Ancient Chennai

  • Chennai Month is back, from October 8

    Monday, October 3, 2022, Chennai

    The month-long Chennnai Maadham or Chennai Month festival is back after a two year gap due to the pandemic, with this year's highlight being a CHOLA SPECIAL with lectures, lec-dems, music events and Heritage Visits to make an exciting package, The festival will be held till November 6, 2022, to create awareness about the historicity and antiquity of ancient Chennai, its traditions, culture and civilisation, going back to over 2,000 years ago

  • Sthalapuranam of Vengeeswarar Temple confirms Kodambakkam, Chennai are ancient

    Thursday, October 15, 2020, Chennai

    Puliyur is an ancient and historical place as recorded by the Sthalapuranam of the Vengeeswarar and Bharathvajeswarar Temple (Sri Vaaleeswaram) at Puliyur. Puliyur Kottam is the ancient name for Chennai. Inscriptions in Puliyur temples confirm that Chennai is ancient

  • Real name of Kodambakkam is Kodalambakkam

    Thursday, October 15, 2020, Chennai

    The real name of Kodambakkam is Kodalambakkam (Kodal + pakkam)). Kodal is the name of a flower that grew in these parts, as recorded in ancient Tamil literature. The sthalapuranam of the Vengeeswarar temple in Kodambakkam (ancient name Puliyur) provides details of Kodalambakkam, and of Tamil scholars Vageesa Munivar and his guru Paramanandha Munivar, both of whom lived in Kodalambakkam. This showed that Kodambakkam and other parts of Chennai were ancient.

  • Origins and antiquity of Marundheeswarar temple corroborated by inscriptions in other temples

    Friday, October 23, 2015, Chennai

    It is one of the 275 Paadal Petra Sthalams, where two of the most revered Nayanars (Saivite Saints), Appar and Thirugnanasambandar have glorified the temple with their verses during the 7th-8th century.


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