Venugopala Parthasarathy Perumal Temple, Chengam, Thiruvannamalai
Venugopala Parthasarathy Perumal Temple is dedicated to Hindu God Vishnu located at Chengam in Thiruvannamalai District of Tamilnadu. It is more than 700 years old. Its architecture and layout is similar to Annamalaiyar Temple. This is a Vishnu temple where Sri Rama worshipped.
The yuddha kandam or the War Canto from the Ramayana is painted at this Temple. The Venugopala Parthasarathy temple supported more murals, but only the War Canto is extant. The whole story must have been painted on the northern and southern flanks, with the story finishing in the central square.
Temple Opening Time
The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and 4.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m.
The 18 day Brahmotsavam in Vaikasi (May-June) is very famous as the Lord would be coming in procession on Garuda (the eagle vehicle of Lord Vishnu). Also the sixth day of the festival would be a feast to the eyes of the devotees to see Lord and Andal exchanging garlands from the elephant vahana.
Chengam Sri Venugopala Parthasarathy Perumal Temple festival is held annually in May in makakaruta waxing service with great Karuda Sevai. For this festival temple will be colored lights, fireworks, naiyantimelam, karakattam (dance), is beckoning. Preparations have been made for the show by festival committee and sponsors.
Sri Venugopala Parthasarathy Temple,
Chengam – 606 701, Thiruvannamalai District
Chengam lies on the mid-way of NH66 plying from Bangalore to Puducherry via Thiruvannamalai. It is separated from Thiruvannamalai at a distance of 35km. It is well connected with major nearby towns like Polur, Vellore, Thiruvannamalai, Singarapettai, Pudupalayam, Uthangarai, Sathanur and Thandarampet.
Frequent buses ply from Chengam to Salem, Dharmapuri, Bangalore, Hosur, Krishnagiri, Vellore, Chennai, Polur, Uthangarai, Hogenakkal, Pondicherry, Thiruvannamalai, Kallakurichi, Tirupattur, Vizhupuram and Chidambaram.
Local town buses ply to Sathanur Dam, Kadaladi, Kanchi, Polur, Pudupalayam, Singarapettai, Neepathurai, Melravanthavadi, Thaazhaiyoothu, Thandarampet, Pachal and many other villages.