Nemmeli Sri Alavandar Naiker / Nayakar Temple – Champion of ECR Road, Chennai Visit, Travel Guide
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Recently visited the Nemmeli Sri Alavandar temple – Arulmigu Nemmeli Alavandar Naiker, a lesser-known temple dedicated to Sri Alavandar in Nemmeli, near Mahabalipuram, Chennai. Sri Alavandar was a champion helmsman of his times, demonstrating great talent to maneuver the boat and was skilled in rowing. Sri Alavandar lived in the East Coast Road(ECR) between 1835 – 1914. A fitness freak, it is said that he was a trained Wrestler, a champion swimmer, and winner of the tough competition the Kelambakkam – Kovalam – Kelambakkam Race (Walkathon) where one has to carry along 25 kg Weight stone used for measuring Salt.
Sri Alavandar was a flourishing trader and accumulated huge wealth by owning boats that carried firewood to Madras. He accumulated huge wealth by owning boats that carried firewood to Madras, took contracts of Salt Pans and numerous cultivable lands. He left his significant landholdings & property for charity and contributed most of his wealth in providing food and other essential support during festivals held in Thiruvidanthai and Mahabalipuram.
Travel tips for Nemmeli Sri Alavandar Naiker / Nayakar Temple, Chennai.
Address: East Raja Street, Mahabalipuram,Chennai,Tamil Nadu,603104
How to Reach to Nemmeli Sri Alavandar Naiker / Nayakar Temple:
On Road: Taxis, buses and hired cars are easy ways to get around.
Nearest Railway Station: Chennai Central (Station Code MAS) and Chennai Egmore Railway station ( Station Code MS).
Nearest Airport: Chennai International Airport (Code MAA).
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