Thiruvallikkeni aka Triplicane is a place of Temples – many of them puranic having existed for centuries…..
Somewhat closer to Sri Azhagiyasingar sannathi – via Ganapathi Mudali Street, Chengalvarayan Street, you reach this temple – a common name in Tamilnadu ‘Ellai Amman” – the God protecting the frontiers of a place… each village, each oor perhaps had God of protection – the Aiyyanars and Ellai Ammans… and perhaps this temple existed when Triplicane was a small colony…
There is an arch on the Triplicane High Road on the small lane leading to this temple and you can come through Sundara Murthi Vinayakar Kovil Street (SMV Kovil Street apparently named after the Sundara Murthi Vinayakar – Pillaiyar kovil in the street, just opposite to the temple)
This is the famous temple of ‘Arulmigu Ellai Amman’…. having an entrance facing east and a dwajasthambam infront of the Society. As you enter there is Anjaneyar on the wall and Navagrahas installed by the side. Inside you have Sakthi Vinayagar and Murugar with Valli and Deivanai.
The presiding deity is of course Sri Ellai Amman to whom abishekams are performed regularly. There is also the idol of dancing Nataraja.
Here are photos of Arulmigu Ellai Amman Uthsavar… come to the temple on this day = starting day of the New year 2014 and have the blessings of Lord