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Suruttappalli is a small village located approximately 60 kilometers north of Chennai and (or 8 kilometers from Puthur if you are en route to Thirupathi). If you are traveling from Chennai, once you cross Oothukkottai (after Poondi) and enter Andhrapradesh, you can reach the temple within 1-2 kilometers by road.
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Pallikondeeswarar temple is rare and perhaps even the only temple where Lord Shiva is in a reclining position similar to Sri Ranganathar of Sri Rangam or Trivandrum. The temple is believed to have been built during the Vijayanagara period.
  
Suruttappalli is a small village located around 60 kms (approx.) in the north of Chennai and just 8 kms from Puthur if you are en route to Thirupathi. If you are traveling from Chennai, after Poondi once you cross Oothukkottai and enter the Andhrapradesh by road you can reach the temple within 1-2 kms. Believed to have been built during Vijayanagara period, Pallikondeeswarar temple is a rare and probably the only temple where Lord Shiva is in reclining position like Sri Ranganathar of Sri Rangam or Trivandrum.
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According to ancient mythology, when the Devas and Asuras churned the mighty ocean (Paarkadal), Alakala Poison was created by the ocean. To save the universe from the poison, Lord Shiva Himself drank the entire poison. After consuming the poison, as He was feeling a bit dizzy with the power of Alakala, it is said that He rested in Suruttuppalli. Once he woke up the following day, he saw all Devas, Rishis, and other Parivars surrounding him with happiness and relief. That day is now celebrated as Pradhosham by His devotees. It is also said Pradhosham worship originated from this temple. Pradhosham is celebrated in a big way in Suruttuppalli. Hundreds of people from various places gather here for the Pradhosham festival. However, during the rest of the year, this temple is in a state of neglect.
  
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Suruttuppalli is the only place where one can get dharshan of Lord Shiva in human form (around 6 feet) and that too reclining in the Anantha Sayana position on the lap of Goddess Parvathi. He is holding his Conch and Deer in his hands and is surrounded by Rishis (such as Markandeya and Sanakathi Rishis), Lord Muruga, Lord Ganesha, and Nandhikeswara playing Veena. The Goddess here is known as Madhuravalli
  
According to mythology, when Devas and Asuras churned the mighty ocean (Paarkadal) Alakala Poison got generated from the ocean. To save the universe from the poison, Lord Shiva Himself drank the whole poison. After consuming the poison, as He was feeling a bit dizzy with the power of Alakala, it is said that He rested in Suruttuppalli. Once he woke up the following day, he saw all Devas, Rishis and other Parivars surrounding him with happiness and relief. And that day is celebrated as Pradhosham by devotees. It is said that Pradhosham worship originated from this temple.
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Though situated in Andhrapradesh, this unique temple is very close to Chennai and can be accessible by road through car, bus, or even 2-wheeler. Suruttappalli, an ancient and rare temple, is a boon to visit for devotees.  
 
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This is the only place where one can get dharshan of Lord Shiva in human form (around 6 feet) that too reclining in Anantha Sayana position on the lap of Godess Parvathi. He is holding his Conch and Deer in his hands and is surrounded by Rishis like Markandeya, Sanakathi Rishis, Lord Muruga, Lord Ganesha and Nandhikeswara playing Veena. The Godess here is known as Madhuravalli. Pradhosham is celebrated in a big way here. Hundreds of people from various places gather here for Pradhosham festival. But on the other days, this temple is in the state of neglect.
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Though situated in Andhrapradesh, this unique temple is very close from Chennai and can be accessible by road by car / bus or even a 2 wheeler. An ancient and rare temple is a boon to visit, for devotees.
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Revision as of 11:17, 3 May 2011

By Saravanan Iyer


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Suruttappalli is a small village located approximately 60 kilometers north of Chennai and (or 8 kilometers from Puthur if you are en route to Thirupathi). If you are traveling from Chennai, once you cross Oothukkottai (after Poondi) and enter Andhrapradesh, you can reach the temple within 1-2 kilometers by road. Pallikondeeswarar temple is rare and perhaps even the only temple where Lord Shiva is in a reclining position similar to Sri Ranganathar of Sri Rangam or Trivandrum. The temple is believed to have been built during the Vijayanagara period.

According to ancient mythology, when the Devas and Asuras churned the mighty ocean (Paarkadal), Alakala Poison was created by the ocean. To save the universe from the poison, Lord Shiva Himself drank the entire poison. After consuming the poison, as He was feeling a bit dizzy with the power of Alakala, it is said that He rested in Suruttuppalli. Once he woke up the following day, he saw all Devas, Rishis, and other Parivars surrounding him with happiness and relief. That day is now celebrated as Pradhosham by His devotees. It is also said Pradhosham worship originated from this temple. Pradhosham is celebrated in a big way in Suruttuppalli. Hundreds of people from various places gather here for the Pradhosham festival. However, during the rest of the year, this temple is in a state of neglect.

Suruttuppalli is the only place where one can get dharshan of Lord Shiva in human form (around 6 feet) and that too reclining in the Anantha Sayana position on the lap of Goddess Parvathi. He is holding his Conch and Deer in his hands and is surrounded by Rishis (such as Markandeya and Sanakathi Rishis), Lord Muruga, Lord Ganesha, and Nandhikeswara playing Veena. The Goddess here is known as Madhuravalli

Though situated in Andhrapradesh, this unique temple is very close to Chennai and can be accessible by road through car, bus, or even 2-wheeler. Suruttappalli, an ancient and rare temple, is a boon to visit for devotees.