DSCN9111, Paaleeswarar Temple, Thirupalaivanam, Thiruvallur
DSCN9111, Paaleeswarar Temple, Thirupalaivanam, Thiruvallur

Paaleeswarar Temple, Thirupalaivanam, Thiruvallur

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Architectural style:Dravidian architecture
Major festivals
Address:Paaleeswarar Temple,Thirupalaivanam, Thiruvallur District
Phone+91 44 2797 8667

Paaleeswarar Temple is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva located at Thirupalaivanam Village near Ponneri located in Thiruvallur District of Tamilnadu. Presiding Deity is called as Paleeswarar / Palliswarar / Amrutheswarar. Mother is called as Logambigadevi / Balambigai. The main shrine is built as per the Gajabrushta architectural style.


Legend / Local stories

Some Portions of Amrutha turned into Shiva Lingam:

As per the legend, the Devas and the Asuras were churning the milky ocean. Amrutha (nectar) came out of that ocean. Some portion of the nectar was turned into a Shiva Linga. It was worshiped by the Devas and then by the sages Agastya and Markandeya. The same Shiva Linga appeared below a jack tree and gave darshan to the Chola king Rajendra Chola I.

No Frogs in Temple Tank:

After consuming the nectar, the Devas washed their hands in the temple tank. The Asuras took the form of frogs to drink the nectar mixed with the water. Realizing that, the Devas made the temple tank not liveable for frogs. It is said that even today frogs are not found in this temple tank.

Parihara Sthalam:

Since the temple is connected with the legend of Pradosham, Pradhosha pooja is very special and is considered to give all wealth. It is also considered a Parihara Sthalam.

Linga with a scar on its head:

The story behind this was, Rajendra Chozha I, stayed in this Palai Vanam with his warriors after a war. The elephant tied to a Palai tree got fainted. On seeing this Rajendra ordered to cut the tree. Blood oozed out from the tree.  So, he stopped cutting the tree and excavated that place and found Shiva lingam with a scar on its head. Then he built a temple for this Shiva Lingam.

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How to Reach:

The Temple is located at about 400 meters from Thirupalaivanam Bus Stop, 1 Km from Kaanji Vayal Bus Stop, 2 Kms from Kattur Cross Road Bus Stop, 9 Kms from Pulicat, 10 Kms from Ponneri, 11 Kms from Ponneri Railway Station, 13 Kms from Perumbedu, 20 Kms from Devadanam, 20 Kms from Minjur, 39 Kms from Thiruvottriyur and 47 Kms from Chennai. City buses from Ponneri to Pazhaverkadu (Pulicat) passes through this place. Buses also available from Moolakadai (558B), Thiruvotriyur (595A), and Tollgate (595). Nearest Airport is located at Chennai (60 Kms).

Temple Opening Time

The temple remains open from 07.00 A.M to 12.00 Noon and 04.30 P.M to 08.00 P.M.

Contact Details

Paaleeswarar Temple,
Thirupalaivanam, Thiruvallur District
Phone: +91 44 2797 8667
Mobile: +91 93802 12536 / 94451 76390

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