• Vishnu

Arulmigu Prasanna Venkatachalapathi Temple


Arulmigu Prasanna Venkatachalapathi Temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. It is located at Tallakulam, Madurai District, Tamil Nadu State.

About The Temple

The temple, built 600 years ago, is designed to face the Thirumalai Naicker Mahal facilitating worship of the lord from this distance. The Anjaneya on the right side of the Lord looks furiously. With a view to contain his anger, on the opposite side the Conch and Wheel are installed on a pillar. Every sculpture in the temple is testimony to the temple architecture of Tamilnadu.


As the Venkatachalapathy in the temple appeared to (Prasanna) to Thirumalai Naicker, the Lord is called Prasanna Venkatachalapathy. Those who are unable to visit Tirupati consider this temple as a substitute.

Legend and Stories

Thirumalai Naicker, King of Madurai used to pray to Venkatachalapathi of Tirupathi from his very palace and would take food only after the prayers. He built some Mandaps from the temple up to his palace with bells ringing to know the puja timings. Sooner the puja commences in the hills the bells will start ringing one by one, the final sound reaching his palace. One day no bell rang. The shocked king mounted on his horse and proceeded to the Mandap. His horse suddenly stopped at a place where once an orchard of Homogranate (Madhulai) existed. The king found an idol of Lord Anjaneya. He also heard a voice of Venkatachalapathy advising him to build a temple at the sport. According to history, the temple was built here by the king.


Tamil New Year Day, Adi Pooram, Purattasi Brammotsavam, Vaikunda Ekadasi, Pongal, Ten nights festival (Rappathu) are celebrated in the temple very grandly. Chithirai Thiruvizha (Festival in April-May) is very famous.


Prayer to Prasanna Venkatachalapathy ensures removal of obstacles to education, marriage affairs etc. Devotees also are blessed with children and job opportunities. Offering Agathikeerai (palak) to the Gomatha (cow) in the temple helps fulfillment of the aspirations of the devotee. The staunch belief in devotees is that praying to the Anjaneya in the temple brings in success in litigation and total remedy of illness.

Thanks Giving

For fulfillment of their aspirations, devotees offer flower designed upper clothes to Prasanna Venkatachalapathy besides abishek and food offerings. Devotees also offer garlands to Lord Anjaneya made of Vada (a popular dish in Tamilnadu), Tulsi leaves and betel leaves. Farmers gaining profits in crops offer grains, paddy, millet, chillies, groundnut etc.

How To Reach


The nearest railway station is at Madurai.


The nearest railway station is at Madurai.


Thallakulam is just 5 kms from Madurai Bus stand. City buses are available in plenty.

Temple Address

Arulmigu Prasanna Venkatachalapathy Temple,
SH 72, Mellur, Tallakulam, Madurai District,
Tamil Nadu - 625002.


Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-

  • To remove obstacles in education
  • wedding
  • To be blessed with children
  • For better job opportunities
  • For success in litigations
  • To remove all kinds of illnesses

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.


The temple is open from 5.30 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and 4.30 p.m. to 9.00 p.m. During festival days, the temple is open for more hours.

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