Sri Theerthapaleeswarar temple is located in the small village named Tiruvallikeni, in the district of Chennai, in the state of Tamil Nadu in Southern India. The main deity of this temple is Theerthapaleeswarar (Lord Shiva) and his consort is Maha Tripurasundari.
The holy tree of this temple is Vanni. The holy water of this temple is Sea water. The agamam or pooja of this temple is known as Kameeyam. This temple is just 500-1000 years old in this region. The historical name of this place is Vikramasingapuram.
The important festivals of this particular temple are Masi theerthavari in February-March, Purattasi Brahmmotsavam in September-October, Aadipooram in July-August, Chithirai festival on Chitra star day in April-May; Nama Shivaya Panchakshara Mantra initiation and Margazhi Sashti, Navarathri in September-October; Vaikasi Visakam in May-June; Skanda Sashti in October-November; Aipasi Wedding festival in October-November, Deepavalli, Arudra Darshan on Sadayam Star day ( 3 festivals) in December-January plus New Year Days and Pongal are celebrated in the temple.
The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and from 5.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m for all the Hindus. According to the Hindu religious scholars and pundits, “Sun God worships Lord Shiva in the temple spreading his rays on Shivrathri day.”
The main deity is also known as Agatheeswarar and Noitheerthapiran. The main deities of this temple are Lord Chidambara Vinayaka, Lord Narayana with Mother Mahalakshmi, Sun God and Lord Dakshinamurthy. As per the local legends, “Sun God worships Lord Shiva in the temple spreading his rays on Shivrathri day.”
Address: Sri Theertha Paleeswarar Temple, Tiruvallikeni, Chennai. Tamil Nadu.