Tiruvalithayam Tiruvallesvarar Temple, Padi

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Tiruvalithayam
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Religion
AffiliationHinduism
DistrictChennai
DeityValleswarar (Shiva)
Jagathambal (Parvathi)
Location
LocationPadi
StateTamil Nadu
CountryIndia
Tiruvalithayam Tiruvallesvarar Temple, Padi is located in Tamil Nadu
Tiruvalithayam Tiruvallesvarar Temple, Padi
Location in Tamil Nadu
Geographic coordinates13°06′N 80°11′E / 13.100°N 80.183°E / 13.100; 80.183Coordinates: 13°06′N 80°11′E / 13.100°N 80.183°E / 13.100; 80.183
Architecture
TypeTamil architecture

Tiruvalithayam Tiruvallesvarar Temple [1][2] is a temple dedicated to the Hindu deity Shiva, located at Padi, a north-western neighbourhood of Chennai, India.

History[edit]

The temple is closely associated with Rajaraja Chola III. Padi historically is referred to the place used to store armory. The God here is worshipped by Ramar, Bharathwajar, Anjaneyar, Surya, Chandra, Indran and Valiyan.

Presiding deity[edit]

Presiding deity of the temple is Tiruvallesvarar. The consort is Jagadambika.[3]

Legend[edit]

Planet Jupiter who was cursed by Menaka. On the advice of Markendeya, he reached this place, got a dip and worshipped the presiding deity and got relief from the curse. Devotees pray to the Jupiter to get remedy for their relief from sins.[3]

Significance[edit]

It is one of the shrines of the 275 Paadal Petra Sthalams - Shiva Sthalams glorified in the early medieval Tevaram poems by Tamil Saivite Nayanar Sambandar.[3]

Transport[edit]

The temple can be reached by bus towards Padi. The railhead from Ambattur is 4 km away from the temple.

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tiruvalleswarar Temple". Dinamalar temples. Retrieved 16 April 2019.
  2. ^ ta:திருவலிதாயம் திருவல்லீசுவரர் கோயில்
  3. ^ a b c Sri Tiruvallesvarar Temple