Sri Varadaraja perumal temple/ Yoga Hayagreeva temple, Chettipunyam

 About the temple

The presiding deity of the temple is Sri Varadaraja perumal. However the temple is more popular as the temple for Sri Yoga Hayagreevar who blesses the devotees with education and knowledge. The moolavar is Sri Varadaraja perumal while the utsavar is known as Devanatha perumal. The thayar here is known as Hemabuja nayagi. There is a seperate shrine for Rama, Lakshmanan, Sita and Hanuman.

How to reach

The temple is about 50 kms from Chennai and around 5-6 kms from Singaperumal koil. Travelling on the GST from Chennai, take the right just opposite Mahindra City gate after Singaperumal koil. Cross the railway gate and continue straight on the road for about 3-4 kms. Once you reach the village you need the take a left and the temple is on a small lane in the right side. The nearest station is Singaperumal koil on the Chennai Beach-Chengalpet route.

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Sri Varadaraja perumal
Hemabuja nayaki thayar
Yoga Hayagreevar
Rama, Lakshma, Seeta and Anjaneya

Specialty of the temple

Lord Hayagreevar's utsava moorthy is also seen in the main sannadhi in a yogic pose with folded legs and students pray here during examinations with pencils, hall tickets and books to get good results.

The idols of Devanadha perumal and Yoga Hayagreeva are believed to have been brought from Thiruvendhipuram divyadesam to protect them from invasions several years back.

The utsavar Devanadha perumal has a Prayoga chakra in his right hand

Temple timings

The temple is open from 8 am to 12 noon in the mornings and from 4 pm to 7.30 pm in the evenings.

Temples in proximity

Pataladri Narasimhar - Singaperumal temple


Sanctified Spaces said...

i thought it was thiruvahindrapuram..let me check..

EC said...

Yet to visit that temple..Have been to chettipunyam twice

veena krishnakumar said...

A very informative post. Thank you. I have visited tiruvendipuram and tomorrow planning to go to chettipunyam . Thanks a ton for this post.

Desikan said...

The temple is conducting a Spl Archanai on 29th Jan 2012 under the blessings of Sri AM Rajagopalan. One has to book for this archanai at Executive Officer, Arulmigu Devanathaswamy Thirukoil, Chettippunniyam Village, Chingleput Taluk,Kancheepuram Dist., Tamil Nadu – 603 204. For more details, please contact Chettippunniyam Temple +918675127999 or the SYHSS Trust at +914428173263 &

kaushik said...

Thank you very much.

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