2017-08-27 (2), Bala Subramanya Temple, Andarkuppam, Thiruvallur
2017-08-27 (2), Bala Subramanya Temple, Andarkuppam, Thiruvallur

Bala Subramanya Temple, Andarkuppam, Thiruvallur

Date built:
Deity:Bala Subramanya, Murugan
Architectural style:Dravidian architecture
Major festivals
Address:Balasubramanya Swami Temple,Andarkuppam – 601 204,
Thiruvallur District.
Phone+91 44 2797 4193
 Bala Subramanya Temple is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Murugan located at Andarkuppam near Ponneri in Thiruvallur District of Tamilnadu. This an ancient and very popular Murugan temple in this region. This is one of the Murugan temples glorified by Arunagiri Nathar’s Thiruppugazh.

Temple Opening Time

The temple remains open from 6.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and from 4.00 p.m. to 8.30 p.m.

Pooja Timings

  • Kalasanthi – 07:00 A.M to 09:00 A.M
  • Uchikala – 10:00 A.M to 11:30 A.M
  • Sayaratchai – 05:30 P.M to 06:30 P.M


Chithirai Brahmmotsavam in April-May, Vaikasi Visakam in May-June, Aadi Kruthikai in July-August, Kumara Sashti, Skanda Sashti in October-November, Thai Poosam in January-February and Panguni Uthiram in March-April are the festivals celebrated in the temple. His wedding with Deivanai is celebrated on the fifth day of the Chithirai Brahmmotsavam and with Valli on the 9th day of the festival. Kumara Sashti is celebrated in the month of Karthikai when Muruga was born followed by Laksharchana – chanting the glorious names of the Lord one lakh times.


People pray for senior job positions, to shine in responsible positions they hold and for wise children. Devotees perform abishek to Lord Muruga with milk and adore Him with sandal paste. It is a parihara Sthalam, so many people come here doing head shave / ear boring to children etc., Devotees perform abishek to Lord Muruga with milk and adore him with sandal paste.

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Legend / Local stories


As he came to this place as a poor little boy (Aandi), the place was called Aandiarkuppam which later changed as Andarkuppam. As Andar means ruler, the name Andarkuppam appears to be an appropriate name.

Lord Murugan taught Pranava to Brahmma:

Subramanya Swamy asked the meaning of Pranava which Brahma was not able to answer and Lord Muruga taught Brahmma about Pranava. We see a small stone outside the sanctum in front of Subramanya Swamy temple which is considered as Brahma. We can see the carving of the story in one of the pillars here in the temple.

Murugan created a spring with his Vel here:

In the past some poor people (Aandi) were worshipping him. A devotee on his pilgrimage stayed here and wanted to have a bath and worship the Lord and asked the Aandis for a river or well. They said there is none such nearby. A little boy came there, took the traveler to a place and punched the earth with Vel at a place. A spring came up and the traveler’s joy knew no bounds. Lord Muruga granted darshan to him and stayed as Lord Balasubramanya.

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How to Reach:

The Temple is located at about 1 Km from Andarkuppam Bus Stop, 3 Kms from Thatchoor, 7 Kms from Ponneri, 15 Kms from Gummudipoondi, 17 Kms from Thirupalaivanam, 26 Kms from Pulicat, 12 Kms from Devadanam, 16 Kms from Minjur, 52 Kms from Tiruvallur, 35 Kms from Avadi and 34 Kms from Chennai. The Temple can be reached from Chennai easily. Take Chennai Kolkata Highway towards Nellore, take the right turn at the Ponneri Junction -Thachchur Koot Road and you will see the road to Andar Kuppam on the left in half a Km. The temple is at the end of the road. Nearest Railway Stations are located at Ponneri (7 Kms), Gummudipoondi (14 Kms), Chennai Central (34 Kms) and Egmore (35 Kms). Nearest Airport is located at Chennai (47 Kms).

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Contact Details

Balasubramanya Swami Temple,
Andarkuppam – 601 204,
Thiruvallur District.
Phone: +91 44 2797 4193
Mobile: +91 99629 60112 / 97908 32333 / 96771 55245
Email: balasubramaniswamythirukovil@gmail.com

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