The Northern Boundary of the Pandya Kingdom
Located about 16 kms North of Dindigul off the Dindigul- Trichy National Highway, Vada Madurai was once the Northern border of the Pandya Kingdom called ‘Vidaathi’.
After the fall of Madurai, people spread out and settled in different places. One Group is said to have come to Vada Madurai. These people, who could not go to Madurai every day to pray to the deity there, built a temple here so they could invoke (the blessings of) the Lord in their own place.
As a symbol of ‘beauty’, they built a Krishna temple here and named it as Soundara Raja Perumal. Kumbabhishekam took place recently in 2006.
Deity: Soundara Raja Perumal
Goddess: Soundara Valli Thaayar(Separate Sannidhi)
Temple timing: 6am-12noon and 4pm-830pm
Festivals: 13 day Aadi Festival
Priest: Devaraj Bhattar/ Krishnamurthy Bhattar
Contact: 04551 238944/ 238781(call for the priest in this number)
How to reach Vada Madurai
Buses every 5 minutes from Dindigul(Trichy bound buses)
A couple of passenger trains from Madurai and Dindigul stop at Vada Madurai station.