Theertheeswarar Temple, Thiruvallur
|Architectural style:||Dravidian architecture|
Legend / Local stories
The temple is facing east with a three tier Rajagopuram. This ancient temple is moderate in size. The temple has its main entrance and tower facing the east direction. The temple has just one prakara. As usual, the flag staff, bali peetha and Nandi idol are located facing the sanctum sanctorum. Presiding Deity is called as Theertheeswarar. Sanctum is located to the left side.
Mother is called as Tripurasundari. The highlight of the temple is that both the sanctum sanctorum of Theertheeswarar and the shrine of Goddess Tripura Sundari are located facing the east direction. The wall surrounding the sanctum sanctorum has the Koshta images of Ganesha, Dakshina Murti, Vishnu, Brahma and Durga. Lord Chandikeswarar is in his usual position.
There are shrines of Mal Vinai Theertha Lingam along with Vishnu, Palani Andavan, Subramanya with his two consorts, Navagraha, Aastana Vinayaka and Ayyappa in the Temple premises. The Idols of Surya, Bhadra, Bhairava and Ramalinga Adigalar are also found in this temple. Few Naga statues are found below the holy tree. The temple is managed through a permanent trustee Thiru Ravi Gurukkal and it was learned that this temple is not under the control of HRCE.
How to Reach:
Tiruvallur is situated on the highway linking Chennai and Tirupati. This Temple is located at about 2 Kms from Tiruvallur, 4 Kms from Thirupachur, 11 Kms from Poondi, 18 Kms from Thiruvalangadu, 21 Kms from Sriperumbudur, 24 Kms from Thirumazhisai, 19 Kms from Pattabiram, 23 Kms from Avadi, 16 Kms from Thiruninravur, 36 Kms from Arakkonam, 40 Kms from Thiruthani, 102 Kms from Tirupati and 52 Kms from Chennai. The Temple is located adjacent to the famous Veera Raghava Perumal Temple (Thiruevvul Divya Desam).
The Temple is located at about 600 meters from Theradi Bus Stop and 850 meters from Tiruvallur Bus Stand. Tiruvallur is on the Chennai Tirupati highway. A diversion takes you to the temple. Share autos are the common mode of transport to the temple, although Public transport buses are also there connecting the bus stand and railway station. The temple is close to the bus stand.
From Koyambedu CMBT the buses plying to Tirupati and Thiruthani pass through this town and bus services are also available from Chennai, Chengalpattu, Arakkonam, Poonamallee, Avadi, Tambaram, Periyapalayam, Uthukottai, Redhills, Tirupati, Thiruthani, Kanchipuram and Tiruvannamalai.
The Temple is located at about 4 Kms from Tiruvallur Railway Station. This Temple is located at Tiruvallur, a railhead on the (suburban) railroad between Chennai and Arakkonam.
The Temple is located about 46 Kms from Chennai International Airport.