Though I am living in Chennai for more than 10 years, I still have not explored my city fully..
I really feel bad as there are many beautiful places which I haven’t seen yet..
One such place is Sri Anantha Padmanabha Swamy temple..This temple is located at Gandhi Nagar second main road, Adyar…
Lord Perumal is the main diety here and is very beautiful in the anantha sayana posture…
We can see the God through three doors here which is said to represent the birth, life and the death of a person..
The first door represents ‘Sthithi’ (the preservation) which means that Lord protects everybody by his divine glance..Through the first door, we can worship the face of Sri Padmanabha swamy and Lord Shiva under His hand…
The second door is said to represent ‘Shrishti’ (the creation) …We can see Lord Brahma seated in a lotus through the second door..
Through the third door, we can worship the Lord’s Thirupaadham (lotus feet)..It represents the final part of human life as after leaving the body, the soul reaches the Lord’s lotus feet..
We also had the darshan of sage Bhrigu and sage Markandeya as well as SriDevi and Bhoomi Devi inside..
We were lucky as there was no crowd on that day and we had a good dharsan..
We saw that there are Separate shrines for Lord Vinayagar, Garuda, Anjaneya, Sudharshana, Lakshmi Narasihma, Ashtadasabhuja MahaDurga and the Navagrahas in the temple..We prayed in all shrines and felt blessed..
We also prayed Lord shiva under Arasa maram and it is very much divine…
Temple is open from 6 AM to 12 PM and from 4.30 PM to 9 PM..There is separate area for leaving footwear near the temple..
Overall, we liked this temple which is small and well maintained..We felt lot of positive energy there and I am sure we will visit this temple often..