A sacred Hill – Kumaran Kundram
Kumaran Kundram is a 40 year old temple, located in Chromepet, Chennai. The temple has been built for sacred Hindu god Lord Murugan. Moolavar is named as Swaminathaswamy. The temple was built due to the proposal made by Sri Chandrashekarendra Saraswati Swamigal, in 1956, especially for Lord Murugan. A temple for Siddhi Vinayagar was built in the same in the same year in the bottom of the hill. Years later, while cleaning the hillside for a path, a lance, a strong weapon of Lord Murugan was found. This inspired the devotees to speed up the construction work of the temple. The consecration of Sri Swaminathaswamy temple was performed in the year 1979, which led the construction of various other shrines like Shiva, Ambal, Sarabeswara and Navagrahas. The temple is run by a group of trustees.
A five tire Rajagopuram has been constructed recently and the consecration was held on February 9 2014 in the presence of His Holiness Swami Brahmayogananda, Founder, Acharya Yoga Shanthi Gurukulam, West Mambalam, Chennai and His Holiness Niranjanandagiri Swamy of Gnananandagiri Peetam, Dakshina Halasyam, Thennangur. On the consecration day many devotees visited the temple and also Sri Vijayendra Saraswati Swamigal visited the shrine and offered prayers to the deities. The monthly circumambulation of the small hill temple on the night of full moon day (Girivalam) attracts hundreds of devotees every month. The annual Soorasamhaaram festival (in October/November) is the prime festival in this temple along with Karthigai Deepam celebrations (in November/December). A large group of devotees by the name of “Sri Padam” are rendering regular service at the temple on voluntary basis.
Temple Timings: 6.30 am to 11.00 am and 4.30 pm to 8.30 pm.
Bus Route for Kumaran Kundram: (Chromepet – Hastinapuram) M52B, 52B.