Sri Valavandeeswarar (Valava Natha Easwarar) temple is positioned in the sub-town mentioned as Valayathur, in the district of Vellore, in the state of Tamil Nadu in Southern India. The presiding deity of this temple is Valavandeeswarar (Lord Shiva) and his consort is Periyanayaki.
The festive deity is Chandrasekharar. The holy tree of this temple is Vanni. The holy water of this temple is Shiva theertham. The agamam or pooja of this temple is called as Kameeyam. This temple is nearly 1000-2000 years old in this region. The historical name of this place is Shivapadanallur.
The main festivals of this temple are Aipasi Annabishekam in October-November, Masi (February-March), Margazhi Arudra Darshan in December-January, Margazhi (December-January), Tirukarthikai in November-December, in the month of Purattasi (September-October) three time puja is conducted in the shrine daily, Deepavali, Mahashivarathri in Febraury-March and pondal.
As a Swyambu Linga Murthy, Lord Shiva graces in the temple. Special rituals and pujas are conducted on Hindu traditional calendar and Georgian calendar.
The temple is widely opened for Hindus from 7.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and from 4.30 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. It is listed among the most sought after ancient temples in south India. Other deities of this temple are Lord Vinayaka, Mother Ambica, Mother Brahmmandeswari, Lord Brahmmandeswarar and Varasiddhi Vinayaka. It is the most important temple in this region and south India.
The temple can be reached easily through roadways as there is plenty of bus service that connects to this particular village. There are also taxi services from the city head quarter direct to this sacred village.
Address – Sri Valavandeeswarar temple, Valayathur, Vellore, Tamil Nadu