Sringandeeswarar Temple, Thiruvur, Thiruvallur
|Architectural style:||Dravidian architecture|
|Address:||Sringandeeswarar TempleThiruvur, Thiruvallur District – 602 025|
|Phone||+91 99524 14369 / 93826 64946 / 99524 14369|
Legend / Local stories
Sage Rishya Shringa, (also called as Kalaikottu Muni by Kambar in his Kamba Ramayana) the son of Sage Vibhandaka and Urvashi (There is another version which says that he was born out of a deer which had swallowed the semen of the sage released in water and hence had the face of a deer with horns) had mystical and magical powers. The place where he lived was blessed with abundant rainfall and fertility. Sage Vashista advised King Dasaratha to perform the Putra Kameshti Yagna, through Sage Rishya Shringa in order to be blessed with sons.
On hearing this, the women of the assembly vowed to go and bring the Sage to Ayodhya. They met him at his hermitage and offered fruits and flowers and won his good will. After a few days, they invited him to go with them. As the sage moved from the hermitage, the rain God followed him, showering good rains and pleasant weather as he went along. King Romapada, of Anga, whose kingdom was suffering from drought and famine, met the Rishi as he passed through his province, and invited him to stay there.
He offered his daughter Shanta, (originally born to King Dasaratha and Kausalya and adopted by King Romapada, and his wife Vershini, who was the elder sister of Kausalya) hand in marriage to the Saint. The saint accepted the invitation and stayed at Anga Desa (today’s Bihar and Jharkhand). On hearing this, King Dasaratha went and met King Romapada and requested his help to bring Sage Rishya Shringa to Ayodhya. The King agreed to help and with his humble request, Sage Rishya Shringa proceeded to Ayodhya with his wife Shanta and performed the Putra Kameshti Yagna for twelve months.
At the end of Yagna, a demon appeared with the Pinda which was shared between the three queens of Dasaratha, Kausalya, Kaikeyi and Sumithra, resulting in the birth of Rama, Bharata, Lakshmana and Shatrugna. Sage Rishya Shringa has installed Shiva Lingas in different parts of the country for rains and fertility. This is one such temple situated on the banks of the Cooum at Thiruvur. Since Lord Shiva was installed by Rishya Shringa, Lord Shiva is called as Sringandeeswarar.
How to Reach:
The Temple is located at about 2 Kms from Tirur Bus Stop, 4 Kms from Putlur Railway Station, 2 Kms from Sevvapet Railway Station, 10 Kms from Thiruvallur, 8 Kms from Thiruvallur Bus Stand, 7 Kms from Thiruvallur Railway Station, 40 Kms from Chennai and 39 Kms from Chennai Airport. Thiruvur is situated on the highway between Chennai to Thiruvallur. All the buses used to stop on the main road of Thiruvur.
Temple Opening Time
The Temple remains open from 05.00 AM to 08.30 AM and 06.00 PM to 10.00 PM. Temple priest has to be informed in advance.
Thiruvur, Thiruvallur District – 602 025
Phone: +91 44 2762 0157
Mobile: +91 99524 14369 / 93826 64946 / 99524 14369