Tiruvalithayam Tiruvallesvarar Temple, Padi

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Tiruvalithayam
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Tiruvalithayam Tiruvallesvarar Temple, Padi is located in Tamil Nadu
Tiruvalithayam Tiruvallesvarar Temple, Padi
Location in Tamil Nadu
Geography
Coordinates 13°06′N 80°11′E / 13.100°N 80.183°E / 13.100; 80.183Coordinates: 13°06′N 80°11′E / 13.100°N 80.183°E / 13.100; 80.183
Country India
State Tamil Nadu
District Chennai
Locale Padi
Culture
Sanctum Valleswarar (Shiva)
Jagathambal (Parvathi)
Architecture
Architecture Tamil architecture

Tiruvalithayam Tiruvallesvarar Temple, Padi (திருவலிதாயம் திருவல்லீஸ்வரர் கோயில், பாடி) [1] is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva located in Padi, Chennai, (India). It is one of the Paadal Petra Sthalams, 275 temples that are revered by the verses of Saiva Nayanars in the 6th-9th century CE and are amongst the greatest Shiva temples of the continent.

History[edit]

The temple is closely associated with Rajaraja Chola III. Padi historically is referred to the place used to store armory. The God here is worshipped by Ramar, Bharathwajar, Anjaneyar, Surya, Moon, Indran and Valiyan.

Legend[edit]

Jupiter(Guru), Sage Bharathwaja and Hanuman are believed to have worshipped the lord here. This temple is believed to be Guru dosha nivarthi stalam.[2][3] Sambandar has sung praises of the God here.

Transport[edit]

The temple can be reached by bus towards Padi. The railhead from Ambattur is 4 km away from the temple.

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ta:திருவலிதாயம் திருவல்லீசுவரர் கோயில்
  2. ^ South Indian shrines: illustrated, P. V. Jagadisa Ayyar
  3. ^ Concise classified dictionary of Hinduism , Kodayanallur Vanamamalai Soundara Rajan