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Sri Vadaranyeswarar temple

Moolavar : Vadaranyeswarar, Thevar Singha Peruman
Urchavar : NA
Amman / Thayar : Vandarkuzhali
Thala Virutcham : Jack
Theertham : Muthi
Agamam / Pooja : NA
Old year : 1000-2000 years old
Historical Name : NA
City : Tiruvalangadu
District : Tiruvallur
State : Tamil Nadu


   Saints Sambandar, Tirunavikkarasar and Sundar had praised the Lord of the temple in their celebrated Thevaram hymns. ? This is the 15th temple in Thondai region in Thevaram hymns.


   Margazhi Tiruvadhirai is the important festival of the temple in December-January. All Shiva related festivals are devotionally celebrated in the temple.

Temple's Speciality:

   Lord Shiva graces as a swayambumurthy in the temple. Of the five celebrated dance fame temples of Lord Shiva, this is the Gem Sabha ? Rathna Sabha. It is in this temple that Lord addressed the Great Shiva devotee Karaikal Ammayar as ?Ammaye?. Ammayar enjoyed the dance performance of the Lord standing upside down. Ammayar reached this temple by head as she thought walking by feet to Lords shrine was a sin. She reached the state of bliss here.

Opening Time:

   The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 9.00 p.m.


   Sri Vandarkuzhali-Vadaranyeswarar Temple, Tiruvalangadu ? 609 810, Tiruvallur district.


   91- 4118-272 608.

General Information:

   The region was a jungle of banyan trees where Lord Shiva rose as a swayambu.?Lord is hence named Vada Aaranya Easwarar ? Lord of jungle of north.


   Those aspiring to master the art of dancing pray to Vadaranyeswarar.

Thanks giving:

   Devotees perform abishek and pujas to Lord Shiva on Tiruvadhirai festival day.

Greatness Of Temple:

   Woman Saint Karaikal Ammayar sung her Mootha Tirupathigam in this temple.??The Rath of the temple is so aesthetically constructed as a Lotus Flower.

Temple History:

    Two demons Sumba and Nisumba chose this banyan jungle for their stay and began harassing the Devas. They appealed to Mother Shiva Parvathi for protection. Mother Parvathi created a furious Kali and destroyed the demons. Kali consumed the blood of the demons and their army and grew more furious.
At the request of Sage Munjikesa Karkodaka, Lord Shiva reached the place. Kali challenged the Lord for a dance and said that she would give her right in the place to the Lord if He won. The dance began. Lord dropped His ear ring on the ground, picked it by the toe of His left leg and fixed it back on His ear in the dance. Kali accepted her defeat and said that she could not do such a marvelous dance. Lord Shiva said that He alone was equal to Her and said further that those coming to worship Him here, should worship Her first to reap the full benefit of the worship. Since then, Kali has Her own temple to grace the devotees.

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*Sources from Dinamalar.com

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