Thiruvottiyur Vadivudai Amman Sametha Thyagaraja Temple Thiruther Vellottam Invitation

Thiruvottiyur Vadivudai Amman Sametha Thyagaraja Temple Thiruther Vellottam

Thyagaraja Temple ( also called as Thiruvottiyur Vadivudai Amman Temple ) is a Hindu temple dedicated to Hindu god Shiva. It is located in Tiruvottiyur in the northern part of Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. The temple is revered by the Tevaram hymns of Saiva nayanars, the 7th century Tamil saint poets and classified as Paadal Petra Sthalam. The temple is closely associated with the saint poet Sundarar and Pattinathar. The temple has been in vogue from the Pallava times of 7th century and widely expanded by Chola kings during the 11th century. The temple has a seven tiered gateway tower, a tank, with the overall temple area covering 1 acre. The temple is administered by the Hindu Religious and Endowment Board of the Government of Tamil Nadu. The temple draws parallel with the Thygaraja temple in Tiruvarur as both the temples were expanded by Rajendra Chola I and both have the same dance poses of Shiva.

The Thiruvottiyur Vadivudai Amman Temple stands majestically in this industrial area, busy with activity and commerce. Devotees from six sects of religion perform puja here. Saivites, Vaishnavites, Saaktar, Uchavar, Adi Saivites and Namboodris visit and worship the manifestations of Shiva and Shakthi at this temple.

The Name of the Town: Therein lies a story! vadivudaiamman vadivudaiamman vadivudaiamman
The etymology of the word ‘Thiruvottiyur’ is interesting. The word originates from the Tamil infinitive ‘orutral’ which means ‘to exempt’. Two stories center around the origin of this name and how Thiruvottiyur had been exempted and so is special.vadivudaiamman vadivudaiamman vadivudaiamman vadivudaiamman vadivudaiamman

Stalapurana holds that during Padmagarba (the measure to calculate the passing of an Age or yuga), there ensued a great deluge that threatened to submerge the whole world. Lord Brahma, the God of Creation undertook an austere penance to appease Shiva. He wanted the power to create the world once again.

History :

Tamil Nadu has innumerable temples, both Saivite and Vaishnavite, which have anancient history and a rich cultural heritage. From this plethora, 275 Saivite temples or punyastalas have been selected as Paadal Petra Stalams on the basis of their antiquity, the richness of their cultural ethos, and the quantum of eulogy dedicated to the temple. In the same manner, 108 Vaishnavite temples have been selected as Divyadesams.

Of the 275 Paadal Petra Stalams, 32 lie in the Tondi Nadu, among which the Thiruvottiyur Vadivudai Amman Temple is unique. This temple at Thiruvottiyur, several centuries old, eulogized by poets, scholars and devotees alike, affirms the splendor of India’s religious tradition and spiritual ethos.

Thiruvottiyur Vadivudai Amman Temple Pooja details :

Pooja’s Timing Sannathi
Kaalasandhi Pooja Mor 8-9 A.M Swamy-Amman
Uchikaala Pooja NOON 11-12 P.M Swamy-Amman
Sayarachai Pooja Eve 5-6 P.M Swamy-Amman
Ardhajama Pooja 7.30-8.30 P.M Swamy-Sannathi

Parivaara Sannathigal:

Kaalasandhi Pooja MOR 8.00 A.M-9.30 A.M

*Pooja Timings are may differ on festival days*…..

Thiruvottiyur Vadivudai Amman Temple Festivals


Thaipoosam,Theppal urchavam..


Aanith Thirumanjanam ..

Aadi :


Purattaachi :

Navaraaththiri Urchavam

Masi :



Arulmigu vattapaarai amman urchavam

Vaikasi :

Vasantha urchavam…


Avani moolam..


Vinayagar sathurthi,Navarathiri Urchavam…


Kantha sasti Urchavam,Nganapaal Urchavam…

Kaarthigai :

Arulmigu Aathipureswarar Kavasam Thirappu..

Maarkali :

Manikka vaasakar Urchavam….

Thiruvottiyur Vadivudai Amman Temple Special Festivals:

In this temple there 27 lingam which has represent the 27 stars ,similarly in this temple there are panja pootha lingam also there for dharisana’s…every friday and full moojn day there will be uchi kaala special poojai for vadivudai amman temple..

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