• Shiva

Vadaranyeswarar Temple

About The Temple

The theertham is Mukthi Theertham and the Sthala Vruksham is Alamaram or Banyan tree. Thirumulanayaki sametha Muktheeswarar Temple in the Rasi Mandapam which has twelve columns and the Janma Rasis and Navagraha pictures can be seen on those columns. One needs to either walk or go temple. There is a concrete track along the temple's fringe tank and you can serenely ride by a bike or likely even a three wheeler.

About the Deity

It was the time when both Lord Shiva and Kali had wrangle on who is the best artist. To finish up and settle on a choice an opposition was orchestrated. This was seen by all the God's and Godess including sages. The move execution began and each had their swing to exhibit their ability and non are less equipped. Amid this period, Shiva's ear ring tumbles down and so as to evade any deterrent to the execution he utilizes his right leg to pick the ear ring wars it his ear. Kali being ladies can't raise her legs that high before group and consequently gets crushed. Thus she is in his temple in her moving stance.

Legend and Stories

There are a couple of legends connected with this sanctuary. One of the legends of Thiruvalangadu is associated with Karaikal Ammaiyar. She accomplished moksham at the feet of Nataraja here. It is additionally here that she sang her Mootha Tirupathigam. Karaikkal Ammaiyar is one of the 63 nayanmars. Karaikkal Ammaiyar was conceived as Punithavathiar in a Vaisya (Business) crew. Her dad Danadathan was a fruitful and prosperous businessperson. He was childless and he and his wife appealed to Lord to be honored with a youngster. The Lord was content with their dedication and favored them with a little girl. They named her Punithavathy. Punithavathy grew up as an exceptionally devout kid. When she accomplished eligible age she was offered to Paramadattan, an affluent businessperson. They were both driving a tranquil and upbeat wedded life until one day Paramadattan sent two mangoes to his home. Punithavathy kept them away to serve them to her spouse amid lunch. In the interim, a Siva yogi who was depleted because of appetite went to their home. Similar to the custom in those days, Punithavathy did a paadha puja him and offered him the mangoes as donations or bhiksha, since she doesn't ha anything else to give him around then. She offered one to the Siva Yogi and saved the other for her spouse. Punithavathy served Paramadattan the mango. He enjoyed it a great deal and inquired as to whether he could have the other moreover. Since she had effectively given the other mango to the Siva yogi, she implored the Lord for help and bafflingly a mango showed up on the palm of her hand, which she served to her spouse. When he tasted it he was flabbergasted by its unprecedented taste. He was certain that this was not the mango that he had sent and asked her where she got such a sweet mango. Paramadattan couldn't accept when Punithavathy came clean. He imagined that she was coming up with a story and tested her to get another mango. She then appealed to the Lord and another mango showed up on her palm, which she gave over to her spouse. The mango vanished promptly. A bewildered Paramadattan comprehended the enormity of his wife and set sail to a far away arrive on the guise of going for exchange. He returned and settled down in the Pandya Kingdom. He wedded another lady and lived cheerfully. He even named his girl Punithavathy after his first wife. At the point when Punithavathy's relatives came to think about this, they took Punathavathy to her spouse. At the point when Paramadattan thought about her looming landing, he took his wife and girl to meet her and feel on her feet. He clarified the motivation behind why he cleared out her. He said that he considered Punathavathy to be a Goddess as opposed to a common person. Punithavathy then petitioned the Lord to give her a demoniac structure rather than her present one. She was instantly conceded the wish. She then went on a Pilgrimage to Kailash. She ventured to every part of the last piece of the trip on her head since she suspected that putting her foot in Mount Kailash was discourteous to Lord Shiva and a wrongdoing. aid to her. She longed that she ought not have any more occasion of a resurrection she ought to dependably be committed to the Lord. She likewise needed to be at His feet and witness His move, continually singing His recognition. Ruler Shiva requesting that her go to Thiruvalangadu to witness His move. In like manner she went to Thiruvalangadu and saw His move furthermore achieved moksham. Sumban and Nisumban were two evil presences who lived here were badgering the Devas or Demi Gods. They spoke to Goddess Parvathi to help them. Goddess parvathi made Kali to annihilate the evil presences. At the point when Kali slaughtered the evil presences, each drop of their blood that fell on the ground would deliver another devil. Kali needed to drink all the evil presences' blood She executed. Since Kali devoured the evil spirits' blood when she executed them, She turned out to be significantly more irate. Ruler Shiva came here to conciliate Her. Kali tested rivalry and said that she would surrender the spot to the Lord on the off chance that He won. Amid the move, His ear ring fell on the ground. Master Shiva lifted it up with the toes of His left leg and settled it back in his ear, even while He was all the while moving. Kali surrendered that she couldn't move so just was equivalent to Her. He gave a shelter on Her that all fans resulting in these present circumstances heavenly place ought to first love Her before worshiping Lord Shiva. This sanctuary committed to Badra Kali Amman is simply outside the Vada Aranyeswarar Temple.


