Sundara Varadar and Azhagiya Ramar temple, Kaveripakkam

About the temple

This is an ancient temple right in the center of Kaveripakkam just a few kms away from the Bangalore - Chennai highway. The presiding deity in the main sanctum is Sri Sundara Varada perumal in standing posture with shanku, chakra, gada and abhaya hastam.

There is a seperate sannadhi for Ramar, Sita, Lakshman and Anjaneyar where the moolavar Lord appears in Kalyana kolam with Sita on the right hand of Sri Ramar.

The temple tank Ksheera pushkarni is to the right of the temple from the entrance.

Garudan in the temple is seen here in a quite different form of having bent the right leg as if ready to fly. Garudan also has eight nagas around him - two as earrings, two around wrist, two on shoulders, one in waist and one as garland. There is special thirumanjanam to Garuda every Valarpirai Panchami.

The archakar mama is very friendly and devoted. He opens and explains the importance of each and every sannadhi to the devotees. The below image of a window in the wall of the main sanctum and is said to be carved of a single stone. It is interesting to note that the designs on the two sides are different which is very rare for a single stone window. Presently renovations are going on in the temple and the sannadhi for Chakratazhwar was constructed just a few years ago.

How to reach

Kaveripakkam on right on the Bangalore-Chennai highway and about 30 kms from Kanchipuram coming from Chennai side. Take the right into the Sholingur road of Kaveripakkam from Chennai side.


Sundara Varadar perumal
Sundaravalli thayar
Chakratazhwar/ Narasimhar
Alwars and Acharyas
Azhagiya Ramar with Sita, Lakshmanan, Hanuman (two of them in the same sannadhi)

Temple timings

The temple is open in the mornings from 7 am to 10 am and in the evenings from 5 pm to 9 pm.

Temples in proximity

Thiruparkadal twin temples, Iyampettai Paramapadhanathan and Kothanda ramar temple

1 comment:

chitra said...

Nice temple..Not heard abt.

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