Varadharaja Perumal Kovil, Tirunelveli

Sri Varadharaja Perumal Kovil is regarded as one of the ancient Hindu temple and located in the sacred town of Tirunelveli in the state of Tamil Nadu in southern India. The main deity of this shrine is Sri Varadharaja Perumal (Lord Vishnu).

The temple is largely dedicated to Lord Vishnu. On the banks of the perennial river of Thamarabarani, this temple is situated. As per the Hindu religious scholars and pundits, this temple is about 200 years old in this area.

The important festivals of this temple are Brahmamosthavam is celebrated for 10 days, during the Tamil of Chitarai (Mid of April to Mid of May) ending on Thiruvona Nakshatram for Chakrasnanam, Athyayana Uthsavam is celebrated for 21 days,  Garauda sevai festival, Sorgavasal festival,  all the Ekadashi days, Deepavali, Pongal and New Year Days are celebrated in grand scale.

During the ancient days, this temple spot was known as Veeraraghavapuram. It is the King Krishnavarma who built this temple at this spot during his reign. It is to be noted that during his period, the town also served as his capital city.

In this temple, the regular pujas like Sayarakshai, Uchikalam, Visvarupam, Thiruvisagam and Kalasanthi are performed daily very strictly. It is to be remembered that all these Pujas are performed as per the “Sri Vaikanasa Aghama”. It is to be noted that regular puja for the main deity gets bathed from the sacred tamirabarani water. In this temple premises, there are separate shrines for Sri Vedhavalli Thayar, Sri Perundevi Thayar, Alwars, Vikshwasenar, Adhiseshan, Garudar and Krishnar Sudharsanar with Yoga Narasimar.

Address: Sri Varadharaja Perumal Kovil, Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu

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