Saturday, April 29, 2006

Weekend Darshan - 11

Sri Balasubramina Swamy Temple, Siruvapuri

Yesterday we had been to this nice temple dedicated to Lord Muruga. The history of this temple dates back to the period of Ramayana. It is believed that Lava and Kusa fought with their father Lord Rama here over the Ashwameda horse. Hence the name "Siruvar pOr puri" - siruvapuri. Arunagirinathar has sung about this place in "Thriupugazh"

But around here, this place it is known as "Chinambedu" which has been derived from "Chinna ambu edu". We googled for a road route to this place, but couldn't find one. So we called Mr.Sundaram, whose telephone number we got from here. He was very helpful and patiently explained the route to us.

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Siruvapuri is situated 50kms from Chennai along the Chennai - Kolkatta highway. As you proceed from RedHills, you will come across a toll booth after a bridge at Karanodai. Travel for another 6kms along the highway and there is a "Siruvapuri" name board on the left hand side. Take left there and proceed for another 3-4 kms to reach the temple.

Although the temple is neat and well maintained, thanks to copious funds that it is recieving, the people here do not seem to understand that temples need to be calm and peaceful.

10 Comments:

Anonymous F e r r a r i said...

Guys,
Have u visited the temple in koyambedu? Lava and kusa performed pooja here as well. Do visit the perumal temple as well in koyambedu

3:29 AM  
Blogger b a l a j i said...

Ferrari,
We are planning to see that too... But I heard that it is Sarabeswarar(Siva) temple

6:02 PM  
Blogger Narayanan Venkitu said...

Wow...surprised at the Lava Kucha connection.!!

Did you see any kalvettu in that town..just curious.!!

Would like to know that 'Arunagiri naathar' said.!

Thanks for visiting and writing abot this temple Balaji.!!

11:19 PM  
Blogger b a l a j i said...

Narayanan sir,
this temple has become very commercialised as you might have seen in the picture of the gopuram.
walls were reconstructed and painted... so no kalvettus. personally i am not for painting the walls and the gopurams in the pretext of renovation.

to find out what arunagirinathar had said abt the place, search for 'siruvapuri' in google and there are lot of links.

11:25 PM  
Blogger WA said...

Hey I've been to this temple often the last time was a good three years ago though. I think the mayil in this temple is made out of maragadham, am i right? Anyway, there is a belief that visiting this temple will help you buy a house. And also on the way to the temple my mum generally stops off at the nesavalar's houses for beautiful cotton sarees, i think its in a village nearby called Periyapalayam.

6:00 AM  
Blogger b a l a j i said...

wicked angel,
not sure abt the mayil :)

yeah there is a belief that visiting this temple would help one buy house.

periyapalayam is 10 kms from siruvapuri. actually we saw lots of plantain farms along the way. the entire stems of banana plants were arranged like a tripod for sale. we didnt find many weavers there. may be we missed :(

6:06 AM  
Blogger Vijay Gandhi said...

nice da! hey, you could consider adding data about your visits to wikipedia. the y have one for travel - wikitravel.org.

it might help other people...

5:49 PM  
Blogger b a l a j i said...

gandhi,
nalla idea thaan... but i am very lazy to do that....

nowadays blog adikkaradhukke romba somberi thanamaa irukku da

8:45 PM  
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9:43 AM  
Anonymous Juji said...

hi balaJI,

one of my colleague whoz visiting this temple every week says that this temple helps in marriage also. do u / anybody else knows about this.

JUJI

9:58 PM  

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