Tuesday Jun 18, 2024

Tondiarpet Sri Varadaraja Perumal Temple- Chennai

Address

Tondiarpet Sri Varadaraja Perumal Temple- Varadaraja Perumal Koil Street, Tondiarpet, Chennai. Phone: +91 98402 79573

Diety

Sri Varadaraja Perumal

Introduction

Sri Varadaraja Perumal Temple is dedicated to lord Vishnu, located in the Tondiarpet, Chennai district, Tamilnadu. The presiding deity is called as Sri Varadaraja Perumal. The Temple is believed to be 500- 1000 years old. The temple is under the management of Hindu Religious and Endowment Charities.

Puranic Significance

The centuries old pressing deity of the temple, Boon Giver God Lord Varadaraja Perumal is the Kula Devatha for thousands of fishermen families in this locality. The story further goes that an affluent man living during the Kings period took the idol of Lord in his possession which he had as security for a loan he advanced, to a forest and left there secretly. The idol of the Lord was later found and a small temple was then built. The fishermen undertake fasting in the month of Purattasi – September- October and submit their prayers at His feet. The tradition is on for the past many years. They believe that all progress in their life is granted by their Lord Varadaraja Perumal. The reputation of the temple lies in offering children to Lord Varadaraja Perumal in adoption and receives back from Him as remedial submission by those devotees who face adverse experience due to planetary movements in life. It is said that more than 5000 devotees had benefitted from such a prayer. People from Malaysia, US, Canada also follow this ceremony when they visit India. It is believed that offering siblings to Lord in adoption would bring them all luck and prosperity in life.

Beliefs

Devotees pray to Lord for remedies from planetary disadvantages, removal of hurdles in wedding proposals and for child boon. Devotees perform Tirumanjanam to Lord.

Special Features

Lord Varadaraja Perumal is facing north in this temple. The temple has shrines for Sri Andal, Sri Gayatri, Lord Rama Lord Krishna, and Sri Anjaneya all adoring the temple. The temple is under the management of Hindu Religious and Endowment Charities. Renovation of temple had been completed recently. The temple has a renewed appearance with new flag Post, Bali Peeta etc

Festivals

The temple celebrates Brahmmotsavams in the month of Tamil Vaikasi – May-June. Special Alankaras with flowers, sandal, butter etc. and abhisheks are performed during the Tamil month of Purattasi – September-October.

Century/Period/Age

500 -1000Years old

Managed By

Hindu Religious & Charitable Endowments Department (HRCE)

Nearest Bus Station

Tondiarpet

Nearest Railway Station

Tondiarpet

Nearest Airport

Chennai

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