Vedanarayana Perumal Valayamadevi

Vedanarayana Perumal, Valayamadevi

Vaishnavite Temples, Cuddalore District


Vedanarayana Perumal, facing east


Ambujavalli Thaayar, facing east

Other Deities

Garuda, Mahalakshmi

Vedanarayana Perumal Valayamadevi is a grand old temple with a 3 tier rajagopuram and high walls. The sanctum sanctorum is on a high solid base. A monolith Dwajasthambam (lamp mast) is seen outside the entrance. Vedanarayana Perumal Valayamadevi temple has a legend connecting it with the Srimushnam temple (see legend section below).

Holy Water (Theertham) – No information

Holy Tree (Sthala Vriksham) – No information


Vedanarayana Perumal Valayamadevi is an ancient temple, but the historic information is not available as of now


Sage Karthayayani prayed to Lord Surya and got a daughter who was married to Varaha Perumal of Srimushnam. She in turn prayed to Surya and got a bangle (Valai) from him. Hence the name Valayamadevi for the place. This marriage scene is depicted here at Vedanarayana Perumal Valayamadevi.


Vedanarayana Perumal Valayamadevi is 20 kilometers east of Vridhachalam on the state highway leading to Sethiathope and Bhuvanagiri.

Stay and Food

None locally. Closest for food and stay is Vridhachalam or Chidambaram.

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