Kumaran Kunram, Chromepet, Balasubrahmanyar temple is located in Kumaran Kunram, Chromepet, Chennai district, Tamil Nadu state, India. The main God here is Balasubrahmanyar, Swaminatha Swami. This temple is a Murugan Koil.
About The Temple
This temple is situated in between the hill temples, Tiruneermalai and Tirisoolam. At the bottom of the hill are the sanctum of Siddhi Vinayagar, and Itumpan. The Kaali here is called ‘Jeyamangalathanma Kaali’ because she remains peaceful and bestows victory and good welfare. Special pooja is performed to her on the Full Moon Day. On the Kanda Sashti day, Lord Muruga goes in procession on the elephant-carrier, after performing Soora Samhaaram (annihilation of the demon Soora). Nataraja with right leg lifted: Sundareswarar temple is situated on the way to the hill temple. Here Lord Siva appears under the ‘Ghajabrushta Vimaanam’ in the north-facing sanctum. The entire image of Lord Siva is chiseled on the linga. There is a sanctum to Goddess Meenakshi also. Lord Nataraja here is in dancing posture with his left foot firmly fixed and right foot lifted. He is installed so because it is the sanctum of Meenakshi-Sundareswarar. The right foot of Lord Siva is considered to be Siva’s in the ‘Siva-Sakthi’ united aspect. So, Lord Nataraja here is known as ‘Than Paadam Thookiya Natarajar’ meaning ‘Natarajar who lifted his own leg’
Legend and Stories
Long ago, there was only a hillock in this sacred place. Once, Kanchi Periyavar who came to this place saw this hillock and said that in the later years, a Murugan temple will come into existence here. After some time, when a few devotees tried to put in order this hillock, they found a ‘Vel’ – Spear in the hill. They installed it in this place and started worshipping it. Later on, a separate temple for Lord Muruga was built. He was also named ‘Swaminathan’
Vaikasi Visaakam, Kanda sashti, Thai Poosam, Panguni Uthiram
Devotees pray to this Lord to ward off the hurdles to get married and beget issues. Since Lord Muruga faces the northern side, devotees offer Him sacred things to augment opulence in the family. Thus, he is called Aishwarya Mugham.
Abhishekam is performed to Murugan, Lord Siva and Ambal and donned with new clothes. Devotees make an offering this way.
The nearest airport is in Chennai, in Meenambakkam.The nearest railway station is in Chromepet. It is also well connected by road.
Arulmigu Balasubrahmanyar Tirukkoil,
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- To overcome obstacles in weddings
- For the gift of childbirth
- For prosperity
Shadaananam Chandana Liptha Gathram Mahorasam Divya Mayoora Vaahanam Rudrasya Soonum Suraloka Naatham Brahmanya Devam Charanam Prapadye
Meaning -I always take refuge in the 6 faced Lord Guha, who has sandal paste smeared over his body, who is broad-chested, whose vehicle is the peacock, who is Lord Shiva's son and who leads the army of the Devas.
Heyswami Natha Karunakara Dheenabandho Shree Parvatheesha Mukha Pankaja Padmabandho Shree Saadhi Devagana Poojitha Padha Padma Vallesa Nadha Mama Dehi Karaavalambham
Meaning -O! Merciful Lord Swaminatha, who cares for the poor, who is the sun to Lord Shiva's lotus face, whose lotus feet are acknowledged by Lord Vishnu and the others, Valli's Lord, please uplift me by lending me your hand.
Ariru Thadanthozh Vazhga Arumugam Vazhga Veppai Kooru Sei Thanivel Vazhga Kukkudum Vazhga Sevvel Yeriya Magnai Vazhga Aanai Thun Anangu Vazhga Maarila Valli Vazhga Vazhga Seer Adiyar Yellam
Meaning -Oh Muruga, we hail your 12 strong shoulders for they protect us from our enemies, we hail your 6 faces, we hail the Vel, your weapon that broke apart the Krounja mountain to reveal the asura in it. We hail the bird, the cock, that is part of your symbol in the flag. We hail your peacock, that takes you all over the world, we hail your consort Devyani, who was brought up by Indra's white elephant, Airavadam, we hail your other consort, the flawless Valli. And we hail your Bhaktas who worship you as a prayer.
Uruvai Aruvai Uladhai Iladhai Maruvai Malarai Maniyai Oliyai Karuvai Uyirai Gadhiyai Vidhiyai Guruvai Varuvai Arulvai Guhaney
Meaning -O Lord Muruga, you have form and you are formless, you have everything and have nothing, you who exist in the smallest, in flowers, in a bell's ring, in the light. You are the embryo, the life, destiny and fate. Bestow your blessings on us as our guru.
The temple is open from morning 6.30 to 11.00 and in the evening 4.30 to 8.30 pm.