Steeped in mythologies and eulogised by the Azhwars in their sacred hymns in Tamil glorified as Divya Prabandhams the Parthasarathy temple at Tiruvallikkeni or Triplicane, as the Britishers called it, happens to be the oldest temple in the city.The village's name itself is derived from Lily pond.
The name Mylapore is derived from the legend that the Goddess Uma worshipped Siva in the form of a peacock (or mayil in Tamil). We can see a representation of this legend on stone in a small Shrine under a Punnai tree (Sthala Vriksha) in the Courtyard of the temple.
The Thiyagarajaswamy temple in Thiruvottiyur stands majestically in this industrial area, busy with activity and commerce. Devotees from six sects of religion perform puja here. Saivites, Vaishnavites, Saaktar, Uchavar, Adi Saivites and Namboodris visit and worship the manifestations of Shiva and Shakthi at this temple.
The temple is located on the shores of the Bay of Bengal, Besant Nagar Beach, Besant Nagar, Madhuranthakam, Tamil Nadu, India. this is the only temple dedicated to Sri Mahalaksahmi, the Consort of Sriman Narayanan (Sri Mahavishnu), on the east coast in Tamil Nadu.
This Amman (Sakthi)Temple is located at one of the ancient parts of Madhuranthakam city i.e. mylapore, where other famous shaivaite and Vaishnavaite temples such as Sri Kapaleeswarar and Madhava Perumal Temples are also present. Believed to have an origin before 1300 years this temple has a significance towards fulfilling Vows and therefore is a famous Prarthana Temple.
Lord Marundeeswarar is known so because he taught sage Agastya about some magical medicine. Since then the Marundeeswarar temple has been a place of worship for people with diseases and various problems with their health. It is said that even The Sage Valmiki, who wrote The Ramayana, came here to The Marundeeswarar temple to worship The Lord.