Bhavani Amman Temple – Thiruvallur

Bhavani Amman Temple – Thiruvallur

Bhavani Amman Temple is a famous Hindu temple in Tamil Nadu. This temple is dedicated to goddess Bhavani the incarnation of Goddess Parvati. The temple is not only an important religious site but also a tourist destination due to its rich history, architectural beauty and cultural significance. Bhavani Amman Temple is a fine example of Dravidian architecture, with walls and pillars adorned with sculptures and carvings. The temple is made of granite and has a Rajagopuram (temple tower) rising around the hill. Goddess Bhavani, the main deity of the temple, resides in a beautifully carved temple surrounded by smaller temples of other deities. The temple is famous for its annual Bhavani Amman festival, which attracts thousands of devotees and tourists. The blessings of Goddess Bhavani. The goddess is believed to bestow goodness and abundance on her devotees, especially those who seek fertility, prosperity and health.

History of Bhavani Amman Temple

According to legend, Amman is known as the sister of Lord Krishna who managed to escape from the clutches of Kamsan and she decided to settle in the place by where the temple stands today.

Speciality of Bhavani Amman Temple

The Speciality of Bhavani Amman Temple lies in its historical significance. This temple is believed to be 1000 years of and the idol of the goddess in said to be self-manifested

Visiting time – 5.30 AM – 8.00 PM

Dress code

It is suggested to dress modestly. Ladies are suggested to wear only sarees, chudidhar, and kurtis. For Men Dhotis, shirt are preferred and trousers and short dresses should be avoided.

How to reach Bhavani Amman Temple?

By Air – Chennai airport is the nearest to reach Bhavani Amman Temple covering 54 km.

By Train – Chennai Egmore railway station is the nearest junction to reach Bhavani Amman Temple covering 43 km.

By Road - All road ways in Tamil Nadu are well- connected to reach Thiruvallur through NH16, NH205 and NH716


1. Is there any entry fee to visit Bhavani Amman Temple?

Devotees are supposed to pay Rs. 25 to get a close View Darshan. Whereas there’s no entry or Darshan fee for far view Darshan

2. Is Thiruvallur a part of Chennai?

Thiruvallur is a satellite town of Chennai that is located 45 km Away from Chennai city.

3. Is there any sight-seeing places in Thiruvallur?

There are famous sight-seeing places in Thiruvallur like Poondi Lake and Pulicat Lake

4. Is there Beach in Thiruvallur?

Yes, there is Marina Beach located 35 Km away from Thiruvallur and Paradise beach in Pondicherry located 33 km away from Thiruvallur.

5. Is there any bus facilities to reach Periyapalayam from Thiruvallur?

Yes, Bus no. 547 is the first Bus that goes to Sri Periyapalayam Amman Temple in Tiruvallur.