(Last Updated on : 05-12-2015)
Temples in Tiruvallur district are the major centers of pilgrimage where devotees from different parts of the district and various other parts of India visit throughout the year. Some of the well-known temples of the district of Tiruvallur in the Tamil Nadu state are Lord Siva Temple and Ashramam, Devi Karumariamman Temple, Murugan Temple, Sri Bhavaniamman Temple, Vadivudaiamman Temple, etc. There is an ancient temple for Lord Varadaraja Perumal with his Consort, Pushpakavalli Thayar at Poovirundavalli. Moved by the prayers of Thirukatchi Nambi Alwar; Sri Varadarajaswami, Sri Venkatesaperumal and Sri Ranganathar gave Darshan to him simultaneously at this place. Shrines are there for Thirukatchi Nambi Alwar at this place in the district of Tiruvallur. There is also a Mariamman temple at Poovirundavalli.
A village called Chembarambakka is located about twenty one kilometers away from Chennai
. There is an ancient Shiva temple in a dilapidated condition with the walls of the temple adorned with inscriptions of the Chola dynasty
. A large and beautiful Shiva lingam is there in the sanctum which is, of course, in a ruined state. Another notable temple in the Tiruvallur district is the Lord Arulmigu Subramaniya Swami temple at Tiruttani located on a hillock with three hundred and sixty five steps. The famous festivals observed here are Shasti Thiruvizha, Shiva Rathiri, Adi Kirthigai Theppa Thiruvizha, etc. Lord Veeraraghava Perumal temple at Tiruvallur district is also a prominent place of pilgrimage and a sacred tank is situated very close to this temple which is known as Hrittapanasini. Apart from these temples, there is another beautiful temple known as Sri Viswaroopa Panchamukha Anjaneyaswami temple which is dedicated to Sri Panchamukha Hanuman.
Ambattur is a township and an industrial center which is located at a distance of sixteen kilometers to the west of the Chennai on the Chennai-Avadi Trunk Road. The temples at this place include the temples for Sri Vinnaraya Perumal and another for Lord Shiva
. The temple for Lord Shiva is dilapidated and very old. Temples for Lord Muruga and for the local deity Kannatamman are there in Ambattur. The Mounaswami Matam, which possesses a temple for Sri Bhuvaneswari Amman, attracts a large number of devotees of Mounaswami.