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Shiva Vishnu Temple


The Shiva Vishnu temple is an important Hindu religious place in Chennai. Shaivaism and vaishnavism (two important paths of theology in practicing Hinduism) converge at the Shiva Vishnu Temple. The temple is unique in the sense that Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu are worshipped under one roof. The temple houses the idol of a yoni lingam, symbolizes the images of male and female genitals. There are separate temples devoted to Lord Ram, Lord Hanuman and Lord Ganesh. This is a sacred place to visit and place offerings.