Tiruvalleswarar Temple, Padi, Tiruvalithayam, Chennai

Sri Tiruvalleswarar temple is located in the village named Padi, near Tiruvalithayam, in the district of Chennai, in the state of Tamil Nadu in South India. The main deities of this temple are Tiruvalleswarar, Tiruvalitham Udaya Nayanar (Lord Shiva) and his consort is Jagadambika.

The holy trees of this temple are Padiri and Kondrai. The holy water of this temple is Bharadwaj Theertham. The agamam or pooja of this temple is known as Kameekam. This temple is nearly 1000-2000 years old in this region. The historical name of this place is Tiruvalithayam.

As per the pundits and scholars, “The Temple is praised in the Thevarm hymns of Saint Tirugnanasambandar.   This is the 21st Shiva Temple of Thondai region sung in Thevaram hymns.” The festivals that mark this temple are Jupiter (Guru) transit days, Thai Kruthikai in January-February, Chithirai Brahmmotsavam in April-May, Shivarathri in Febuary-March, Vaikunta Ekadashi, pournima, Amavasya, Navarathri days and all other Lord Shiva festivals are celebrated with much dedication and devotion.

The main deity is a swayambumurthy in this temple. The temple structure includes the vimana – tower just above the main sanctum sanctorum. The temple remains broadily open from 6.30 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and from 4.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m for all the pilgrims and devotees. In this temple, Lord Vinayaka is praised as Varasiddhi Vinayaka.  The Rajagopuram is of made of three tier design in this shrine. Hindus from far and near visit this temple with lot for wish and desires to get fulfilled by the blessing of the Lord.

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