Sri Balasubramaniaswami Temple – Vellore

Sri Balasubramaniaswami Temple – Vellore

Submitted on: 06 Aug 11

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Category: Murugan Temples Tamil Nadu

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Moolaver: Subramaniaswami

City Location: Valli Malai

Temple History:
Lord Vishnu as a sage came to earth to perform penance.  Mahalakshmi came before Him in the form a deer.  When Lord looked at Her, she (the deer) delivered a female child there surrounded by Valli plants.  Nambirajan, the head of the hunter community saw the child, took her and named Valli as She was found around the Valli plants.  When Valli grew, she took charge the Thinai fields to protect the crop from the birds.  Muruga desired to have Valli in marriage.  Their wedding was celebrated by Nambirajan at Tiruthani as per rules.  Responding to the prayer of Nambirajan, Lord Muruga stayed (stays) in the hills to bless His devotees.

Temple’s Speciality:
This is the place where Valli performed penance on Lord Vishnu to have the hands of Lord Muruga, hence the Sadari blessing with Lord Vishnu Pada (feet) is offered to devotees in the temple.

Festival:
Masi Brahmmotsavam in February-March, Vaikasi Visakam in May-June, Aadi float festival in July-August, Tirukarthikai in November-December and Thaipoosam in January-February are the festivals celebrated in the temple.

Prayers and Poojas:
People pray seeking wedding boons.
Devotees perform abishek, offer vastras to Lord Muruga and offer honey and Thinai corn flour as nivedhana.

Temple Opening Time:
The temple is open from 7.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and from 2.00 p.m. to 6.30 p.m.

Temple Travel Guide:
Vallimalai is 25 km from Vellore. All buses bound to Ponnai pass through Vallimalai. Also buses running via Sholingar pass through Vallimalai.

Temple Address:
Sri Subramaniaswami Temple, Vallimalai-632 520, Vellore district.
Phone No: +91- 4172 – 252 295.

Vellore Accomodation:
♦ Hotel Kanna: +91-416-222 3060; 222 3160
♦ Hotel Darling Residency: +91-416-221 3001, 231 3005
♦ Hotel Surabi International: +91-416-221 6399; 221 4999
♦ Hotel River View: +91-222 5251; 222 2349.

Nearest Temples:
♦ Sri Vilwanatheswarar temple
♦ Sri Pallikonda Perumal temple
♦ Sri Manikandeeswarar temple
♦ Sri Chalanatheeswarar temple
♦ Sri Subramanyaswami temple
♦ Sri Balamurugan temple
♦ Sri Balasubramaniaswami temple

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