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Sri Vedapureeswarar temple

Moolavar : Vedapureeswarar
Urchavar : NA
Amman / Thayar : Tiripura Sundari
Thala Virutcham : Vanni
Theertham : Brahmma theertham
Agamam / Pooja : NA
Old year : 500 years old
Historical Name : Vedapuri
City : Pondicherry
District : Pondicherry
State : Pondicherry


   Saint Ramalinga Swamigal had sung the glory of Lord Muruga of this temple.


   18 day Vaikasi (May-June) Brammotsavam, 10 days Navarathri in Purattasi (September-October), Annabishekam in Aipasi month (October-November), Sivarathri in Masi (February-March), Kruthika, Sankatahara Chaturthi, Adi Kruthikai, Thai Kruthikai, Chitra Poornima, Adipooram, Pradosha days are the festival days in the temple when the crowd will be huge. Also Deepavali, Pongal, Tamil and English New Year days, Pongal are also festive days in the temple.

Temple's Speciality:

   Lord Shiva in the temple is a swayambumurthi.

Opening Time:

   The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. and from 4.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m.


   Sri Vedapureeswarar Temple, Pondicherry-605 001.


   91-413-233 6686

General Information:

   Saint Ramalinga Swamigal had sung the glory of Lord Muruga in the temple.? Lord Dakshinamurthy graces from a separate shrine south of the sanctum sanctorum.? The temple belongs to 18th century.


   Prayers for marriage, children and for fulfillment of any aspiration placed at the feet of Lord Vedapureeswarar are rewarded without fail. The Lord grants mental peace to his devotees.

Thanks giving:

   Devotees offer clothes to the lord, perform abishek in milk, rosewater, tender coconut, curd, oil, sandal paste, cosmetic powder, sacred ashes etc. Devotees offer Sari to the Goddess. Devotees also fix flouroscent lamps in the temple. Distribute Prasad to the visitos. Also feed devotees.

Greatness Of Temple:

   The presiding deity is a swayambu Linga. Lord Muruga in this temple is praised by Sri Ramalinga Swamigal in his hymns. It is said that the presiding deity was shifted to this temple from the Mission Street Samba Easwaran Temple 100 years ago. There is a special temple for Lord Dakshinamurthy within this temple on the southern side. The temple belongs to 18th century.

Temple History:

   The temple is situated 2 kms westward of the Pondicherry seashore and in between the Peria Brahmin Street, Siria Brahmin Street, Gandhi Street and Madhakoil Street. The temple had a glorious history 238 years back.

Special Features:

   Miracle Based:?Lord Shiva in the temple is a Swayambumurthy.?

*Sources from Dinamalar.com

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