Vallakottai Subramanya Swamy Temple :

God and Godess :

Valli Devasenai Sametha Subramanya Swamy

Location :

Vallakkottai subramanya temple,
Vallakottai Village,
Siriperumbudur Taluk,
Kanchipuram district – 602105
Tamilnadu.

Timings :

  • Morning 6:00AM – 12:30PM
  • Evening 4:00PM – 8:30PM.

Temple History :

Arulmigu Subramaniyaswamy Temple is located at Vallakottai. This is the most powerful temple of Lord Subrahmanyeswara in Kanchipuram district. Vellakottai Subrahmanya Swamy Temple was recently renovated. People from various places visit this temple during festival days. The Subramaniya Swamy idol in this temple is the tallest Lord Muruga statue in India. The temple is believed to be 1200 years old. Long ago, the place was believed to be occupied by a demon called Vallan. It was considered to be his fort. Upon hearing the devas ordeal and oppression at the hands of the asura, lord Muruga decided and destroyed the asura to restore the peace and prosperity. As per the death wish o the asura, he blessed the place with the name Vallankottai. In course of time, the name became Vallakotai. In the eight songs of the Thirupukazh, sung by Arunagirinadhar, the place has been referred to as Kodainagar. The temple has a tank and this is known as Vajra theertham. People strongly believe that a holy dip in the tank with the chanting of the mantra OM Saravanabhava would end all miseries.

One of the foremost of Murugan temples in India, Vallakottai Murugan temple is situated in a tiny hamlet near Chennai. Vallakkottai is a hamlet in Kanchipuram District, situated at a distance of twelve kilometers south of Sriperumputr on the Sriperumpur Cenkalpattu Road 24 kilometers from Tamparam on the Orakkalam Sriperumputr bus route.Let us peep into its puranic lore. The Vallakkottai or the Kodai Nagar temple was built by king Bagiradha in gratitude for His divine grace. Vallakkottai Murugan is therefore known as izhandha Selvangalai eMetuth Tharum Arulmigu KodayaaNdavar He who restores all that is lost. It is also said that the place owes its name to an ogre by name Vallan, who struck terror in the minds of people. They took refuge in Lord Muruga and he destroyed Vallan. Since this was ruled over by Vallan for a very long time, it continues to be known as Valla Kottai fort of Vallan.

Festivals :

  • Kiruthikai Festival
  • Car Festival (April)
  • Visakam Festival (May)
  • Navaratri Festival (May)
  • Skanda Shasti (November / December)
  • Tirukarthigai
  • Taippucam Festival( In Januvary)
  • Panguni Uthiram Festival ( In March)

Ticket price for rituals, darshanams & special sevas :

  • Koo Poojas – 6:30am
  • Kalasandhi Pooja – 8:00am
  • Uchikala Pooja – 12:00pm
  • Sayankala Pooja – 6:00pm
  • Arthajama Pooja – 8:15pm
  • Archana – RS 5/-
  • Special Entrance – RS 20/-
  • Ear Boring – RS 100
  • Marriage – RS 500
  • Two Wheeler Pooja – RS 25
  • Four Wheeler Pooja – RS 50
  • Mudikanikkai – RS 10
  • Kavadi – RS 10

Nearest Temples Around Vallakottai Subramanya Swamy Temple :

  • Kanchipuram Varadaraja swamy temple – Kanchipuram district – 29.00 km
  • Kanchipuram Kamakshi Amman Temple – Kanchipuram district 43.00 km
  • Kanchipuram Ekambaranathar temple – Kanchipuram district – 43.00 km
  • Tiruporur Kandaswamy Temple – Kanchipuram district – 46.00 km
  • Pancheshti Agastheeswarar temple – Tiruvallur district – 71.00 km
  • Tiruthani subramanya swamy temple – Tiruvallur district – 74.00 km
  • Siruvapuri Bala subramanya swamy temple – Tiruvallur district – 77.00 km
  • Sholinghur Lakshmi Narasimha swamy temple – Vellore district – 99.00 km
  • Sripuram Sri Lakshmi Narayani Temple – Vellore district – 116.00 km
  • Singavaram Sri Ranganatha Swamy Temple – Viluppuram district – 124.00 km
  • Tiruchanur Sri Padmavathi ammavari temple – Chittoor district – 126.00 km
  • Thiruvamathur Nandeeswarar Temple – Viluppuram district – 133.00 km
  • Poovarasankuppam Sri Lakshmi Narashima Perumal Temple – Viluppuram district – 143.00 km
  • Srikalahasthi Sri Kalahastheeswara Swamy temple – Chittoor district – 151.00 km
  • Parikkal Sri Lakshmi Narasimha murthy Temple – Viluppuram district – 158.00 km
  • Tiruvannamalai Sri Arunachaleswar Temple – Tiruvannamalai district – 160.00 km
  • Koovagam Koothandavar Temple – Viluppuram district – 161.00 km
  • Tirukoilur Ulagalantha Perumal Temple – Viluppuram district – 171.00 km

Nearest Bus Stations :

  • Siruperumbudur – 10.00 km
  • Tambaram – 27.00 km
  • Chengalpattu – 27.00 km
  • Tiruvallur – 31.00 km
  • Kanchipuram – 39.00 km

Nearest Railwaystations :

  • Palayaseevaram – 17.00 km
  • Palur – 17.00 km
  • Tiruvallur Railway station – 28.00 km
  • Kanchipuram – 39.00 km

Nearest Airports :

  • Chennai International Airport, Chennai. – 36.00 km
  • Tirupati Airport,Renigunta. – 136.00 km
  • Tiruchirapally International Airport, Trichy – 300.00 km
  • Kempegowda International Airport,Bangalore. – 302.00 km

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