Varadaraja Perumal, Thirupattur

Varadaraja Perumal, Thirupattur



Varadaraja Perumal, facing east


Poornavalli Thaayar (also Purushothama Nayagi), facing east

Other Deities


Varadaraja Perumal, Thirupattur is an ancient temple with a 3 tiered entrance Gopuram. The temple looks striking in the bright sunlight with no tree cover around. Renovation was in progress when we visited in 2016. The lord is seen with a Swan alongside.

Holy Water (Theertham) – No information

Sacred Tree (Sthala Vriksham) – No information


Though Varadaraja Perumal, Thirupattur temple is believed to have been in existence from the Sangam Era it was made into a stone construction by Nandivarma Pallava (730-790 CE). It was again renovated in 1277 CE by Jadavarma Veera Pandian and again by Thirumalai Nayak in 1693 CE.


The lord is said to have retrieved the Vedas stolen from Brahma by Asuras, and taken to the depths of the ocean, and given it back to him here. Lord Vishnu also relieved Lord Shiva of the curse he incurred for cutting off one of the heads of Brahma.


Varadaraja Perumal, Thirupattur is behind the famous Brahmapureeswarar Temple at Thirupattur.

Stay and Food

Tea and snack shops available locally.

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