• Vishnu

Lakshmi Hayagrivar Temple


Muthialpettai, Lakshmi Hayagrivar temple is located in Muthialpettai, Pondicherry district, Pondicherry state, India. The main God here is Lakshmi Hayagrivar and Amman (Thayar) is Mahalakshmi. This temple is a Perumal Koil. This temple is 500 years old.

About the Deity


The idol of Lord Hayagriva is made of Salagrama stone. Lord graces the devotees with His right eye while the left eye is set on Mother. Mother graces the devotees with Her left eye keeping the right on the Lord.

Legend and Stories

Baghwan Vishnu, at the time of Pralaya the end of the world then, kept all the beings in his belly, slept on the banyan leaf bed in the ocean. Later, for the re-creation of the world, he created Brahmma from His Naval Cord and taught him the four Vedas. Brahmma began the creation. Two water drops appeared on the naval leaf of Lord changed into two demons. As they were thus born to Lord Vishnu, they summed up the courage to snatch the creation profession from Brahmma, stole the Vedas from Him and hid them in the deep underground- Pathala Loka. Brahmma surrendered to the Lord. Lord Hayagriva is worshipped as Lord of Wisdom as He recovered the Vedas from the demons. Where there is wisdom, wealth joins there. The Lakshmi Hayagriva form combines wisdom and prosperity.


Float festival is celebrated on Avani Tiruvonam star day in August-September with flag hoisting 10 days earlier.


Devotees perform Tirumanjanam and archanas with Tulsi leaves.


The following is a sloka recited by students both in morning and evening in the temple. They recite the sloka in their houses too.
"Gnananandamayam Devam Nirmala Spatikakrutham
Aadhaaram Sarva Vidyanam Hayagrivam Upasmahe"


Lord and mother are embracing each other with their left and right hand respectively. Generally idols are made showing Mother alone embracing Lord Hayagriva. As this idol shows both embracing each other, it is believed that worshipping the Lord and Mother in this form ensures stronger marital affinity among couples. Special pujas are performed for those dull in education and those suffering from stammering.


The nearest airport is at Chennai. The nearest railway station is at Puducherry. Puducherry is well connected by road. The temple is in the heart of Puducherry in Muthialpettai.

Temple Address

Sri Lakshmi Hayagriva Temple,
Muthialpettai, Pondicherry, Puducherry
Pincode - 605 003.


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

  • Cure for stammering
  • Progress in education

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 08:00 am to 11:00 am and from 06:00 pm to 09:00 pm.

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