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Temples of Tamilnadu >>Vadapalani
Abodes of Skanda >>Vadapalani
Travel Base: Chennai

The Vadapalani Andavar temple at Vadapalani in Chennai is one of the well visited temples and a major landmark in the Chennai meteropolis.

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It enshrines Vadapalani Andavar in a manner similar to the Palani temple. Other shrines here include those to Meenakshi, Sundareswarar. This temple is of fairly recent origin.

The entrance to this temple is crowned with a rajagopuram adorned with several stucco images depicting legends from the Skanda puranam. In front of the temple is the temple tank.

Festivals: Skanda Sashti is celebrated here in the month of Aippasi. Other festivals celebrated here include Panguni Utthiram. The Kartikai asterism in each month attracts large crowds.