Thiru Vooral and Thiru Elambian Kottor temple. Kanchi / Arokaonam Route.  

Posted by Shamala Krishnan

  1. Thiru vooral:

    this is One of 275 important temples of Siva.

    Temple timings 7Am-12noon and 4Pm-9Pm.

    The place is about 5kms from Thakkolam station. The station is on railway line from Arakonam to Kanchi. Buses are available from chennai, Kanchi, Arakonam and Thiruvallore.

    Main deity: Swayambu linga known as Chalanadeeswarar and Girija Kannikamba. Teertham is Parvathi teertham, Sathya gangai and Kusasthala river.Sthala vruksham is Takkolam.

    Name: Water coming out of Nandi ‘s mouth and water springs out near the feet of Siva and hence the name Thiru vooral.

    Importance: On the request of Uthandi muni, Nandi devar brought ganges to this place. Kamadenu, Chandra, Yama, Surya, Vishnu and Saptha kanniyar worshipped Siva in this place.

    Appar and Sambandhar sang hymns on Siva.

  2. Thiru Ellambian kottoor:

    This is One of 275 important temples of Siva.

    Timmings 7Am-12 and 4-7 Pm.

    The place is in Chennai to Arakonam rail route stop, at Kadambathur, and temple is 10 kms south from there.

    Main deity is known as Swayambu linga known as Arambeswarar and Kanaka kujambikai.

    Teertham is Chandra teertham. Sthala vruksham Vilvam.

    Importance: Once when Sambandhar was passing through this side God came in the form of small boy and then in the form of old man and tried to show them the temple over there. He was not able to understand, so God took the form of a cow and hit the palanquin (seevigai) of sambandhar. He was surprised by this act and followed the cow. When it came near the temple the cow disappeared.

    Sambandhar worshipped Siva here and sang hymns on him.

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