The Vanavenkatesa Perumal Temple is located in Perundurai, Thudupathi Taluk, Erode, Tamil Nadu. The main God here is Vanavenkatesa Perumal and Amman (Thayar).
About The Temple
Lord Vana Venkatesa Perumal is gracing the devotees for the past 400 years from this place. The neem tree is occupies a large area of the temple complex. There are no idols under the tree except 5 stones which the devotees worship as Perumal.
For 40 families in Sriranga Goundenpalayam, Vana Venkatesa Perumal is the famility deity – Kula Devatha. The white stones (namakatti) growing near the pond is applied to Lord’s forehead as tilak. The temple is under the administration of the Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowment department. Besides people of Sriranga Goundenpalayam, people from nearby villages too throng the temple and conduct various festivals.
The most important festival celebrated in the temple is the one on the fourth Saturday of Purattasi month (September-October). The other significance is that the temple of Karivaradaraja Perumal and Kasi Viswanathar temple exist in a vast complex together. Both Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu come in procession together on this festival day. Before the procession comes to a close, Sri Anjaneya comes from Thudupathi to Sriranga Goundenpalayam. At night special pujas and abhisheks are performed to Sri Anjaneya at the Vana Venkatesa Perumal temple. Till this function is over, people in Sriranga Goundenpalayam would be observing fast and would break it at night after Anjaneya Puja is over. Sri Anjaneya would leave Sriranga Goundenpalayam the next morning. Till then both Lord Shiva and Lord Perumal would be waiting for him at the entrance of the temple. Only after the arrival of Sri Anjaneya, all the Gods would enter the temple together. This tradition is being observed for the past 400 years. Depending on the Navarathri festival days, sometimes this festival would be celebrated in advance on the third Saturday also. People say that the weight of the palanquin would not at all be felt by the bearers during the 3 km journey between Thudupathi and Sriranga Goundenpalayam. They say it would appear as if the God is flying.
Devotees seek child boon, removal of obstacles in marriage efforts and for excellence in education.
How To Reach Sri Vana Venkatesa Perumal Temple, Perundurai
The Nearest airports are Coimbatore and Trichy.
The Nearest railway station is Erode.
One has to reach Perundurai from Erode and can use the town buses to Thudupathi or engage autos or cabs.
Sri Vana Venkatesa Perumal Temple,
Perundurai, Thudupathi Taluk,
Erode district, Tamil Nadu.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Seeking child boon
- Removal of hindrance from wedding
- Excellence 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 6.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and 4.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.