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bhaktavatsala Perumal Temple


Sri Bakthavatsala Perumal temple is a Hindu temple, located at Thirunindravur, in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu , is devoted to the Hindu god Vishnu. It is one of the 108 Divyadesam devoted to Vishnu, who is venerated as and his consort Lakshmi as The temple is accepted to have been assembled by the Pallavas of the late eighth century AD, with later commitments from Medieval Cholas and Vijayanagar lords. A stone divider encompasses the temple, encasing every one of the sanctums and two waterways. There is a four-layered temple's passage tower, in the temple. Six every day customs and three yearly celebrations are held at the temple, of which the Krishna Janmasthami celebration, celebrated amid the Tamil month of Aavani (August–September), being the most unmistakable. The temple is kept up and controlled by the Hindu Religious and Endowment Board of the Government of Tamil Nadu. kept up and controlled by the Hindu Religious and Endowment Board of the Government of Tamil Nadu. celebrated amid the Tamil month of Aavani(aug to Sep).

About the Temple

The temple was built during the Pallava period of 9th century as seen from the various inscriptions in the temple. The earliest inscriptions of the temple are dated between 820 and 890 AD during the period of Nripatungavarman. There are inscriptions from the later Chola kings like Rajendra Chola II (1051–1063 AD), Virarajendra Chola (1063–1070 AD) and Rajaraja Chola II (1146–1173 AD). The Pallava inscriptions mention this place as Ninravur and some of them quote it as Virudhurajabhayankar-chaturvertimangalam, a sub-division of Punarkottam. The temple is built during the, and is estimated to be 1500 years old. The temple has a 5 level up gopuram at the passageway. The Moolavar(presiding god) of the temple is Lord Bakthavasala. The Moolavar is at a standing Utsavar(procession god) is called Patharaavi is made of panchaloka and is most Vaishnavite temples. There is a shrine for Ennai Petra Thayar likewise named Sudhavalli, the consort of Andal, Chakkarathazhwar, the Alwars and Sri Ramanuja. On the banks of a lake a couple meters behind this temple is another temple for Lord Rama. In this temple there is a Rama and Lakshmana on his shoulders. The temple is administered by the Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments department of Tamil Nadu government. His Holiness the Pedda Jeeyar of Tirupathi is the permanent trustee of the temple.

About the Deity

At the point when Thirumangai Alwar came here to see and get the seva of the Perumal, he didnt notice him, as the Perumal was conversing with Periya Pirattiyaar. Getting irate on him, Thirumangai Alwar simply venerated him without doing Mangalasasanam. From that point he came to Thirukadal Malai (Mahabalipuram) he revered Kadalmalai perumal and did Mangalasasanam on Thirundraoor perumal Pattharavipperumal of Thirunindraoor. The essential standard of revering the God is both Perumal and Thaayar must be venerated up and down the way. Nobody ought to be forgotten. On the off chance that Sriman Narayanan is the God who secures all the world's human, then it is periya pirattiyar who prescribes for the general population to take of them to Sriman Narayanan. Adoring just Perumal and leaving Pirattiyaar is said to be the love of Sooranaga (Sister of Ravana) and loving just Pirattiyaar and leaving Perumal is said to be the love of Ravana. Both these love are not 100% immaculate and it is essentially because of envious and resentment.In any case, it is said that once Ravana needed to get Siva Peruman's wife Parashakthi and afterward he needed to get Sri Vishnu's wife Sita Piratti. However, in Rama Avathaar, Sri Ramar regarded Vibeeshana as his sibling there by making both Ravana and Soorpanaka as his sibling and sister. Both the affection for Ravana on Parasakthi and the adoration for Soorpanaka on Rama is one of the methods for adoration, they need to express.


Samudraraja had worshipped Vishnu at this spot. It is additionally said that Vishnu, reurning from this spot took after by Lakshmi , stayed here and subsequently it is called Thirunindravur. It is additionally that Thirumangai Alvar did not sing any paasuram (tunes) here and took after by Vishnu took after Thirukadalmallai and sang melody lauding the divinity Bhaktavatsala Perumal from that point. Lakshmi asked for Perumal to show up before the azhwar, yet when he did Azhwar had as of now come to Tirukannapuram. Perumal again showed up in the fantasies of the Azhwar who felt that he is seeing Bhatavatsala in Tirukannapuram.


Panguni Tiruvonam in March-April, birth star days of Sri Vaishnava Acharyas and 12 Azhwars, Chitra Poornima in April-May and Wedding festivals, Deepavli in October-November, Tirukarthikai in November-December, Vaikunda Ekadasi in December-January, Masi Magam in February-March, Thai Pongal and Ratha Sapthami in January-February are the festivals celebrated in the temple.


Sri Bhaktavatasala Perumal Temple,
Tiruvallur district – 602 024.


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

  • To overcome obstacles in wedding proposals

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 7.30 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. and from 4.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m.

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