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Sri Balasubramaniar temple
 
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Moolavar: Balasubramaniar
  Urchavar: Subramaniar
  Amman / Thayar: Valli and Deivanai
  Thala Virutcham: -
  Theertham: Vasishta Theertham
  Agamam / Pooja : Kameekam
  Old year: 500-1000 years old
  Historical Name: -
  City: Vadachennimalai
  District: Salem
  State: Tamil Nadu
 
Singers:
     
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 Festival:
     
  Panguni Uthiram in March-April; Tirukarthikai in November-December; Skanda Sashti in October-November and Thai Poosam in January-February are the festivals celebrated in the temple.  
     
 Temple's Speciality:
     
  Lord Muruga appears in three forms in the temples representing Varnasrama Dharma rules. He is a smiling child in the sanctum sanctorum, an ascetic nearby as Dandayuthapani and a family head with His consorts Valli and Devanai. These are the rare postures of the Lord in this temple alone. All the three Lords are swayambus.  
     
Opening Time:
    
 The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and from 4.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m. 
   
Address:
   
  Sri Balasubramaniar Temple, Vadasennimalai-636 121.  
   
Phone:
   
  +91- 4282 - 235 201. 
    
 General Information:
     
  A five tier Rajagopuram stands majestically in the temple.  In the early days, the temple had only two shrines for the swayambumurthi and Dandayuthapani nearby.  It is said that Lord Muruga appeared in the dream of a devotee and expressed His wish to have His presence as a child.  Accordingly, He was then installed as Lord Balasubramania behind the Sayambumurthi idols.  Lord Vinayaka graces the temple as Adivara Vinayaka.
 
     
 
Prayers
    
  Devotees strongly believe that circumambulating the hill – Girivalam- will protect them from evil forces.  Majority of the devotees pray for mental peace.  Those intending to buy land and building pray before the Avvayar statue on the Girivalam with a stone to have wish realized
 
    
Thanks giving:
    
  Devotees perform abishek, special pujas and offer vastras to Lord. 
    
 Greatness Of Temple:
     
  Presiding deity Lord Muruga appears in three postures as a smiling child, as Dandayuthapani the ascetic and a Gruhastha-family man with His consorts Valli and Deivanai.  This is a rare feature in this temple.  Devotees believe to gain high benefits by their prayers to Lord in three forms.  Girivalam helps driving away all evil forces affecting devotees.
The philosophy behind these three postures are 1) the child is ever smiling without cares, 2) a family man has both happiness and worries of duties in family life and 3) renunciation brings him endless bliss.
Lord Muruga appears with a Rudrakshamala and a turban.  Those planning to buy land and/or building pray to Avvaiyar on the Girivalam path with a stone.  There is also a statue showing Avvaiyar offering a gooseberry to Muruga.  There is heap of stones near Avvaiyar statue placed by devotees hoping to own a house.  The steps leading to the temple is divided in 60 forms representing 60 Tamil years.  It is believed that praying to the steps will enhance the longevity of the devotees.
 
     
  Temple History:
     
  Many years ago, boys grazing the sheep were playing at the foot hill.  A new boy also appeared there and joined them. The new boy began to climb the hill fast and stopped at a place with all brightness around him and disappeared.  The boys informed the incident to he villagers.  The villagers came to the place, found three Swayambu idols and signs of pujas performed there.  They understood the boy was but Muruga and built the temple.
 
     
Special Features:
     
  Miracle Based: Lord Muruga graces the devotees as a smiling child, as a Gruhastha and an ascetic. This is a rare features said to be exclusive in this temple.
 
     
 
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