Sundara Raja Perumal Temple, Kovil Pathagai, Avadi, Thiruvallur
Sundara Raja Perumal Temple is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu located at Kovil Pathagai in Avadi in Chennai Metropolitan Area in Thiruvallur District of Tamilnadu. The Temple is believed to be 750 years old.
Brugu Maha Rishi:
Brugu Maha Rishi is believed to have undertaken penance at this place. Answering his prayers, Sundara Raja Perumal provided darshan to him in a grand sitting posture and stayed here as per the wishes of the rishi.
Markandeya Maha Rishi:
Vaikunta Natha Perumal, believed to be the original presiding deity at this temple, provided darshan to Markandeya Maha Rishi who is seen alongside the west facing Lord Vaikuntanathan.
The temple has two moolavar deities where two rishis performed penance and were provided darshan by two different forms of Vishnu. It is believed Bhrigu Maha Rishi got the Dharshan of Sundara Raja Perumal in sitting posture facing east and Markandeya Maha Rishi got the Dharshan of Vaikunta Natha Perumal. It is believed that Vaikunta Natha Perumal to be the original presiding deity at this temple.
Vaikunta Natha Perumal is seen alongside Markandeya Maha Rishi in the sanctum and he is facing west. Ashta Naga Garuda in a sitting posture is facing Vaikunta Natha Perumal. There is separate shrine for Mother Sundara Valli Thaayar in the Temple premises. There are sculptures of Parthasarathy and Ranganatha, in a Sayana Posture on the Vimana.
Temple Opening Time
The Temple remains open from 07.00 AM to 08.00 AM and 05.30 PM to 07.00 PM.
Vaikasi Brahmotsavam, Aani Garuda Seva and Panguni Kalyana Utsavam are the festivals celebrated in this temple with much fanfare.
Sundara Raja Perumal Temple,
Kovil Pathagai, Avadi,
Thiruvallur District – 600 062
Mobile: +91 98406 29471 / 99414 39788
The Temple is located at about 250 meters from Kovilpathagai Bus Stop, 3 Kms from Avadi Bus Depot, 5 Kms from Avadi Railway Station, 8 Kms from Ambattur, 27 Kms from Thiruvallur, 24 Kms from Chennai, 27 Kms from Chennai Central Railway Station, 25 Kms from Chennai Egmore Railway Station and 31 Kms from Chennai Airport. Bus Numbers 61D, 61E, 61R and 61K from Avadi bus stand will take 10 minutes to reach the temple. Share auto from Avadi bus stand will take you to this Temple.