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Tiruvalithayam is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva located in Padi, Chennai, (India). It is one of the Paadal Petra Sthalams, 275 temples that are revered by the verses of Saiva Nayanars in the 6th-9th century CE and are amongst the greatest Shiva temples of the continent.
The temple is closely associated with Rajaraja Chola III. Padi historically is referred to the place used to store armory. The God here is worshipped by Ramar, Bharathwajar, Anjaneyar, Surya, Moon, Indran and Valiyan.
The temple can be reached by bus towards Padi. The railhead from Ambattur is 4 km away from the temple.
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