Lakshmi Narayana Perumal Ponvilaindha Kalathur got its name from the processional deity here. The small and beautiful east facing temple has a tall 5 tiered Rajagopuram in the east. The temple has a single prakaram in which all the shrines and sanctum are located. The processional deity originally belonged to the Sthala Sayana Perumal Temple at Mamallapuram and moved here for safety during high floods.
Holy Water (Theertham) – No information
Sacred Tree (Sthala Vriksham) – No information
Lakshmi Narayana Perumal Ponvilaindha Kalathur is an ancient temple and could be more than 800 years going by its connections with the more ancient Sthala Sayana Perumal Temple at Mamallapuram. Pugazhendi Pulavar (c.12th Century CE) who wrote Nalavenba (a poetical version of King Nala and Damayanti) was born here.
When heavy floods threatened the temple of Sthala Sayana Perumal Temple at Mamallapuram the processional deity was planned to be shifted. Lakshmi Narayana Perumal Ponvilaindha Kalathur was identified for this as Garuda (Brahminy Kite) led the people here circling on top of this temple thrice.
Lakshmi Narayana Perumal Ponvilaindha Kalathur is 8 kilometers south of Chingleput.