The Tirupuranthaka Swami Temple is located in Perambakkam and is dedicated to God Tripuranthaka Swami. Once, three demons, Tharaka, Kamalakshan and Vidyunmali armed with the boons from God Brahma, began to torture the Devas. The Devas sought out God Shiva for protection. The God took a bow and began his battle against the demons. According to rules, anyone undertaking a task should first worship God Vinayaka. But God Shiva forgot this in his haste to destroy the demons. The Devas who knew the rule also intentionally failed to worship God Vinayaka as they thought that God Shiva Himself was backing them. An angry Vinayaka broke the axle - pin of the God's chariot. Knowing that it was the act of Vinayaka, God asked him to set right the axle - pin which his son Vinayaka did. God Shiva rose as a Swayambu from the place where the Kooram (axle) of the chariot stuck. Hence the place was named Kooram which later changed as Cooum. The vimana above the sanctum sanctorum is called Gajabrushta Vimana. Saint Tirugnanasambandar in his Pathigams (set of 10 verses) has sung the praise of the God destroying the Tripuranthaka demons. The demons, Tharaka and Vindyunmali are the Dwarapalakas (securities) of the sanctum sanctorum. The shrine where God Nataraja played the Kathal Thandavam (protection dance) is opposite the Rajagopuram (main tower). Mother's shrine is right of that of the God facing east with the idol in a standing form. Sri Chakra is installed in the shrine. Devotees believe that worshipping Mother would break the obstacles in the way of wedding proposals. The Vimana of the sanctum of Mother is in the form of a tower. God Muruga with His six faces and consorts Valli and Deivayani is in a separate shrine. God Bhairavar is without his dog vehicle.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- To enhance personality
- Relieves from evil and arrogant behaviour
- More loving family life
- Pray to God Achirutha Vinayaka before starting new undertakings
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.
6 a.m. to 12 p.m. 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.