Siruvapuri is a village situated at about 40 kilometers from Chennai and is situated off 3 kilometers from Chennai Tada Highway. The name Siruvapuri is derived from the words Siruvar Por Puri which means that both Luv and Kush, the kids of Bhagwan Ram had fought with Him at this place not knowing who He was. The place is also called as Chinnambedu.
Siruvapuri is noted for Sri Muruga temple. The Moolavar Swamy is called as Sri Bala Murugan. He is single faced and has four hands. His lower right hand is in Abhaya (protective) Mudra. His lower left hand is on His left thigh. In the upper hands He holds Rudraksha Mala and Kamandal. His vahan is peacock and it is made of green stone and hence is called as Maragatha Mayil.
There are dedicated shrines for Sri Anna Malaiyar and Sri Unnamulai Amman. The other shrines are Sri Maragatha Vinayakar, Sri Aadhi Murugar, Sri Nagar, Sri Venkata Rayar and Sri Bhairavar. All the idols are made of green stone.
The urchava murthy is called as Sri Valli Manalar and Bhagwan Muruga and Goddess Valli are in marriage pose. Sri Valli Devi is considered as the incarnation of Sri Icha Sakthi. The Urchava Murthy is also called as Sri Valli Kalyana Sundarar. Here Sri Muruga is holding the hand of Sri Valli. This vigraha is very rare and unique. It is believed that praying to Sri Kalyana Sundarar would result in alleviation of obstacles in marriages.
Sri Arunagiri Nathar had visited the temple and had composed some of the Thiruppugazh songs at this temple. He had also composed Archani Thiruppugazh in praise of Bhagwan Muruga.
As per the legend, once there was a devotee named Murugamma. She had devoted her entire time praying to Muruga. Her husband was annoyed and chopped her hands. However, as she continued her devotion towards Sri Muruga, He was pleased at her bhakthi and had given back her arms.
It is believed that those who wish to build / buy a new house would get the wish fulfilled if they pray to Sri Siruvapuri Murugan ardently.
On Mondays, the temple is open from 07.00 A.M to 2.15 P.M and from 04.00 P.M to 08.00 P.M. On Tuesdays, it is open from 05.00 A.M to 8.00 P.M continuously. On Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, it is open from 07.00 A.M to 12.00 Noon and from 04.00 P.M to 08.00 P.M. On Saturdays, it is open from 07.00 A.M to 12 Noon and from 04.30 P.M to 08.00 P.M. On Sundays, the temple is open from 07.00 A.M to 08.00 P.M.
Abhishekam and Kala Shanthi Puja are done at 08.00 A.M in the morning followed by Uchi Kala Puja and abhishekam at 10.00 A.M and the evening Sayaratcha Puja and abhishekam are done at 05.00 P.M.
Timings may differ for special occasions.
Special pujas are done on festival days such as Sashti days, Kruthika Star-days, Vishaka Star-days, Pradosham, Amavasya, Vaikasi vishakam, Chithirai Varusha Pirappu, Aadi Guru Puja, Saraswathi Puja, Deepavali, Soora Samharam, Karthikai Deepam, Margazhi Puja, Thai Pongal, Thai Poosam, Maha Shivrathri and Panguni Uthiram.
Near Sri Murugan Temple, there are temples for Bhagwan Shiv and Bhagwan Vishnu.
Siruvapuri is situated as Chennai Kolkatta Highway near Ponneri. Buses are available from Koyembedu. Taxis can also be booked.