Padal Petra Sthalams


Abhimuktheeswarar (also Piriyaa Easwarar), facing east


Abhinambigai (also Aelavar Kuzhali) facing east in a seprate shrine in a sitting posture

Other Deities

Vellai Vinayaka, Muruga with consorts, Navagraha, Saneeswara, Bhairava, Surya, Naalvar, Mahalingam, Saraswatheeswarar, Jambukeswarar, Airavateswarar, Brahmapureeswarar, Durga, Nataraja, Dakshinamurthy, Lingotbavar, Sage Mrigandu

Thiruperuveloor is a large temple with an immaculate 3 tier Rajagopuram and large, tall Vimaanas for the main deities. This is a Maadakovil (elevated floor for the Lord ). A separate shrine is seen here for Lord Vishnu – Vaikunta Narayana Perumal. The temple tank is behind the temple.

Holy Water (Theertham) – Saravana Poigai behind the temple

Sacred Tree (Sthala Vriksham) – Vanni (Proposis cineraria)


Thiruperuveloor is one of the Madakovil (storeyed structure) built by Kochenkatchola. Thirugnanasambandar and Thirunavukkarasar (7th Century CE) have rendered Thevaram Hymns here for the lord.


Lord Muruga is believed to have worshiped here and hence the name Veloor. Another story for the name is that this where a chieftain called ‘Peruvel’ lived. It is believed that one of the pieces of Mount Kailas fell here during the battle between Vayu and Aadhisesha. Lord Vishnu is believed to have worshiped here in his feminine form ‘Mohini’. Sages Bringi and Gowthama are said to have worshiped here.


Thiruperuveloor is about 10 kilometers northwest of Thiruvarur on the Kumbakonam road.

Stay and Food

None locally. Closest is Thiruvarur.

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