Friday, August 10, 2018

Lakshmi Narayana Varadha Raja Perumal Temple, Nallathur, Cuddalore

Lakshmi Narayana Varadha Raja Perumal Temple, Nallathur, Cuddalore
Lakshmi Narayana Varadha Raja Perumal Temple is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu located at Nallathur Village in Cuddalore District of Tamilnadu. The Temple is located very close to Pondicherry. The Temple is believed to be built during Kulothunga Chola Period. It is believed that Lord Rama visited this Sthalam.

The Temple
Presiding Deity is called as Lakshmi Narayana Varadha Raja Perumal. He is in standing posture with his consorts Sridevi and Bhoodevi. There are shrines of Lord Rama, Bala Anjaneya, Veera Anjaneya, Ramar Paatham (Foot Prints of Lord Rama), Vishnu Durga, Vedaantha Desikar and Thirumangai Azhwar in the Artha Mandapam.

There is an unusual Pushkarini (Theertham) inside the temple premises. The water from the well is very tasty. Water level will never go down during summer season and water level will never go high during rainy season. Water is drawn from this well for Thirumanjanam.

There is a unique shrine for Garudan called Ashta Naga Garudan in the temple premises. Garudan is having eight Nagas around his body. Devotees worship this Garudan on Swathi Nakshatra Days to get relief from Naga Dosham.

Sthala Vriksham for Perumal is Athi maram and Sthala Vriksham for Mother is Vilva Maram. It is believed that Lord and Mother are residing in these trees at night time. There are two Nandhavanams (Gardens) called Thiru Nandhavanam and Siru Nandhavanam in the temple premises.

Temple Opening Time
The Temple remains open from 08.30 am to 01.30 pm and 06.00 pm to 08.30 pm.
Perumal Andal Marriage festival during Margazhi Month, Lord Rama and Mother Seetha Marriage festival during Chithirai Month, Aadi Pooram, Amavasya, Vaikunda Ekadesi, Bhogi and Ramanavami are the festivals celebrated here with much fanfare.
The Temple is located at about 1 Km from Nallathur Arch Bus Stop, 1 Km from Nallathur Bus Stop, 1.5 Kms from Embalam Market Bus Stop, 1 Kms from Manakuppam Bus Stop, 10 Kms from Villianur, 15 Kms from Ariyankuppam, 10 Kms from Singirikudi, 11 Kms from Thavalakuppam, 18 Kms from Puducherry Main Bus Stand, 20 Kms from Puducherry Railway Station, 22 Kms from Puducherry Airport, 10 Kms from Villianur Railway Station, 29 Kms from Villupuram, 28 Kms from Villupuram Railway Station, 19 Kms from Cuddalore, 23 Kms from Cuddalore Port Railway Junction, 160 Kms from Chennai Airport and 178 Kms from Chennai.


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