Sri Balasubramanyaswami Temple – Thiruvallur
Submitted on: 07 Aug 11
Category: Murugan Temples Tamil Nadu
City Location: Andar Kuppam
Lord Brahmma during His visit to Kailash ignored Muruga as He was a little boy. Muruga intercepted Brahmma and enquired about His position and qualifications. Generally, one who questions the other would be either old in age or one holding a higher position. Here, it was vice versa. While questioning the Creator, Lord Muruga had both His hands on the hip with a senior look and proved that He was more learned than the Creator.
Lord Muruga appears in this posture in the temple. Later some poor people (Aandi) were worshipping Him. A devotee on his pilgrimage stayed here and wanted to have a bath and worship the Lord and asked the Aandis for a river or well. They said there is none such nearby. A little boy came there, took the traveler to a place and punched the earth with Vel at a place. A spring came up and the traveler’s joy knew no bounds. Lord Muruga granted darshan to him and stayed as Lord Balasubramanya.
It is a different darshan to the devotees that Lord Muruga praised as Adhikara Murugan looks like a child in the morning, a youth in midday and aged in the evening.
Chithirai Brahmmotsavam in April-May, Vaikasi Visakam in May-June, Aadi Kruthikai in July-August, Kumara Sashti, Skanda Sashti in October-November, Thai Poosam in January-February and Panguni Uthiram in March-April are the festivals celebrated in the temple.
Prayers and Poojas:
People pray for senior job positions, to shine in responsible positions they hold and for wise children.
Devotees perform abishek to Lord Muruga with milk and adore Him with sandal paste.
Temple Opening Time:
The temple is open from 6.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and from 4.00 p.m. to 8.30 p.m.
The Executive Officer, Sri Balasubramanya Swami Temple, Andarkuppam – 601 204, Tiruvallur district.
Phone No: +91- 44 – 2797 4193, 99629 60112.
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