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Sri Vedapureeswarar Temple -Thiruverkadu,Tiruvallur ,Tamil Nadu. (276 Shiva Sthalangal)
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This ancient temple lies on the banks of the Paalaru River and is believed to be over 1300 years old. It can be inferred from the architecture of this temple, that it was constructed during the Chola era. The historical name of this place is Vada Vedaranyam. This temple is under Sri Devi Karumariyamman Temple, Thiruverkadu, administrative control.

  • Moolavar:Sri Vedapureeswarar, Sri Verkattu Nathar
  • Ambal:Sri Balambikai, Sri Verkanni Ambal
  • Theertham (Holy water):Velayutha Theertham, Veda Theertham
  • Sthala Vriksham (Sacred Tree):Vela tree
  • Location: Thiruverkadu,Tiruvallur ,Tamil Nadu

It is believed this is one of the temples where Sage Agasthiar was blessed with Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvathi ‘s wedding darshan. There’s a relief in the sanctum sanctorum, behind the main deity, that depicts the lord and goddess in their marriage pose.

All the four Vedas are believed to have worshipped the Lord here in the form of Vela trees (Acacia Nilotica). This place therefore gets the name “Vel Kadu” (kadu in Tamil means forest). Later, the auspicious prefix “Thiru” was applied over a period of time, and that position is now called Thiruverkadu.

Another legend related to this temple is Lord Murugan’s. Lord Murugan is thought to have gaoled Lord Brahma for not being able to explain the meaning of “Pranava Mantra” (Aum / Om). Lord Shiva sent Nandhi to the abode of Lord Murugan asking him to set Lord Brahma free.

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