Prasanna Venkatachalapathi Karuvalli

Prasanna Venkatachalapathi, Karuvalli

Vaishnavite Temples - Salem District


Prasanna Venkatachalapathi, facing east


Padmavathi Thaayar, facing east

Other Deities

Anjaneya, Garuda, Venkatramana, Aadhi Swayambu Perumal

Prasanna Venkatachalapathi Karuvalli is a beautiful east-facing temple with a 5 tiered Rajagopuram at the entrance on the east side. A single large and paved Prakaram houses the sanctum sanctorum and the shrines. In front of the long and open Mahamandapam are Garuda and the flagstaff. An Ardha mandapam is before the main deity who looks similar to the Lord of Tirupati. There is a small idol of the lord before the main deity that is called the Aadhi Swayambu. The temple is also called Chinna (small) Tirupati. The sanctum sanctorum and Vimaanam are beautiful structures. The goddess is on the south side in a separate shrine. On the north side are a hall for food serving and a nice garden. Outside on the south side is a Marriage Hall belonging to the temple. There is a small idol of Lord Vishnu as Venkatramana outside the temple which is considered important.

Holy Water (Theertham) – Chandra Pushkarini

Sacred Tree (Sthala Vriksham) – Arappu (Albizia amara), Tamarind (Tamarindus indica)


Prasanna Venkatachalapathi Karuvalli is an old temple that has been renovated in recent times. Historical information is not available as of now.


Prasanna Venkatachalapathi Karuvalli is considered as important as the Thirumala Tirupati temple. The lord of Tirupati is believed to have had a bath here using the leaves from the Arappu Trees. A shepherd is believed to have discovered the original idol (Aadhi Swayambu) in an anthill and built the original Prasanna Venkatachalapathi Karuvalli temple.


Prasanna Venkatachalapathi Karuvalli is about 14 kilometers north of Omalur. Omalur is about 15 kilometers northwest of Salem. After crossing the Airport take a left at Pallapatti Junction to reach Prasanna Venkatachalapathi Karuvalli. A signboard is there on the highway.

Stay and Food

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

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