Tiruvanmyur is an obviously ancient shrine in a Southern suburb of the modern city of
Chennai, enshrining Tyagarajar in a separate shrine within the large temple complex.
and Tiruvotriyur are the three Shivastalams sung
by the Nayanmars, in and around the metropolis. This is the 25th of the
32 Tevara Stalams in the Tondai region of South India.
The Tyagaraja shrine is of great
significance here - as in Tiruvotriyur, although
neither Tiruvotriyur nor Tiruvanmyur is one
of the 7 Sapta Vitanka Shrines.. The 18 Natanams
of Tyagaraja enacted during certain festive occasions throughout the year, are of great
Legends: Valmiki Maharishi is said to have worshipped Shiva here.
Kamadhenu is said to have poured her milk over the Shivalingam and offered worship. Shiva
is also known as Marundeeswarar, or Oshadeeswarar. The Vedas and the Devas are said to
have worshipped Shiva here, in this large temple, with an unfinished gopuram in front.
Please visit the special Templenet feature on Tiruvanmyur for details on
temple history, architecture, legends and festivals.