This is the first part in the series Temples in Chennai.
What better way to start than by paying homage to the great Thiruvalluvar.
The temple we would be looking at now is "The Thiruvalluvar Temple".
After my renewed interest in Tamil, I was waiting to visit this temple. I had visited this temple in my childhood days when I was in mylapre.
There cannot be any Tamilian who has not heard of Thiruvalluvar.
But any other detail other than his name and his work is not known for sure.
In such a situation a legend saying that Thiruvalluvar was born in a certain place is interesting to look at.
The myth is that Thiruvalluvar must have been born either in Mylapore or in Madurai.
Lets look at the Mylapore connection of Thiruvalluvar.
The only evidence that gives birth to this legend is the temple constructed in the premises which is claimed to be the birthplace of Thiruvalluvar himself.
Please read the below article on Thiruvalluvar Temple by Hindu before going further.
The entrance of the temple
The Moolavar : Its funny to say that Thiruvalluvar is the moolavar in this temple , but this is what this temple offers.
The exact Birthplace of Thiruvalluvar :
The protected place claiming that this is the birthplace of Thiruvalluvar.
This temple is none less than other Hindu temples in playing host to many gods. like the Naga statues you see below. There are the ubiquitious navagraha statues also in this temple.
Inhabitants of the temple
The temple was desolate when I was there, but I went in a hot afternoon.
People who frequent this temple seems to be these kids who are happy with the big playspace they have got for themselves.
1. I donot in anyway claim this is the birthplace of Thiruvalluvar by any means ,but this is simply my effort in putting this online for many more eyes to look at.
2. This is NOT a ASI protected monument. It IS a Hindu temple as of now.
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