Vaaleeswarar Temple, Ramagiri, Andhra Pradesh
|Architectural style:||Dravidian architecture|
|Address:||Vaaleeswarar Temple,Ramagiri – 517581Andhra Pradesh|
Ramagiri Vaaleeswarar temple is believed to be built by Pallava king in the 9th century AD and renovated over time by King Vira Rajendra Chola. Even though it is believed that the temple was built by Pallava king, the current structure of the temple doesn’t appear to be of Pallava architectural style. However, the idols of the temple are extremely beautiful and they resemble the ancient idols of Pallava period of other temples. From inscriptions, one can understand that a king called Sangama Kula Virupaksharaya tried to construct a Raja Gopuram at the temple.
Legend / Local stories
Temple Opening Time
The Temple remains open from 08.00 AM to 11.45 AM and 03.00 PM to 5.45 PM. The Murugan Temple on the Hill top remains open only between 08.00 AM to 09.00 PM Festivals
Shivarathri and Pradosham days are celebrated in this Temple with much fanfare.
Bairavar here is called Santhaana Prapthi Bhairavar, famous for granting boon for child birth.
How to Reach:
The Temple is located at about 5 Kms from Nagalapuram, 17 Kms from Uthukottai, 15 Kms from Surutapalli, 42 Kms from Thiruvallur, 43 Kms from Thiruthani, 27 Kms from Nagari Railway Station, 59 Kms from Tirupati, 75 Kms from Chennai and 86 Kms from Chennai Airport. This place, also called Kaalinga Madu Karai or Thirukaarikarai is in the Chennai – Thirupathi route, after Suruttuppalli and Nagalapuram, about 5 Kms from Nagalapuram. Some of the APSRTC buses stop just outside the temple. A person travelling from Chennai has to cross Poondi and Uthukottai.
Ramagiri can be reached through two routes. Via Redhills, Karanodai, Periyapalayam, Uthukottai and Nagalapuram. In the Chennai – Kolkata Grand North Trunk (GNT) Road you can go upto Karanodai bridge / Toll Plaza and immediately after that you can take the road on the left that goes via Periyapalayam, Uthukottai, Nagalapuram to Thirupathi. From Nagalapuram, the temple is just 5 Kms away and is on the main road itself. You can also come via Thiruvallur, Poondi, Uthukottai to Nagalapuram.
Ramagiri – 517581
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