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Sunday, May 17, 2015

Thirumayilai Sri Madhava Perumal Thiruther 2015

It is a place that predates British rule by several centuries; it was occupied by the Portuguese in 1523, which  lasted until 1749, later falling  into the hands of the British East India Company.   It is “Mylapore” [Thiru Mayilai],  a cultural hub; one of the oldest residential parts of the city, also known as VEdapuri and Mayurapuri. 

One would be surprised to find so many temples in small lanes and bylanes of Thirumayilapuri.  As one crosses, the Hamilton Bridge, is the famous  ‘Sri Mylai Madhava Perumal Thirukovil’  and  behind this is ‘ Mundagakanni Amman temple’.  At Madhava Perumal temple, the Presiding deity is in a sitting posture hailed as Sri Madhavar and His consort is Amirthavalli.  The Uthsavar idol is extremely beautiful.  

The annual brahmothsavam at Mylai Madhava Perumal Temple is on and today [17.5.2015] being the 7th day was “Thiruther”……  one could imagine smaller cars struggling in the bylanes here….the Thiruther grandly wound its way in the streets.  Here are some photos taken this morning at Thirumayilai.

Adiyen Srinivasadhasan 

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