Jadaraya Eswarar Temple, Edamani, Pulicat, Thiruvallur
|Jadaraya Eswarar, Shiva
Legend / Local stories
Many years ago, a man bought a land in the forest of Sriharicota. He told his servants to cut the trees and clear the land. One of his servant was going to cut a palm tree. Suddenly the tree started to tell that don’t cut me. He ran to his master and told about it. He sent another servant he also told the same. Finally, the master went to cut the tree he cut it and blood started coming from the tree. The master fainted. His brother saw that blood coming from the tree and his big brother fainted.
He asked the Saint how to stop the blood coming from the tree. The Saint told that God Shiva is in the tree and Saint told that mix Vibhuti, sandal and rose water and keep it on the cut. Blood stopped coming from the tree and they covered tree with Vibhuti and they carved like Shiva. They even built a temple for it in Sriharicota called Karimanal Jadaraya Eswarar Temple. Due to rocket launching site, this Temple has been shifted to the current place.
This is a small south facing temple. Presiding Deity is called as Jadaraya Eswarar. Lord Shiva is Swayambu Moorthy. Mother is called as Angala Parameswari. Chettiyar community is maintaining this temple.
How to Reach:
The Temple is located at about 1 Kms from Thangal Bus Stop, 2 Kms from Pulicat Bus Stand, 8 Kms from Thirupalaivanam, 11 Kms from Karungali, 19 Kms from Ponneri, 19 Kms from Ponneri Railway Station, 73 Kms from Thiruvallur, 69 Kms from Chennai Airport and 54 Kms from Chennai. Town buses are frequently available from Ponneri and Red Hills.