Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Minjur Varadaraja Perumal

Abhimana Sthalam
Referred to as Vada Kanchi
Lakhs of devotees visit this temple during Garuda Sevai

27kms North of Madras is the 400 year old Varadaraja Perumal koil in Minjur. The temple is also referred to as Vada Kanchi. Some culvert records, relating to the history of the temple, are said to be currently in Mysore

This place was once called Mouncharanyam as sacred grass grew here all over the place. In course of time, Mouncharanyam became Minjur.

Vaikasi Brahmotsavam is special here. During Garuda Sevai, lakhs of devotees visit this temple. All Utsavams are celebrated here similar to Kanchi Varadaraja Perumal temple. It is said that devotees visit Kanchi early in the morning and follow it up by visiting the Minjur Varadaraja Perumal koil. This is the only Vishnu temple in this region with a chariot.

Puratasi Saturdays are special here


Quick Facts

Moolavar: Varadaraja Perumal
Goddess : Perundevi Thaayar
Temple time : 7am-11am and 5pm-8pm
Priest : Jagannathan Bhattar @ 99409 84355

How to reach
Chennai Central-Minjur is about 27kms on the Gummidipoondi rail route ( about 45minutes)
Buses every half hour from Broadway/Parrys Corner to Minjur.
The temple is about ½ km from the railway station.

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