Pushparatheswarar Temple is located at Gnayiru Gramam Village in Thiruvallur district in the State of Tamilnadu.
Pushparatheswarar is an incarnation of Lord Shiva who is Swayambhu here. The scar caused by the cut of the king is visible on the Shivalinga.
The rays of Sun fall on Lord and Mother during the first 7 days of Chithirai – April- May. It is believed that Sun performs the shiva puja these days. Hence the midday puja is not performed in the temple.
This is the birth place of Sangili Nachiyar, the wife of the Nayanmar Sundarar.
This temple is one among the Navagraha Temples of Chennai or Thondai Mandalam for Suryan.
The temples around Chennai are Pushparatheswarar Temple, Suryan Stahalam.
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Velleeswarar Temple, Mylapore, Sukran Sthalam
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Best Time to Visit – September to February
This temple has a 5 tiered Rajagopuram. This temple has Surya Pushkarini. Lotus is the flower offered to god here.
This temple is 500 years old.
The Temple pond, Surya theertham is believed to have medicinal powers which will cure skin and eye related diseases.
Temple Timings :
7.00 am to 12.00 pm
4.00 pm to 8.00 pm
6.00 am to 1.00 pm
3.00 pm to 8.00 pm
How to reach the Temple :
25 kms from Chennai Central Railway station
10 kms from Redhills
25 kms from Koyambedu Bus Stand
47 kms from Tiruvallur
Nearby Temples :
Vyasarpadi, Sri Ravishwarar Temple – 21 kms
Villivakam, Sri Soumya Damodara Perumal Temple – 20 kms
Tondiarpet, Sri Srinivasa Varadaraja Perumal Temple – 25 kms
Mannady, Kachaleeswarar Temple – 26 kms
Sowcarpet, Sri Prasanna Venkatesa Perumal Temple – 28 kms
Trisulam, Sri Trisulanathar Temple – 29 kms
Villivakam, Sri Agastheeswarar Temple – 30 kms
Mylapore, Madhava Perumal Temple – 32 kms
Nanganallur, Anajaneyar Temple – 43 kms
Pudupakkam, Sri Veera Anjaneyar Temple – 67 kms