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Sri Ashtabhuja perumal temple

Moolavar : Adhi Kesava Perumal
Urchavar : NA
Amman / Thayar : Alarmel Mangai, Padmasani
Thala Virutcham : NA
Theertham : Gajendra Pushkarini
Agamam / Pooja : NA
Old year : 1000-2000 years old
Historical Name : NA
City : Kanchipuram
District : Kanchipuram
State : Tamil Nadu


    Saints Peyazhwar and Tirumangai Azhwar had sung the glory of Lord Perumal of this temple in their Mangalasasanam hymns.


   The temple celebrates Margazhi Vaikunda Ekadasi in December-January; Purattasi Navrathri in September-October and Sri Rama Navami in Panguni-March-April.

Temple's Speciality:

    The temple is one among the 108 Divyadesas of Perumal. This is the only Perumal Temple where Lord appears with 8 hands-bhujas. A separate Mangalasasanam is addressed to Mother by Azhwar only in this temple.

Opening Time:

   The temple is open from 7.00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and from 4.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.


    Sri Adhikesava Perumal (Ashta Bhuja Perumal) Temple, Kancheepuram-631 501, Kancheepuram district.


   91-44-2722 5242

General Information:

   Lord Perumal blesses the devotees in a standing posture under the Chakrakuthi Vimana facing west.


    Those buying building sites and farm land and those facing problems in houses built already pray to Perumal for removal of any evil elements in the places.

Thanks giving:

   Devotees perform Tirumanjanam to Perumal and offer vastras.

Greatness Of Temple:

    Lord Brahmma felt sad that He was not respected with idol worship on earth as to other Lords and organized a great yajna to realize His wish. He left Mother Saraswathi. Mother Saraswathi sent some powerful demons to stop the yajna. Brahmma too prayed to Lord Vishnu to protect Him from the enemies. Lord Vishnu appeared there with 8 hands-Ashtabhuja Perumal-drove away the demons and the Kaali following and helped Brahmma complete His yajna successfully.

Temple History:

    Yogi Mahasandan decided to renounce his life in this earthly world and to reach the lotus feet of Lord Vishnu. He plunged into penance for the purpose. Mahasandhan had such powers equal to Indira the king of Devas. Indira was shocked by the penance of Mahasandan and sent alluring beautiful women of his world to entice Mahasandhan to spoil his penance. They could not move the yogi. Finally, Indira came in the guise of male elephant and succeeded in his design. The yogi enticed by the beauty of the elephant, took the form of an elephant himself and wandered in the forest till he reached Salagramam for a bath.

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*Sources from Dinamalar.com

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