Balasubrahmanyar,Kumaran Kunram, Chromepet,Chennai
Moolavar : Balasubrahmanyar, Swaminatha Swami
Urchavar : –
Amman / Thayar : –
Thala Virutcham : Pipal tree
Theertham : Kumara Theertham
Agamam / Pooja : Kaaranaagamam
Old year : 500 years old
Historical Name : –
City : Kumaran Kunram, Chromepet
District : Chennai
State : Tamil Nadu
Vaikasi Visaakam, Kanda sashti, Thai Poosam, Panguni Uthiram
The temple is open from morning 6.30 to 11.00 and in the evening 4.30 to 8.30 pm.
Arulmigu Balasubrahmanyar Tirukkoil, Kumaran Kunram, Chromepet, Chennai- 600 044.
Aiswarya Murugan: In the prime sanctum, Swaminathar appears in the child form, holding a staff in his hand. In his peetam and opposite to the sanctum is the elephant carrier. The Procession Deity Subrahmanyar appears with his spouses, Valli and Deivanai. On the hill is the perennial sacred water, Kumara Theertham. On Aadi, Thai Krithigai, Thirukkaarthigai, Thai Poosam and Panguni Uthiram, the deity goes in procession around the hills (giri valam).
Devotees pray to this Lord to ward off the hurdles to get married and beget issues. Since Lord Muruga faces the northern side, devotees offer Him sacred things to augment opulence in the family. So, he is called “Aiswarya Murugan”.
Abhishekam is performed to Murugan, Lord Siva and Ambal and donned with new clothes. Devotees make an offering this way.
Greatness Of Temple:
This temple is situated in between the hill temples, Tiruneermalai and Tirisoolam. At the bottom of the hill are the sanctum of Siddhi Vinayagar, and Itumpan. The Kaali here is called ‘Jeyamangalathanma Kaali’ because she remains peaceful and bestows victory and good welfare. Special pooja is performed to her on the Full Moon Day. On the Kanda Sashti day, Lord Muruga goes in procession on the elephant-carrier, after performing Soora Samhaaram (annihilation of the demon Soora).
Nataraaja with right leg lifted: Sundareswarar temple is situated on the way to the hill temple. Here Lord Siva appears under the ‘Ghajabrushta Vimaanam’ in the north-facing sanctum. The entire image of Lord Siva is chiseled on the linga. There is a sanctum to Goddess Meenakshi also. Lord Nataraja here is in dancing posture with his left foot firmly fixed and right foot lifted. He is installed so because it is the sanctum of Meenakshi-Sundareswarar. The right foot of Lord Siva is considered to be Siva’s in the ‘Siva-Sakthi’ united aspect. So, Lord Nataraja here is known as ‘Than Paadam Thookiya Natarajar’ meaning ‘Natarajar who lifted his own leg’. He is given special abhishekam on the six days allotted to Nataraja worship. A separate sanctum is available to Sarabeswarar. Special pooja is performed and worshipped during the ‘Raghu Kaalam’ on Sundays.
Long ago, there was only a hillock in this sacred place. Once, Kanchi Periyavar who came to this place saw this hillock and said that in the later years, a Murugan temple will come into existence here. After some time, when a few devotees tried to put in order this hillock, they found a ‘Vel’ – Spear in the hill. They installed it in this place and started worshipping it. Later on, a separate temple for Lord Muruga was built. He was also named ‘Swaminathan’