Friday, May 11, 2018

Vaaleeswarar Temple, Ramagiri, Andhra Pradesh

Vaaleeswarar Temple, Ramagiri, Andhra Pradesh
Vaaleeswarar Temple is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva located at Ramagiri Village in Andhra Pradesh near the border of Tamil Nadu State. Presiding Deity is called as Vaaleeswarar and Mother is called as Maragadambikai. The Temple is believed to have been built in the 9th century CE. This place is also called Kalinga Madu Karai or Thirukaarikarai. It is considered as a Devara Vaippu Sthalam sung by Sundaramurthy Nayanar. 











Lord Shiva has 5 faces; Isanam, Thatpurusham, Vaamadevam, Sathyojaatham and Agoram. There are 5 ancient Shiva temples on the banks of Kosasthalaiyar (Brahmaranya River) representing the 5 faces of Lord Shiva and this is one of them representing the Isanam face of Lord Shiva.
The other 4 being are;
Legends
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History
Ramagiri Vaaleeswarar temple is believed to be built by Pallava king in the 9th century AD and renovated over time by King Vira Rajendra Chola. Even though it is believed that the temple was built by Pallava king, the current structure of the temple doesn't appear to be of Pallava architectural style. However, the idols of the temple are extremely beautiful and they resemble the ancient idols of Pallava period of other temples. From inscriptions, one can understand that a king called Sangama Kula Virupaksharaya tried to construct a Raja Gopuram at the temple.
The Temple
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Temple Opening Time
The Temple remains open from 08.00 AM to 11.45 AM and 03.00 PM to 5.45 PM. The Murugan Temple on the Hill top remains open only between 08.00 AM to 09.00 PM Festivals
Festivals
Shivarathri and Pradosham days are celebrated in this Temple with much fanfare.
Worship Procedure
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Prayers
Bairavar here is called Santhaana Prapthi Bhairavar, famous for granting boon for child birth.
Contact
Vaaleeswarar Temple,
Ramagiri -  517581
Andhra Pradesh
Mobile: +91 9490008887
Connectivity
The Temple is located at about 5 Kms from Nagalapuram, 17 Kms from Uthukottai, 15 Kms from Surutapalli, 42 Kms from Thiruvallur, 43 Kms from Thiruthani, 27 Kms from Nagari Railway Station, 59 Kms from Tirupati, 75 Kms from Chennai and 86 Kms from Chennai Airport. This place, also called Kaalinga Madu Karai or Thirukaarikarai is in the Chennai – Thirupathi route, after Suruttuppalli and Nagalapuram, about 5 Kms from Nagalapuram. Some of the APSRTC buses stop just outside the temple. A person travelling from Chennai has to cross Poondi and Uthukottai.
Ramagiri can be reached through two routes. Via Redhills, Karanodai, Periyapalayam, Uthukottai and Nagalapuram. In the Chennai – Kolkata Grand North Trunk (GNT) Road you can go upto Karanodai bridge / Toll Plaza and immediately after that you can take the road on the left that goes via Periyapalayam, Uthukottai, Nagalapuram to Thirupathi. From Nagalapuram, the temple is just 5 Kms away and is on the main road itself. You can also come via Thiruvallur, Poondi, Uthukottai to Nagalapuram.

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