Guruvalapparkoil Gangaikonda Cholapuram

Guruvalapparkoil, Gangaikonda Cholapuram

Vaishnavite Temples, Ariyalur District


Veeranarayana Perumal with Sridevi and Bhoodevi, facing east


Maragadhavalli Thaayar, facing east

Other Gods

Garudan, Aandal, Garudan, Rama Lakshmana, Seetha with Anjaneyar, Anjaneya, Vishwaksena. Inside Mantapam – Bargava Maharishi, Mannadhamuni, Manakkal Nambi, Aalavandar, Ramanujar, Vedanta Desikar, Manavala Mamunigal

Guruvalapparkoil Gangaikonda Cholapuram is an ancient temple which was in ruins when we visited way back in 2012, but was still retaining much of its splendor. We wrote a blog appealing to people to support this grand old temple too. Driven by appeals from other sources the HR & CE and several other well-wishers contributed a large sum of money to renovate the temple. Today the 5 tiered Rajagopuram at the eastern entrance, the compound wall of the outer Prakram, the 3 tiered gopuram at the entrance of the Inner Prakaram, Courtyards, Vimaanams, and all other aspects have been beautifully renovated and presents a picture of beauty justifying its past glory.  The Dwarapalakas at the entrance to the inner Mantapa are about 9 feet tall and look majestic. There are two more Dwarapalakas at the entrance to the Sanctum sanctorum that are about 7 feet tall. The main deity with Sridevi and Bhoodevi on either side is about 7 feet tall. Both the Prakarams are large and spacious. The Vimaanam of the Sanctum Sanctorum is very tall and majestic in proportion to the main deity. A separate shrine for Anjaneya is outside at the end of the road facing the Rajagopuram. A large temple tank is present adjoining, outside the outer Prakaram in the northeast.


Guruvalapparkoil Gangaikonda Cholapuram is an ancient temple estimated to be more than 800 years old. There are several stone inscriptions in the outer walls of the Vimaanam that denote the antiquity of the temple.


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Guruvalapparkoil Gangaikonda Cholapuram is right after Gangaikonda Cholapuram temple as you proceed to Jayamkondan Town, and is visible from the main road. You can drive right upto the temple.

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