Tuesday, August 9, 2022


Originally posted on March 24, 2020 @ 9:05 am

At a distance of 1 km from Tirunelveli Railway Station, Sri Varadaraja Perumal Temple is an historic and well-known Vishnu temple lies on the banks of Thamirabarani River at Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu. It’s thought-about as one of many oldest temples in South India and in addition one of many high Locations to go to in Tirunelveli.

The temple is devoted to Lord Vishnu. The primary deity of the temple is Veeraraghavan and the Ustava Moorthy is Sri Varadharaja Perumal, after whom the temple is called. In response to the historical past, king Krishnavarma was ruling this area. As soon as he discovered an idol fabricated from blue stone whereas bathing in Thamirabarani River. He constructed a temple putting in the deity and named him Varadaraja Perumal. Deeply plunged within the worship of the Lord, the king was not ready militarily to face the invasion on his land. He prayed to the Lord to guard him, his topics and his land. Responding to the prayers of the king, Lord got here to the battlefield in his kind, fought and drove the enemies again. King Krishnavarma felt completely satisfied and constructed this temple for Lord Veeraraghavan to point out his gratitude.

The primary deity Lord Veeraraghavan seems very good-looking and majestic within the sanctum. Two separate shrines are devoted to the goddesses, Vedhavalli Thayar and Perundevi Thayar. The temple additionally homes many different sannidhis that embody Yoga Narasimhar sannidhi, Alwars sannidhi, Vikshwasenar sannidhi, Garudar sannidhi and so forth. On this temple, Lord Hanuman graces in worshipping kind standing earlier than the presiding deity Lord Veeraraghavan.

The 10 day Chithirai competition throughout April-Might, annual Abishek competition in Might – June, Adi competition, Krishna Jayanthi and Sri Ramanavami are the favored festivals celebrated on this temple. Hanuman Jayanthi, the competition of the monkey god, can be celebrated for 10 days in Marghazi (December- January).

Timings: 7 AM – 11 AM & 6 PM – 9 PM

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