Friday, December 30, 2016

Vallakottai Subramaniaswamy Temple, Sriperumpudur, Kanchipuram

Vallakottai Subramaniaswamy Temple, Sriperumpudur, Kanchipuram
Vallakottai Subramaniaswamy Temple (or Vallakottai Murugan Temple) is dedicated to Hindu God Murugan in Vallakottai, a panchayat town in Kanchipuram district in the South Indian state of Tamilnadu. Constructed in the Dravidian style of architecture, the temple is located in the Sriperumpudur - Singaperumalkoil road. People from various places visit this temple during festival days. Frequent bus facility is available to the village from Tambaram and Sriperumpudur. There is also a Sri Varadharaja Perumal Sannadhi on the banks of Vajra Theertham before Sri Subramaniyar Temple.






The Subramaniya Swamy idol in this temple is the tallest Lord Muruga statue in India. It stands seven feet tall and Muruga is seen with his two consorts, Valli and Deivayanai, on either side. This Temple is 1200 years old. As the name suggest, Vallakottai is named after a fort (Tamil: kottai - fort) but is today a simple hamlet in Kanchipuram District, 12 kms south of Sriperumpudur on the road to Chengalpattu and 24 kms from Tambaram, a suburb of Chennai.






Arunagirinathar, the famous Tamil saint-poet has sung about the Vallakottai Subrahmanya Swamy in seven poems in his famous work ‘Thirupugazh’. The temple has a gateway leading to a pillared hall and the sanctum. The temple is open from 6:30 am – 12:00 pm and 5 - 8:30 pm. Five daily rituals and many yearly festivals are held at the temple, of which the Adi Pooram festival being the most prominent. The temple is maintained and administered by the Hindu Religious and Endowment Board of the Government of Tamilnadu.







Legends
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The Temple
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Temple Opening Time
The temple will be open between 06.30 Hrs to 13.00 Hrs and in the evening from 16.00 Hrs to 20.30 Hrs. On Sundays and special pooja days the temple will be kept open between 06.00 Hrs to 20.00 Hrs without closing.
Festivals & Religious Practices
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Religious Significance
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Prayers
Devotees believe that a holy dip in the Vajra Theertham tank with the chanting of the mantra ‘Aum Saravanabhava’ will end all their problems.
Contact
Arulmigu Subramaniaswamy Thirukoil,
Vallakottai, Thirupanthur,
Kanchipuram – 602105
Phone: +91 – 44 – 27197112 / 2717 2225
Mobile: +91 – 8012418532 / 8012418631
Connectivity
Vallakottai is situated on the highway between Sriperumpudur and Singapperumal Koil near Chengalpattu. It is located at about 30 Kms from Tambaram. The place is about 20 kms west of Singapperumal Koil, on Chennai – Vizhupuram National High way. Frequent bus facility is available to the village from Tambaram and Sriperumpudur.
From Tambaram Buses 583, 583 D and 55 N to Sriperumpudur pass through this village. From Tambaram Sanatorium new bus terminus 55 L and 55 A are plying to Vallakottai. All buses to Kanchipuram via Oragadam and Sriperumpudur passes through this village. Nearest Railway Station is located at Kanchipuram, Chengalpet and Tambaram. Nearest Airport is located at Chennai.

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