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MELAIYUR SIVA VISHNU TEMPLE
This temple is a wonderful parihara
thalam for Raghu, Ketu dosham. Worshiping
the Lord will help removing obstacles
and facilitate marriage and also issueless
couples will be gifted with children.

Melayur, a small place near Thiruporur has the distinction of having an ancient Sivavishnu temple, which is considered a Raghu Kethu Parihara thalam. As per inscription found this temple was built by Rajaraja Chzha in 11th century. But in course of time the temple was deteriorated and crumbled to the ground. In the year 2002 and 2003 the scattered idols are taken out and work was started to restore the temple. The work was completed in 2008 and consecration was performed by Sri Murugasrama Swamigal for both Siva and Perumal. The Sivalinga is a self manifested one (suyambu) which was underneath for several years. He is called Sri Nagabharaneeswarar. His consort is called Sri Periyanayagi. It is believed that sage Agasthiyar once visited the temple and worshipped the Lord. Now the temple is presenting a new look with modern structure. Adjacent to sanctum sanctorum there is a shrine for Sri Kasi Viswanathar and Sri Visalakshi. The temple has many numbers shrines and some of them are newly installed. Some of them are Dathathreyar, Chithrakupthar, Saraabeswarar, Saptha kannigai, Saraswathy, Agasthiyar, Lalithambigai. The temple sacred pond is seen behind the temple. Pujas are conducted as per agama sasthras in a detailed manner and systematically. The temple is open 6.00pm to 8.00pm. For contact Sri Vasudevan-9498036642, Sri Sankar-9790653618, Smt. Maheswari-9094734948. Buses from Tambaram-Karumbakkam(55C) is coming here. When coming from Thiruporur on Chengalpattu road, take a right at Vengoor and go further for 4 KM to reach Melaiyur.

  

  

In the same premises of Siva temple, Sri Varadharaja Perumal with Sridevi and Bhoodevi is enshrined. Sri Venugopalaswamy is enshrined with Sri Bhama and Sri Rukmani in the maha mandapam.

    

MANAMPATHY SIVAN TEMPLE

This ancient Siva Shrine is located in Manampathy, about 10 KM from Thiruporur of Kanchipuram district. This place was formerly called vanava mahadeva chathurvedi mangalam.The temple is big in size with five tier raja gopuram, flag mast and two prakarams. After crossing the nandhi mandapam there are two giant size dwara palar statues on both sides of the entrance. The Lord is called Sri Thirukkarai Eswarar and mother is called Sri Padalambigai. In sactum niches, Vinayagar, Dakshinamurthy, Mahavishnu, Brahmma, Durgai shrines are present. In the inner prakaram, there are shrines for Vinayagar, Valli Devasena sametha Subramanyar, Kasi Viswanathar, two Bhairavars, Suriyan, Naga Ganapathy, Naga Subramanyar, Naga Lingam and Navagraham. The sanctum was designed in a semi -circle shape(Gajabrishtam). The temple sacred pond is behind the temple. Vilvam is the sacred tree of the temple. All festivals pertained to Sivan temple are celebrated here. Daily pujas are done once in a day. For details contact Sri Srinivasan-9840272655, Sri Mani-9894885090. Many buses from Chennai, Chengalpattu, and Thirukkazhukundram are coming here.

This temple is a favorite one for those born in Kanni rasi. This shrine is also a parihara thalam for Raghu and Kethu.

  

  

ANUMANTHAPURAM SRI VEERABHADRAR TEMPLE
The shrine is remarkable in respect to
various pariharas. People affected by witchcraft are
benefited by worshiping here continuously for
several days. Sri Agoraveerabhadarar also blesses
people with mental illness. Garlanding the Lord
with beetal leaves is a special prayer.

