Thursday, August 2, 2018

Pushparatheswarar Temple, Gnayiru Gramam, Thiruvallur

Pushparatheswarar Temple, Gnayiru Gramam, Thiruvallur
Pushparatheswarar Temple is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva located at Gnayiru Gramam Village in Thiruvallur District of Tamilnadu. Presiding Deity is called as Pushparatheswarar and Mother is called as Sornambigai. This temple is associated with Sundaramurthy Nayanar and Sangili Nachiyar. It is a birth place of Sangili Nachiyar. This is one of the 'Pancha Bhaskara Sthalams' and revered as the prime among them.





This temple is one among the Navagraha temples of Chennai (or Thondai Mandalam) for Suryan (Sun). The Navagraha temples around Chennai are as follows;
·        Pushparatheswarar Temple, Gnayiru Gramam (Suryan Sthalam)
·        Bheemeshwarar Temple, Mudichur (Chandran Sthalam)
·        Agastheeswarar Temple, Villivakkam (Chevvai Sthalam)
·        Karaneeswarar Temple, Saidapet (Budhan Sthalam)
·        Tiruvalleeswarar Temple, Tiruvalidhaayam, Padi (Guru Sthalam)
·        Velleeswarar Temple, Mylapore (Sukran Sthalam)
·        Devi Karumariamman Temple, Thiruverkadu (Rahu & Kethu Sthalam)
Legends
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History
The temple was in a dilapidated condition for several decades. Surya Trust took up the renovation work for three years and the consecration was done in June-July 2006. 





The Temple
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Temple Opening Time
The Temple remains open from 07.00 AM to 12.00 Noon and 04.00 PM to 08.00 PM. On Sundays, the temple opens from 06.00 AM to 01.00 PM and 03.00 PM to 08.00 PM.
Festivals
All Shiva related festivals, Pradoshams, Thai Pongal, Tamil New Year and Navarathri are the festivals celebrated in the temple. Sudarsana Homam is conducted on the second and fourth Sundays of every month.
Prayers
The Temple Pond, Surya Theertham is believed to have medicinal power which will cure skin and eye related diseases.
Contact
Pushparatheswarar Temple,
Gnayiru Gramam, Via Cholavaram,
Chennai – 600 067
Phone: +91 44 2902 1016
Mobile: +91 99620 34729 / 99522 24822
Connectivity
The Temple is located close to Gnayiru Shivan Koil Stop. The Temple is located at about 9 Kms from Redhills, 9 Kms from Cholavaram, 10 Kms from Karanodai, 12 Kms from Redhills Bus Terminus, 12 Kms from Minjur, 13 Kms from Minjur Railway Station, 13 Kms from Minjur Bus Depot, 47 Kms from Thiruvallur, 25 Kms from Chennai, 25 Kms from Chennai Central Railway Station and 38 Kms from Chennai Airport. Town buses are available from Redhills, runs via Karanodai. Bus Routes are 58A, 58C, 57C & T57.

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