Renganathar Thirumalpadi

Renganathar, Thirumalpadi

Vaishnavite Temples, Thiruvannamalai District


Renganathar, facing east


Renganayaki Thaayar, facing east

Other Deities

Garudan, Aandal, Anjaneya, Azhwars

Renganathar Thirumalpadi is a beautiful hill temple which is reached through a flight of about 106 steps. The south facing Rajagopuram on top has 3 tier. A single Prakaram houses the Sanctum Sanctorum and shrines. There is a Mantapam on the left before the Rajagopuram as you climb up. This has many pillars with carvings of Vinayaka, Krishna, Ayyanar, Dancers and more. The sanctum sanctorum is reached through the Mahamantapam and Arthamantapam. In the Sanctum Sanctorum Sreedevi and Bhoodevi are sitting, Prahlada and Sage Sukhabrahma are worshiping the reclining Lord. Set amidst verdant green fields and a lake the temple is a wonderful place to spend time. Nearby is the cave temple of Thoonandar and Jain beds at Seeyamangalam.

Holy Water (Theertham) – No information

Sacred Tree (Sthala Vriksham) – No information


Renganathar Thirumalpadi is mentioned to have been constructed in 1136 CE as per inscriptions seen here.


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Renganathar Thirumalpadi is about 4 kilometers southwest of Desur. Desur is about 22 kilometers southwest of Vandavasi and reached by taking a left at Mazhaiyur.

Stay and Food

None locally. Closest for food would be Vandavasi.

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