Abhimana Kshetram !! Thirumayilai Sri Adikesava Perumal Temple!!

Jai Sriman Narayana !!
Thirumayilai /Brindaranya Kshetram/Rudrapuri Thiru Adikesava Perumal Temple is located in Mylapore, Chennai, Tamil Nadu.  This is one of the oldest temples of Lord Vishnu was built by Hoysala King Krishnadevaraya with a marvelous touch of Vijayanagara architectural style.
Presiding deity – Sri Adikesava Perumal with his consort Goddess Sri Mayuravalli Thayar

Theertham – Chitra Pushkarani/Sarva Theertham/Kairavani Pushkarani/Chandra Pushkarani
Sannidhis – Garudalwar, Chakkrathazhwar, Acharyas & Azhwars, Sri Andal, Poigai Azhwar, Boothathazhwar, Pey Azhwar, Lord Rama, Goddess Sita & Lakshman, Lord Anjaneya,Yoga Narasimha,
Significance – This is the birth place of Thiru Pey Azhwar
Life of Thiru Pey Azhwar:
Festivals – Vaikunda Ekadashi, Theppostavam,
Worshipped by – Sage Brighu, Lord Chandra, Lord Surya, Lord Shiva
Lord Surya underwent severe austerities and worshipped Lord Vishnu to get rid of the sins.  Lord was pleased at the devotion of Lord Surya and alleviated his sufferings.  Hence the presiding deity has got the name Adi Kesava Perumal.
Lord Chandra was afflicted with the sin and underwent austerities worshipping Lord Vishnu on this sacred land.  At the divine instruction of Lord all the holy rivers assembled on the pond positioned in this sacred land came to known as Sarva Theertham.  Lord Chandra took dip in this Sarva Theertham and worshipped Lord Vishnu, eventually got rid of the sin.
Lord Shiva plucked one of the four heads of Lord Brahma and afflicted with the sin of Brahmahathya.  Lord Shiva underwent severe penance worshipping Lord Adi Keshava to eradicate the sin and  got lessened his sufferings.  Thus, this sacred land has got its name Rudrapuri.
The legend has that Sage Brighu and Rishis were performing Yagna on this sacred land the demons were created severe impediments to their austerities.  All the Sages approached Lord Vishnu and requested to safeguard the Yagna.  Lord Vishnu assured them to provide continuous support and protection.  As promised Lord Vishnu originated from the Yagna fire and beheaded the demons.
This temple remains open from 6.30 AM to 11.30 AM in the morning and 4.30 PM to 8.30 PM in the evenings.
Jai Sriman Narayana !!

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