• Vishnu

Sri Veeraraghava Swamy Devasthanam


Thiruevvul, likewise called Thiruvallur is a temple close Chennai, Tamil Nadu. The Moolavar (god) here is Lord Veeraraghava Perumal with his Thayaar (consort) Kanakavalli. It is one of the 108 Divya desam. The Lord here is in leaning back stance on Sesha confronting east and his right hand favoring the enthusiast. Ruler Brahma is likewise seen thinking about a lotus from the God's navel. The temple is praised in the Prabandham hymns of Tirumangai Azwar, Tirumazhisaipiran and Vaishnavite Acharya Sri Nikamanta Maha Desikan.

About The Temple

The temple is under organization of Ahobila Mutt. It has five layered Rajagopuram (principle entryway). It was manufactured by Pallavas. There are isolated holy places for Kanakavalli, Ganesha, Alwars, Gajalakshmi Thayaar. Here, the Lord wedded Vasumathi the little girl of a ruler Dharmasena. There are likewise sanctums to Ganesha, Gopalan, NammAzhwAr, ChakrattAzhwar, ANDAL, Vedanta Desikan, Ramanujacharyar, and Lakshmi Narasimhar. There are engravings ating back to the second 50% of the ninth century Pallava tradition rule here. Neighborhood legends guarantee that the temple is around 5000 years of age. Master Vishnu as Veera Raghavar is the directing god of the Veera Raghavar temple. The Lord is known as Vaidya Veera Raghavar, in perspective of His ailment curing capacities. In this temple individuals submit little metal sheets with a particular human organ engraved on them as a solicitation to god to cure the disease or issues with those organs. It is trusted that those agony from serious maladies are cured on the off chance that they visit the Lord for three no moon days (amAvAsya). Fans come here for marriage conclusion, descendants, and for alleviation from hardships. The water in the tank is viewed as more sacrosanct than that of Ganga. A dunk in the tank is accepted to assuage the aficionado from sins he conferred in thought and activity. Abishekam to the Lord is done just with sandalwood oil. The god is in a supine position confronting east on a dais at a height of 15 feet. His right hand favors the sage Salihotra and left turn in gnAna mudrA lectures Brahma. The ThAyAr is called Kanakavalli. She is additionally known by the name Vasumati. The VimAnam is called VijayakOTi VimAnam as it is an image of triumph against Madhukaidapas asuras who were murdered by the God. The sacred tank is called Hrutatapanasini.

Legend and Stories

A Rishi (Munivar/sage) named Saalihothirar lived in Thiruvathari Ashram (Badrinath). There is a story to be expained how he got this name. "Saali" implies estimation instrument which is utilized to gauge the weight (or) amount of Rice. Saalihothirar's guardians did a homam which must be finished 1 year utilizing 28 Thousand Saali Rice. As the aftereffect of that homam just, he got his introduction to the world and got the name as "Saalihothirar". To get the Paramapadham, he resulted in these present circumstances Veeksharanya Shetram to love the God here. He went to the Kshetram on Thai Amaavasai. Around the same time he came, he washed up in Hiruthaapanasana Theertham and on the north shore of this theertha, he began the quiet fasting (mouna viratham) for one year. Day by day he gathered some rice and following a year of fasting, he purged it, he gathered around 3 padis (a little amount) of rice. At that point he cooked that and some piece of the rice is did Naivedhyam to God and after it is done, he kept whatever is left of the rice for him to eat. He sat tight for some Adhithi (muni or rishi) to come, with the goal that he can offer them something to eat and after that, he can complete the fasting. Sri Veeraraghava PerumalAt that time Sriman Narayanan came there as an old muni, keeping Kamandalam in this right hand and an umbrella in his left hand and chappel on his feet. He is by all accounts so eager and parched and as though he has voyage far. On seeing him, Saalihothirar welcomed him and made him to sit, confronting East heading. He was offered just a quater piece of the rice. In any case, the old muni (the Perumal) needed the rice's majority to eat. Saalihothirar gave the greater part of the sustenance to the old muni. In the wake of eating the whole nourishment, he asked where he would be able to rest. ( Evvullil Urangalam ) (Vul - implies a spot) For this, Saalihothirar asked him that he can rest in his cottage itself and he will do the Paadha seva to him. The old muni dozed keeping his head along the south bearing and it this Kidantha kolam the Emperumaan is giving his seva in this sthalam. Since he asked Salihothirar muni that in which put (Vul) he can take rest, gathering rice, and ordinary for one year and doing fasting lastly devoted that to Sriman Narayanan, he requested all the sustenance for himself. On listening to this, he gave just some part and after the muni requested all the sustenance, he gave all the nourishment to himself. This shows how he had Bhakthi on God and his adherents. Be that as it may, he couldn't comprehend the Muni who had solicited all from his nourishment was Sriman Narayanan. In any case, Sriman Narayanan took the rice from him, as well as in the meantime he took the bhakthi of Saalihothirar Bhujanga Sayanam in Kidantha Kolam and his right hand is continued the head of Saalihothira Muni. Naan Mugan, Brahma is demonstrated the Paramathma Soroopam (One method for the demonstrating his body (or) seva) and demonstrating the Gnana Muthirai in his left hand as the image of Vedas. This is the way the Moolaar is gives the seva to the world. The Perumal here is Veeraraghava Perumal and he is fit for curing ailments so he is called god wedded the Thaayar, who borned in this sthalam as the girl of King Dharmasenan and was named as Sthalam is under the control of Ahobila Mutt Jeeyar.


