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Sri Varadaraja Perumal temple



Moolavar : Veeraraghavar, Varadarajar,
Urchavar : Varadarajar
Amman / Thayar : NA
Thala Virutcham : NA
Theertham : NA
Agamam / Pooja : NA
Old year : 500 years old
Historical Name : NA
City : Tirunelveli
District : Tirunelveli
State : Tamil Nadu

Singers:

   NA


Festival:

   10 day Chithirai festival in April-May, annual abishek festival in Vaikasi (May-June), Aadi Utsav in July-August, Onam, Krishna Jayanthi, Navarathri, Oonjal in Aipasi (October-November), Karthikai Deepam in November-December, Fridays in Thai (January-February) and Ramanavami are the festivals celebrated in the temple.


Temple's Speciality:

   Sri Anjaneya graces in worshipping form standing before the presiding deity Lord Veera Raghava.


Opening Time:

   The temple is open from 7.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and 6.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m.


Address:

   Sri Varadaraja Perumal Temple, Tirunelveli, Tirunelveli district.


Phone:

   91- 462 - 233 5340


General Information:

   There are shrines for Sudarshanar, Mahalakshmi, Bhoomadevi, Lord Krishna, Vishwaksenar and Alwars in the corridor-prakara.


Prayers:

   Devotees pray for cordial conclusion of marriage proposals, child boon and progress in education.


Thanks giving:

   Devotees perform Tirumanjanam with Vastras to the Lord.


Greatness Of Temple:

   A devotee of Lord Veeraraghava, came to the temple after performing the Tarpan for his ancestors in River Tambiraparani. He wanted to have the personal darshan of the Lord but the Lord did not come. The devotee began a fasting till he came to a fainting stage. Pleased with his determination, Lord appeared before him when the Uchikala Pooja (afternoon pooja) was on. The Lord is so graceful to His devotees.Lord Veeraraghava appears so handsomely enticing the devotees. Sri Anjaneya graces with his worshipping hands on the left front of the Lord.


Temple History:

   A king by name Krishna Paramarajan was ruling this region. He was a staunch devotee of Sri Varadaraja Perumal. While bathing in the Padmanabha Theertha part of Tambiraparani (now called Kurukkuthurai), the king got a blue stone idol of Lord Vishnu. Naming the Lord Varadaraja Perumal, he built a temple installing the Lord. Deeply plunged in the worship of the Lord, the king was not prepared militarily to face the invasion on his land. He prayed to the Lord to protect him, his subjects and his land.The Lord, responding to the prayers of the king, came to the battlefield in his form, fought the enemies and defeated and drove the enemies back. The Lord-Perumal who came as the commander of the king?s army is the presiding deity of the temple.


Special Features:

   NA


*Sources from Dinamalar.com




 
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