Lakshminarayana Perumal Pallikaranai

Lakshminarayana Perumal Pallikaranai

Vaishnavite Temples, Chennai District


Lakshminarayana Perumal, facing east

Other Gods

Sreenivasa Perumal, Kothandaramar with Lakshmana, Seetha and Anjaneya, Sanguchakra Veerasakthi Anjaneyar, Garuda, Ramanujar, Manavala Mamuni

Lakshminarayana Perumal Pallikaranai is a very small east facing temple. It is said to belong to the Chola period. The special feature of the temple is that the main deity is believed to have been the Abhimana Perumal for Mudhali Aandaan (a favorite disciple of Ramanuja) who lived in the 11th Century AD. A separate shrine houses a large deity of Sreenivasa Perumal, facing east. The idol of Anjaneya is also large in a north facing shrine. Kothandaramar is seen facing south in a separate shrine. There are many processional deities including that of Azhwars.

Holy Water – Lakshmi Theertham, Adisesha Theertham

Holy Tree – Vilwam (Aegle marmelos)

Vimaanam – Sesha Vimaanam


According to some records the name of Lakshminarayana Perumal Pallikaranai and the location figures in the list of temples belonging to a period 800 years ago. There are also lands belonging to Lakshminarayana Perumal Pallikaranai in nearby villages indicating the contributions made by the Chola rulers. A recent revelation by Thirumala temple is said to have reference to this temple’s event in a stone inscription. The ancient name of this place is Maduralakshmi Narayanapuram.


The lord is believed to have given darshan to Adisesha here at Lakshminarayana Perumal Pallikaranai.


At the Pallikaranai bus stop there is a lotus pond (siva temple tank). Take a right there as you go from Velachery just after Adipureeswarar Temple and drive straight to reach Lakshminarayana Perumal Pallikaranai at the end of the road.

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