Paabhahareeswarar Temple, Tharatchi, Thiruvallur
Paabhahareeswarar Temple is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva located at Tharatchi near Uthukottai in Thiruvallur District of Tamilnadu. Presiding Deity is called as Paabhahareeswarar and Mother is called as Maragadambikai. It is believed that the temple is equivalent to Chidambaram and worshiping Lord Shiva will remove our sins.
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The temple is on the banks of river Arani, without Rajagopuram and Dwajasthambam. Palipeedam and Nandhi are at front. The sanctum sanctorum is with sanctum and a Mahamandapam. Presiding Deity is called as Paabhahareeswarar. The Moolavar is a gigantic Shivalingam. The small Bana Linga brought from Kasi adores the sanctum sanctorum of the temple along with the presiding deity.
Narthana Vinayagar, Dhakshinamoorthy, Lingothbavar and Durgai are the niche idols around the sanctum walls. Mother is called as Maragadambikai. She is housed in a separate shrine in standing posture facing south. Shrines for Vinayagar, Baladandayuthapani, Subramaniyar, Navagrahas, Nataraja and Sandikeswarar can be found in the temple premises.
Temple Opening Time
The temple remains open from 06.00 a.m. to 10.00 a.m. and from 05.00 p.m. to 08.00 p.m. Since there is no fixed time and one kala pooja is conducted. Gurukkal is residing in front of the temple.
Maha Shivarathri in February-March and Karthikai Deepam in November-December are the festivals celebrated in the temple.
Devotees pray to Lord for relief from the effects of sins and planetary adversities. Devotees perform abishek and archanas to Lord and Mother and offer vastras.
Oothukottai – 602 026
Mobile: +91 9445296096
The Temple is located at about 1 Km from Vadathillai, 4 Kms from Pondavakkam, 6 Kms from Uthukottai, 30 Kms from Thiruvallur, 31 Kms from Thiruvallur Railway Station, 70 Kms from Chennai Airport and 55 Kms from Chennai. At Pondavakkam, take a right turn and travel around 4 Kms to reach Vadathillai and from there take a left turn and travel further for about a km to reach the temple. There is another route to reach this temple from Mambakkam.
Vadathillai is on the way to Mambakkam from Uthukottai. From the Vadathillai Bus stop, the Village and the temple is about 2 Kms. Share Autos are available up to Vadathillai bus stop from there we must walk to reach the Village. Route No 92 and 92B, Mambakkam and Periyapalayam Passes through the Vadathillai Bus stop.