'Thirumana Thiruthalangal', is a book written by Ms.Meera Nagarajan, the Managing Director and CEO of the company. The published chapters from the book narrate the importance on worshipping at various temples that are known to bless for an early marriage to a bride or groom.

Sri Gangadareswarar - Purasaivakkam

In the ancient days, Purasu trees such as Palaasam, Murukku, and Kinjukam founded a forest and so this place was called Purasaipakkam. Later it became Purasaivakkam.

Reason for the name Gangadhar:

The deity of the place is Lord Siva and He is here by the name Gangadhar. To help Bhageeratha, the Lord held river Ganges in his Jadamudi and later allowed her to flow in this earth. Hence the Lord was given the name Gangadhar.

"About the Temple: "

Ambal Pankajakshi is facing south and blessing her devotees. Lord Gangadhar is facing east and is found under the Purasai tree. As a sign of Lord Siva holding the Ganges, water is found in the tank here, on all times of the year. If we sprinkle the well water on our heads, all the troubles of us will disappear and good things will happen. This temple was built by a Chola king. Emperor Bhageeratha and Lord Anjaneya have worshipped and attained the grace of this Lord. Buses run in the street where the temple is situated.

Time of Darshan:

Morning:- 6:00 am to 11:30 am

Evening:- 4:30 pm to  9:00 pm

Friday :

Morning:- 6:00 am to 12:00 noon

Address :

Sri Pankajatchi Sameta Sri Gangadareswara temple

Gangadareswarar Temple Street,

Purasaivakkam, Chennai- 84.

Telephone: (044) 26422487

The location of the temple

Bus route no. 7, 7A, 7E, 7Ye, 7oo, 20, 29E, 34, 35, 37, 59, 159 stop in Purasaivakkam tank. If we get down here, it is easy to reach the temple.