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2, 2nd Main Road, Gandhi Nagar, Adyar, Chennai - 600 020 Phone : 2441 2529, 2441 3995 E-mail : apstemple@gmail.com
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Temple History
1956         THE CONSECRATION
founder Ever since the formation of two the colonies of Gandhinagar and Kasturibanagar, many residents therein expressed a keen desire to have a place of worship near at hand. At the above meeting the residents met informally expressed the view that a temple in a centre place of Adyar to be brought forth with the co-operation of all concerned.

On 12th December, 1956 a society by name Adyar Hindu Religious Society was formed at the residence of Sri. A. R. Narayana Rao, #2, 2nd Crescent Park road, Gandhinagar, Adyar.

A committee led by Sri. A.R. Narayana Rao approached His Highness Maharaja of Travancore, Sri Padmanabha Daasa Chithirai Thirunaall at the palace in Adyar and requested him to allot a place in his vast compound near the bus stand for constructing the temple. His highness promptly encouraged the idea that the temple and suggested that it be situated in an independent premises outside the palace and that he would himself provide necessary funds to purchase a site. Accordingly the above society received a cheque for Rs. 7500 from His Highness to enable the committee to obtain a suitable site and establish a temple dedicated to SRIANANTHA PADMANABHA SWAMY.

His Highness Maharaja of Travancore agreed very kindly to donate the image or Vigaraha of SRANANTHAPADMANABHA SWAMY as it existed as the replica of SRIANANTHA PADMANABHA SWAMY of Trivandrum. His Holiness Shankaracharya of Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam visited the site, blessed the venture and consecrated the spot. It was also his desire that there may be only one temple that the main shrine to be dedicated to SRIANANTHAPADMANABHA SWAMY as portrayed exactly in Trivandrum.

1962        FIRST MAHAKUMBHABISHEKAM
With immense pleasure and grace, SriKanchi Sri Sri Paramacharial offered powerful "yanthras" for the temple which was installed by Sri Sringeri SriSaradha Peedathipathi Sri Sri Abhinava Vidyatheertha Mahaswamigal during the installation of the main deities in 1962 (the 1st MahaKumbhabhishekam of the temple).
1976        SECOND MAHAKUMBHABISHEKAM
On September 6th, 1976, MahaKumbhabhishekam was conducted by Sri Sakatapuram Sri Vidya Peedathipathi Sri Sri Ramachandranandha Theertha MahaSwamigal.
1988        THIRD MAHAKUMBHABISHEKAM
On July 11th, 1988, Maha Kumbhabhishekam was conducted by Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peedathipathi Sri Sri Jayendra Saraswathi MahaSwamigal.
2001        FOURTH MAHAKUMBHABISHEGAM
On February 11th, 2001, MahaKumbhabhishekam was conducted by Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peedathipathi Sri Sri Jayendra Saraswathi MahaSwamigal.
2007        SWARNA RATHAM
2009        SWARNA DWAJASTHAMBAM
2011        NOOTHANA SWARNA DWAARAM
In 2011, Sri VittalDas Mahraj, opened the newly crafted Golden Doors of the Moolavar SriPadhmanaba Sannidhi.
2012        SWARNA SRIVAIKUNTA DWAARAM
On January 5, 2012 (SriVaikunda Ekadesi), Parama Poojya Jagadguru Sri Sankaracharya Swamiji Sri Sri SwayamPrakasa Sachidananda Saraswathi Sri SharadaLakshmi Narasimha Peetam, Hariharapuram, opened the newly crafted Golden Swargavasal Doors.
2012        GOLDEN JUBILEE YEAR -FIFTH MAHAKUMBHABISHEGAM !
With the blessings of Sringeri Jagadguru Sri Sri Bharathi Theertha Swamigal and Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peedathipathi Sri Sri Jayendra Saraswathi MahaSwamigal, in this Golden Jubilee year of SriAnantha Padmanabha Swamy Temple, the 5th Jeernodharana Ashtabandandhana MahaKumbabhishekam will be consecrated on Friday – 1st June 2012 at 9-35 am in the Divine presence and at the Golden hands of PARAMA POOJYA JAGADGURU SRI SANKARACHARYA SWAMIJI SRI SRI SWAYAM PRAKASA SACHIDANANDA SARASWATHI SRI SHARADALAKSHMI NARASIMHA PEETAM, HARIHARAPURAM.
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