Sundararaja Perumal Paramakudi

Sundararaja Perumal, Paramakudi

Vaishnavite Temples - Ramanathapuram District


Paramaswamy, facing north with Sreedevi and Bhoodevi


Kalyana Soundaravalli Thaayar, facing north

Other Deities

Garuda, Anjaneya, Aandal, Azhwars, Ramanujar, Chakrathazhwar, Sadagopan, Lakshmi Narasimhar, Santhanagopala, Lakshmi Hyagrivar, Dhanvantri, Nadanagopala Nayaki, Navagraha, Vinayaka

Sundararaja Perumal Paramakudi is a small north-facing temple with an entrance through a 5 tiered Rajagopuram in the north. The Vaigai River river flows before the temple on the north side. The temple is situated in a single Prakaram. The processional deity is Sundararaja Perumal along with his consorts and the temple is known by his name. The presence of Navagraha is significant. There are several shrines in the prakaram around the sanctum sanctorum of the main deity. Sundararaja Perumal Paramakudi temple belongs to the Saurashtra Brahmin Community of Paramakudi and is beautifully maintained by them. Sundararaja Perumal Paramakudi temple is well known for its many festivities around the year in a similar way as the Madurai Azhagarkovil.

Holy Water (Theertham) – Vaigai River

Sacred Tree (Sthala Vriksham) – No information


Sundararaja Perumal Paramakudi was established by the Saurashtra people who settled in these parts 450 years ago under the patronage of the Ramanathapuram Kings. Initially, there was a Gopala Madam which was later developed as a temple with the installation of the deity.


The priest in the old Gopala Madam once had a dream wherein Lord Vishnu appeared and informed him of the idol lying buried in Vaigai River. The priest excavated in the said area and found the idols of the main deity along with his consorts and installed them here at Sundararaja Perumal Paramakudi.


Sundararaja Perumal Paramakudi is in Perumal Kovil Street off the Vaigai River Service Road in Paramakudi. There are two Shiva temples and an Amman temple also nearby. Paramakudi is about 42 kilometers northwest of Ramanathapuram.

Stay and Food

None locally except tea and snack shops. The closest is Ramanathapuram.

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