Thursday, April 12, 2018

Vaidya Veeraraghava Perumal temple- Tiruvallur,Chennai

 Veeraraghava Perumal temple , one among the 108 Tirupatis of Lord Vishnu is situated at Tiruvallur, a suburban town of Chennai city.
The temple has  Veeraraghava Perumal- Evvulukidandan  in sanctum reclining on His Ananta and Utsavar, a resplendent idol flanked by His  consorts.

The  God here is believed to be a physician hence the name Vaidya. Childless couples and  those who want relief from various ailments pay obeisance to Perumal here and get blessed.

The Huge crowd of devotees waiting patiently in temple queue is  ample proof of the faith they have in almighty.

In the outer circumambulatory path there are shrines dedicated to Kankavalli Thayar  and Andal., Lord's consorts
There are also shrines for Rama and Krishna.
The great devotees of Vishnu ; Alwars have sung mangalasanams ( hymns) in praise of Lord here.
The huge mandapams in front of the temple serve as venues for multiple weddings which are conducted  simultaneously.

How to reach- From Chennai many suburban trains are available. It would take just about an hour and about 15 minutes to reach Tiruvallur.
From Tiruvallur one can get share auto rickshaws which would drop one near the temple.


KParthasarathi said...

Short and crisp post with many pictures.
It makes me want to visit the shrine

chitra said...

Thank you Kp.I think Saturday And Sundays the temple gets crowded.