Varadaraja Perumal Gangapuram

Varadaraja Perumal, Gangapuram

Vaishnavite Temples, Villupuram District


Varadaraja Perumal, facing east


Perundevi Thaayar, facing east

Other Deities

Vinayaka, Muruga, Garuda, Anjaneya, Narasimha with Sreedevi and Bhoodevi

Varadaraja Perumal Gangapuram is an ancient and wonderful temple. The entrance is through a gate in the east and you enter the shrine of the lord from the south. There are excellent and unique carvings on the walls on both sides of the complete Sundaragandam from Ramayana, demanding a long time to go through to truly appreciate it. There are also depictions of Ekambareswarar, Kamatchi Pooja, Manuneedhi Chola, Shiva protecting and blessing an elephant. On the sides of the entrance to the Lord’s Sanctum are Ganesha and Muruga on either side. The Utsava Idol was stolen more than hundred years back and found in a tank in a nearby village called Peruvallur, thus there two Utsavars here. The Vahanaas for the Utsavs are extremely beautiful.

Vimaana – Punyakoti Vimaanam

Holy Water (Theertham) – Sesha Theertham

Sacred Tree (Sthala Vriksham) – Vilwam (Aegle marmelos)


Varadaraja Perumal Gangapuram is an ancient temple dating back from the Chola Period at least.


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While going from Tindivanam side take a right at the main junction at Gingee onto the Chetpet road. Go for about 15 kilometers and take a right to reach Varadaraja Perumal Gangapuram which is 3.5 kilometers from the main road. Refer our map below for exact location as there are other roads to reach the temple also.

Stay and Food

None locally. Gingee has some tea and snack shops.

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