Bhadrachala Ramar Temple, Erumai Vetti Palayam, Thiruvallur
|Architectural style:||Dravidian architecture|
|Locale:||Erumai Vetti Palayam|
|Address:||Bhadrachala Ramar Temple,Erumai Vetti Palayam,Thiruvallur District – 600052|
|Phone||+91 44 2640 2364|
Legend / Local stories
Lord Rama’s consort, Sita Devi, once came to take bath in Kusasthalai river nearby. Mahishasuran came and disturbed her peace. Getting scared, Sita Devi came running and sat on the left thigh of Lord Rama. Mahishasura had already done penance and obtained a boon from Lord Siva, according to which only women can end his life. Accordingly, Lord Rama placed four Dharbai grass in the four directions. They took the form of four Devis and ended the life of Mahishasura. Even today, those four Devis, Angala Parameswari, Ponniamman, Mulakkal Amman and Kekaithamman remain as the guarding deities (Kaval Deivam) of this village.
As in Bhadrachalam Rama Temple in Andhra Pradesh, the Lord here can be seen with Goddess Seetha seated on his lap. Lord is Archavadhara moorthy and in Pattabhisheka Thirukolam. Perumal is sitting in Padmasana and Mother Sita is sitting in his left lap. Elayaperumal and Anjaneyar is standing by his side. Perumal is Saligrama Thirumeni. The entire Vigraha is made of Salagrama Shila. There are shrines of Hayagriva, Narasimhar and Venugopala in the Temple premises.
There are evidences of this temple been a huge one with 7 prakaras in the past. Devotees who are not able to visit Bhadrachalam in Telangana can offer their Prarthana here. Evvul Veeraraghavan used to come to Erumai Vetti Palayam for a day’s Mandakapadi. Now it has been stopped. Uthsavar is in Panjesti Sivan Temple due to lack of safety. Temple is very isolated from the village and is in a hillock.
Married couple seeking children and students pursuing higher education can find their prayers fulfilled, once they visit and conduct poojas here. Many are said to have benefitted by visiting this temple for this purpose. Those who cannot afford to visit Bhadrachalam, can come and get the blessings of Bhadrachala Rama here itself.
How to Reach:
The Temple is located at about 400 meters from New Erumai Vetti Palayam Bus Stop, 700 meters from Erumai Vetti Palayam Bus Stand, 1.5 Kms from Varamuktheeswarar Temple, 6 Kms from Karanodai, 8 Kms from Cholavaram, 13 Kms from Thamaraipakkam, 16 Kms from Periyapalayam, 17 Kms from Ponneri Railway Station, 23 Kms from Thiruninravur Railway Station, 32 Kms from Thiruvallur, 28 Kms from Chennai and 41 Kms from Chennai Airport. In Calcutta Highway after Toll Plaza, there is a Karanodai over bridge. By the side of the bridge towards left a rough road leads to Erumai Vetti Palayam. Buses are available from Chennai High Court Stop and Koyambedu. Route No. 58 H. Autos are available from Karanodai village.
Bhadrachala Ramar Temple,
Erumai Vetti Palayam,
Thiruvallur District – 600052
Phone: +91 44 2640 2364
Mobile: +91 99406 70372 / 99418 25622
Mobile: +91 95660 11853 / 99406 76372
Email: [email protected]