HINDU GODS

March 21, 2009

VALLAKKOTAI MURUGAN


Vallakkotai Murugan

The ancient divine poet “Arunagirinathar” has praised Lord Murugan of this temple through his various poems in “Thirupughaz” and praised the name of this place as “Kodai Nagar” which is now known as “Vallakkottai” situated at Kancheepuram District near Sriperumpudhur. Lord Subramaniyasamy is the presiding deity of the temple irresistibly attracting his thousands and thousands of devotees. Here, we can visual him in a standing posture majestically with 7 feet with Goddess Valli and Deivannai. No one can find anywhere the same, except in this place in this Tamil Nadu.
The ancient divine poet “Arunagirinathar” has praised Lord Murugan of this temple through his various poems in “Thirupughaz” and praised the name of this place as “Kodai Nagar” which is now known as “Vallakkottai” situated at Kancheepuram District near Sriperumpudhur. Lord Subramaniyasamy is the presiding deity of the temple irresistibly attracting his thousands and thousands of devotees. Here, we can visual him in a standing posture majestically with 7 feet with Goddess Valli and Deivannai. No one can find anywhere the same, except in this place in this Tamil Nadu.
Sri Subramaniya Swamy with His wives Goddess Valli and Deivannai with the name of “Sri Kodaiyandavar”, fulfills the desire of his devotees with his majestic posture, possessed with the blessings on its own
LORD SUBRAMANIYA SAMY
“VALLAKKOTTAI”
HISTORY
1200 years old ancient temple has the history on its own. The most renowned and extensively accepted myth goes to say that a king named “Bahiradha” who reigned the place “Salamkondapuram” which was situated in the country “Illanchi”, once out of ego, he (King) dis-respected the great Saint Naradha Maharishi who visited him. Out of anger, he (Naradha Maharishi) left to the forest.
Meanwhile the “Asura” named “Koran” who was undergoing “Dhicvijayam” met Saint Naradha” (Naradha Maharishi) in the forest, who advised him to defeat Bahiradha’s ego, to fulfill his “Dhicvijayam”. Asura duly fought with the king Bahiradha and defeated him. When he lost everything in the war, out of frustration he went to forest. There, one fine day he met Saint Naradha in the forest. Filled with emotions of happiness, grief, fear, wonder, devotion (bhakthi), and self-surrender, the king repented for his mistakes and requested him for the mercy and blessings.
Saint Naradha was happy with the actions of king and enlightened the king on the path of attaining glory, by directing him to meet the “Saint Dhurvasaka”. As a consequence of an event, King met Saint Dhurvasaka and narrated the incidents and solicited his guidance. On the basis of his request, the Saint Dhurvasaka instructed him to follow “Virutham” on fridays, and to worship Lord Muruga who is dwelling under “Padhiri (one of the variety) Mango Tree” with Goddess Valli and Deivannai.
On worshipping, as per the instruction given by “Saint Dhurvasaka” he attained the glory.The king duly constructed the temple at Vallakottai, which was once known by the name “Kodai Nagar”. The temple tank (Thirukulam) that is facing the temple contains the fresh & cool water, which is so called by the name of “Vajra Theertham” (Holy water) related to the widely accepted myth, which says that, Indhra (Leader of Devas) who created the temple tank with the help of his “Vajrayudham”. Devotees believe that bathing in the temple tank and worshipping Lord Muruga by chanting Six-letter mantra will make them to get divine blessings.

Temple Timings
Morning : 5: 30 AM TO 1.00 PM
Evening : 3.00 pm to 8:30 pm
On Sundays, Kiruthigai &
festival days Full time " Darshan"
5:30 AM - 8:30 PM

Vallakkottai” is well connected to all important places from the Chennai city through STC (state) buses. Journey hours depend upon the distance. Vallakkottai is 51 Km from Chennai, 32 Km from Kancheepuram, 10 Km from Sriperumpudhur and 18 Km from Singaperumal Koil.

Bus Route
Tambaram : 55L, 55A
Chengalpet : 82C
Thiruvallur : 82C, T18
Many more private buses



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