Sri Agora Veerabhadraswamy temple is located near Chengalpattu, on Singaperumalkovil –Thiruporur road. This famous temple attracts number of devotees all over Tamilnadu, particularly on new moon day and full moon day. The presiding deity Sri Agora Veerabhadrar in standing posture holding multiple weapons, with his vahana goat is facing north. Ambal Sri Bhadrakali is present outside the sanctum, facing south. In the several centuries old temple, rites and rituals are performed as classified by Sri Adhisankarar. The priests are serving here for 12 generations. The age of the temple could not be ascertained. Legend has it that Lord Siva created Veerabhadrar from his jadamudi and sent to destroy Daksha and Yangya. Sri Veerabhadrar did the job immediately by his enormous power and chopped off the head of Daksha. By this action his anger did not come down. Sri Kalidevi who accompanied Veerabhadrar, gave honey and roots in large quantity to pacify him. But he could not be pacified. At last Kalidevi gave the beetal leaves to him and his anger came down. This is the place where Dhaksha did the yangya and was destroyed by Sri Veerabhadrar.

Other shrines are Vinayagar, Dakshinamurthy, Lingothbhavar, Chandikeswar, and Durgai. The temple is open 6 am to 9 pm. During new moon and full moon days the temple is open till 12.00 midnight, Good road connectivity from Chengalpattu, Chennai and Singaperumalkovil is available to reach here. For contact Sri Senthilkumar Gurukkal-9444286077, Sri Vigneswaran-9976567410, Sri Duraisamy-94436 16894.

  

  

PAYYANUR SIVAN TEMPLE
Payyanur Sri Etteeswwarar is a significant parihara
thalam especially for those having legal litigation.
When the legal problems are genuine in nature
will be ended smoothly, by the grace of Lord.
Moreover issueless couples are also blessed here
if they come and pray sincerely.

As per the inscriptions found here, this temple was built by Vijayanandhi Vikrama Pallavan in the year 773 AD. Many times the temple was renovated by Cholas and Pallavas subsequently. They donated lands to the temple for the rituals , festivals and maintenance. But all had gone and temple was totally ruined in passage of time. Recently efforts were taken to renovate the temple as in the past and the work was completed and consecration took place in the year 2011.

Swamy is called Sri Etteeswarar and Goddess as Sri Ezhilarkuzhali. At the entrance of the Shrine one can see the Dwarabalars on either side. Other shrines in the temple are Vinayagar, Subramanyar with consorts Valli and Devasena, five gosthta devathas, Chandikeswarar, Kalabhairavar, Agasthiyar, Vallalar, Suriyan and Navakirakams. There is a lone Sivalinga on the bank of temple tank, which was taken out while cleaning the tank some years back. The temple tank is called Bhairava Theertham. Vella Erukku is the sacred tree of the temple. The temple Lord was glorified by Sri Thirukkuriputhondar, one of the 63 Nayanmars. There is also a reference that great Siddha Sri Edaikadar worshipped the Lord here.

The temple is open 6.00am to 10.00am and 6.00pm to 8.00pm. For contact Mr. Murthy-9941534893, Mr. Sundararaj-9566184387. This temple is situated just 6 KM from Mahabalipuram on ECR. Many buses are coming through this place from Mahabalipuram, Chennai and Tambaram.

  

  

MELAKOTTAYUR SIVAN TEMPLE
This temple is a very powerful parihara
thalam for those seeking marriage,
health, progress in their profession
and relief from debt burden.

Melakottayur village near VIT College on Vandalur Kelambakkam road has the distinction of having an ancient Siva Temple. The temple is about 1400 years old. Many renovations were done during Pallava, Chola and Pandiyan kingdom. The presiding deity is Sri Meganatheswarar and Ambal is called Sri Megambigai. Some years back when tried to shift the Moolavar during renovation it was unsuccessful since the base is going deeper and deeper. So they left the moolavar as it is. The temple has three koshta shrines, Vinayagar, Valli Devasena sametha Subramanyar, two Bhairavars and Nandhi. The temple has one big sacred tank called Varuna theertham. One unique feature associated with this temple is, during the day of Pradosham, the position of Sivalingam is slightly tilted either to left side or right side or back side and this can be noticed even today.

Legend has it that Sri Varuna Devan who got the curse from Sri Durvasha Maharshi came here and worshipped the Lord for the removal of curse. He created the pond for his worship and hence called Varuna theertham. Indrajith, son of Ravana also came here and worshipped the Lord. Many stone inscriptions found in the temple reveal various donations given to this temple.

