In the state of Tamil Nadu, Sri Venkatachalapathy Temple is situated in Sindhupatti near Usilampatti, in the district of Madurai. The main deity is Sri Venkatachalapathy (Lord Vishnu), and his consort is Alamelumangai Thayar plus the festive deity is Srinivasan. The holy water of this shrine is the well water. The temple is about 600 years old. This shrine has the reputation of being called as Then Tirupathi which means Tirupathi of South. This temple is considered as holy as Tirupathi in the north. There is no much discrimination between these two said temples. The Nivedhana Rice is the offering given to the Lord.
The important festivals celebrated in this shrine are Karthikai deepam, Vaikunda Ekadasi, Vijayadasami, Krishna Jayanthi, Masi Maga, Thiruvonam, Tamil New Year Day, Pongal, Vaikasi (May June) and Navarathri. It is to be remembered that Vanamamalai Jeer’s popular temple is this shrine. The flag post is offered special pujas that is the specialty of this temple and it largely brings immense all types of benefits to the devotees and pilgrims.
On these festive and auspicious days, special prayers, rituals, homams are performed in this temple by the devotees and pilgrims. A large number of Hindu religious devotees visit this temple during the religious important days. According to the local legends, “Those who are unable to visit Thirupathi in north visit this temple and get immensely satisfied. The temple is kept open from early morning to dusk. Twice a day, special pujas and rituals are conducted as per the ancient Hindu tradition and culture.”
Address: Sri Venkatachalapathy Temple, Sindhupatti, Madurai, Tamil Nadu