The temple witnesses a huge devotee crowd in thousands during the two Brahmmotsavams, the first of 10 days in Chithirai (April-May) and the second 10 days in Thai covering January-February. The crowd is equally big for the Pavithra Utsav lasting seven days. Besides these, Thai new moon day, Vaikunda Ekadasi in December-January, Tamil and English new year days, Deepavali and Pongal are celebrated in the temple.


Abishek to God is performed with perfumed oil only. Hruthapadhani spring is considered more sacred than the holy Ganga and it is believed that it cleanses devotees even from the very thinking of a sin.



The Nearest Airport is Chennai Airport.


The Nearest Railway station is Tiruvallur station.


Tiruvallur is on the Chennai Tirupati highway. A diversion takes you to the temple. Share autos are the common mode of transport to the temple, although Public transport buses are also there connecting the bus stand and railway station. The temple is close to the bus stand.

Temple Address

Sri Veera Raghava Swami Temple,
Tiruvallur-602 001.


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

  • For cure from stomach pain
  • To cure fever
  • To seek cure from hand ailments
  • Leg pain relief
  • To be blessed with childbirth
  • For matrimonial bliss

Achutham Keyshavam Rama Narayanam Krishna Damodaram Vasudevam Harim Shridharam Madhavam Gopika Vallabham Janaki Nayakam Ramachandram Bhajey

Meaning -Oh Lord who cannot be perished, who also has names like Keshava, Rama, Damodara, Narayana, Sridhara, Madhava, Krishna, Ramachandra the beloved of Janaki, let me say your name regularly.

Vasudeva Sutham Devam Kamsa Chanoora Mardhanam Devaki Paramanandham Krishnam Vande Jagathgurum

Meaning -I bow to you O Krishna, the ultimate guru, Devaki and Vasudeva's son, and the destroyer of Kamsa and Chanur.

Adharam Madhuram Vadanam Madhuram Nayanam Madhuram Hasitam Madhuram Hridayam Madhuram Gamanam Madhuram Mathuraa Dhipate Rakhilam Madhuram

Meaning -Meaning - Sweet are Your lips, sweet is Your face, sweet are Your eyes, sweet is Your smile, sweet is Your heart, sweet is Your gait, O Lord of Mathura, everything about You is sweet.

Alokya Mathur Mukha Madarena Sthanyam Pibantham Saraseeruhaksham Sachinmayam Devam Anantha Roopam Balam Mukundam Manasa Smarami

Meaning -I think of this Balamukundan as the one who looks lovingly at his mother's face while taking milk from her, who has eyes similar to the red lotus, who is the embodiment of truth and intelligence and other forms.


The temple is open from 5.00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and from 4.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m.

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