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Sri Sthalasayana Perumal temple

Moolavar : Sthalasayana Perumal
Urchavar : Ulaguyya Nindran
Amman / Thayar : Nilamangai Thayar
Thala Virutcham : Punnai
Theertham : Pundareeka Pushkarani
Agamam / Pooja : NA
Old year : 1000-2000 years old
Historical Name : Tirukadal Mallai
City : Mahabalipuram
District : Kanchipuram
State : Tamil Nadu


   The glory of Lord Sthala Sayana Perumal is sung by Saints Tirumangai Azhwar and Bhoodathazhwar in their Mangalasasanam hymns.


   Margazhi Vaikunda Ekadasi is very devotionally celebrated in the temple.

Temple's Speciality:

   This is one among the Divyadesas of Lord Vishnu and Avatar land of Saint Boodhathazhwar. Procession deity is holding a lotus bud. Lord, in a teaching posture, has His hand on His chest.

Opening Time:

   The temple is open from 7.00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and from 3.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m.


   Sri Sthalasayana Perumal Temple ? Tirukadal Mallai, Kancheepuram


   91- 44-2744 3245

General Information:

   Mamallapuram was a seashore city even before 2000 years ago. Sculptures of Pallava period adore the city. The Vimana ? tower above the sanctum sanctorum ? is of Kanakakruthi style. Sage Pundareeka had the darshan of Lord in this place.


   Majority of the devotees pray for the removal of obstacles in their wedding proposals.

Thanks giving:

   Devotees perform special abishek to Lord and offer vastras.

Greatness Of Temple:

   The place has the reputation of being the birth place of Saint Boodhathazhwar enriching the Vaishnava Nalayira Divya Prapandham literature with his hymns. This is one of the celebrated 108 Divyadesas of Lord Perumal. Procession deity appears with a lotus bud in His hand as if offering it at the feet of Lord.

Temple History:

   Mamallapuram sea region was once dense with forests. Sage Pundareeka was performing penance here. He saw lotus flowers in a tank nearby and wanted them to be placed at the feet of Lord Narayana in the Milk Ocean-Tiruparkadal. Picking up the flowers, he proceeded to Tiruparkadal but the sea obstructed his march. To make way, he began to dry the sea by removing the water day and night. This went on for years. Tired, he cried ?Oh Lord Parandhama, if I am your true devotee, let the sea dry and make way for me and till such time I reach you these flowers should not fade off.? His mind was completely set on Lord. Perumal appeared before him as an aged man.

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*Sources from Dinamalar.com

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