This sivasthalam temple is located at a distance of about 10 Kilometres from Kumbakonam on the banks of river Arisalaaru. Take the Kumbakonam - Natchiarkovil - Poonthottam road. TiruppenuPerunthurai (now konwn as Tiruppandurai) is located at a distance of about 2 Kilometres after crossing Natchiarkovil. Saint Tirugnana Sambandar had sung the radiance of Lord of the temple in his Thevaram songs. This is the 64th Lord Shiva temple on the southern bank of Cauvery adulated in Thevaram songs. The temple observes Lord Muruga related celebrations as Thai Poosam in January-February; Vaikasi Visakam in May-June; Aipasi Skanda Sashti in October-November and Tirukarthikai in open from 8.00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. what's more, 5.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m.
Pey Alwar - 3 Paasurams.
Thiru Mangai Alwar - 1 Paasuram.
Downright - 4 Paasurams.
About The Temple
Built in the Dravidian style of construction modeling , the temple is celebrated in the Divya Prabandha , the early medieval Tamil standard of the Azhwar holy people from the 6th–9th hundreds of years AD. It is one of the 108 Divyadesam committed to Vishnu, who is revered as Yathothkari Perumal and his consort Lakshmi as Komalavalli. The temple is viewed as one of three most established sanctuaries in Kanchipuram, the other two being Ulagalantha Perumal Temple and Pandava Thoothar Perumal Temple. 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 rulers. The temple has three engravings on its dividers, two dating from the time of Kulothunga Chola I (1070–1120 CE) and one to that of Rajadhiraja Chola (1018-54 CE). A rock divider encompasses the temple, encasing every one of the places of worship. There is a three-layered temple's entryway tower, in the temple.
Yathothkari Perumal is accepted to have showed up for Saraswati and Thirumalisai Alvar. Six every day customs and three yearly celebrations are held at the temple. The temple is kept up and managed by the Hindu Religious and Endowment Board of the Government of Tamil Nadu. The temple is viewed as one of three most established sanctuaries in Kanchipuram, the other two being Ulagalantha Perumal Temple and Pandava Thoothar Perumal Temple. kept up and managed by the Hindu Religious and Endowment Board of the Government of Tamil Nadu. focal hallowed place of the temple has the picture of managing god, ""Sonnavannam Seitha Perumal"" donned in Bhuganja Sayanam stance. The temple has separate holy places for Azhwars , Rama alongside Seetha and Hanuman and Garuda. The vimana of the focal hallowed place is called Vedasara Vimana. It is trusted that Perumal was lying left to perfectly fine different sanctuaries, yet on listening to Thirumalisai Azhwar sing, he turned his lying stance from right to left.
Kanaga Saras. Hema Saras.
About the Deity
The Moolavar here is Sri Azhagiya Singar in Yoga Position facing East. He is also known as Narasimhar and Muguntha Naayagan. Moolavar in Yoga Position facing East direction. Prathyaksham for Brighu Munivar. Thaayar Thayar of this sthalam is Amirthavalli thayar or Vellukkai Valli.
Legend and Stories
This is one of the 108 Divya Desas of Lord Vishnu. Devotees pray to Perumal for relief from the various problems they experience in life. According to scriptures, Lord granted darshan to sage Brugu from under the Kanaka Vimana facing east. Saint Peyazhwar in his hymns praises this shrine equal to that of Lord Uppiliappan and temples of Kumbakonam and Tirupathi. Vaishnava Acharya Sri Mahadesikan had praised Perumal in his celebrated Kamasikashtakam. It is believed that chanting this sloka daily will bring in tallest benefits of the blessings of Lord Narasimha. The shrine is also known as Kamashika Narasimha Sannadhi.
Ushathkalam Pooja – 7 a.m.
Kalasanthi Pooja – 8:00 a.m.
Uchikalam Pooja – 12:00 p.m.
Sayarakshai Pooja – 6:00 p.m.
Irandamkalam Pooja – 7:00 p.m.
Ardha Jamam Pooja – 10:00 p.m.
Vaigunda ekathesi – December or January
Garuda Savai – May or June
Thri Aadipuram – April
Hanumath Jayanthi – April or May
Nearby Places to Visit
Kanchi Kamakshi Devi Temple
Sri Simha Dhakshinamoorthi Vyagrapuriswarar Temple
Madambakkam Sri Lakshmi Narayana Perumal Temple
Vaikunda Perumal Temple
Kanchi Varadaraja Swami Temple
Chennai, the nearest international airport, is situated around 75 km away from Kanchipuram. Both public and private transport facilities are available at the airport.
Kanchipuram is connected with the southern part of the rail network and few trains are running through Kanchipuram. Suburban trains are running between Kanchipuram and Chennai beach on specified intervals.
The city of Kanchipuram is well connected with the other part of the states and it is few kms from the Quadrilateral National Highway. There are frequent bus services from Chennai and it takes 2- 3 hours to reach. The Chennai Metropolitan and the state express transport operate the services.
Sri Azhagia Singar Perumal temple / Tiruvelukkai Temple,
Singaperumal Sannidhi St, Ennaikaran,
Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu – 631501.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- For solution to problems
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.
7 a.m. to 11 a.m.5 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.