Variyar’s Knowledge Centre, Kangeyanallur, Vellore

Date built:
Deity: Variyar Swamigal Gnana
Architectural style: Dravidian architecture
Major festivals
Locale: Kangeyanallur
District:: Vellore
Address: Variyar Swamigal Gnana Thiruvalagam1, Subramanya Swami Koyil Street,
Kangeyanallur, Vellore – 632006
Phone +91 416 248 922 / 240 173
 Variyar’s Knowledge Centre is a Tomb Complex of Thiru Muruga Kirupananda Variyar, a Shaivite spiritual teacher located at Kangeyanallur in Vellore District of Tamilnadu. This Centre is also called as Variyar Swamigal Gnana Thiruvalagam. Kirupananda Variyar Knowledge Center, Tomb Complex of Kirupananda Variyar is situated opposite to Kangeyanallur Subramanya Swamy Temple. There is a 24 hours Moksha deepam burning here facing the North direction.

Thiru Muruga Kirupananda Variyar was a Shaivite spiritual teacher from India. Variyar, popularly known as Variyar Swamigal was born in Kangeyanallur, a small village on the bank of Palar river. This province is referred to as Thondai Nadu in Sangam literature. Variyar Swamigal received the award Isai Perarignar in 1967, given to Tamil musicians every year by the Tamil Isai Sangam of Tamil Nadu in Southern India. Thiru Muruga Kirupananda Variyar manifestation happened on 25.08.1906 and his sacred life mingled with the space on 7.11.1993. This Temple has been built by Kayilai Mani P. Rajagopal Annachi the owner of Hotel Saravana Bhavan Chennai.

Pooja Timings

Poojas are being performed daily. There are three Poojas conducted every day. They are;

  • Morning Pooja at 7.00 A.M.
  • Noon Pooja at 11.30 A.M.
  • Evening at 7.00 P.M.

Festivals

Special pooja after Abishekam are being performed on Sashti days and Kiruthigai day of every month. The idol of Swamigal is taken on a devotional procession around the temple and streets during Kiruthigai days. Abishekam after conducting Yagam on full moon day of every month is performed. During Full moon day Pooja celebrations, Full feast is offered for 1000 people and food pockets for 1000 children are also distributed.

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How to Reach:

Kirupananda Variyar Knowledge Center is located at about 2.5 Kms from Kangeyanallur Road Bus Stop, 5 Kms from Katpadi, 4 Kms from Vellore, 27 Kms from Arcot, 25 Kms from Ranipet and 140 Kms from Chennai. Nearest Railway Stations are located at Katpadi (4 Kms) and Vellore (8 Kms). Nearest Airport is located at Chennai (130 Kms).

Contact Details

Variyar Swamigal Gnana Thiruvalagam
1, Subramanya Swami Koyil Street,
Kangeyanallur, Vellore – 632006
Phone: +91 416 248 922 / 240 173
Mobile: +91 98423 11755