Aadhinarayana Perumal Kurumbur

Aadhinarayana Perumal, Kurumbur

Vaishnavite Temples - Thoothukudi


Aadhinarayana Perumal, facing east


Thirumagal and Poomagal along with main deity, facing east

Other Deities

Garudan, Anjaneya, Viswaksenar, Azhwars

Aadhinarayana Perumal Kurumbur is a small east facing temple with 2 Prakarams. Entrance is through a Mukha Mandapam in the east followed by a long corridor. The outer Prakaram is filled with beautiful trees and plants. The inner Prakaram houses the Sanctum Sanctorum of the main deity where he is seen in a sitting posture with his consorts on either side. The ancient temple had been in a bad condition for long and has received some attention.

Holy Water (Theertham) – No information

Sacred Tree (Sthala Vriksham) – No information


As per several inscriptions found here, Aadhinarayana Perumal Kurumbur was built during the reign of Sundara Chola Pandyan (1022-1054 CE), younger son of the great Chola King Rajendra I (regnal years 1012-1044 CE). The place then used to be called Kurumbil and Kurumbilana Rajendra Srinallur and the Lord was named as ‘Sundara Chola Pandya Vinnagar Emperuman’. An inscription mentions Rajendra I building a new palace in Madurai in 1022 CE along with the temple at Kurumbur after installing his son as the Chozha Pandya. Later during the rule of Maravarman Sundara Pandyan (1216 – 1238 CE), the Lord was known as ‘Sundara Pandya Vinnagar Azhwar’.

Apart from these, there are eight other inscriptions belonging to the period of Jadavarman Chola Pandya (1063 – 1070 CE), two of Kulothunga I (1070 to 1122 CE), two of Jadavarman Srivallaban (1101-1124 CE), one each of Jadavarman Kulasekara Pandyan I (1190-1219 CE) Maravarman Sundara Pandya I (1216-1238 CE) and Jadavarman Veera Pandya (1253-68 CE), mentioning various grants made to the temple including sheep and land for regular maintenance and conducting various rituals.


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Aadhinarayana Perumal Kurumbur is 40 kilometers southeast of Tirunelveli and 15 kilometers northwest of Tiruchendur.

Stay and Food

None locally. The closest is Tiruchendur where there are many hotels, lodges, and restaurants for a comfortable stay and good food. Tiruchendur is about 40 kilometers south of Thoothukudi and 55 kilometers southeast of Tirunelveli. It is a well-connected coastal town.

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