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SRI THIRUKKACHCHI NAMBIGAL & VARADARAJA PERUMAL TEMPLE

Poonamallee, Tamilnadu, India

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God

Lord Varadharaja Perumal is presiding deity of this temple. He is an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. The main deity is facing West direction. Lord Perumal is in a standing posture.

Goddess

Sri Devi and Bhu Devi are consorts of Lord Varadharaja Perumal.

Interesting Facts

  • The presence of three forms of Vishnu in sitting, standing and reclining posture representative of Kanchipuram, Tirupati and Srirangam deities is a specialty here.
  • Every year during February to March between the 21st and 25th at 6 AM, the Sun rays fall on the face of the lord of this temple.

Best Season To Visit

The best season to visit this temple is Winter season. The best months to visit are September to February.

Weather

Highest - April to June (38°C during day and 26°C during night)Average - May (33.7 °C during the day and 25 °C during night)Lowest - October to February (26 °C during day and 18 °C during night)Monsoon season - June to September

Dress Code

  • For men the dress code is Shirt & Trouser, Dhoti or Pyjamas with upper cloth.
  • For women the preferred dress code is saree or half-saree with blouse or chudidhar with pyjama and upper cloth.
  • These rules are applicable for foreigners also. Shorts, mini-skirts, middies, sleeveless tops, low-waist jeans and short-length T-shirts are not allowed.
  • Pilgrims/visitors will not be allowed inside the temple if dress code is not followed.

Do's & Dont's

  • Do bathe and wear clean clothes before you enter the temple.
  • Do respect ancient customs and co-piligrims while at temple.
  • Smo​king is strictly prohibited inside the temple premises.

transport connections

Name Distance Contact Number
Ponamallee Bus Stand
350 MTRS 044-26272010
Avadi Railway Station
9.4 KM 044-26555408
Chennai International Airport
57.3 KM 044-22561122

Architecture

This temple is the dedicated to the famous saint Sri Thirukkachchi Nambigal and is the avathara sthalam of the saint. An ardent devotee of Devarajan (Varadaraja Perumal). The temple is facing towards West direction. The temple buit in Dravidian style of architecture. The temple has a five storeyed gopuram at its entrance to a height of about 25 meters from the ground level. There is a dhwaja stambham in temple courtyard. In garbha gudi there is a Punyakodi vimanam on sanctum.

Avatars of Sri Vishnu Paintings on walls of the temple. The South wall of the central shrine contains epigraphs of 13th, 14th and 17th centuries. The earliest inscription at Varadaraja Perumal Poonamallee is from the period of Parantaka Chozha-I dating back to 10th century C.E. in which this place is referred to as Poonthamalli of Puliyur Kottam. A 13th century C.E. inscription refers to this place as ‘Kuzhukaanipakkathu Agaram, under Mangadunadu of Jayamkonda Chozhamandalam. Another 13th century C.E. inscription mentions Cheran Ravivarman Kulasekharan defeating Sadayavarman Sundara Pandian-II and the bifurcation of areas and naming the place as Chera Pandiya Chathurvedhi Mangalam. The temple has also been served by the Vijayanagara dynasty and Nayaks. A later addition to the temple in the Vijayanagara time was the Unjal mandapa which was built by Achyutappa Nayaka. The Unjal mandapam was built by Achyuthappa Nayakar. Here Garuda pushkarini is in West direction to the temple.

Religious Significance

Thirukachi Nambi was born here in 1009 C.E. An ardent devotee of Varadaraja Perumal of Kancheepuram he used to walk all the way to Kanchipuram and present owers in the Varadaraja Perumal Temple. It is believed that Lord Varadaraja used to engage him in conversation. Once when Nambi could not walk to Kanchipuiram to oer owers, Lord Varadaraja himself came here in the morning and provided darshan to Nambi with the Sun behind him. Upon Nambi’s request Lord Vishnu appeared here at Varadaraja Perumal Poonamallee in three poses on the request of Thirukachi Nambi – Varadharaja Perumal as in Kaanchipuram, Ranganathar as in Sri Rangam and Srinivasa Perumal as in Tirupathi. Thirukachi Nambi was a contemporary of the famous Vaishnavite Saint Ramanujar. The temple has 1200 years old built by Chozha King Paranthaka Chozha.

Local Beliefs & Local Customs

Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of fame, freedom from diseases, wealth courage, relief from adverse effects from bad planetary aspects, relief from bondage.

Temple Timings

Day Timings
All Days 05:00 AM - 12:00 PM 04:00 PM - 09:00 PM

Pooja

Viswaroopam
All Days
06:00 - 06:30
Kaala Shanthi Pooja
All Days
08:00 - 08:30
Thirumanjanam
All Days
10:00 - 11:00
Uchchi Kaala Pooja
All Days
11:30 - 12:00
Sayaratchai
All Days
18:00 - 18:30

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Airports

Airport Name Distance
Shamshabad 40 KM
Lorem Ipsum 12 KM

Railway Stations

Railway Station Name Distance
Secunderabad 10 KM
Nampally 12 KM
Begumpet 6 KM
Lingampally 20 KM

Bus Stations

Bus Station Name Distance
MGBS 35 KM
CBS 28 KM
kukatpally 20 KM
Lingampally 30 KM
Uppal 35 KM

Private Transports

Transport Name Distance Contact Number
Private Transport 8 KM 9546858757
Private Transport1 8 KM 9546858757
Private Transport1 8 KM 9546858757
Private Transport1 8 KM 9546858757
Private Transport1 8 KM 9546858757

Local Transports

Transport Name Distance Contact Number
Local Transport 5 KM 9546858757
Local Transport1 5 KM 9546858757
Local Transport1 5 KM 9546858757
Local Transport1 5 KM 9546858757
Local Transport1 5 KM 9546858757

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