Siruvapuri Balamurugan temple

The temple is located 40 km from Chennai on the Chennai-Kolkota Highway. The village’s name is Siruvapuri which houses various temples other than the Balamurugan temple.

The main presiding deity here is Sri Balasubramaniyar who is also known as Muruga. Other deities here are Sri Annamalaiyar and Sri Unnamalai amman. There is also an idol that signifies the wedding of Lord Muruga with his consort Valli.

 

History of Temple

 

The Siruvapuri Balamurugan Temple resides the deity; it also earns its significance from the history, which says that once Lava and Kusa, the sons of Rama, lived in this place. The legend states that once both Son brought war against Rama when they were unaware that Lord Rama was their father. Due to initiating the war by the young children, the place was named Siruvar Por Puram Or Puri, which means waging war.

 

There is another story about Lord Muruga. There was a lady named Murugammai in the village where the temple is created. She was an ardent devotee of Lord Muruga and always used to chant his name. His husband didn’t like his wife chanting the name of the Lord, and he warned her many times.

 

One day, the infuriated husband cut off one arm of his wife. The sobbing woman even then prayed to Lord Muruga only. The Lord seeing her devotion blessed her with the arm and healed all his pain and injury that there was no sign left. Since then, everyone started believing in the grace of Muruga, and the devotion toward the Lord increased even more.

 

Here Muruga in the form of Srī Balasubramanyar is believed to be a powerful deity and the giver of the wishes. Many devotees visit the temple on a daily basis as well as during celebrations. The form of Muruga is considered to be the provider of a house; those who need a home to live pray to the Lord here and get their wishes granted without any obstructions.

 

Lord Murugan can be seen holding the hand of Valli in preparation for marriage. This is considered to be one of its kind and also attracts a large number of devotees. Since the temple signifies the marital bond of Lord with his consort, many couples seek their blessings before getting the knots tied. Also, those couples who are suffering in their marriages also get relieved by the grace of Muruga. Couples who go out of love, when they seek the blessings of Muruga, develop a liking for their partner, and hence their marriage blooms.

 

Here the mount of Lord Muruga, the peacock, is also a unique creation to witness since it is constructed using a green stone.

 

Arunagirinathar, the saint-poet who sang many Thiruppugazh songs about the Lord, can also be witnessed here near the sanctum facing the Lord. He also composed Archanai Thiruppugazh on Lord Muruga, which are known to be wish-fulfilling if recited. There are other deities as well: Maragatha Vinayakar, Aadhi Murugar, Naagar, Venkatrayar, Muniswaraar, and Bairavar.

 

Worship Benefits

 

Worshipping Lord Muruga here in the temple grants the devotees with different desires like house related wishes, prayers related to marriage, profession, family, wealth, and Moksha.

 

There are many more temples such as Agatheeswarar temple, Perumal temple, Vishnu-Durgai temple, Ramar temple, Vinayagar temple, and Jain’s 22nd Teerthangara.

 

When devotees go out of the temple after visiting, they can witness the fresh fruits and vegetables that are all organic and grown naturally in the pure air and elements of the village. The temple is a must-visit place and a perfect family destination. The temple doesn’t just bless every devotee and grant the wishes but is also a great supporter of village people’s economy.

 

Temple Opening Time

 

The temple remains open from 06.00 AM to 12.00 Noon and 04.00 PM to 08.00 PM.

 

Pooja Timings

 

Kalasanthi Pooja – 7.00 A.M

Uchikalam Pooja – 10.00 A.M

Sayarakshai – 5.00 P.M

 

Festivals

 

Karthikai, Skanda Sashti Vrat, Prathosam, Visakam, Amavasya, Chithirai Tamil New Year, Vaikasi Visakam, Aadi Guru Poojai, Deepavali, Soora Samharam, Saraswathi Pooja, Ayutha Pooja, Karthikai Deepam, Margazhi Pooja, Thai Pongal, Thaipoosam, Maha Shivaratri, and Panguni Uthiram are the festivals celebrated here with much fanfare.


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