Thiruvallur Sri Veera Raghava Perumal ** எவ்வுள் கிடந்தான் **
This vast expanse looks like a Sea ~ but in fact is a Temple tank that of Thiruvallur Sri Veera Raghava Perumal Temple.
"இண்டை கொண்டு தொண்டரேத்த எவ்வுள் கிடந்தானை' [பக்தர்கள், புஷ்ப மாலைகளை ஏந்திக் கொண்டு துதிக்கும்படியாக சயனித்தருள்பவனான பெருமான்] என திருமங்கைமன்னன் மங்களாசாசனம் பண்ணப்பட்ட பெருமாள் திருக்கோவில் திருஎவ்வுள் எனும் திருவள்ளூர் .
Not far away from Thiruvallikkeni [Chennai] is the Divyadesam popularly known as Thiruvallur [a District by itself] – known as ‘Thiru Evvul’. It is approx 45 km away from Chennai en route to holy Thirumala Tirupathi. One can pass through Poovirunthavalli, take right to Thirumazhisai and travel along to this Divyadesam. It is a puranic temple of epigraphical importance. Had fortune of worshipping the Lord today.
Lord here is ‘Sri Veera Raghavar’ - in reclining posture, with Brahma coming out from his navel in a meditating posture. Perumal’s right hand extends to bless the Maharishi and all His devotees. In the Sthalapurana, sage Margandeya gives a detailed account the dialogue between the sage Salihothra and Devabakhruk in the age of krithiyuga - Lord so pleased with the tapas of the sage revealing His Swarupa to the sage Salihothra here. The Uthsavar is Sri Veera Raghavar and His consort is Kanakavalli Thayar @ Vasumathi Thayar. The Emperumanar (Udayavar) looks very majestic and his sannathi is placed to have darshan as we come out of the sannathi [left of Perumal sannathi]
The pushkarini here is ‘Hrithapanacini. ‘Hrith’ means heart, ‘thapa’ means desires or sins and ‘nacini’ means that which removes. The holy water of the Temple tank would remove all desires and sins from the heart. It is believed that people would be ridden of their diseases by a dip in the tank and by mixing jaggery in the tank. Sri Veeraraghavar is also known as Vaidya Veera Raghava Swami postulating the mystic power to absolve us of our sins and diseases.
The Thirukulam here is an added attraction – it is so big. During our earlier visits, the tank was shrunk [a pond inside the main thirukulam] and part of the thirukulam was used for vehicle parking too. Now, it has been transformed into tank flowing with full of water, thanks to the efforts of Sri Ahobila Mutt Authorities
the ones at the start are taken today ~ others are taken on earlier visits
Last year on 5th June 2015, Vaikasi Pooradam day, Maha Samprokshanam- was performed here grandly.
4th Sept. 2016
this beautiful photo of Uthsavar Sri Veeraraghavar pic credit PL Ranganathan.