Pujas are conducted twice in a day. Temple is open 7 to 11 in the morning and 5 to 7.30 in the evening. Festivals like Sivarathiri, Aurudradarishanam, Thirukalyana urchavam, teppa urchavam are celebrated here in a grand manner. 108 Sangu Abhisekam is very special here. For contact Sri Murali-9840155627, Sri Siva Gurukkal-9962267286, Bakthavatchalam-9941416205.

    

  

THIRUVIDANDAI PERUMAL TEMPLE
The temple is frequented by people seeking
marriage or whose marriage is delayed.
A common worship practice is to offer
garlands to the presiding deity, wearing
it and circumambulating the temple nine times
by which their prayers are fulfilled by the
grace of Sri Nithyakalyana Perumal.

Of the 108 Divya Desams of Lord Mahavishnu, this is the only temple where Thirukalyana Urchavam is celebrated throughout the year. The Lord is praised by Sri Thirumangai Azhvar and Sri Manavala Mamunigal in their hymns. The moolavar is in the form of Varahar in standing posture placing one leg on Adhisesha and another leg on the ground, keeping Sri Akhilavalli Nachiyar,blended with 36 virgins into a single form, on his lap. The urchavar murthy is Sri Nithya Kalyana Perumal. Sri Varaha Murthy is made of herbs and so no thirumanjanam is performed to Him. Sri Komalavalli Thayar is enshrined in a separate enclosure. Other shrines are for Ranganayagi sametha Sri Ranganathar, Sri Andal, and Azhvaars. The temple occupies large area with big raja gopuram and kodi maram.

The temple was built during the Pallava regime in the 7th century.[Kanchipuram was the capital of the Pallavas who ruled the region during the 6th to 9th centuries. They had Mamallapuram and Thiruvidanthai as their port towns and the two towns emerged as strong ports for the Empire. The temple is believed to have been built along with the monumental temples in the region. The temple has inscriptions dated 959 CE from the Pallava times.

As per legend, the demon king Hiranyaksha, brother of Hiranyakashibhu captured earth, personified as goddess Sri Bhudevi hided under ocean. All devas and sages went to Lord Vishnu for rescue. Sri Mahavishnu took the form of Varaha, destroyed the demon Hiranyaksha and rescued the earth. Sri Bhudevi fell in love with Varaha murthy and as per her wish married her and kept in His lap. As per the wish of sage Kalava, who wanted Vishnu to marry his 360 daughters. Varaha married the 360 daughters one per day during the course of the whole year. Since he is believed to marry maidens daily, he came to be known as Nithyakalyana Perumal Sri Ranganathar, is believed to have attended the first wedding of Varaha and after finding that there is a marriage every day, he set his abode in the temple.

The temple follows Vaikanasa Agama and Thenkalai tradition. The temple is open 6.30 to 12 in the morning and 3.30 to 9.00 in the evening. There are three temple tanks of which Kalyana Pushkariniis the principal tank. Punnai tree is the sacred tree of this temple. For contact Sri Murthy, Manager-73588 56193, 044 27472235. The temple is located on ECR between Kovalam and Mamallapuram and 9 KM from Kelambakkam.

  

KOVALAM SIVAN TEMPLE
This temple is a prominent paraikara thalam
for those seeking marriage. During pradosham time,
a strange practice is followed here to tie a
Thirumagalyam to Nandhi which ritual will remove
all obstacles and facilitate early marriage.