Margazhi Tiruvadhirai is the important festival of the temple in December-January. All Shiva related festivals are devotionally celebrated in the temple.


God Shiva is a swayambumurthy here. This is the temple to be revered by individuals under Bharani Nakshathiram routinely. By doing as such they would lead a tranquil and glad life. It is said that Mandhi the child of Saneeswaran was in compensation and a reptile fell on him and it demonstrated a terrible sign. He asked his dad how he could dispose of the dosham. Saneeswaran requesting that he appeal to appropriately he implored Lord Shiva. The Lord showed up before him and approached him to do puja for a mandalam (48 days) at Thiruvalangadu. He introduced a Lingam here and performed the puja to dispose of the dosham. The data on Mandheeswarar Parihara Puja is given in the picture beneath in Tamil. It is recommed to do the parihara puja on Saturdays since Mandhi is the child of Saneeswaran who is the Lord of Saturdays. You can perform the puja to dispose of the malefic impacts of additionally disposes of the malefic impacts of Mandhi present in the wrong place of the individual's horoscope. The parihara puja is additionally accepted to uproot marriage obstructions, childless will be honored with descendants, change of budgetary status and understudies will well in their scholastics. It is trusted that, by lighting 1 light you would get peace of 5 lights you will get the 9's gift lights you will dispose of your navagraha 12 lights you will get Sakthi 27 lights you will dispose of the Nakshathira 48 lights will bring about change in business and dispose of any 108 lights your wishes are 501 lights obstacles in getting hitched will be uprooted by lighting 1008 lights childless will be honored with offspring.



The Nearest Airport is Chennai Airport.


The Nearest Railway station is Thiruvalangadu station.


Thiruvalangadu is a village on the western suburbs of Chennai. The railway station is located on the Chennai-Arakkonam Route, the penultimate station before Arakkonam. Sri Vadaranyeswarar Temple is situated at a distance of 5 km from the station. It can also be accessed by road on NH205 (Chennai-Avadi-Thiruvallur-Renigunta route). A slight detour of about 6 km from NH205 on to the left takes one to the temple town. Thiruvalangadu is 16 km from Thiruvallur. The place can be reached from Chennai, Thiruvallur and Kancheepuram also. Town buses available from Chennai (T Nagar, Broadway, and Vadapalani) to Thiruvallur (Bus no 597 from T Nagar). Buses are also available from Koyambedu. Buses are available from Thiruvallur to Arakkonam via Thiruvalangadu 105 C, T20, Srinivasa (a Private bus). Share autos are also available from Narayanapuram Koot road on the Tiruthani bus route. Share autos are also available from Thiruvalangadu Railway station to temple entrance.

Temple Address

Sri Vandarkuzhali-Vadaranyeswarar Temple,
Tiruvalangadu – 609 810, Tiruvallur district.


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

  • To blessed with the talent of dancing

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 6.00 a.m. to 9.00 p.m.

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