Abodes of lord Vishnu

59. Arulmigu Kanakavalli Thayar sameda Veera Raghava Perumal Temple - Thiruvallur (Evvul)

 
Moolavar   Veera Raghava Perumal
Utsavar  
Thayar   Kanakavalli Thayar
Kshethram  
Theertham   Hrudhapadhani
Pose & Direction   Veera Sayanam facing East
Vimanam   Vijaya Koti Vimanam
Sthala Vruksham  
Paadiyavar   Thirumangai Alwar
Travel Base   Chennai
Nearest Railway Station   Thiruvallur
 

 

Location

This temples is very close to the Thiruvallur Bus Stand. From Thiruvallur Railway Station there are plenty of buses and share autos to theradi.

 

History

A sage by name Salihotrar performed penance on the banks of this temple tank for a year. He completed his pujas in Thai (January-February) month and offered a flour as Nivedhana and was about to share it with somebody before eating. An old Brahmin asked for it. The sage gave it to him. The guest was not satisfied with it and demanded more and host happily parted with the remaining quantity too. The sage observed fasting and began his penance from the next day for a year. After the penance, the sage was waiting for a guest as before and the same Brahmin came and consumed the whole quantity and also asked for space (Evvul-Where) to have a sleep. The sage offered the space. Next moment Lord appeared before the sage in a reclining form and asked his wish. Sage begged the Lord that He should solve all the problems of the devotees and the Lord granted the boon, so goes the story of the temple.

 

Architecture

This temple is one of the navarathnam temple representing Vaidhya Rathnam. This is the most important Divya Desa in the Thondai Mandalam region. The sacred spring in the temple is considered more sacred than holy Ganga and a dip cleanses the devotee of even thinking of a sin. Six pujas, as per rules are performed in the temple at fixed times each day. The temple has a mention in Markandeya Purana. Abishek to Lord is performed only with perfumed oil. Lord is in a reclining form on a five feet peeta, 15 feet long. There are shrines for Lord Lakshmi Narasimha, Chakkarathazhwar. This is an ancient temple built during the period of Pallavas. Devotees offer Papli Tupatti an upper cloth to Perumal. This is not available in shops. This is sold in the temple office only priced at Rs. 300. Devotees also offer discs embossed with some figures as eye, full figure, house etc. They offer special archanas and aradhanas and distribute nivedhanas to visitors. Devotees also offer 9 yard length silk sari to Mother. For removal of pimples in faces, they dissolve milk and jaggery in the temple tank and put salt and pepper in the mandap. Lord Veera Raghava Perumal is all merciful a physician. Any sick person praying here continuously on three new moon days is cured of diseases as stomach pain, defects in hands and legs and fever. Devotees also pray for child boon and happy wedding and reliefs from any untold hardship and suffering

Arulmigu Kanakavalli Thayar sameda Veera Raghava Perumal Temple
Thiruvallur, Thiruvallur - 602001
Phone: 044-2766 0378, 97894 19330
Temple Timings : 6.30 am to 12.00 noon,4.00 pm to 8.00 pm