Varadaraja Perumal Minjur

Varadaraja Perumal Minjur

Vaishnavite Temples, Thiruvallur District


Varadaraja Perumal, facing east


Perundevi Thaayar, facing east

Other Deities

Aandal, Garuda, Kothai Nachiyar, Chakrathazhwar

Varadaraja Perumal Minjur Temple is an ancient temple which is east facing with a 5 tier Rajagopuram and a Temple tank behind. Varadaraja Perumal Minjur temple is said to be modeled similar to that of the Thirukachi temple in Kancheepuram. The main deity is about seven feet tall, flanked by Sreedevi and Bhoodevi. he is seen here with four hands, Conch and Discus in the upper hands, the lower right hand is in Abhaya Hasta (blessing) and lower left hand is in Gadha Hasta (resting on a mace).

Holy Water – No information

Holy Tree – No information


Some stone inscriptions belonging to the Chola Period have been discovered here at Varadaraja Perumal Minjur. The earliest of them is dated 973 CE and belongs to the reign of Madhurantaka Uttama Chola (973-985 CE) mentioning that this temple known as Chola kula Sundara Vinnagar, was constructed in 973 AD. Another inscription dating back to 1016 CE of the time of Rajendra I (1012-1044 AD) mentions a gift of land to conduct festivals.


The place where Varadaraja Perumal Minjur is said to have been was covered with dense Mauncha Grass in the ancient past and was thus called Mauncha Aranyam which later became corrupted to Minjur.


Varadaraja Perumal Minjur is right in the center of Minjur town which is about 30 kilometers north of Chennai.

Stay and Food

None locally except tea shops.

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