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Sri Bhasktavatsala Perumal temple
 
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Moolavar: Bhasktavatsala Perumal
  Urchavar: Patharavi Perumal
  Amman / Thayar: Ennai Pettra Thayar (Mother who gave me birth) Sudhavalli
  Thala Virutcham: Parijatham
  Theertham: Varuna Pushkarini
  Agamam / Pooja : Pancharatra
  Old year: 1000-2000 years old
  Historical Name: Thinnanur
  City: Tirunindravur
  District: Tiruvallur
  State: Tamil Nadu
 
Singers:
     
  The temple is praised in the Managalasasanam hymns of Saint Tirumangai Azhwar.  
     
 Festival:
     
  Panguni Tiruvonam in March-April, birth star days of Sri Vaishnava Acharyas and 12 Azhwars, Chitra Poornima in April-May and Wedding festivals, Deepavli in October-November, Tirukarthikai in November-December, Vaikunda Ekadasi in December-January, Masi Magam in February-March, Thai Pongal and Ratha Sapthami in January-February are the festivals celebrated in the temple.  
     
 Temple's Speciality:
     
  When Kubera lost all his wealth, he prayed to Ennai Pettra Thayar – Mother who gave me birth – and got them back, according to scriptures. Mother Goddess is all merciful raining all prosperities to Her devotees and is praised as Vaibhava Lakshmi. Divine serpent Adisesha has a special shrine in the temple. It is the faith of people that worshipping Sri Adisesha on Wednesdays with ghee lamp and offering milk porridge – Paal Payasam – as nivedhana would relieve those affected with snake aspects and from the adverse effects of Rahu-Ketu planets. It also strengthens the benefit of the Mangal Sutra of women.  
     
Opening Time:
    
 The temple is open from 7.30 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. and from 4.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. 
   
Address:
   
  Sri Bhaktavatasala Perumal Temple, Tirunindravur, Tiruvallur district – 602 024.  
   
Phone:
   
  +91- 44-5517 3417 
    
 General Information:
     
 

Being one among the celebrated 108 Vaishnava Divyadesas, Lord in this temple graces devotees in the standing form.  The Vimana-tower above the sanctum sanctorum is called Utpala Vimana.  Varuna and Samudra Rajan had worshipped and had the darshan of the Lord in this temple.  All full moon days, Tiruvonam star days, Fridays and Saturdays are special puja days in the temple.

 
     
 
Prayers
    
 

Those facing problems in wedding proposals pray to Lord and Mother.

 
    
Thanks giving:
    
  Devotees offer Vastras to Perumal and Mother on realizing their wishes. 
    
 Greatness Of Temple:
     
 

Once, Mother Mahalakshmi (Tiru) left Perumal due to some reasons, came and stood (Nindra) here, hence, the place came to be known as Tiru Nindra Oor (place).  Her father Samudra Rajan (as Mahalakshmi was born in the milk ocean, the king of oceans-Samudra Rajan is Her father) came to her, cooled Her anger and asked Her to go back to Her Lord Perumal, she refused.   The king of oceans went to Perumal and begged Him to come and take back his daughter Mahalakshmi.  Lord asked him to go before Him and assured to follow him.  Samdra Raja told Mahalaskshmi that he was not her father but She was his “Ennai Pettra Thayar” ‘You who gave me birth’ and requested Her to come back to Vaikunta and rule the world.  Perumal too joined the compromise, Sri Mahalakshmi went back with Perumal.

As Lord responded to the prayer of Bhakta (devotee) Samudra Rajan, He is called Bhaktavatsalan.  As Samudra Rajan said “Ennai Pettra Thayar” that came to stay as the name of Mother of the temple.  Also as prayed by Samudra Raja, they are gracing together in the Wedding Form.  The main tower of the temple stands majestically built during the Vijayanagara period.  Passing the Bali Peeta, flag post Garuda shrine, Maha Mandap and the Inner Mandap, 11 feet tall Lord Perumal accompanied by Sridevi and Bhoodevi graces the devotees with His five weapons.  Thayar shrine is right of that of the Lord.  There are shrines for Andal, Azhwars, Sri Hanuman, Eri Katha Ramar and Adhi Sesha.

 
     
  Temple History:
     
 

Saint Tirumangai Azhwar was passing through many sacred Vaishnava shrines including Tirunindravur but did not sing on this temple.  Noticing that Azhwar bypassed this temple, Mother asked Lord to get a hymn from the Azhwar.  By the time Lord reached Azhwar, he was in Mamallapuram.  Lord demanded a song Azhwar from this place.  Excited by the simplicity and grace of the Lord, Azhwar sang meaning as follows:“My Lord, protecting the whole universe, came to me to make known His love for the Bhaktas at this sacred Mamallapuram.  He demanded and took a song from me.” Mother Mahalakshmi was not satisfied with one song.  She asked the Lord to go back to Azhwar for the remaining 9 songs as he used to sing 10 for all temples.  Azhwar has already left Mamallapuram and had reached Tirukkannamangai.  He saw Lord with a side look waiting for him and in the Pathigam (10 songs) on Tirukkannamangai Perumal, Azwar included Tirunindravur Perumal also in the hymns.

 
     
Special Features:
     
  Miracle Based: Being one among the celebrated 108 Vaishnava Divyadesas, Lord in this temple graces devotees in the standing form.
 
     
 
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