Prasanna Venkatesa Perumal Temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. It is located at Padhur, Villupuram, Tamil Nadu.
About The Deity
Presiding deity Perumal is fondly praised by the devotees as Perazhagan-most handsome. Mother also is so affectionately praised as most beautiful. He is in a standing form blessing the devotees. Perumal cured the disease of the queen and granted her beauty and also corrected the erring king and made his mind beautiful. Hence, He is also known as Perazhagan. Azhagar is the procession deity in the temple. Those who lack a good complexion worship Lord and Mother for the beauty boon. Special Tirumanjanam is performed to Mother on Fridays with kumkum archana when people pray for child boon and reunion of separated husband and wife.
Legend and Stories
The wife of a king who ruled this region was suffering from skin problem due to her past sins. No treatment was successful and slowly she began to lose her good looking. The king thought of rejecting her and wanted to marry another woman. The queen prayed to Perumal for a cure and change of mind of the king. Responding to her prayer, Perumal not only relieved her of her illness but made her more beautiful than before and advised the king too. He changed his mind and restored their marital happiness.
Sorgavasal entry on Vaikunda Ekadasi in December-January; Garuda Seva on Vaikasi Visakam day in May-June; Andal-Perumal Wedding festival in Aadi-July-August; 5 day Purattasi Brahmmotsavam and Navarathri Garuda Seva in September-October; Aipasi Pavithra Utsav in October-November, Panguni Perumal-Thayar wedding festival in March-April and the Aadi Poosam day being the birth star of the 36th pontiff of Ahobila Mutt Jeeyar Azhagia Vansadagopa Srinivasa Maha Desikan Swami are the festivals celebrated in the temple.
Those aspiring to learn Vedas and achieving excellence in education, those seeking success in profession and for cure from diseases, light ghee lamps at the Brindavan. Those learning beautician course and those running such parlours pray to Perumal.
Devotees offer blue vastras to Perumal and Mother and perform special Tirumanjanam.
How To Reach Sri Prasanna Venkatesa Perumal Temple, Padur
The nearest airport is at Trichy, Chennai Airport
The nearest railway station is at Ulundurpettai Railway Station.
Padur is 8 km from Ulundurpettai on the Villupuram road. Town bus facility is available.
Prasanna Venkatesa Perumal Temple,
Padhur, Villupuram district,
Tamil Nadu, Pincode - 606115.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Seeking success in profession
- Excellence in education
- Cure from illness
- Running business like beauty salon
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 6.30 a.m. to 7.30 p.m. continuously.