Varamuktheeswarar Temple, Erumai Vetti Palayam, Thiruvallur
Varamuktheeswarar Temple is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva located at Erumai Vetti Palayam Village in Thiruvallur District of Tamilnadu. Presiding Deity is called as Varamuktheeswarar and Mother is called as Kamakshi Amman. There is also a Bhadrachala Ramar Temple on a Hillock in this Village. This temple in nearly 1,000 years old. This Village is called as Mahishasuramardhanam in olden days.
The Temple is east facing with four tiered Rajagopuram. Presiding Deity is called as Varamuktheeswarar. On every Tamil new year, the rays of the sun fall on the Shiva Linga. Vinayagar, Murugan, Dhakshina Moorthy, Durga and Brahma are the niche idols found in the outer wall of the sanctum. Mother is called as Kamakshi Amman. Since both Lord and Mother are facing the East direction, it is known to offer solutions for the obstacles in getting married. There are separate shrines for Bhairavar and Chandikeswarar can be found in this Temple.
At present, one-time pooja is being performed in this temple. Previously Pradhosha Pooja was celebrated but due to reasons unknown, it has been discontinued.
For getting married, devotees visit this temple for 12 Fridays and light ghee lamp.
The Temple is located at about 800 meters from Erumai Vetti Palayam Bus Stand, 1.5 Kms from Bhadrachala Ramar Temple, 1.5 Kms from New Erumai Vetti Palayam Bus Stop, 6 Kms from Karanodai, 8 Kms from Cholavaram, 13 Kms from Thamaraipakkam, 16 Kms from Periyapalayam, 17 Kms from Ponneri Railway Station, 23 Kms from Thiruninravur Railway Station, 32 Kms from Thiruvallur, 28 Kms from Chennai and 41 Kms from Chennai Airport. In Calcutta Highway after Toll Plaza, there is a Karanodai over bridge. By the side of the bridge towards left a rough road leads to Erumai Vetti Palayam. Buses are available from Chennai High Court Stop and Koyambedu. Route No. 58 H. Autos are available from Karanodai village.