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Pilgrimages of Tamil Nadu - Thiruvallur district

Sri Subramanya Swamy of Tiruttani:

Sri Subramanya Swamy of Tiruttani Sri Subramanya Swamy Temple of Tiruttani Puranic Event:
Tiruttani is one of the Aarupadai Veedu (one of the six holy abodes of Muruga). Sri Muruga led a calm and peaceful life of meditation here and also married Valli in this place.

Pilgrimage:
The Tiruttani Subramanya Swamy temple is located on a hill near Kanchipuram in the Thiruvallur district of Tamil Nadu.

Thiru Nindravoor (Thirunindravur) Divya Desam - Sri Bhaktavatsala Perumal Temple:

Sri Vishnu Puranic Event:
According to legend, Sri Vishnu came here to search for Devi Lakshmi. Devi Lakshmi once left Vaikuntha due to a misunderstanding with the Lord and stayed in this place. Sri Vishnu came here in search of the Goddess and also stayed here for sometime. Samudraraja, the father of Goddess Lakshmi also came here and stayed for sometime.

The God is Sri Bhaktavatsala Perumal and Goddess is Ennai Petra Thayar.


Pilgrimage:
The Thiru Nindravoor (Thirunindravur) Divya Desam is located in the Thiruvallur district of Tamil Nadu.

Thiruevvuloor (Thiruvallur) Divya Desam - Sri Veeraraghava Perumal Temple:

Sri Vishnu Puranic Event:
According to legend, Sri Vishnu gave darshan to Salihotra rishi who did severe penance here. During the penance Salihotra rishi did not take any food for one whole year and on the Thai Amavasai day collected grains of paddy, converted them to rice and cooked food with that rice. He divided the food into four parts setting aside one part for the guest. Sri Vishnu came in the form of an old hungry brahmin and ate the entire food prepared by Salihotra rishi. Salihotra rishi was happy to satisfy the brahmin and continued penance for another year. As before, on the Thai Amavasai day he cooked food and divided into four parts, setting aside one part for the guest. As in the previous year, Sri Vishnu came in the form of an old brahmin and ate the entire food of Salihotra rishi. He then asked Salihotra rishi - "Where can I sleep? ('Evvul in Tamil means which place')". When Salihotra rishi shows him his own hermitage, the Lord was pleased and gave darshan to the rishi in his true form.

The God is Sri Veeraraghava Perumal and Goddess is Kanakavalli Thayar.


Pilgrimage:
The Thiruevvuloor (Thiruvallur) Divya Desam is located in the Thiruvallur district of Tamil Nadu. The ancient name of the place is Veeksharanyam and the temple tank is known as Hrittapanasini Teetham.



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Tridevis: Saraswati - (Lakshmi - Tulasi - Bhoomi) - Parvati
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2. Pilgrimages by Deity:
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Tridevas: Brahma - (Vishnu - Narasimha - Rama - Krishna) - Shiva
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