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Vallakottai Murugan Temple

Vallakottai Subramaniya Swami Temple

Vallakottai is a village near Chennai, India. It is situated on the highway between Sriperumbudur and Singaperumalkoil near Chengalpattu.
Vallakottai Murugan Temple
Vallakottai Subramaniya Swami Temple
This is a very old murugan temple of more than 1000 years constructed by King Bageerathan, who was ruling Sankondpuram of Ilanji Kingdom. The temple has main Raja Gopuram of five tiers with a big mandapam to front.
Subramaniya Swamy Temple Vallakottai
‎Kottai Andavar Temple
Murugan Temple in Vallakotai
The Subramaniya Swamy Temple is very famous in Vallakottai village. The Temple was recently renovated. People from various places visit this temple during festival days. The Subramaniya Swamy idol in this temple is the tallest Lord Muruga statue in India. The sanctum faces East and the image of the presiding deity is 7 ft (2.1 m) tall in standing posture. Vallakottai temple is reverred in Thirupugazh composed by Arunagirinathar, a 15th-century saint.  
Vallakottai  - Sri Subramaniya Swamy Temple
வல்லகோட்டை ஸ்ரீ சுப்பிரமணிய சாமி திருக்கோவில்
Main Deity
Lord Murugan
Name
Sri Subramaniya Swamy , Kottai Andavar Temple
Goddess Name
Valli and Deivanai Devi
Location
Vallakottai
Significance
Tallest Murugan statue
Ancient
1000 Years
Travel Base
Chennai
 Temple History : As per Hindu legend, there was a demon by name Vallan who was troubling the Devas, the celestial deities. The Devas sought the help of Murugan. He informed them that the time had come to destroy the demon. He eventually waged a war and slayed the demon at the place. He estalished the place as Vallan Kottai, literally meaning the "Fort of Vallan". Indra, the king of Devas, requested his Guru Brihaspathi to suggest a place for him to worship Murugan. He suggested going to Vallakottai, an abode of Murugan. Indra came to Vallakottai, pierced the earth with his weapon Vajrayudha to create a tank to extract water. He performed ablution to image of Murugan at this place and attained his needs. Since Indra created the tank with his Vajrayudha, the temple tank is named as Vajra Theertha. 
Murugan Temple Vallakottai
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As per another legend, a king by name Bhagiratha was ruling the Elanji kingdom. He was very haughty to sage Naratha and to teach him a lesson for his behaviour, Naratha infuriated a demon king named Goran to attack Elanji kingdom. Goran was a powerful demon and he made a sudden attack. Bhagiratha was unable to control the forces and eventually lost the battle to Goran. Realising his mistake, he sought the advice of Naratha. The sage advised him to find sage Durvasa, who could find a resolution. The king roamed around the forest for a long time and finally found Durvasa. The sage advised him to worship Murugan at Vallakottai to get back his kingdom. The king worshipped Murugan at this place for a long time and built the temple.

Shiva Temple and Perumal temples are very close to this murugan temple. 
Vallakottai Shiva Temple : Dedicated to Lord Shiva as Komaleeswarar and Divine Mother Shakti as Komalavalli Amman.
Vallakottai Perumal Temple : Dedicated to Lord Vishnu as Varadharaja Perumal. 
Vallakottai Shiva Temple
Vallakottai Perumal Temple
How To Reach : Vallakottai is a town near Chennai, India. It is situated on the highway between Sriperumbudur and Singaperumalkoil near Chengalpattu. Bus facility is available to the village from Tambaram and Sriperumbudur. It is 10 kms away from Sriperumbudur and 5 kms away from Oragadam. Vallakottai Murugan Temple is situated near to Oragadam and Sriperumbudur Sipcot industrial parks.

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