A closeup view behind the temple tower of Sri Bhaktavatsala Perumal Temple at Thirunindravur
A closeup view behind the temple tower of Sri Bhaktavatsala Perumal Temple at Thirunindravur

Sri Bhaktavatsala Perumal Temple is located at ‘Thirunindravur’, Thiruvallur district of Tamilnadu. This temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and also one of the 108 Divya Desam Temples. Sri Bhaktavatsala Perumal Temple is said to be built by Pallava Kings and later was contributed by Chola kings and Vijayanagar kings. This temple has four-tiered Rajagopuram (gateway tower) and the wall of the temple are made of granite.

The legend says that Goddess Lakshmi had a quarrel with Lord Vishnu and came down to earth and is said that Goddess Lakshmi stopped at this place and hence Goddess stood at this place, this place is called as Thirunindravur. And it is also said that the saint Thirumangai Azhwar did not sing any Paasuram (songs) at this place for the Goddess when he crossed the shrine. Goddess Lakshmi requested Lord Vishnu to meet the azhwar and get a song for Her. But the azhwar had already reached Thirukannapuram by that time. Lord Vishnu appeared before the azhwar to stop him. The azhwar felt blessed and sang about the shrine of Thirunindravur at Thirukannapuram.

Specialty

The presiding deity of this Bhaktavatsala Perumal Temple is Lord Bhaktavatsala Perumal, in standing posture facing towards the east direction. Goddess Ennai Petra Thayar also called as Goddess Sudhavalli, the consort of Bhaktavasala, is located in a separate shrine in this temple. The Utsavar, the procession deity of this temple is called Lord Patharaavi. The idol of Lord Patharaavi is made of Panchaloka (five metal alloys) and He is found along with His two consorts.

The other main deities of this temple are Sri Yoga Narasimhar, Lord Hanuman, Sri Sakkarathalvar, Sri Garudalwar, Sri Adiseshan, Senai Mutalwar, Sri Andal and Azhwars (the saints). Sri Bhaktavatsala Perumal Temple is glorified in Nalayira Divya Prabandham, the Vaishnava canon and the songs were sung by Thirumangai Azhwar. The holy Pushkarani of Sri Bhaktavatsala Perumal Temple is called as Varuna Pushkarani and the holy tree is called Parijatham.

Pooja Timings

  • Ushathkalam Pooja – 7 a.m.
  • Kalasanthi Pooja – 8:00 a.m.
  • Uchikalam Pooja – 12:00 p.m.
  • Sayarakshai Pooja – 6:00 p.m.
  • Irandamkalam Pooja – 7:00 p.m.
  • Ardha Jamam Pooja – 8:30 p.m.

Festival

  • Chitra Pournami – March – April
  • Tiruadyana Utsavam – December – January
  • Brahmotsavam – March – April
  • Sri Jayanti Utsavam – August or september
  • Navaratri – September or October
  • Vijayadasami – October
  • Deepavali – October or November
  • Makara Sankranti – January
By Road

There are bus service available from Tiruvallur to most of the important places in Chennai city and also to the other major cities.


By Train

There are two Suburban railway line alone Tiruvallur which are West line and West North line. West line is from Chennai Central to Arakkonam and West North line is from Chennai Central to Tiruttani. These two line have many Suburban trains running from Tiruvallur to Chennai Central, Chennai Beach, Arakkonam and Tiruttani. Fast train is also available which will start at Tiruvallur and stops at Thirunindravur, Pattabiram, Avadi, Ambattur, Villivakkam, Perambur, and Basin Bridge and finally reach Chennai Central Station.


By Air

There are bus service available from Tiruvallur to most of the important places in Chennai city and also to the other major cities.

  • Sri Vadaranyeswarar Temple
  • Thyagaraja Temple, Tiruvottiyur
  • Tripuranthaka Swamy Temple
  • Hridayaleeswarar Temple
  • Varadaraja Perumal Temple
  • Masilamaniswara Temple
  • Thiruthaleeshwarar Temple
  • Thiruthani Murugan Temple
  • Siruvapuri Sri Balasubrahmanyam temple

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