Varadaraja Perumal Temple, Thirupattur, Trichy
|Architectural style:||Dravidian architecture|
Legend / Local stories
The lord is said to have retrieved the Vedas stolen from Brahma by Asuras, and taken to the depths of the ocean, and given it back to him here. Lord Vishnu also relieved Lord Shiva of the curse he incurred for cutting off one of the heads of Brahma.
This temple is believed to have been in existence from the Sangam Era. It was made into a stone construction by Nandivarma Pallava (730-790 CE). It was again renovated in 1277 CE by Jatavarma Veera Pandian and again by Thirumalai Nayak in 1693 CE.
This is an ancient temple with a 3-tiered Raja Gopuram. The temple looks striking in the bright sunlight with no tree cover around. The lord is seen with a Swan alongside. Presiding Deity is called as Varadaraja Perumal and is facing east. Mother is called as Poornavalli Thaayar / Purushothama Nayagi and is facing east.
How to Reach:
This Temple is situated behind the famous Brahmapureeswarar Temple at Thirupattur. The Temple is located at about 500 meters from Thirupattur Brahmapureeswarar Temple, 4 Kms from Siruganur, 16 Kms from Samayapuram, 24 Kms from Thiruvellarai, 27 Kms from Thiruppainjeeli, 24 Kms from Siruvachur, 27 Kms from Srirangam and 33 Kms from Trichy. The Temple is located to the north of the city of Trichy on the NH-45, the Chennai – Trichy highway. Siruganur is located at about 30 Kms on the Trichy-Chennai National Highways. From Siruganur, Tirupattur is 4 kms on the west branch of the road.
As there are no bus facilities, the visitor must engage a cab or auto. There is a clear sign board for the temple at the Siruganur highway crossing. You can also board a bus from Trichy to Perambalur and get down at Siruganur to reach this temple. Trichy to Chennai buses normally don’t stop at Siruganur. After you cross Siruganur towards Chennai, there is a left detour from the main highway, towards Tirupattur. Nearest Railway Station is located at Trichy (36 Kms), Pichchandarkovl (22 Kms) and Srirangam (27 Kms). Nearest Airport is located at Trichy (37 Kms).