Friday, January 28, 2011

Uthukadu Ellamman Temple visit


Soul mates

Rajagopuram being constructed

My granddad's favourite Deity

The Goddess herself Ellamman of Uthukadu
I frequent this temple very often with my mom and dad.This temple is situated in Uthukadu Chennai.The main Deity here is Ellamman.I really enjoyed my temple visit as always.This temple was established in the year 1608.There is a story associated with this place.It seems Krishnadevaraya and his team came hunting here with his dog.In those days this place was called Utrukadu.The king became tired and went looking for water.He took rest under the canopy of a tree.His pet dog bairavar decided to go looking for water.He chanced upon a spring of fresh water and bathed in it.He decided to wake the king up and let him know of his discovery.The king on waking up followed his friend to the spring and quenched his thirst.While doing so he found a lemon floating toward him and after a while he found an amman icon which was two and half feet tall .Nagal Naidu who was the head of his army established this temple.The best part of this temple is the garbhagriham.The main Deity was moved to the right hand side because of her "ugram" nature. I'm sure She is the epitome of kindness.In Chitra Maasam ,brahmotsavam is conducted for ten days and is celebrated with pomp and splendour.The route we took was Tambaram-Mudichur-Padappai-Oragadam Junction-enroute to Wallajabad-Uthukadu.The sthala Vriksham is Vanni maram.Many people from Saurashtra also worship this deity as their Kula Deivam.Check out some of the pics.

Snapshot outside the Sanctum

Love these triangular slots on the walls
Inside the temple courtyard

My dad's favourite Deity
The welcome arches indicating the temple's presence

My favourite Kala Bairavar

The vimanam on top of the sanctum
The kodimaram
Lord Hanuman
An antique chest

Neem Leaf thoran

The Temple Door

Temple instrument
shadow play

Musical Instrument at the temple
Simply love this village home.Its so charming.Look at the sit out.The lady of the house invited me over to take a look inside.
People in the village
The temple tank
Landmark:Near Nissan Renault and Komatsu which is in  Oragadam SIPCOT Industrial park                                                   

32 comments:

  1. Is this ur parent's kuladeivam temple that u were talking about..beautiful pics

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  2. Wow!! Never been to this temple,thanks for sharing.

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  3. Yes RS...do I know you..?thanx pushpa...its people like you who keep me gng to make temple posts.

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  4. I have heard about this temple but never visited,nicely captured!

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  5. thanx RAKS.Im surprised to know that you have heard abt this temple.Not many know abt this place.

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    1. Hi,

      I am Kumar . I have seen the temple pictures looks good. I want the phone number of the temple. If you know ,please share with me.

      Thanks,
      Kumar

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  6. I like to visit all the amman temples in the world...Wonderful capture,the post made me,I really had visited the temple with you...Sure,its well written

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  7. hi
    wonder
    our kuladeivam called uthukattamman [uthukadu ellaiamman]the temple maintained properly.our best wishes to the trustees
    v.s.karunagaran

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  8. hi .. am really happy to see ur post abt Ellaiamma... My mother´s family god is Ellaiamma(We call ellamma). My mothers family still carry Nagal as surname.. till couple of years back my grandfather was thr as Darmagartha... Once again thanks posting about our temple..

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  9. Hi thx I had seen the pictures and the temple story. Our kula deivam also same. I had seen the same pictrised story in the oothakadu amman temple in Cuddalore Vandipaliyam. Nice to see the pic of Walajabad temple pict.thx again.

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  10. It's our kula deivam temple as well. I think more than four generations of family members are praying this God. Can I have contact number please? beautiful pics dude.

    Thanks,
    Sathish Kumar

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  11. Thanks for this post. My kuladeivam is also uthukadu elaiamma. I know for my past 5 generation we are worshipping uthukadu elaiamman only. Before 5 generations our native is koneri near kanchipuram.

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  12. My fathers native place is perumukal, Ravanavaram my kuladeivam is ammachar my father was died. I am ask to my mother my family kuladeivam temple which place. mother answred pomkalathur near indhalur near mathuranthagam.

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  13. Devi Sri Uthukattu Elaimman is my favourite God. She is my Mother. I feel like she is always with me. She is guiding me. She saved my life. I would like to go to the temple atleast once in a year. I can not live without her.

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    1. Please let me know the address and telephone number for the temple. I have visited many times to this temple. It is our kuladeivam. But I do not have the address or telephone.

      Thanks

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  14. Uthukattu elaiamman is my favourite goddess. devi is very powerful. my father in law's kulla theivam. he built temple for the devi in urapakkam, kumbabishekam on 15th july 2013 was conducted. Four generation back our devi's statue was missed. Two years back we found devi's statue near panruti.

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  15. Elaiamma is our Family Kula dhaivam, i went one time it was very Nice, i felt tht thats my Home

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  16. Elaiamma is our Family Kula dhaivam, i went one time it was very Nice, i felt tht thats my Home

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  17. my mom's native place is uthukkadu. we enjoy every summer holidays here only.

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  18. This is my kulathaivam temple also.

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  19. This is our kulathaivam temple also

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  20. exactly where this temple is located.

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  21. Hi,

    I am Kumar. I have seen the temple pictures looks good. I want to know the phone number of the temple.If you know, please let me know.

    Thanks,
    Kumar

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  22. Thanks for this post.Devi Sri Uthukattu Ellamma is our kulathaivam. We used to visit once or twice in a year besides visiting when ever we conduct important family function. Wednesday is the auspicious day there. Thank you very much once again.

    M.Sankar. Alinjivakkam.

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  23. Rajesh Ragavan, im settled in Bangalore and my father native is vellore we worship the god is Uthukadu Ellamman and many times.. im blessed with girl baby im exited to vist the temple along with family... :-)

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  24. Can you please anybody having temple contact number ... We need book poojai date

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  25. M. Rathakrishnan (malaysia)November 16, 2014 at 6:40 AM

    Engal kuladeivam Uuthakaadu Ellaiamman kaanpithathukku mikka NANDRI.

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  26. This is my kulathaivam temple also.

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  27. Hi this temple is ancestors diety..kuladevam.
    Pls upload the photo s of sri ellamma.

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  28. Hi this temple is our ancestors diety..kuladeivam.
    Pls upload the photos of sri ellamma. U have taken me to the temple. Thanks

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  29. I have been to this temple almost every month for the past one year. Yesterday I had been there. New roads have been laid till temple from the main road. one hour 20 minutes drive from Chennai. Great experiences I had! Spiritual experiences are beyond our logical thinking....While sitting in the courtyard of this temple (very ordinary place) Great peace of mind you will experience. Its my own perception that if one visits the temple, he/she must definitely have some past life connections with that place!

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