Siruvapuri Bala subramanya swamy temple :

God and Godess :

  • Sri Bala Subramanyan
  • Sri Annamalaiyar
  • Sri Unnamulai Ambal

Location :

Siruvapuri Bala subramanya swamy temple
Chinnampedu(Village), Sholavaram(Taluk), Siruvapuri(Town) ,
Tiruvallur district- 601206
Tamilnadu.

Timings :

  • (Monday to Friday) – Morning 7:00AM – 12:00PM
  • Evening 4:30PM – 8:00PM
  • Sunday – Morning 6:00AM – 1:00PM
  • Evening 4:00PM – 8:00PM
  • Tuesday – Morning 4:30AM – Evening 9:30PM

Temple History :

Murugan Temple is a famous temple which is located about 40 km from Chennai on Chennai-Kolkata highway. The temple is located about 3 km off the highway. Lord Subrahmanya Swamy is the presiding deity of this temple. Along with Lord Subramanya, there are also other deities like Marakatha Vinayakar, Aadhi Murugar, Naagar, Venkatrayar, Muniswaraar, and Bairavar is giving darshan here in separate shrines. This is the most ancient temple which was related to the period of Ramayana. According to the history of this temple, the sons of Lord SriRama, that Lava, and Kusa, lived in this place. Once when Rama was passing this place, they have fought a war with Rama himself without knowing that he was their father. As the young children waged a war here, the place was called as Siruvar Por Puri. (Siruvar means children, Por Puri means waging a war, in Thamizh). This place is now called as Chinnambedu, which originally was Siruvar Ambu Edu (children who took their arrows for the fight).

Some hundreds of years back there lived a lady called Murugammai in this village. She had been a very ardent devotee of Lord Muruga here. She always used to chant His name and praying Him, for years. Her husband who didn’t like her worshipping all the time was warning her to stop it. But she never listened to him and her husband one day cut her arms off out of anger. Even then, Murugammai cried for help only with Lord Muruga. The Lord who was pleased with her bhakti, made her hands join even without the signs of any wound.Lord Muruga here is called Sri Balasubramaniar and is said to be powerful, granting the wishes of devotees. This beautiful temple also has Sri Annamalaiyar (Lord Shiva) and Sri Unnamulai Amman. The Utsavamoorthy of Lord Muruga is seen as Valli Manalar in a wedding posture with Sri Valli. Lord Muruga here is believed to grant wishes for those intend to buy or construct a house. Many people who wish to buy a house visit Lord Muruga here for blessings to fulfill their wish.

Among the various names of Murugan, the name Valli Kanavan stands supreme as the famous one. Murugan, who is the consort of Teyvayanai, the celestial daughter of Indra Deva, married a huntress-girl of this human world, an aspect having very deep philosophical significance. All are equal in the face of God and this is the expression of the Vallin yakam form. 29 Valli shines in brilliance here as Ichha Sakti. Murugan married Valli and enjoyed conjugal bliss with her with a smile always. This is indicative of how the householders’ life should be led in this mundane world. His image of wedlock with Valli is known as Valli Kalyana Sundarar. The Kumara Tantra depicts this form as having one face and four hands. The front two hands are one in Abhaya mudra and the other in Kadyavalmpitham (hand placed on the hip). In the back two hands, he has rudraksha mala and Kamandala. In this form on the right side, we find goddess Valli in all her beauty. The worship of goddess Valli Kalyana Sundarar paves the way for the celebration of marriages at the proper time among families.

A unique feature of this temple is the Marakatha Mayil (Peacock) the vaahan of Lord Muruga made of green stone. Arunagirinathar is seen just near the sanctum facing the Lord. Arunagirinathar has visited this temple and sung many Thiruppugazh songs here. He also has composed an Archana Thiruppugazh on Lord Muruga, which if recited fulfils ones wishes.

Festivals :

  • Karthikai
  • Sasti
  • Prathosam
  • Visakam
  • Amavasya
  • Chithirai Varuda pirappu
  • Vaikasi Visakam
  • Aadi Guru poojai
  • Deepali,Soora Samharam
  • Saraswathi pooja,Ayudha pooja
  • Karthikai Deepam
  • Margazhi pooja
  • Thai Pongal Thiruvizha
  • Thai Poosam
  • Maha Sivaratri
  • Panguni Uthiram

Ticket price for rituals, darshanams & special sevas :

  • Ucchikkalam pooja – 7.00 A.M
  • Kala Sandhi pooja – 10.00 A.M
  • Sayarakchai pooja – 5.00 P.M
  1. Santhana Kappu – 2000.00 /-
  2. All Abisegam – 1000.00 /-
  3. Dharsana Tickets – 50.00 /- & 100.00 /-
  4. Car Parking – 10.00 /-
  5. Bike Parking – 05.00 /-
  6. Archanai – Rs 5 /-

Nearest Temples Around Siruvapuri Bala subramanya swamy temple :

  • Pancheshti(Panjetty) – Agastheeswarar temple – 7 km
  • Tirumala – Venkateswara swamy temple – 126 km
  • Tirupati – Kodandarama swamy temple – 107 km
  • Tirupati – Iskon temple – 106 km
  • Tirupati – Govindaraja temple – 106 km
  • Tirupati – Kapila Thirtham temple – 106 km
  • Tiruchanur – Padmavathi temple – 99 km
  • Sripuram – Golden temple – 176 km
  • Kanipakam – Vinayaka temple – 148 km
  • Srikalahasti – Kala hasteeswara temple – 87 km
  • Sholinghur – Lakshmi narasimha swamy temple – 103 km
  • Kancheepuram – Varadaraja perumal temple – 101 km
  • Vallakottai – Subramanya swamy temple – 77 km
  • Thiruporur – Kanda swamy temple – 87 km
  • Kancheepuram(Kumarakottam) – Subramanya swamy temple – 98 km
  • Kancheepuram – Ekambaranathar temple – 98 km
  • Kancheepuram – Kailasanathar temple – 99 km
  • Kancheepuram – Kamakshi temple – 97 km

Nearest Bus Stations :

  • Ponneri – 13 km
  • Ambattur – 31 km
  • Tiruvallur – 40 km
  • Kavaraipettai – 8 km
  • Minjur – 20 km
  • Gummidi Poondi – 18 km

Nearest Railwaystations :

  • Kavaraipettai – 9 km
  • Ponneri – 13 km
  • Gummidi Poondi – 15 km
  • Tiruvallur – 43 km

Nearest Airports :

  • Coimbatore – 523 km
  • Chennai – 53 km
  • Madhurai – 497 km
  • Thiruchirapalli – 359 km

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