Theerthapaleeswarar Temple, Triplicane, Chennai
|Architectural style:||Dravidian architecture|
|Address:||Theertha Paleeswarar Temple,Tiruvallikeni, Chennai|
|Phone||+91 44 2844 4054 / 2844 5322|
Temple Opening Time
The temple remains open from 6.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and from 5.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m.
Masi Theerthavari and Shivarathri in February-March and Aadippooram in July-August are the major festivals celebrated in this Temple. The temple has significance that when the seven deities of the Sapthasthana temples take bath in the sea during the Theerthavari festival in the Tamil month of Masi, this deity takes the first place.
Devotees pray here for relief from various adverse planetary aspects affecting their wedding process, health and happy family life. Devotees perform abishek, archanas and offer vastras to Lord and Mother.
Legend / Local stories
When the divine marriage of Lord Shiva and Parvati happened in the Himalayas, all the Devas went there to attend the function. To balance the earth from the south, Shiva asked Agastya to go towards the south direction. On his way to Podhigai hills, Agastya took rest under a Vanni tree in the site where this temple is located today. As per the advice from Lord Shiva, he took a dip in the ocean and also performed pooja to the Shiva Linga idol using the sea water. As the sea water was used for abhisheka by the sage, the Lord was named as Theerthapaleeswarar. In order to help the dwarf sage Agastya to perform poojas, the Shiva Linga Murti reduced his height.
Agastya & Atri worshipped Lord Shiva here:
The current structure of the temple might be around 500 years old. However, as per the legend, the temple was worshiped by the sages Agastya and Atri.
How to Reach:
Triplicane (Tiruvallikeni) is an important division in Chennai city. Triplicane is located at about 1.5 Kms from Marina Beach, 6 Kms from Nungambakkam, 6 Kms from T Nagar, 10 Kms from Anna Nagar and 8.5 Kms from Vadapalani.
Town buses are available from every corner of the city to reach the temple comfortably. The Temple is located at about 300 meters from Mount Road Government Hospital Bus Stop and 11 Kms from Koyambedu Bus Terminus. The temple is situated in a very congested area at Dr. Natesan Street near Lloyds Road in Triplicane. Lloyds Road is an important location in Chennai. You can reach Lloyds road easily either by public transport or on your own vehicle. From there, anyone can direct you to Natesan Street.
|22||Ayanavaram B.S to Anna Square|
|27B||C.M.B.T. to Triplicane|
|29A||Perambur B.S to Anna Square|
|L27L||Anna Square to Mogapair West|
|L40A||Anna Square to Avadi|
|S40A||Anna Square to Avadi|
|X22A||Ambathur Estate to Thiruvanmiyur|
|X40A||Anna Square to Avadi|
|27BCT||M.M.D.A. Colony to Anna Square|
|L06A||Tollgate to Besant Nagar|
|M27R||Anna Square to Oragadam|
|M40ET||Anna Square to Menambedu|
|S27BCT||M.M.D.A. Colony to Anna Square|
|45B||Anna Square to Guindy Industrial Estate|
|32||Vallalar Nagar to V. Illam.|
|25G||Anna Square to Poonamallee|
|24A||V.Illam to Anna Nagar West.|
|29D||V.Illam to Mathur.|
The Temple is situated at about 3.5 Kms form the Chennai Central Railway Station, 3 Kms from Tiruvallikeni Railway Station and 2.5 Kms from Chennai Egmore Railway Station. Nearest Metro Station is Nehru Park Metro Station located at about 4 Kms from the Temple.
Chennai International Airport is located at about 18 Kms from this Temple.
Theertha Paleeswarar Temple,
Phone: +91 44 2844 4054 / 2844 5322