Siruvapuri or Chinnambedu is at a distance of 40 kms from Chennai located on Chennai Kolkata highway. The temple is located about 3 km off the highway. The Sri Siruvapuri Murugan Temple, in Siruvapuri is the abode of God Muruga. God Muruga here is called as Balasubramanyar and is said to be capable, allowing the wishes of devotees. The fundamental divinity of this temple is Sri Balasubramaniyar. The temple additionally houses Sri Annamalaiyar and Sri Unnamalai Amman.
About the Temple
The Siruvapuri Murugan Temple's utsava moorthy of God Muruga is seen as Valli Manalar in a wedding stance with Sri Valli. Valli graces the sthala as the Ichha sakti - one who full fills the desires of the devotees. A one of a kind specialty of this temple is the Maragatha Mayil (Peacock) the vehicle of God Muruga made of green stone. Arunagirinathar is seen close to the sanctum facing the God. Arunagirinathar has visited this temple and sung numerous Thiruppugazh melodies. He likewise has created an Archanai Thiruppugazh on God Muruga, which if recited satisfies ones wishes. In fact Lord Muruga at Siruvapuri has been revered by 4 Thiruppugazhs as well as Archanai Thiruppugazh. The other deities that grace this temple are Maragatha Vinayakar, Aadhi Murugar, Naagar, Venkatrayar, Muniswaraar and Bhairavar. The Rajagopuram of this temple has five stages. The individuals who come to have darshan in this temple are not required to strain themselves by following strict rules like fasting. The conviction is that just by the mere remembrance of Siruvapuri Murugan, one gets what he desires, similar to a man thinking so as to accomplish Mukti just of thinking of Tiruvannamalai. People who want to buy a home for themselves need to visit this place once and the wish is immediately granted. Once their wishes are satisfied, the enthusiasts perform 'milk abhishekam' to God Muruga
There is a five level raja gopuram. Close to the Kodimaram (Dgwjastambam), there is a delightful emerald (maragada) peacock. There is no peacock alongside the Moolavar (primary divinity) who gives darshan in a standing stance with his vel. He holds a jabamlai (rosary) in his upper right hand and a kamandalam in his upper left hand like Brahma. Devotees can pick up information and gnananam by loving this Muruga in the Brahma Sastha stance. The Maragada Vinayakar Sannadhi (Raja Ganapathi) can be seen at the South-East corner. There is a green emerald Ganesha symbol here. There are sannadhis for Chandikeswarar, Aadhimoolar, Naagar, Bairavar, Navagrahams. All the Navagrahams can be seen alongside their vahanams (vehicles). On the South, there is a sannadhi for Annamalaiar and Unnamulai Amman (emerald symbols). There is additionally a symbol of Muruga with Valli. In the mukha mandapa, there is a scene portraying Arunagirinathar singing the acclaim for God Muruga.
About the Deity
Muruga is seen as Valli Manalar in a wedding stance with Sri Valli. The Kumara Tantra delineates this structure as having one face and four hands. The front two hands are one in abhaya mudra and the other in Kadyavalmpitham (hand set on the hip). In the back two hands he has rudraksa mala and kamandalu. In this structure on the right side we discover Valli in all her magnificence. God Muruga holding the hand of Valli in readiness for wedlock is just the one of its kind at Siruvspuri Sri Balasubramanya Svami Temple.
Legend and Stories
History of the temple has that Lava and Kusa, the children of Rama lived in this spot. Lord Rama was performing Ashwamedha yagna to prove his superiority over the neighboring kingdoms. “Ashwa” meaning horse was released and made to run across various kingdoms, nd who so ever imprisoned the horse had to fight Lord Rama. Once when the horse did not return, Lord Rama sent his brothers initially to go in search of it and recover it. The horse was actually caught by Lava and Kucha. When Baratha, Shatrugna and Lakshamana failed to return, Lord Rama himself went in search of the horse to retrive it. On this occasion he is said to have met Lava and Kusha. They had battled with Rama himself without realizing that he was their father. As the youthful youngsters pursued a war here, the spot was called as Siruvar Por Puri. (Siruvar implies kids, Por Puri means pursuing a war, in Thamizh). This spot is presently called as Chinnambedu, which initially was Siruvar Ambu Edu (youngsters who took their bolts for the battle).
Observance of strict vows like fasting is not required. One is not required to come in person also. The belief is that just a mere thought of Siruvapuri Murugan, a person gets his desires fulfilled. To worship here is good for those who wish to construct a new house.
Once their wishes are fulfilled, the devotees perform ‘milk abhishekam’ to Lord Muruga.
Many years back there lived a woman called Murugammai in this town. She had been an exceptionally fervent devotee of God Muruga at Siruvapuri. She generally used to sing his name and pray for a considerable length of time. Her husband was totally against her devotion to the Lord and asked her to stop it. She never listened to him and this infuriated her husband who one day cut her arms off out of displeasure. Murugammai wept for help with God Muruga. The God who was satisfied with her bhakti, made her hands join even without the indications of being cut.
Balasubramaniaswamy here is believed to grant wishes for those expect to purchase or develop a house. Numerous individuals who wish to purchase a house visit God Muruga here for gifts to satisfy their wish. It is believed that to worship Valli on the Poosam star day, one gets married quickly, because it is said that the wedding of Valli and Murugan happened on the Poosam.
Chennai has both domestic and international airports. The airports are well connected to the rest of the city by road.
The Nearest Railway Staions are Chennai Central station and Chennai Egmore station.
By traveling 30 kms. from the the Koyampedu Bus Stand in the Gummidipundi, Kavarapettai buses, getting down at the Siruvapuri New road stop and going westward 3 kms. we can reach Siruvapuri.
Arulmigu Balasubrahmanyswamy Temple,
Chinnampedu, Siruvapuri ,Kararpettai Via,
Ponneri (Tk), Tiruvallur - 601 206.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- For salvation
- For auspicious beginnings like new house
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.
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