Sunday, 21 October 2012


21,October 2012
On 21st October I had been to Thiruvalithayam ( Now the place is called as Padi ) and Vada Thirumullaivayil Shiva temples in Chennai. Both are Devara Paadal petra shiva sthalangal. Even though I had been to this temples earlier, I would like to make once again. Last two days it was raining heavily and while starting to these temple there was also drizzling. First I went to the temple THIRUVALITHAYAM ( Padi ) and then to (VADA) THIRUMULLAIVAYIL. The  details are as follows. These temples were chosen since they are in the bus route from Koyambedu to Avadi. 

21. THIRUVALITHAYAM ( Now this place is called as Padi )

This is the 21st Devara Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalam in Thondai Nadu.  Thiruganasambandar has sung hymns in praise of lord Shiva of this temple.

Iraivan: Sri Valleeswarar, Sri Valithaya nathar.
Iraivi   : Sri Jagathambigai

Some of the important features of this temple are….

  1. The temple is facing east with 3 tier Rajagopuram.
  2. Sannadhi for Navagrahas and Guru bhagavan are in the outer prakaram. This is also one of the Guru sthalam in and around Chennai.
  3. In the inner prakaram sila moortham and Sannadhi  for Somaskandhar, Vinayagar, Subramaniyar, Meenakshi Sundareswarar, Naalvar, Hanuman worshiped lingam, Suryan, Baratvajar Lingam, Bairavar, Arunagiri Nathar, Balamurugan.  Complete 63vars are not there.
  4. Moolavar Vimanam is of Gajabirustam type.
  5. In koshtam,  Vinayagar, Dhakshinamoorthy, Vishnu in place of Lingothbhavar, Brahma, Durgai.
  6. Moolavar is little big in size on a square aavudayar.
  7. Baratvajar, Ramar, Anjenayer, Suryan, Chandran, Indiran Valiyan ( as Bird ) worshiped Lord shiva of this temple.
  8. Ambal is facing south and in one place we could able to have the dharshan of Moolavar and Ambal.
  9. It was learnt that this temple was used for storing weapons during war, hence this place was called as Padi.
  10. There are lot of pigeons in this temple and people used to feed them.


  1. The temple is in Padi, an industrial area in west part of Chennai ( wheels India and Lucas TVS bus stop. )
  2. Lot of buses available from Koyambedu.

  1. The land line number is 044 2654 0706
 ( Temple complex view with pigeon )
   ( Temple complex view with pigeon )
 ( The three tier Rajagpuram at the entrance )

22. VADA THIRUMULLAIVAYIL. ( This place is called as Thirumullaivayil.)

This is the 22nd Devara Paadal Petra Shiva sthalam in Thondai Nadu. Sundarar has sung hymns in praise of Lord Shiva of this temple.

Iraivan: Sri Maasilamaneeswarar, Sri Nirmalamaneeswarar,                                 
            Sri Paasupatheeswarar.
Iraivi   : Sri  Kodiyidai amman, Sri Lathamathyambal, Sri Kodiyidai Nayagi.

Some of the features of this temple are….
  1. The temple was built by Thondaiman after defeating Onan and Kaanthan. ( There is a Padal Petra Shiva Sthalam in Kanchipuram called Onanakantha thali, in which they built shiva temple and worshiped there ). The Vimanam is of Gajabirustam type. Nandhi is facing east since as per Lords instruction he went to help Thondaiman in the war with Onan and Kaanthan.
  2. There are two Vellerukku pillars in front of moolavar, which Thondaiman has brought after war with Onan and Kaanthan..
  3. The Rajagopuram is of 5 tiers facing south. At the entrance there is Prasanna Vinayagar sannadhi. East side gate is kept locked.
  4. In the outer prakaram Sannadhi for Sri Valli devasena Samedha Subramaniyar, Chozhapureeswarar ( Structure is very old and the teple has no vimanam ), Kusalavapureeswarar, Bairavar and Suryan.
  5. Ambal is also facing east. It was learnt that  there are  three Ambal sila moorthams,  was done by the same sthabathy, the other two are in Thiruvortriyur and Melur near Ponneri. ( Kodiyidai Amman, Vadivudai amman and Thiruvidai amman)
  6. There is a scar on the top of the moolavar and abhishekam is done only for aavudayar. Sandal paste is applied on the moolavar and once in a year abhishekam will be done with hot water. 
  7. In Koshtam, Ganapathy, Dhakshinamoorthy, Vishnu in place of Lingothbavar, Brahma and Durgai.
  8. The story of moolavar and the Thondaiman sudhai sirpam is above Prasanna Vinayagar Sannadhi ( Once Thondaiman  was in the jungle on his elephant and Mulllai creepers were obstructing the elephants leg, so Thondaiman tried to cut the creepers. When he cut the creepers, the sword hit the Shiva Lingam and blood was came from the top. Seeing this he was felt guilty and tried to kill himself. But Iraivan gave dharshan and blessed him. The same story is being told at the Thirumizhisai Shiva Temple,  near Thiruvallur. )
  9. There are Lot of  framed Photos in the inner prakaram  of both in moolavar and Ambal temples.
  10. There is a 16 pillar mandapam similar to Thiruvalangadu. The same is now used for parking vehicles and stay for beggers.  (Our old  treasure is being spoiled by miscreants )

  1. All the buses from Koyampedu to Avadi and Pattabiram passes through this Place, Thirumullaivayil. The temple is 1 KM off  main road, after famous Pachaiamman Temple.
  1. The land line number is +91 44 2637 6151
 ( Dhakshinamoorthy with sanagatha munivars)
  ( Moolavar and Ambal Vimanams - Left Gajabirustam is for moolavar )
 ( 4 Pillar mandapam with Kodimaram view )
 ( Prasanna Vinayagar Sannadhi and the top the story of  Thondaiman with Shiva Lingam in sudhai sirpam )
 ( 16 pillar Mandapam - The temple is seen on back ground )
  ( 5 Tier Rajagopuram at the south side entrance )
 ( Murugan Pudai sirpam in a pillar -16 Pillar mandapam )
 ( Bairavar pudai sirpam in 16 pillar mandapam )
 ( Perumal pudai sirpam in one of pillar in 16 Pillar mandapam )
Natarajar pudai sirpam in one of the 16 pillar mandapam )



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