Timings : 5:30 AM - 12:00 PM and 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Time Required : 1 - 2 hrs
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Located at the junction between Adyar, Sardar Patel Road and Rajiv Gandhi Salai in South Chennai, Madhya Kailash is a revered Hindu temple which is enshrined by Venkata Ananda Vinayakar. The main deity is enveloped by shrines of Lord Siva, Vishnu, Surya and Devi. However, the highlight of the temple is the unique idol of 'Adhyantha Prabhu' which is part Lord Ganesha and part Lord Hanuman, meaning the right half is Lord Ganesha and the left half is Lord Hanuman. Locally known as Nadukkayilai, the temple has a lot of legend and myth associated with it and is thronged by thousands of pilgrims and devotees.
The most crowded day at the temple is the day of Vinayaka Chaturthi when the rays of the sun fall directly on the main deity which is considered a super sacred and auspicious omen. The temple also has eight unique bells which ring to the tunes of Sa, Ri, Ga, Ma, Pa, Da, Ni and Sa. The routine rituals and rites are performed by the priest every afternoon, after he has taken a bath and is still in his wet clothes.
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