Varadaraja Perumal Sithalapakkam

Varadaraja Perumal, Sithalapakkam

Vaishnavite Temples, Tambaram Taluk


Varadaraja Perumal, facing east


Sree Devi and Bhoodevi with the main deity, facing east

Other Deities

Garuda, Anjaneya, Vishwaksenar, Vedanta Desikar, Ramanujar, Sudarsanar, Chakrathalwar, Narasimha

Varadaraja Perumal Temple is a small and popular temple and has a lot of historical value attached to it. The temple as such is not an old construction. Old idols of Varadarajar, Bhoodevi and Sridevi were unearthed some decades back which were analysed to be made of Green Stone (Pachaikal). The Deepasthambam dating back to the olden days, is made of stone and unlike other temples is inside the temple itself. Anjaneya is in meditation pose and near the ground level. This has a special significance and the priest here claims this as an unique feature and also cites several examples of people coming here to mediate near this Anjaneya to fulfill their just desires. The main deity of Varadaraja Perumal with Sreedevi and Bhoodevi is a new one and has a different representation every month. During our visit the deity represented Krishna with his flute. Old and damaged idols of Varadaraja Perumal and Sreedevi were kept aside to be installed in a separate niche which was getting ready. The Chakrathazhwar (Prayoga Chakram) here is special with sixteen hands and in walking posture. The Narasimhar behind is in yoga posture sitting on top of the multi-headed snake Aadhisesha.

Holy Water (Theertham) – No information

Sacred Tree (Sthala Vriksham) – No information


The style of the old sculptures and the material used at Varadaraja Perumal Sithalapakkam has been traced back to the time of Parameswara Pallava (670-695 CE).


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First do not get confused with Chitlapakkam near Chromepet/Tambaram. Varadaraja Perumal Sithalapakkam is about 4 kilometers south of Medavakkam in the Medavakkam to Mambakkam Road.

Stay and Food

None locally. Closest is Medavakkam for food.

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