Soundararaja Perumal Somangalam

Soundararaja Perumal Somangalam

Sriperumbudur Vaishnavite Temples


Soundararaja Perumal, facing east


Soundaravalli Thaayar, facing east

Other Deities

Garuda, Anjaneya, Vishwaksenar, Nammazhwar, Andal, Ramanujar

Soundararaja Perumal Somangalam is an ancient temple with the lord in standing posture flanked by Goddesses Sridevi and Bhoodevi. An old Deepasthambam made of a single granite is seen opposite the shrine. The main Mantapa here is built in Kerala style with tiled roof.

Holy Water (Theertham) – No information

Sacred Tree (Sthala Vriksham) – No information


An inscription dated 1,073 CE (during the reign Kulottunga Chola I) can be seen on the walls of the main shrine in Soundararaja Perumal Somangalam. It mentions that this deity was known as Thiruchitra-kuttatu-Azhwar in the ancient days and indicates gifts and donations to the temple in the form of land and various items for lighting of lamps.


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Soundararaja Perumal, Somangalam is about 10 kilometers west of Tambaram. Take the road going to Kishkinta and drive on to reach Soundararaja Perumal, Somangalam.

Stay and Food

None locally. Chennai is advisable.

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