu




   Besides monthly Pradoshams, Sankatahara Chaturthi and Sashti each month, the temple celebrates Pahal Pathu and Rapathu (10 in day time and 10 in nights); Hanuman Jayanthi; Panguni Uthiram in March-April and Shivrathri festivals.

Temple's Speciality:

   Lord Muthukumaraswami appears with a Chathu Urundai ? Rice Ball ? in his hands.

Opening Time:

   The temple is open from 5.00 a.m. to 8.00 a.m. and from 6.00 p.m. to 10.00 p.m.


   Sri Triambakeswarar Temple, Ashok Nagar, Samiar Thottam, Chennai.



General Information:

   The temple has shrines for Lords Selva Vinayaka, Vaideeswaran, Muthukumaraswami, Srinivasa Perumal and Mother Durga.


   People pray for early wedding, for child boon and for all prosperity and comfortable life.

Thanks giving:

   Devotees offer Tulsi garlands to Lord and Mother with special abishek and archanas and offer 1 lakh and eight Vadamalas to Sri Hanuman on His Jayanthi day.

Greatness Of Temple:

   The idols of Lord Bhairava and Sage Agasthya with his wife Lopamudra were installed in the temple a few years back.? Pradosha puja is very devotionally followed in this temple.? Devotees worship Lord Srinivasa Perumal with Mother Padmavathi Thayar, Lord Lakshmi Hayagrivar and Lord Sudarshnar as a commitment on Wednesdays and Saturdays with Tulsi and lotus flowers for wedding boon.? They pray to Mother Tripura Sundari Ambica on Fridays offering Saris and lighting lamps for child boon.?
Special pujas are dedicated to Sri Hanuman and Lord Sarabeswara on Saturdays and Sundays respectively. The temple is ever active with pujas. abisheks and special aaradhanas throughout the month for the various deities in the temple such as Rahu Kala puja to Mother Durga, Pradosha and Sankatahar Chaturthi. Pahal Pathu and Rapathu festivals are celebrated for Lord Srinivasa and Mother Padmavathi Thayar through the Margazhi month ? December-January. Sri Hanuman appears majestically on His Jayanthi Day with one lakh and eight Vadamalas. Panguni Uthiram festival is dedicated to Lord Triambakeswara and Mother Karumari Tripura Sundari with wedding event when the devotee crowd would be huge. This is a temple graced by Lord Triambakeswara-Mother Karumari Tripura Sundari and Lord Srinivasa-Mother Padmavathi Thayar ? a confluence of Saiva-Vaishnava philosophy drawing devotees from both sides to worship both Lords and Mothers simultaneously and blessed with all Sowbaghyas-prosperity in life.

Temple History:

   The history of the temple begins with Mother Karumari Tripura Sundari who was in the form of a trident under an Ilandhai tree. With efforts of devotee Shakti Sundaresan and others in the place, the temple was built and idols were installed as per religious procedures. Mother Tripura Sundari appears in Her sitting posture with one leg bent and the other placed on the ground. She is holding trident and rattle drum (udukkai) in the upper two hands while the lower two hands show the Abhaya Mudra ? promising protection to devotees. A five hooded serpent is behind Mother as an umbrella.

Special Features:

   Miracle Based:?Lord Muthukumaraswami appears in His shrine holding the Chathu Urundai ? rice ball in his hands.?

*Sources from Dinamalar.com

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