Bala Subrahmanya Temple, Siruvapuri, Thiruvallur
|Deity:||Bala Subrahmanya, Murugan|
|Architectural style:||Dravidian architecture|
Temple Opening Time
The Temple remains open from 06.00 AM to 12.00 Noon and 04.00 PM to 08.00 PM.
- Kalasanthi Pooja – 7.00 A.M
- Uchikalam Pooja – 10.00 A.M
- Sayarakshai – 5.00 P.M
Karthikai, Sasti, Prathosam, Visakam, Amavasya, Chithirai Tamil New Year, Vaikasi Visakam, Aadi Guru Poojai, Deepavali, Soora Samharam, Saraswathi Pooja, Ayutha Pooja, Karthikai Deepam, Margazhi Pooja, Thai Pongal, Thaipoosam, Maha Shivaratri and Panguni Uthiram are the festivals celebrated here with much fanfare.
Legend / Local stories
Siruvar Ambu Edu:
History of the temple has that Lava and Kusa, the sons of Rama lived in this place and prayed to Lord Muruga at this place and got his darshan. Once when Rama was passing through this place, they have fought a war with Rama himself without knowing that he was their father. As the young children waged a war here, the place was called as Siruvar Por Puri. (Siruvar means children, Por Puri means waging a war, in Thamizh). This place is now called as Chinnambedu, which originally was Siruvar Ambu Edu (Children who took their arrows for the fight). Siruvapuri is believed to be the Kusalapuri of Ramayana.
Murugammai, ardent devotee of Lord Muruga:
Some hundreds of years back there lived a lady called Murugammai in this village. She had been a very ardent devotee of Lord Muruga here. She always used to chant His name and praying Him, for years. Her husband who didn’t like her worshipping all the time was warning her to stop it. But she never listened to him and her husband one day cut her arms off out of anger. Even then, Murugammai cried for help only with Lord Muruga. The Lord who was pleased with her bhakti, made her hands join even without the signs of any wound.
Relationship with Devas:
Devas have taken Amirtha in this place. Devas were given Devendhira-patnam only in this place. Indra was crowned Devendhran only in this place.
Connection with Ramayana:
This is the place where the horse of Sri Rama’s Ashwamedha Yaagam was tied. This is the place where Lakshmana was defeated by Lava and Kusa, bringing Rama. This is the place where Lava and Kusa fought Rama himself.
Close ties with Thiruvannamalai:
In many ways this temple is closely tied to that in Tiruvannamalai. The Sthala Vriksham here is Magizha maram which is also that in Tiruvannamalai. Vallimalai swamigal was sent here by his Guru Seshadri Swamigal of Tiruvannamalai to spread the Thiruppugazh. When Arunagirinathar travelled here and sang Murugan’s praise, he had a vision of the Lord appearing on a Mayil similar to his manifestation out of a pillar in Tiruvannamalai.
How to Reach:
The Temple is located at about 100 meters from Siruvapuri / Chinnambedu Bus Stop, 200 meters from Ayyanar Medu Bus Stop, 8 Kms from Thatchoor, 10 Kms from Periyapalayam, 16 Kms from Gummudipoondi, 13 Kms from Ponneri, 30 Kms from Pulicat, 42 Kms from Tiruvallur and 36 Kms from Chennai.
The Temple is situated on the Chennai-Kolkata highway. Bus no. 133 runs from Madras Basin Bridge bus stand to the temple. In Chennai – Kolkata highway, once has to cross Thatchoor cross road, which is a famous point in that road. From there proceed around 3 Kms, where you can see a small green board to your left. Take that left road and travel 3 kms in the same road to reach the temple.
Buses depart at 6 am, 12 noon, 4 pm and 8 pm. Bus no. 533 runs from Chennai Koyambedu bus stand to the temple, departs at 6:15am, 7:20am, 10:00am, 11:05am, 1:50pm, 3:00pm, 5:50pm, 7:00pm. Bus no 547 running from Mint to Periyapalayam also reaches this temple, departs at 5am, 6:30am, 8:30am, 9:55am, 11:30am, 1pm, 3:30pm, 4:30pm, 5:30pm, 7pm.
The Temple is located at about 10 Kms from Kavaraippettai Railway Station, 13 Kms from Ponneri Railway Station and 14 Kms from Gummidipoondi Railway Station.
The Temple is located at about 50 Kms from Chennai International Airport.
Lord Muruga of this Temple is believed to give following 5 benefits
1) House related wishes (Marriage for the girls)
2) Good Profession
3) Good Family
5) Moksha by singing a specific Thiruppugazh of this temple with concentration and understanding the meaning.
Those who come to have darshan in this temple need not strain themselves by observing strict vows like fasting. One need not come in person also. The belief is that just by remembering Siruvapuri Murugan, a person gets what he desires, like a person attaining Mukti just by thinking of Tiruvannamalai. To worship here is good for those who wish to construct a new house. Once their wishes are fulfilled, the devotees perform Milk Abhishekam to Lord Muruga.
The belief is to worship this Bridegroom of Valli on the Poosam star day, one gets married quickly, because it is said that the wedding of Valli and Murugan happened on the Poosam star day. At Thiruthani, the wedding of Valli is performed on the Poosam star day of Maasi month. Lord Muruga here is believed to grant wishes for those intend to buy or construct a house. Many people who wish to buy a house visit Lord Muruga here for blessings to fulfill their wish. This temple is considered very special to get the boon of an own house.
Bala Subrahmanya Temple,
Tiruvallur – 601 206
Phone: +91 44 2799 2133 / 2471 2173
Mobile: +91 97889 63245 / 94442 80595 / 94441 71529
Mobile: +91 93823 16493 / 97909 57599