Friday, June 29, 2018

Muthukumaraswamy Temple, Perumbedu, Thiruvallur

Muthukumaraswamy Temple, Perumbedu, Thiruvallur
Muthukumaraswamy Temple is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Murugan located at Perumbedu Village near Ponneri in Thiruvallur District of Tamil Nadu. The temple is in a village surrounded by ponds and greenery and is one of the three popular Murugan temples in this region. The other two being Siruvarpuri and Andarkuppam.

Around 30 years back, the idols of Lord Subramaniyar with his consorts were found by the villagers during ploughing within the current temple complex (and the place has been earmarked now). Later the current temple has been built.

The Temple
This is an east facing with an entrance arch. The Subramanyar and his consorts Valli and Deivanai are about 6.5 feet tall. Lord Shiva and his consort are having a separate shrine next to the Subramanyar shrine. A merged Neem and Peepal Tree can be seen here. The temple atmosphere is beautiful with a mammoth tree inside and vast empty space in the outer praharam. There is small Navagraha shrine also.

The Temple is located at about 8 Kms from Ponneri, 9 Kms from Ponneri Bus Stand, 9 Kms from Ponneri Railway Station, 62 Kms from Thiruvallur, 45 Kms from Chennai and 58 Kms from Chennai Airport. From Ponneri while going to Chinnakavanam (Pulicat), immediately after crossing the river bridge, you have to take a right to Perumbedu (if you go straight you will enter Chinna Kavanam village). For the most part till Perumbedu, the road goes along the bank of the river Arani.

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