Arulala Perumal Munnur

Arulala Perumal, Munnur

Vaishnavite Temples, Villupuram District


Arulala Perumal with Sreedevi and Bhoodevi, facing west


Perundevi Thaayar, facing west

Other Deities

Aandal, Anjaneya, Yoganarasimhar, Chakkarathalwar, Vaishnavi, Aadhi Kesavaperumal, Alwars

Arulala Perumal Munnur is a west facing ancient temple, recently renovated and nicely maintained. The Yoga Narasimhar is of special significance and was found while digging the ground on a Saturday of September 2009 on full moon day and Swathi Natchathram (star) combination.

Holy water (Theertham) – Not known

Sacred Tree (Sthala Vriksham) – Not known


A king called Nalliakodan who ruled these parts is believed to have built Arulala Perumal Munnur in 1645. Stone inscriptions of chola and pallava era have also been found here indicating that the original temple could be much older and later rebuilt by Nalliakondan.


The lord appeared on one night in the vision of King Nalliakondan who was scared of losing a battle. He then requested the lord to be present there itself for all to see him. He built the Arulala Perumal Munnur temple. There is a belief that the lord here communicates with Aadaleeswarar (Shiva) from the nearby temple below a banyan tree hereabouts between 1 am and 2 am through the goddess Vaishanvi.


Arulala Perumal Munnur is about 22 kms on the Tindivanam – Marakkanam Road. Take a right after Brammadesam to reach Munnur. There is an important Shiva Temple also here.

Stay and Food

None locally, Closest is Tindivanam

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