The Arulmigu Devanatha Perumal Temple is located at Thiruvaheendrapuram and is dedicated to God Vishnu. God Vishnu in this temple is the chief deity and He is in the form of God Devanatha Perumal. He can be seen in this temple with his consort Sengamalam Thayar. This temple is one of the 108 Divya Desam temples.
About The Temple
Once Perumal was very thirsty so he ordered his vahana Garuda to get water for him so that his thirst is quenched. Garuda was late to come back and Adishesha had struck the ground with his tail. He created a spring and gave water to God. This spring can be seen in this temple and it is called as Sesha Theertham. Devotees come here and put jiggery, salt and pepper so that they can get rid of the illness they are suffering from. People who suffer from the negative serpent effects also come here to be able to get rid of them. God Brahma, God Shiva, God Indra, Goddess Bhoomidevi, Sages Bhrigu and Markandeya have performed penance at this very place.
About The Deity
The chief deity of this temple is God Shiva and He is known as Devanathar in this temple. His consort is named Sengamalam. The presiding deity is Shiva. He is called as Devanathar . His consort is known as Sengamalam..
Legend and Stories
The arrogant and proud Devas of the celestial Gods were once defeated by the demons and were taken away from their place. There was a lot of chaos. They surrendered at the feet of God Vishnu at this very place. God promised that he will help them. Asuras or the demons on the other side went to God Shiva and asked help so that they could defeated them again.God Shiva obliged to their request. Devas were again being beaten and defeated and then God Vishnu threw his discus on the demons and it killed them. Everyone surrendered at the feet of God Vishnu
The major festivals celebrated in this temple are 10 day Chithirai Devanatha Perumal Brahmmotsavam, Sri Krishna Jayanthi, Aadi Pooram, Sri Rama Navami, Vaikunda Ekadasi and Deepavali
Prasad & offering
Devotees offer Tulsi garlands here. They also light the ghee lamps along with performing abhishekam. A lot of devotees offer pure white garments to the God. Feeding is another common tradition here.
Devotees believe that God will definitely bless them with the economic stability, children, health and longevity.
Nearby Place To Visit
Some of the important nearby places to visit are:
The Cuddalore bus stand is the nearest landmark bus stand which is just 6 km away. The temple is easily accessible through bus services from all around the state.
The nearest railway station from this temple is Thiruppathirippuliyur.
The nearest airport from this temple is the Chennai airport.
Sri Devanatha Perumal Temple,
Pincode -607 401.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- For high status and wealth
- For the blessing childbirth
- For good health and longevity
- For relief from diseases
- For freedom from curses of Guru
- To correct the bad effects of rahu - kethu
Achutham Keyshavam Rama Narayanam Krishna Damodaram Vasudevam Harim Shridharam Madhavam Gopika Vallabham Janaki Nayakam Ramachandram Bhajey
Meaning -Oh Lord who cannot be perished, who also has names like Keshava, Rama, Damodara, Narayana, Sridhara, Madhava, Krishna, Ramachandra the beloved of Janaki, let me say your name regularly.
Vasudeva Sutham Devam Kamsa Chanoora Mardhanam Devaki Paramanandham Krishnam Vande Jagathgurum
Meaning -I bow to you O Krishna, the ultimate guru, Devaki and Vasudeva's son, and the destroyer of Kamsa and Chanur.
Adharam Madhuram Vadanam Madhuram Nayanam Madhuram Hasitam Madhuram Hridayam Madhuram Gamanam Madhuram Mathuraa Dhipate Rakhilam Madhuram
Meaning -Meaning - Sweet are Your lips, sweet is Your face, sweet are Your eyes, sweet is Your smile, sweet is Your heart, sweet is Your gait, O Lord of Mathura, everything about You is sweet.
Alokya Mathur Mukha Madarena Sthanyam Pibantham Saraseeruhaksham Sachinmayam Devam Anantha Roopam Balam Mukundam Manasa Smarami
Meaning -I think of this Balamukundan as the one who looks lovingly at his mother's face while taking milk from her, who has eyes similar to the red lotus, who is the embodiment of truth and intelligence and other forms.
6 a.m. to 11 a.m.4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.