Thursday, October 12, 2017

Varadaraja Perumal Temple, Haridwaramangalam, Thiruvarur

Varadaraja Perumal Temple, Haridwaramangalam, Thiruvarur
Varadaraja Perumal Temple is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu located at Haridwaramangalam in Thiruvarur District of Tamilnadu. Presiding Deity is called as Varadaraja Perumal and Mother is called as Perundevi Thaayar. This Temple is believed to be as old as the nearby famous Paadal Petra Sthalam, Padaleeswarar Temple.


The Temple
The Temple is having 5 tier entrance gopuram. A smaller 3 tier gopuram is present on the southern side of this medium sized and ancient temple. Presiding Deity is called as Varadaraja Perumal and is facing east. Presiding deity along with Sridevi and Bhoo Devi graces devotees from the sanctum. Mother is called as Perundevi Thaayar and is facing east. There are shrines for Garuda, Varada Anjaneya, Aadhi Kesava Perumal, Thirumangai Azhwar, Nammazhwar, Ramanujar and Vishwaksenar in this Temple.


Connectivity
The Temple is located at about 29 Kms from Mannargudi, 3 Kms from Avalivanallur, 15 Kms from Needamangalam, 13 Kms from Ammapettai, 22 Kms from Kumbakonam, 30 Kms from Thanjavur, 10 Kms from Alangudi and 85 Kms from Trichy. Haridwaramangalam is 22 Kms from Kumbakonam on the Ammapettai route. From Thanjavur, the place is 30 Kms on the Nagapattinam road. The visitor has to get down at Ammapet. Haridwaramangalam is 13 Kms northward. Town bus service to Haridwara Mangalam is available from Thanjavur and Kumbakonam. There are direct town buses Nos. 38, 55 and 69 from Thanjavur. Nearest Railway Station is located at Ammapettai and Nearest Airport is located at Trichy.

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