Saturday, May 22, 2010

Varagur Venkatesa Perumal Temple

Located about 5kms East of Thirukattupalli on the Kandiyur Road is the 400 year old Venkatesa Perumal Koil in Varagur. This place was originally called Bhoopathiraja puram.



The Story

Narayana Theerthar, a Sanyasi from Guntur, had developed severe stomach pain and invoked the blessings of Thirupathi Lord to relieve him from the pain. It is believed that Lord Varaha directed him to the entrance of this place and disappeared from here. Hence, this place came to be called ‘Vara’gur.

Lord Krishna is said to have danced to the Krishna Leela songs presented by Narayana Theertha at this temple. A unique feature at this temple is the sculpture of Anjaneya in a special posture of putting Thaalam to these Krishna Leela songs.



Prarthana Sthalam for the jobless
One is said to find a job immediately if he visits this temple and prays sincerely and promises to offer the first month salary to the Lord here.

Festivals

Chitrai Akshaya Trithi
10day Sri Jayanthi
Puratasi Saturdays
Margazhi Mohana Alankaram
Maasi Narayana Theerthar Special Arathana


Quick Facts

Moolavar : Lakshmi Narayana East Facing Sitting Posture
Utsavar : Venkatesa Perumal

Temple Time : 7am-12noon and 5pm-8pm
Contact No. : 04362 287510

How to reach

The temple is about 10kms East of Koviladi Divya Desam on the Thirukattupalli-Kandiyur road. Direct bus from Thanjavur to Varagur (25kms) – First bus at 530am from old bus stand. Bus will take over an hour to reach Varagur.

One can also reach the temple via Srirangam-Kallanai-Koviladi-Thirukattupalli

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Am a native of this village . The posture of moolavar is SITTING not STANDING . Would be really helpful if u can correct it :) :) Thanks .

Prabhu.S said...

Thanks for pointing out. Have made the correction.

Prabhu

Melasevel group said...

Excellent web site, professionally devoted for its formation and a guiding factor for every pilgrims visiting these temples. Narration are quite educative. Photographs are marvelous and well taken. Pray Lord Narayanan to give more strength and good health to continue this service to our religion and faiths. Pranams