Friday, April 28, 2017

Subramaniyar Swami Temple, Valliyur, Thirunelveli

Subramaniyar Swami Temple, Valliyur, Thirunelveli
Subramaniyar Swami Temple is rock cut temple dedicated to Hindu God Murugan located at Valliyur near Nanguneri in Thirunelveli District of Tamilnadu. Valliyur is located on the Kasi-Kanyakumari highway. The Valliyur Murugan temple is located in close proximity to the Valliyur railway station. It has been revered in the Thirupugazh hymns of Arunagirinathar. People used to go round the hill as "Girivalam" during festival days.










Legends
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History
Valliyur was under the governance of Kulasekhara Pandyan of 13th century, who fortified the village. Between the years 1162-1173, Valliyur was the capital of Pandiya Kings. It is located fairly close to Sri Lanka. Invasion of Muslim rulers around B C 1310 appears to have destroyed many valuable historical records. In the year 1955, electricity connection was given to the temple. Though Valliyur is synonymous with Murugan temple, requests have been made for archaeological survey in the areas in and around Valliyur.





It is widely believed that Vallioor palace and fort were destroyed by invaders. Archaeological surveys in and around Valliyur have discovered hidden Shiva temples in and around the Nambi river as well as a few Sastha temples that were not maintained so well. Some of the idols that were found were supposedly 3000 years old.





The Temple
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Pooja Timings
·        5.30 – 6.00 am – Vishwaroopam
·        6.30 – 7.00 am – Udhayamarthandam
·        7.30 – 8.00 am – Festival Pooja
·        8.30 – 9.00 am – Sirukalasanthi
·        11.00-11.30 am – Uchikala pooja
·        5.30 – 6.00 pm – Sayaratchai pooja
·        8.00 – 8.30 pm – Arthajamam pooja
Every day at 7:30 am in the morning, abishekams are performed for Lord Muruga. On special occasions like Sashti, Lord Muruga and his consorts are decorated with flowers and clothes and a procession is taken in silver peacock vehicles.
Festivals
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Singers
Well known poet-saint Arunagirinathar has written about Valliyur in Thirupugazh. Keezha Kallur Mu. Azhvarapillai (1839-1925) has sung about Valliyur in his verses. These verses were published by the temple authorities in the year 1942.
Prayers
No one has ever returned empty-handed from the Valliyur Murugan temple. Childless couples have visited Valliyur, prayed and have come back to pay their respects after their wish was fulfilled by Lord Muruga.
Contact
Subramanya Swamy Temple,
Valliyur, Radhapuram,
Thirunelveli District – 627 117
Phone: +91 – 4637 – 222888
Connectivity
Valliyur is located at about 12 Kms from Nanguneri, 43 Kms from Thirunelveli, 40 Kms from Nagercoil, 202 Kms from Madurai and 113 Kms from Thiruvananthapuram.  Valliyur is located on the NH 7 and has a railway station also. Most of the express trains stop at Valliyur. Nearest Airport is located at Madurai and Thiruvananthapuram. Thirukkurungudi Divya Desam is located at about 9 Kms from Valliyur.

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