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Tripurantaka Temple
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Pooja Cost : US$ 9.00 Leadtime : 3 Days
Location : Coovum near Tiruvallur.
Main Deity : Tripurantaka.
Other Deities : Tripurantaki.
Nearest Town : Chennai District : Chennai State : Tamil Nadu
This is a Shivastalam in the vicinity of Kadambattur on the Chennai Arakkonam suburban railway line. This temple is associated with the legend of Tripurasamharam as in the Tiruvatikai Veerattastalam. It is believed that the axle in Shiva's chariot broke here, as Shiva was proceding towards the vain Tripura kingdoms, and Shiva's appearance with his bow (Virkolam) is enshrined here in the form of a Swayambu lingam which is believed to change colors with the seasons.This temple spans an area of over 2 acres.