Saturday, 14 May 2011

VALLI MALAI SRI MURUGAN TEMPLE

14, May 2011

On May 14, 2011, I and my wife went to VALLI MALAI. Had a peaceful dharshan of Lord Sri Subramanian. The details of the journey is as follows.

After reaching Koyambedu bus stand , got a bus ( Bus no 144) going to Chittur, via Wallajapet, Ranipet, Thiruvalam ( In thiruvalam there is  Shiva Temple, on the banks of the river. The Temple is one of the  Thondai Mandalam  Padal Petra sthalam. The temple was covered already, hence this time we have not gone there.) . We got down at Serkadu or the Koot road of Vallimalai. From there we got an Auto and reached Valli Malai foot hill. From SerKadu Vallimalai is about 7 KM. We had a peaceful dharshan at Bottom Temple and Top. The Top Murugan Temple is under the Control of Archeological department. The temple is not a regular temple, but it is a Kudaivarai Koil, similar to Thiruparankundram. The climbing is not  difficult. The steps are neatly paved by the devotees through donation, whose names are craved  at the front side of the steps. Since it was very hot we climbed down after finishing our breakfast at top of the temple which we carried. While return, we do not want to stand in the bus up to Chennai, So we came through Katpadi, Vellore ( Bus No 102, via Poonamalle, which by passes through Wallajah & RaniPet ). 

HOW TO REACH : 
  1. Bus no 144 from Chennai Koyambedu to Chittur, via Wallajapet, Ranipet, Thiruvalam get  down at Serkadu or the Koo road of Vallimalai. From there share autos are available to the foot hills of Valli Malai. From SerKadu Vallimalai is about 7 KM.
  2. Town bus is also available from Vellore
TEMPLE TIMINGS :
  1. The temple timings are Mornings : 07.30 Hrs to 12.30 Hrs  and Evening  2.30 Hrs to 06.30 Hrs
CONTACT DETAILS : 
  1. The temple can be contacted over land line  04172 - 252 295.  
LOCATION OF THE TEMPLE : CLICK HERE
Base Murugan Temple 
Thirukulam with neerazhi mandapam, at the beginning of Hill steps
Steps to Hill
Resting mandapam at the middle of the steps. In this mandapam they tried to remove a slab for renovation, under that they could see the Munivars in meditation, so they closed back ( சொல்ல கேள்வி )
Steps after the mandapam 
Moolavar vimanam on the rock 
Mandapam buit with the rock above the moolavar. The santum sanctorium is of kudavarai koil and front mandapam was built abutting the cave 
Mandapam, Palipedam and kodimaram view 

Base temple back side view 
Base Murugan temple  front view 

--- OM SHIVAYA NAMA :---

21 comments:

  1. Thanks for the valuable info,Sir.

    Rajaram Arumugam

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  2. sir could you please send the information about how long it will take to reach from koyambedu to vallimalai

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    1. Approximately it will take 3 hours to reach Vallimalai from Koyambedu.
      Om shivaya nama..

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  3. Sir I read somewhere that there is an Ashram at the top of the temple and also many caves, Did you happen to see them? are you allowed to go to these sites?

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    1. I also understand there are caves-natural - ( Valli kukai - associated with sri Valli and Subramaniyar kalyanam ) with ashram on the other side of the temple, since it has a separate path and self and my wife did not venture due to non availability of the company. There is a cave temple on the right side before the end of the steps.
      Om Shivaya nama....

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  4. Sir, is there a Lord Rama Sannadhi in Vallimalai or inside the Vallimurugan temple.

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    1. Sorry I do not have any idea about Lord Rama's Sannadhi at valli malai.
      Om Shivaya Nama

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  5. Great explanation- this is also a 'service'.God Bless You sir.

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    1. Thanks for the encouraging comments...

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    2. Thanks for the encouraging comments...

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  6. Nice write up. Thanks for the details. Information about the Vadapalani Murugan temple timings helps the devotee to have a hassle free experience.

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  7. Hi

    How to reach vallimalai temple from chennai by train?

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  8. Thanks! nice write up! How much time approximately it would take to reach hilltop through steps?

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  9. For normal trekking it will take 15 minutes but for old people it may be half an hour to 1 hour...
    Wish you all the best

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  10. Thanks for the info...Do you know the bus timings in Koyambedu...

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  11. Check with tnstc bus timings or go to vellore from there you can get town buses..

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  12. sir, thnak u for the information. it helps people like me.

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  13. Thank You very much for your kind information about Vallimalai. We also plan to go to Vallimalai in this week.

    RM Rajendran

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  14. Thanks Ramanathan Rajendran

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