Thiruvalidhayam and Thiru Vadamullaivoil temple. Chennai.  

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  1. Thiruvalidhayam

    This is one of 275 important Siva temples.

    The place is about 15 kms from channai. Channai to Ambatoore via paadi and this is the stop to reach the temple.

    Main deity: Arul migu Thiru valinadhar and Jagandhambal also known as Thayammai in different sanctum.Teertham is Baradwaja teertham. Sthala vruksham is Padiri.

    Importance: The architecture of the main temple is known as Gajaprushta because the shape of the sanctum is like the back of elephant, and it is also known as toonganai madam.

    Other deities like Durgai, Vishnu, Dakshinamoorthy, Ganapthy and Subramanya are there. In front of Goddess there is a kodimaram and Simha vahanam.

    Sthala purana says Ganapathy got married to kamalai and vimalai daughter of Brahma in this place. Brahaspathi, Vishnu, Hanuman, Sugreeva, Rama, Agystiar, Vayu, Indra, Agni, Surya and Chandra worshipped Siva of this place.

    Baradwaja muni worshipped siva in the form of black bird known as valian hence the name Validhayam.

    Sambandhar sang hymns on Siva here.

  2. Thiru Vadamullaivayil

    This is one of 275 important Siva temples.

    The place is about 20 kms to NW of Channai. Busses and train facility are available from chennai to Ambattoor. The temple is 2kms inside from Ambattoor station.

    Teertham is Subramanya teertham and palar river. Sthala vruksham is Mullai.

    Main deity is Swayambu linga known as Masilamaneeswarar and Arul migu Kodiedainayaki in different sanctum.

    Importance: Siva linga here, known as Teenda thirumeni nadhar, so no abishekam to deity. Once in a year sandal powder kappu is performed. Vimanam is gajaprushta vimanam.

    Purana says asuras Vanan, Kandan and Onaan were living in a palace near malathi vanam, and the doors of the palace had brass bell, coral palquin and Vellerukku pillars. The asuras were worshipping Bairava.

    Once the king went for hunting and he came near the palace of asuras. It was night and the asuras were closing the palace gates and the bell made a noise and the king who heard it, assumed he was close to some temple and started moving towards the dirrection with his men.

    Looking at king with his men, asuras thought they were comming to fight with them, and Asuras attacked the king and he was defeated. Since this was unexpected king escaped into the garden full of mullai plant. The place was so thick with the plant, the king had to cut the plant and make way for him to enter in.

    Suddenly he saw blood stains on is knife and was worried for his act, and wanted to punish himself by cutting his head and to his surprise he saw Siva and Parvathi on rishba vahana and they blessed him. Siva asked nandi to help king in his fight against asuras.

    So nandi in the temple is facing towards the gate to protect. King in turn constructed a temple for Siva here with the same woodden doors and bells with vellerukku pillars. King made a corol palquin for God. We can see the pillars even today in the temple supporting the roof.

    Sundarar sang hymns on Siva here.

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February 25, 2008 at 3:32 AM

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