Abodes of lord Shiva

3. Arulmigu Dharmasamvardhini sameda Bharatwaajeeswarar Temple - Pudhupadi, Vellore

 
Moolavar   Bharatwaajeeswarar
Utsavar  
Thayar   Dharmasamvardhini
Kshethram   Aamra Vanam
Theertham   River Paalaar
Pose & Direction  
Vimanam   Gajaprashta Vimanam
Sthala Vruksham   Mango Tree
Paadiyavar  
Travel Base   Vellore
Nearest Railway Station   Walajah
 

 

Location

The temple is located on the Southern Banks of Palaru, between Arcot and Pudhupadi. The Temple is located at about 30 Kms from Vellore, 9 Kms from Ranipet, 10 Kms from Walajah, 22 Kms from Kaveripakkam, 27 Kms from Sirukarumbur, 7 Kms from Arcot, 35 Kms from Sholinghur, 60 Kms from Arakkonam, 60 Kms from Thiruthani and 121 Kms from Chennai. Nearest Railway Station is located at Walajah.

 

History

Once, Goddess Parvathy penanced at Kanchipuram (Prithvi Sthalam) which is one of the Pancha Boodha Sthalam. Lord was pleased with her penance and married her. Rishi’s and Devas from heaven came down to Kanchi, to participate in the heavenly marriage of Lord Siva and Kamakshi Ammai. The place was so crowded; Rishi’s who came to participate in the marriage stayed in the forest near to Kanchipuram. They had to perform their daily rituals unobstructed. Each one of them chose a place in the forest to worship Lord Siva. All six places where they worshiped are known as Shada Aranyam. Since Six Rishi’s worshiped Swayambu Lingam in these six places it is considered holy to visit and worship Lord Siva here. The temples in these places were big in size with Rajagopurams once. Bharadhwaja Muni installed a Siva Lingam and worshiped Lord Siva in standing posture. There is a statue for Bharadhwaja muni in the temple in standing posture.

 

Architecture

Main Deity here is Swayambu Lingam known as Baradwajeeswarar. Mother is called as Dharmasamwardhni. The main sanctum is in Gajabrushta form. Narthana Ganapathy, Dakshina Moorthy and Vishnu are the other Deities seen in this temple. This temple contains many inscriptions dating from 10th century A.D. Bharadhwaja Muni installed a Siva Lingam and worshiped Lord Siva in standing posture. There is a statue for Bharadhwaja muni in the temple in standing posture. The temple is located on the Southern Banks of Palaru, between Arcot and Pudhupadi. The place was full of Mango Tree in the forest, so the place was known as Amra Vanam. The temple is believed to be 1600 years old.

Arulmigu Dharmasamvardhini sameda Bharatwaajeeswarar Temple
Pudhupadi, Vellore - 632503
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Temple Timings : 6.00 am to 6.30 p,