Srinivasa Perumal Temple is dedicated to Hindu God Vishnu located Venkateswarapuram, near Srivilliputhur in Virudhunagar District of Tamilnadu. It is located at about 5 kms North of Srivilliputhur in the back drop of the Western Ghats. Here Lord is seen in a handsome standing posture. The temple is celebrated as Tirupati of South.
About The Temple
The temple looks superlatively beautiful. The tank opposite the temple is very pleasing to look at. Lord Srinivasa Perumal is in standing posture. The appearance of this Deity is the re-embodiment of Lord Venkatesa Perumal of Tirupathi. The adoration of this God can be equated to a pilgrimage to Tirupathi
At downward slope of this hill is the Gopalswamy temple, in the eastern part. Vanappechi Amman temple is found in the western side. A tank called “Koneri Theertham” is at the foot of the hill. On the bank of this tank exists a statue of Lord Vinayaka of 12' height and 8' breadth.
There are broad steps to climb up to this hill. At present, a ceiling has been set up over these steps for providing shadow to the climbing devotees. Here, every Saturday is considered to be significant for worship. One has to climb over 150 Steps to reach the Sannidhi.
The temple poojas are Eka Pera Vithanam under the Vaikhanasa Agama System with the Moolavar being a Sthaanaga Veera- positioned as a single idol without Utsavar and consorts at the hill temple.
Legend and Stories
The temple is celebrated as Tirupathi of South. According to tradition, Lord of Seven Hills came here for hunting and stayed here itself to take care of His devotees. The Mount is but Adishesha (divine snake) Himself. The Lord offers all that His devotees need. There is a holy spring at the foothills with Lotus and other water flowers that ensure cleansing of the sins of the devotee with boons of his/her need. It is named Koneri theertham.
The temple conducts monthly Saturday pujas and special pujas on Saturdays in the month of Purattasi (September-October). Puratasi Saturday is special at this temple. The temple is open from 1 am for early morning pooja to 8 pm on these days.
The Utsava deity of this temple who resides at the Andal temple in Srivilliputhur is one of the five Perumals who go on a procession in their Garuda Vahana on the fifth day of Aadi every year.
Wedding proposals, child boon, business development, farm profits are the prayers placed at the feet of the Lord by devotees. It is firmly believed that prayers for promotion in jobs are positively responded by the Lord.
Tonsuring, donating cattle, utensils and measuring articles made of silver and gold, cash and other articles are largely offered by devotees especially on Saturdays in the month of Purattasi (September-October).
How To Reach
Thiruvannamalai does not have an airport. Nearest airports are at Chennai and Pondicherry.
One can easily get regular trains to Thiruvannamalai from other major cities of the country.
There are regular buses from other major cities of the country to Thiruvannamalai.
Sri Srinivasaperumal Temple,
Virudhunagar district, Tamil Nadu, Pincode - 626125.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Seeking child boon
- Good marriage proposals
- Agricultural development
- Development in business
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 opened from 6.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and 4.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.