Tourist places in Thiruvallur

Thiruvallur district is a governmental district in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Headquarter of the district is Thiruvallur town. The district has both urban and rural features. The Eastern part of the district is conquered by urban characteristics but Southern and Northern part of the Thiruvallur district has influence of Andhra tradition due to its position. According to the Census 2011, Thiruvallur district had a population of 37,28,104 with the gender ration of 987 females for every 1,000 males. The Eastern part of Tiruvallur district is conquered by urban characteristics while the Southern and Northern part of the district has influence of Andhra culture due to its position. As of 2011, the district had a population of 3,728,104 with a sex-ratio of 987 females for every 1,000 males. Thiruvallur District has been divided into four revenue divisions such as, Thiruvallur, Thiruthani, Ambathur, and Ponneri. Here, there are 12 Municipalities, 14 blocks and 13 town Panchayats which established village activities. It is captivates many tourists in domestic as well as global. The following are the most popular tourist places in Thiruvallur.

Veeraragava Perumal Temple

This temple is under management of Ahobila Mutt. It has five tiered Rajagopuram (main gate). It was built by Pallavas. There are distinct shrines for Kanakavalli, Ganesha, Alwars, Gajalakshmi Thayaar. Here, the Lord married Vasumathi the daughter of a king Dharmasena. There are also shrines to Ganesha, Gopalan, Namm Azhwar, Chakratt Azhwar, Andal, Vedanta Desikan, Ramanujacharyar, and Lakshmi Narasimhar. There are many inscriptions which dating back to the 2nd half of the 9th century Pallava dynasty reign here. Local folklore claims that the temple is around 5000 years old. Lord Vishnu as Veera Raghavar is the presiding deity of the Veera Raghavar temple. The Lord is known as Vaidya Veera Raghavar, in view of His ailmentcuring abilities. In this temple people submit small metal sheets with a specific human organ engraved on them as a request to god to cure the illness or problems with those organs.

It is believed that those suffering from incurable diseases are cured if they visit the Lord for three no moon days (Amavasai). Devotees come here for marriage finalization, progeny, and for relief from hardships. The water in the tank is considered more sacred than that of Ganga. A dip in the tank is believed to relieve the devotee from sins he committed in thought as well as action. Abishekam to the Lord is done only with sandalwood oil. The deity is in a recumbent position facing east on a dais at an elevation of 15 feet. His right hand blesses the sage Salihotra and left hand in gnana mudra preaches to Brahma. The Thayar is called Kanagavalli. She is also known by the name Vasumati. The VimAnam is called Vijayakoti Vimanam as it is a symbol of victory against Madhukaidapas asuras who were killed by the Lord.

Thiruthanni Murugan Temple

Thiruttani Murugan temple is a Hindu temple, which is located on the hill of Thiruttani, Thiruvallur District, Tamil Nadu, India, devoted to Lord Murugan. The hill has 365 steps indicating 365 days of the year. It is one of the Arupadaiveedu, the six holy abodes of Lord Murugan. The origins of this temple, like most Hindu temples, are buried in ancient times. This temple has been mentioned in the Sangam period work Tirumurugaatruppadai composed by Nakkeerar. It has been frequented by the Vijayanagar rulers and local chieftains and zamindars.

Poondi reservoir

This is opened for the purpose of divert water to Cholavarm. This is one of the famous tourist places in Thiruvallur taluk. Poondi Lake or Sathyamoorthy reservoir is the reservoir across Kotralai River in Tiruvallur district of Tamil Nadu State. It acts as the important water source for Chennai city which is 60 KM away. This reservoir is constructed & opened by Chennai Corporation mayor Sathyamurthy in the cost of 65 lakhs on 14 June 1944.

Pulicat Birds sanctuary

This is very famous tourist spot all over the India as well as globe. It is protected area of 481 km2 in Thiruvallur District. It is located 60 km away from Chennai. It is the second largest brackish water eco system in India after Chilka Lake in Orissa. The sanctuary is greatest famous for the numerous greater flamingos seen here. The biodiversity of this lake attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors per year.