Srinivasa Perumal Tirumalai

Srinivasa Perumal, Tirumalai

Vaishnavite Temples - Virudhunagar District


Srinivasa Perumal, facing east


None (Alarmelmangai Thaayar in a shrine below the main temple)

Other Deities

Aadhi Vinayaka, Garuda, Chakrathazhwar, Anjaneya, Venugopalaswamy, Rukmini, Sathyabhama, Dasavatar, Srinivasaperumal, Padmavathy, Pattabhisheka Ramar, Ashta Lakshmi

Srinivasa Perumal Tirumalai is a hill temple that is reached by climbing about 150 steps. On the east side of the base of the hill is Koneri Lake. At the base of the hill where the steps start is the shrine for Aadhi Vinayaka, a huge idol about 12 feet tall. About midway up the hill is the temple of Venugopalaswamy with Rukmini and Sathyabhama. There are Dasavatar and Ashta Lakshmi shrines around the Prakaram here. The shrine of the goddess Alarmelmangai Thaayar is not in the main temple but near the top and below the main temple. This is because the main deity here is considered a ‘Sthaanaga Veera’ without consort and without a processional deity. A processional deity is said to be kept at the Aandal Temple at Srivilliputhur. At the top of the hill is the temple of the main deity. This temple is entered through a grand wide Mukha Mandapa at the entrance with end-to-end wide steps. sanctum sanctorum of Lord Srinivasa Perumal, in a beautiful standing posture. There is a large footprint of Lord Vishnu in a separate shrine on one side of the Prakaram and a shrine for Chakrathazhwar. On auspicious days devotees undertake Girivalam (circumambulation of the hill) here on the path that goes around the hill and the lake.

Holy Water (Theertham) – Koneri Theertham (lake below)

Sacred Tree (Sthala Vriksham) – No information


Srinivasa Perumal Tirumalai is said to be an old temple. Historical information is not available as of now. No inscriptions have been found here.


Srinivasa Perumal Tirumalai is considered by devotees to be as holy as Thirumala Tirupati Temple. The hill on which the temple is located is considered as the multiheaded serpent Adisesha himself. It is believed that Lord Venkatesa Perumal of Tirupati who came around for hunting here decided to stay on in this beautiful location. Another version is that while the lord of Tirupati was coming to meet Aandal he was informed of her marriage to the Lord of Srirangam and decided to turn back. However, at the request of Aandal he stayed on here.


Srinivasa Perumal Tirumalai is about 4 kilometers north of Srivilliputhur.

Stay and Food

None locally except a few tea shops. Srivilliputhur has a few restaurants and hotels for stay. Hotel Kathiravan in Srivilliputhur serves good food.

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