Subramanya Swamy Temple, Vallimalai, Vellore
|Architectural style:||Dravidian architecture|
|Address:||Subramanya Swamy Temple,Vallimalai – 632 520,
|Phone||+91 4172 252 295|
Legend / Local stories
Temple Opening Time
The Temple remains open from 7.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and from 2.00 p.m. to 6.30 p.m.
Masi Brahmmotsavam in February-March, Vaikasi Visakam in May-June, Aadi float festival in July-August, Tirukarthikai in November-December, Padi Utsavam is celebrated on Tamil New Year’s Day in the month of April, the asterism of Karthikai in the month of Aadi and Thaipoosam in January-February are the festivals celebrated in the temple. Generally, float festival is celebrated in temple for a day only. Here the festival is celebrated for four days going around the hill path. Women of the place, belonging to Valli’s community offer rice, jaggery, cereals, coconut, fruits and vastras as gift to Valli.
Valli Kalyanam-Valli wedding is celebrated on the fourth day of the festival – Masi (February-March) Poornima – full moon day. After the Valli Tirumanam, all sumangalis married women with living husband are offered Mangal sutra, Kumkuma red vermilion and turmeric powder presented by Thiruppugazh Asramam. Lord Muruga-Deivanai wedding festival is celebrated the next day of Skanda Sashti in October-November followed by four-day float festival. Lord Muruga visits the Saravana Poigai that day.
Those facing adverse effects of planet Mars – Sevvai – pray to Lord Muruga on Tuesdays with garlands of red flowers and offer curd rice as Nivedhana. Devotees perform abishek, offer vastras to Lord Muruga and offer honey and Thinai corn flour as Nivedhana.
How to Reach:
The Temple is located at about 3 Kms from Melpadi, 7 Kms from Ponnai, 19 Kms from Katpadi, 22 Kms from Ranipet, 26 Kms from Arcot, 29 Kms from Chittoor, Andhra Pradesh, 27 Kms from Vellore and 136 Kms from Chennai.
Vallimalai is situated in the Ranipet – Thiruvallam – Ponnai Road, before Ponnai. Vallimalai is well connected to Vellore, Katpadi, Ponnai, Chittoor and Chennai by Buses. Vallimalai is located on Chennai – Bangalore Highway. The Temple is located at about 2 Kms from Vallimalai Bus Stop.
- From Chennai (CMBT) take a bus to Vellore (2.5hrs travel). From Vellore you can get the direct bus to Vallimalai or take the bus to Ponnai which runs through Vallimalai.
- From Chennai(CMBT) take a bus to Vellore and get down at Walajah – Muthu Kadai bus stop. From Muthukadai bus stop you can get the bus to Vallimalai.
- Bus no 144 from Chennai Koyambedu to Chittoor, via Walajapet, Ranipet, Thiruvalam get down at Serkadu or the Koot road of Vallimalai. From there share autos are available to the foot hills of Valli Malai.
Nearest Railway Stations are located at Bommasamudram (17 Kms), Sevur (18 Kms) and Thiruvalam (15 Kms). Nearest Major Railway Station is located at Katpadi (20 Kms).
Nearest Airport is located at Chennai (125 Kms).
Subramanya Swamy Temple,
Vallimalai – 632 520,
Phone: +91 4172 252 295