An afternoon trip to Thiruneermalai temple towards Vaikunta Ekadasi day
Today being Vaikunta Ekadasi, I just thought of having a quick visit to Thiruneermalai temple which has four dieties:
As usual, Chennai City Traffic Police seemed to have screwed up the bus arrangements near Pallavaram depot. The bus to Thiruneermalai, Thirumudivakkam SIDCO Industrial Estate and Pazhanthandalam would take the opposite direction towards Airport, take a U-turn and then come and join the Pallavaram from inside near Hotel Manickam Grand. I managed to reach the temple at around 1315 hours. After a little wait in the queue for thirty minutes in the hillock temple, I could manage to get the darshan of the Lord at the hillock and the foothills temple also.
Again in Thiruneermalai, the buses no longer go near the hillock and you would need to go to the end of South Mada Street bus stop to ensure more frequency of buses. Thanks to MTC for the subsidized bus tickets and cut services from Pallavaram to Thiruneermalai at every five minute interval towards managing the Vaikunta Ekadasi crowd. I reached back Pallavaram around 1530 hours and after having some quick bites reached back workplace around 1600 hours.
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