Venugopalaswamy Palayampatti

Venugopalaswamy, Palayampatti

Vaishnavite Temples - Virudhunagar District


Venugopalaswamy, facing north


Sengamala Nachiyar, facing north

Other Deities

Garudan, Thumbikkai Azhwar, Anjaneya, Chakrathazhwar, Navagraha, Azhwars, Ramanujar, Rukmini, Sathyabhama

Venugopalaswamy Palayampatti is a small east-facing temple situated in a single prakaram. The prakaram is filled with trees. The entrance is through a gate in the east which is followed by a long mandapam with Dasavatara idols carved on the pillars. There is a Maha Mandapam and an Ardha Mandapam before the sanctum sanctorum of the main deity. Lord Krishna is seen as Venugopala with his consorts Rukmini and Sathyabhama. The main deity is about 4 feet tall. On the east side of the sanctum is the shrine of Goddess Sengamala Nachiyar. This shrine also shares the long mandapam and has an Ardha Mandapam. There is a small carving of Kali on one of the pillars near the Navagrahas. On the east side outside the compound wall is a Nandavanam belonging to the temple.

Holy Water (Theertham) – No information

Sacred Tree (Sthala Vriksham) – No information


Venugopalaswamy Palayampatti was built by the Kings of Ramanathapuram (1600 to late 1700 CE) and was under the Zamin of Ramanathapuram as long as it existed.


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Venugopalaswamy Palayampatti is 5 kilometers north of Aruppukottai on the road going to Kalkurichi. There is a Shiva temple and a Muruga Temple also in the same village.

Stay and Food

None locally. Closest is Aruppukottai.

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