Tiruvetteeswarar Temple, Tiruvallikeni, Chennai (Triplicane)

Sri Tiruvetteeswarar Temple is situated in the tiny village known as Tiruvallikeni, in the district of Chennai, in the state of Tamil Nadu in South India. The principal deity of this temple is Tiruvetteeswarar (Lord Shiva) and his consort is Shenbagambikai.

The holy tree of this temple is Shenbagam. The holy water of this temple is Shenbaga Theertham. The agamam or pooja of this temple is called as Kameekam. This temple is about 500-1000 years old in this region. The historical name of this spot is Tiruvallikeni.

The principal festivals of this particular shrine are Chithirai Brahmmotsavam in April-May, Aani Tirumanjanam in June-July, Vaiakasi Visakam in May-June, in February-March-Masi Magam with 10 day Brahmmotsavam drawing huge crowd of pilgrims and devotees, Purattasi Mahalaya Amavasya in September-October, Karthikai third Monday in November-December with conch abishek, Masi Magam Theerthavari and Shivrathari in February-March, Manickavasagar festival in December-January, All Aadi Fridays in July-August,  Purattasi Navarathri in September-October, Soora Samharam in Octobr November, Panguni Uthiram in March-April,  Skanda Sashti, Margazhi Tiruvadirai and Aipasi Annabishekam are grandly celebrated in this temple. It is a temple that is visited often by local residents too.

The temple is open for devotees and pilgrims from 6.00 a.m. to 11.00 p.m. and from 5.00 p.m. to 9.30 p.m. Lord Shiva in the shrine is a swayambumurthy. According to the local legends, “Devotees seek the pardon of the Lord for wrongs committed by them unknowingly and for relief from serpent planet effects.Devotees perform Abishek to Lord as mark of their prayer commitment.”

Address: Sri Turuvetteeswarar Temple, Tiruvallikeni, Chennai – 600 005. Tamil Nadu

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