Chidambareswarar Temple, Thottikalai, Thiruvallur
Chidambareswarar Temple is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva located at Thottikalai Village near Thiruvallur Town in Thiruvallur District of Tamilnadu. Presiding Deity is called as Chidambareswarar / Thiyagesa Peruman and Mother is called as Shivakama Sundari / Shivakami.
Lord Brahma worshipped Lord Shiva here to get Amirtha Kalasam. Hence Lord Shiva is called as Thiyagesa Peruman.
It is believed that Lord Shiva performed his cosmic dance similar to the dance performed in Chidambaram. Hence, Lord Shiva is called as Chidambareswarar.
Presiding Deity is called as Chidambareswarar / Thiyagesa Peruman and Mother is called as Shivakama Sundari / Shivakami. There is a shrine for Vinayaga called Sengazhuneer Vinayagar in the Temple premises. Theertham associated with this Temple are Sivagangai Theertham and Nandhi Odai.
Margazhi Thiruvathirai and Vasanthotsavam are the festivals celebrated in this temple with much fanfare.
The Temple is located at about 2 Kms from Kilambakkam Junction Bus Stop, 5 Kms from Sevvapet Railway Station, 11 Kms from Thiruvallur, 9 Kms from Thiruvallur Bus Stand, 12 Kms from Thiruvallur Railway Station, 42 Kms from Chennai Airport and 40 Kms from Chennai.