Karunakara Perumal Paiyanoor

Karunakara Perumal, Paiyanoor

Vaishnavite Temples, Chengalpet Taluk


Karunakara Perumal, facing east


Sreedevi and Bhoodevi with the main deity

Other Deities

Jayan, Vijayan, Garuda, Anjaneya. Sanctum Niches – Lakshmi Narasimha, Lakshmi Narayana, Lakshmi Hayagriva, Durga

Karunakara Perumal Paiyanoor is an old east facing temple situated on the banks of the common temple tank of this temple and the nearby Etteeswarar Temple. The small temple has deities in the sanctum niches unlike most of the Vishnu temples. A stone Dwajasthambam is present here. Also seen around the temple are idols of Mahavishnu, Mahalakshmi and Narasimha.

Holy Water (Theertham) – Temple Pond

Sacred Tree (Sthala Vriksham) – No information


Karunakara Perumal Paiyanoor is an ancient temple which is also mentioned in the stone inscriptions of the nearby Etteeswarar Temple. The ancient name of the lord is mentioned as Arulananda Perumal.


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Karunakara Perumal Paiyanoor is 9 kilometers south of Thiruporur in the Mahabalipuram road. Take a right at Paiyanoor Village and drive down to reach the temple. There is a Shiva Temple also adjacent.

Stay and Food

None locally. Closest is Thiruporur, Mahabalipuram or Chingleput.

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