One of the Divya Desams situated near chennai is Thiruvallur or Thiruevvul, and it is told that Lord Vishnu revealed the Vedas to Lord Brahma in this place. More over, it is in this place that Lord Shiva got rid of his Brahmahatti Dosha on account of killing Daksha by worsshiping Lord Vishnu. The deity in this sacred place is Lord Veerarraghava perumal(vaidya) with his concert Kanakavalli Thayaar(Vasumathi).
The story goes thatLord Vishnu had come in this guise of an old man and asked the Saga salihotra for food and shelter. The Lord asked the saga “Evvul” (where to stay). And the saga had raplied pointing to his hut as “lvvul” (inside the hut). Hence the name is called “Thiruevvul”. Veeraraghava perumal is also known as vaidhya veera Raghava Swami, and even today, pligrims visit Tiruvallur and take bath in the sacred tank and offer pepper and salt to get rid of their diseases.
The religious discourses of Sri U.Ve Velukkudi Krishnan are a montage in scholarship. His lecturers are of unparalleled caliber being governed by the three most important factors that define any discipline substance, soul and spirit. The Vidhwan is a personification of erudition with his stupendous study of the Bhagavadh Githa, Upanishads, the 4000 Prabandhams of the Azhwars, Srimad Bhagavadhams and generally all the vaishnavite Upanishads. His achievements as a leading Upanyasam Exponent justify his discussion. He has traveled widely both within India and abroad, where, apart from presenting lectures, he has conducted workshops and seminars for students on how to harmonize materialism with spiritualism. He has authored the books, “Kannanin Mungalil Ezhu”, and “Naan Kanda Nallathu, Jeernodharana service to temples through various Trusts, building of a memorial in Kerala for the Kulasekhara Azhwar and Sri Pillai Lokacharya at Kodikkulam, supporting patasalas for Vedas and Divyaprabhadams, conducting yatras to all holy places throughout the country and financial assistance to deserving students in the lower strata for the higher education are some of his ennobling efforts for the betterment of society.