An ancient temple of 1300 years old dedicated to Lord Siva is found in Kovalam, near Chnnai. This temple was renovated some 40 years back and now having a new look. The presiding deity is called Sri Kailasanathar and His consort is called Sri Kanagavalli. After passing the Kodimaram and Nandhi Mandapam, Sri Kupera Ganapathy is seen in front of the entrance. When going round the temple one can worship five goshta devadas . In addition Sri Vinayagar and Sri Subramanyar with Valli and Devasna are enshrined in a separate shrines. Sri Mahavishnu is also seen in a seprate shrine. Other shrines are Sri Chandikeswarar, Sri Bhairavar, Sri Ayyappan and Navakragams. The temple is neatly maintained and regular pujas are performed once in a day. The temple is open 6 to 9 in thee morning and 5 to 7 in the evening. Festivals like Pradosham, Karthigai, Annabishegam, Sivarathri , Aurudra darisanam are performed here. For contact Mr. Delli Chettiyar-9176491300 and Vanaja Ammal-9884760952 who is doing regular pujas here.

    

THIRUPORUR SIVAN TEMPLE
This temple is a significant parahara thalam.
By doing girivalam (about 4 KM) and worship
the Lord will remove all types of deceases.
Also earnest ambitions are fulfilled by the grace
of Lord, by going round the hill regularly.

Thiruporur, which was called Samarapuri in ancient days, is unique of having two temples, one to Lord Murugan and another one to Lord Siva. The Siva temple is 2000 years old according to inscriptions found in the temple. The temple is located atop of a small hillock known as Pranava malai shaped as OM, having just 60 steps to reach the top. The whole temple complex was built by granite stones. The Lord here is called Sri Kailasanathar and Ambal is called Sri Balambigai. Both shrines are facing eastern direction. Other shrines are Sri Vinayagar, Murugan, Kasi Viswanathar,Bhairavar, Chandikeswarar, Veerabadrar, Suriyan along with five Koshta sannadhies. This was the place, where Lord Murugan gave initiation to Sri Agasthiya Magarishi. This incident was sculpted in one of the temple pillars. It is said that Sri Chidambara Swamigal is visiting here daily to have the dharshan of the Lord. There is an underground passage to Thiruporur Murugan temple, which is now closed by a piece of rock.. Sri Kanva Maharishi also worshipped the Lord here. Daily one time ritual is going on here. For contact Mr. Kumar-9790712721, Mr. Senthilvel-9840807409. Thiruporur is well connected by road from Tambaram and Chengalpattu.

    

KATTOOR SIVAN TEMPLE
Like Vaidheeswaran koil this temple is also
a parihara sthalam for various ailments. By taking
a dip in Sivagangai theertham and worship the Lord regularly will
fetch good result for those affected by serious deceases.

Sri Uthara Vaideeswarar temple is situated in a small village called Kattoor, just 8 KM from Thiruporur, Kanchipuram district. This Siva temple has an east facing five storeyed gopuram which leads to a large circumambulatory passage wherein housed nandhi mandapam and kodimaram. At the entrance of the mahamandapam Sri Vinayagar and Sri Balamurugan are enshrined on both sides. . The moolavar enshrined in sanctum sanctorum called Sri Vaidyanathar is a suyambu lingam(self manifested). Ambal Sri Thaiyalnayagi sannadhi is facing south. The five koshta parivara devadas are in their respective position. Kanni moolai Ganapathy, Valli Devasena sametha Subramanyar, Gajalakshmi, Chandikeswarar, Sri Ankaragan Sri KalaBhairavar and Navagrahams are located in the prakaram.

Legend has it that Sri Agasthiya Maharishi once performed penance here. At that time the people around this place were affected by various deceases and suffered a lot. They all came to Sri Agasthiyar and prayed for help. The Maharishi started worshipping Lord Siva to save the people from the dreadful deceases. Lord Siva appeared as a linga rupa and advised Maharishi to create a tank and with the sacred water perform abhishegam. As per the instruction of Lord Siva, Sri Agassthiya Maharishi created a tank and with that water he performed abhishegam to the lingam. The sacred abhishega theertham was distributed to the affected people and they all became well.

The temple has a sacred tank called Sivagangai theertham. Four thala virutchams are here namely palm tree, neem tree, vanni tree and vilvam tree. The temple is open 6 to 11 in the morning and 4.30 to 8 in the evening. For contact Mr. Punniyakodi-9884364272, Mr. Arivarasan-7550352490. Kattoor is located in Guduvanchery- Thiruporur road and buses are available from Thiruporur and Guduvanchery.