Chenraya Perumal Narasothipatti

Chenraya Perumal, Narasothipatti

Vaishnavite Temples - Salem District


Chenraya Perumal, facing east


Sreedevi and Bhoodevi along with the main deity, facing east

Other Deities

Panchamukha Vinayaka, Anjaneya, Ramar Paadham, Mahalakshmi

Chenraya Perumal Narasothipatti is a small east-facing hill temple. An entrance arch with the shrines of Panchamukha Vinayaka and Anjaneya on either side is at the base of the steps leading up. The sanctum niches of the Vinayaka Shrine have Dakshinamurthy, Mahavishnu, and Brahma in their respective positions. The hill is about 500 meters high and is a steep climb with steps laid out most of the way. A little way up is an enclosed garden with all the Nakshatra (stars) Trees planted in it. A carving of Anjaneya is also on the way up. The climb is very scenic and people come here for their walk and exercise in the mornings. On top of the hill is the small temple of Chenraya Perumal where he is seen standing with his consorts, Sreedevi and Bhoodevi. There is a Nandi outside before the main deity, followed by a Garuda inside. The presence of the Nandi is unexplained as there is no Shiva idol inside. There is a stone Dwajasthambam on the northeast side of the temple. There are plenty of monkeys on the hill as it is covered with vegetation.

Holy Water (Theertham) – No information

Sacred Tree (Sthala Vriksham) – No information


Chenraya Perumal Narasothipatti is an old temple. Historical information is not available as of now.


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Chenraya Perumal Narasothipatti is about 7 kilometers northwest of Salem off the highway going towards Omalur.

Stay and Food

None localy. The closest for food and stay would be Salem.

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