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Sri Tiruvalleswarar Temple


This temple is located at Padi in Chennai (12 kilometres from Chennai Central Station) and is well connected by town buses from every part of Chennai city. One has to get down at Lucas TVS bus stop at Padi and walk ahead for about 100 meters to reach Padavattamman Temple. The perpendicular road opposite to Padavattamman Temple leads us to Tiruvalleeswarar temple. The Temple lauded in the Thevarm psalms of Saint Tirugnanasambandar. This is the 21st Shiva Temple of Thondai locale sung in Thevaram Brahmmotsavam in April-May, Thai Kruthikai in January-February and Jupiter(Guru) travel days Devotees implore Jupiter with yellow vastras on Thursdays for alleviation from unfriendly part of the caused a scourge of Menaka, wife of his senior sibling. As prompted by Rishi Markandeya, he came to this spot, had a dunk in the holy spring and adored Lord Shiva and picked up alleviation from the condemnation. It is the fans' confidence that petitioning Jupiter in this temple would be a viable solution for help from sins. As per history, Lord Vinayaka wedded Kamali and Valli, girls of Lord Brahmma. Thi is upheld by the parade icon of wedding structure. The temple expects more significance as it is arranged around 11 sacrosanct spots as a wreath. It is the staunch confidence of the aficionados that a visit and love in the temple would advantage them with aggregate salvation. Jupiter holy place in the prakara is confronting Lord Shiva's temple with another sanctum for Sri Anjaneya in a revering structure. Ruler Shiva is entitled for all pujas. He is commended as Bali (puja) Thayer (entitled) – Bali Thayer.

About The Temple

God Vinayaka of the temple is praised as Varasiddhi Vinayaka. East gopuram (tower) with 3 levels is the fundamental access to the temple. Inside the principle passage there is wide inward yard on all the four sides of the fundamental sanctum. A Nandhavanam along the dividers of external hallway adds magnificence to the temple. Entering the inward mandapam, the principle sanctum sanctorum of Lord Shiva is arranged. The sanctum is semi-round fit as a fiddle at the back. This sort of structural engineering is called Gaja Brishta Vimana or Thoonganai Maadam in Tamil as this takes after the back of a dozing elephant. The fundamental god is known as Tiruvalleeswarar and He is confronting east and to the privilege is the holy place for the female divinity Jagathambikai . Ambal is seen here confronting towards south. An excellent Simha Vaahanam and Palipeetam faces the Goddess from the southern external passage (see photograph). There is a different place of worship for Guru (Jupiter) - one of the Navagrahas - in the eastern external hallway and this temple is additionally considered as a Guru Parikara Sthalam . Master Bhagwan is seen here confronting towards west.On the 4 dividers of the inward hallway circling the fundamental sanctum sanctorum, there are designed pictures of Sun God, Balasubramania with 4 hands, Vinayagar, Dakshinamoorthy, Mahavishnu, Brahma, Durgai and so forth. There are discrete sanctums inside the temple for Somaskandar, Murugan with his shows Valli and Deivanai, Anjaneyar and Meenakshi Sundareswarar. There is additionally a sivalingam expected to have been adored by Sage Bharadwaj Maharishi. The columns in this temple have wonderfully cut pictures of Natarajar, Murugan, Kothandaramar, Machavathara Moorthy, Koormavadhara Moorthy and so on. The sthala viruksham (temple tree) is Paadhiri and the theertham is Bharatvaja Theertham.

Legend and Stories

According to mythology, God Brahma's two daughters Kamali and Valli wished to marry God Shiva. Knowing that their wish is very difficult to be fulfilled, God Brahma sent them to worship God Shiva on the banks of river Paalaru. Shiva, being pleased with their penance, appeared before them and told them that it is not possible for them to marry Him as He is already married to Parvathi and advised them to marry God Ganapathy. Accordingly God Ganapathy, after conquering the demon king Gajamukasuran, came to Thiruvalidhaayam and married Kamali and Valli. Bharadwajar, child of Jupiter was conceived as the child of a sparrow – Kari Kuruvi – additionally Valian in Tamil. Disheartened by his introduction to the world as a sparrow, he revered Lord Shiva in numerous hallowed spots. When he resulted in these present circumstances place, he discovered a Shivalinga under a Kondrai tree and revered Him. Bharadwajar and made him the pioneer of feathered creatures. In light of this story, the spot is called Valithayam and the God Valianathar.


Chithirai Brahmmotsavam in April-May, Thai Kruthikai in January-February and Jupiter(Guru) transit days


Directing god is a swayambumurthy. The vimana – tower over the sanctum sanctorum is of Gajabrushta outline – as the back end of a for evacuation of obstruction in wedding endeavors, great wellbeing and cure from disease. Aficionados appeal to Lord Dakshinamurthy with yellow vastras looking for insight. It is trusted that petition to God on full moon day will concede complete salvation.



Nearest Airport is Chennai International Airport, GST Rd, Chennai.


Nearest Railway Station is Chennai Central Railway Station, General Hospital Road, Kannappar Thidal, Periyamet, Chennai.This will connect all the places in Tamil Nadu


Nearest Bus Stand is Padi Bus Stop, TVS Industries, Padi, Chennai. This will connect all the places to Chennai

Temple Address

Sri Tiruvalleswarar Temple,


Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-

  • Get relief from doshas
  • TO get releive from wedding obstacles
  • cure from ailments
  • Salvation

Kailaasarana Shiva Chandramouli Phaneendra Maathaa Mukutee Zalaalee Kaarunya Sindhu Bhava Dukha Haaree Thujaveena Shambho Maja Kona Taaree

Meaning -Oh Lord Shiva who is seated on Mount Kailash, where the moon decorates his forehead and the king of serpents crown his head, who is merciful and removes delusion, You alone can protect me. I surrender to thee.

Aum Trayambakam Yajaamahey Sugandhim Pusti Vardhanam Urvaarukamiva Bandhanaath Mrutyor Muksheeya Maamritaat

Meaning -We worship the fragrant Lord Shiva, who has 3 eyes and who cultivates all beings. May He free me from death, for immortality, as even a cucumber is separated from its bond with the vine.


The temple is open from 6.30 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and from 4.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m.

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