Chenraya Perumal Vellar

Chenraya Perumal, Vellar

Vaishnavite Temples - Salem District


Chenraya Perumal, facing east


Sreedevi and Bhoodevi along with the main deity, facing east

Other Deities

Vinayaka, Naagar, Anjaneya, Garuda

Chenraya Perumal Vellar is a small east-facing temple with an entrance through a gate in the east. The temple is situated inside a small prakaram. A stone Dwajasthambam is outside with carvings of Anjaneya, Conch, and Disc. There is a Vinayaka idol outside and one inside before the entrance to the inner mandapam. On another side of the mandapam is a Naagar idol. The sanctum sanctorum is small. The temple has been whitewashed recently.

Holy Water (Theertham) – No information

Sacred Tree (Sthala Vriksham) – No information


Chenraya Perumal Vellar is said to be an old temple. Historical information is not available as of now. The idols all look old, but the constructions are all new and do not retain any semblance to the old structures.


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Chenraya Perumal Vellar is about 9 kilometers north of Mecheri on the road going towards Dharmapuri. Mecheri is about 30 kilometers northwest of Salem via Omalur. The temple is inside narrow streets in the Vellar village and it is advisable to refer to our map below. Outside the village is an old hill temple for Lord Shiva with its counterpart below.

Stay and Food

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

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