Arulmigu Vedagiriswarar Temple, Thirukalukundram


Thirukazhukundram is located on State Highway 58, 70 km away from Chennai and 15 km away from the famous tourist town Mahabalipuram. It is also 15 km away from Chengalpattu. Near road links are, 10 km away from Old Mahabalipuram Road, 10 km away from East Coast Road and 15 km away from GST road. Lord Sri Vedagiriswarar resides at the top of Hills. The four Hills - nothing but a grouping of the Four Vedas - requested the Lord to be present on the top. This is the traditional description of the Lord of the hills. And so he is called Vedagiriswarar.This Lord has been workshipped by Indra, Thilothamai, a dancer of Indra's court. Garuda, the vehicle of Lord Vishnu, Ashtavasus and many more Rudras.

The annexe to the temple is called the Bakthavatchalaeswarar Temple. Situated in an area of ten acres, this temple is surrounded by many Theerthams. Four colossal gopurams adorn this temple. There is also a special shrine for Goddess Thirupursundari Amman. Other praise worthy features are the exquisite sculpture and architecture of the temple. The magnificently sized compound wall and curved mandapams also lend personality to the peerless beauty of the temple.There exists in the town a big tank known as SANGU THEERTHAM. Water from this is taken for the Abishekam of the deities. It has been demonstrated that the water in the tank contains mineral properties capable of curing diseases if taken for a long period. The tank is called SANGU THEERTHAM, because once in twelve years a Sangu or Conch comes and floats over the water. The birth of the SANGU is celebrated and it is taken to the temple in procession and kept under lock and key. On 04.05.86 one conch came out and was taken, with temple honours, in a grand procession.

Pooja Timing

S.No
Pooja Details
Timing
1)
Kaala Shanthi Pooja
08:00 A.M
2)
Uchchi Kaala Pooja
11:30 A.M
3)
Sayaratchai Pooja
05:30 A.M
4)
Arthasama Pooja
08:00 A.M

Temple Opening Time

Morning :   05.00 AM To 01.30 P.M

Evening :   04.00 PM To 09.30 P.M

for other details visit temple official website www.thirukalukundramvedagiriswarartemple.tnhrce.in

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