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Sri Azhagia Singa Perumal temple

Moolavar : Mukunda Nayakan, Azhagia Singar
Urchavar : NA
Amman / Thayar : Velukkai Valli
Thala Virutcham : NA
Theertham : Kanaga Saras, Hema Saras
Agamam / Pooja : NA
Old year : 500-1000 years old
Historical Name : Tiruvelukkai
City : Kancheepuram
District : Kanchipuram
State : Tamil Nadu


   The temple is praised in the Mangalasasanam hymns of Saints Peyazhwar and Tirumangai Azhwar.


   Vaikunda Ekadasi is devotionally celebrated in the temple in December-January.

Temple's Speciality:

   This is one of the celebrated 108 Divya Desas of Lord Vishnu.

Opening Time:

   The temple is open from 7.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and from 5.00 p.m. to 7.30 p.m.


   Sri Azhagia Singa Perumal Temple, Kancheepuram-631 501.


   91- 44 6727 1692, 98944 15456

General Information:

   The Vimana above the sanctum sanctorum of Lord Narasimha is called Kanaka Vimanam. Sage Brugu had worshipped Perumal in this temple. Sri Sudarsana Chakkarathazhwar the deity of Lord Vishnu?s discuss graces from a shrine in the outer corridor-prakara. Sri Garuda Bhagwan in the Narasimha shrine appears with his head slightly on a side as if unable to bear the fury of the Lord. This is a strange and different style of Garuda in this temple.


   Devotees pray to Perumal for relief from the various problems they experience in life.

Thanks giving:

   Devotees perform Tirumanjanam to Perumal and Mother on realizing their wishes.

Greatness Of Temple:

   This is one of the 108 Divya Desas of Lord Vishnu. According to scriptures, Lord granted darshan to sage Brugu from under the Kanaka Vimana facing east. Saint Peyazhwar in his hymns praises this shrine equal to that of Lord Uppiliappan and temples of Kumbakonam and Tirupathi. Vaishnava Acharya Sri Mahadesikan had praised Perumal in his celebrated Kamasikashtakam. It is believed that chanting this sloka daily will bring in tallest benefits of the blessings of Lord Narasimha. The shrine is also known as Kamashika Narasimha Sannadhi.

Temple History:

   Of the Avatars-incarnations of Lord Vishnu, Sri Narasimha Avatara is considered great representing His ?Protection Readiness? for His devotees. In this Avatar He came to the rescue of His devotee instantly from a pillar. After destroying Hiranya, Lord wanted peace. Tamil word Vaell means desire. Perumal had the desire to be calm and peaceful in this place, it came to be known as Velirukkai which later changed as Velukkai.

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*Sources from Dinamalar.com

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