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Address: Saidapet | Near Saidapet Railway station, Chennai (Madras), India

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Devi Sornambigai samedha Karaneeswarar swamy temple in Saidapet- majestic and big in size at the center of Saidapet.

Today - 11.03.2017 Saturday,evening we visited this temple at around 5.15 pm. I know this is quite big in size with a sprawling temple tank just opposite to main gate. On entering... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Today - 11.03.2017 Saturday,evening we visited this temple at around 5.15 pm. I know this is quite big in size with a sprawling temple tank just opposite to main gate. On entering , we come across Lord Vinayaga and we prayed first, that is the ritual custom in any Hindu temple to pay our obeyance to Lord Ganesa (Vinayaga). Then... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Had good darshan... Well maintained temple. It is just outside the Saidapet railway station and can be easily seen..

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

One of the oldest temple in this city of Chennai is situated in Saidapet very near to Saidapet railway station. The gopuram is quite tall and big with the decorative lighting in the night its just an awesome view to see the gopuram in a splendid view in the evenings. Its a very popular temples and during the festival days... More 

Thank Karthik V
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Myself along with my mom got to visit Kaaraneeswarar temple at Saidapet last Saturday. The temple was just walk-able distance from Saidapet Railway station. The temple was dedicated to Lord Shiva. Main deities of the temples are Lord Kaaraneeswarar & Goddess Sornambikai. Poojas are performed very well at the temple. At the time of our visit, many people were reading... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2016 via mobile

We went to this wonderful temple on 24.01.2016, one of the most blissful and beautiful Temple in Chennai, located in saidapet and with in the vicinity of saidapet railway, so it's very easily accessible from all parts of Chennai via City bus as well as metro rail. The temple is well maintained and it's reacently painted looking absolutely gorgeous !!!... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2015

Kaaraneeswarar Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. There are small shrine of Lord Ganesh and Lord kartikey. The tempe has seven storied Gopuram. The temple has a beautiful tank also. A nice visit and Darshan.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2013

Kaaraneeswarar Temple is one of the old temples in Chennai. It’s very near to Saidapet railway station and it in a good residential area. This temple is dedicated to lord Shiva and Parvathi. The name of Siva in this temple is Kaaraneeswarar. The temple also has a big tank outside the temple. It’s a nice and peaceful place of workship.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2013

It is one of the Grandest exposition of Saivitism, the Kapaleeswarar ( Lord Shiva), is seated with his consort Karpagambal ( Goddess Parvati), the temple is as old as the Chola period and his in the heart of Chennai ( Mylapore) and is surrounded by quaint shops that allow all types of items shops not be missed, Giri Trading (... More 

Thank Babu K
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2013

Karaneeswarar Temple, situated at sadiapet in chennai, is a serene temple. The main deity Karaneeswarar is accompanied by the beautiful swarnaambikai and many other Gods like ganesha, subramanya with his wives devayani and valli, sanishwara,Anjaneya and Navagrahas( the nine planets). we did enjoy feeding the piegons and their sounds refresh your mind and take you to a meditative state. It... More 

Thank Ramya S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2013

Karaneeswarar along with swarnaambikai is the principle deity of the temple which is just a stone throwing distance from the Saidapet railway station. Lord Ganesha and Lord Kartikeya (with his wives) are also housed in this temple. Anjaneyar, Navagrahas and lesser-known Gods reside in the praharams. I particularly enjoy the pigeons inside this temple. The temple is popular for its... More 

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