Vadapalani Andavar Temple is famous because of Sthanikar Shri V. A. Sundara Gurukkal who took charge of its care as a teenager. Gurukkal walked almost all of the streets of Chennai through his lifetime, inviting devotees people to worship and to contribute to its care. He continued until 1984. He performed Mahakumbabishekam there 4 times. And until retirement he was the only Pradhana Sthanikar of the temple. Built around 1890, this temple began as a simple thatched shed. Around 7,000 couples marry there each year.
- Arulmigu Vadapalani Andavar Thirukoil, Vadapalani, Palani Andavar Koil Street, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600026
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