Theertheeswarar Temple, Thiruvallur
Theertheeswarar Temple is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva located at Thiruvallur Town adjacent to the famous Veera Raghava Perumal Temple in Thiruvallur District of Tamilnadu. Presiding Deity is called as Theertheeswarar and Mother is called as Tripurasundari. The Temple is located facing the huge temple tank of Veera Raghava Perumal temple.
The temple is facing east with a three tier Rajagopuram. This ancient temple is moderate in size. The temple has its main entrance and tower facing the east direction. The temple has just one prakara. As usual, the flag staff, bali peetha and Nandi idol are located facing the sanctum sanctorum. Presiding Deity is called as Theertheeswarar. Sanctum is located to the left side.
Mother is called as Tripurasundari. The highlight of the temple is that both the sanctum sanctorum of Theertheeswarar and the shrine of Goddess Tripura Sundari are located facing the east direction. The wall surrounding the sanctum sanctorum has the Koshta images of Ganesha, Dakshina Murti, Vishnu, Brahma and Durga. Lord Chandikeswarar is in his usual position.
There are shrines of Mal Vinai Theertha Lingam along with Vishnu, Palani Andavan, Subramanya with his two consorts, Navagraha, Aastana Vinayaka and Ayyappa in the Temple premises. The Idols of Surya, Bhadra, Bhairava and Ramalinga Adigalar are also found in this temple. Few Naga statues are found below the holy tree. The temple is managed through a permanent trustee Thiru Ravi Gurukkal and it was learned that this temple is not under the control of HRCE.
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