800 years old Lakshmi Narayanan was the Abhimana Perumal for Mudhali Aandaan
Housed on a huge 1.95acre (as per the Gazette) space is the ancient Lakshmi Narayana temple in Pallikaranai, one that is said to belong to the Chola period. The name of the temple and the location figures in the list of temples belonging to a period 800years ago. There are also lands belonging to the temple in nearby villages indicating the contributions made by the chola rulers.
The special feature of the temple is that the moolavar Lakshmi Narayanan is believed to have been the Abhimana Perumal for Mudhali Aandaan (the favourite disciple of Ramanuja) who lived in the 11th Century AD.
Plans are afoot to set up a tank inside the complex. Longer term plans include erecting a temple tower at the Eastern entrance and building separate sannidhis for Thaayar and Chakkarath Azhvaar
Several Vahanas are already in place at the temple.
Thirumanjana for Perumal on Shravanam every month
On the 3rd Saturday in Puratasi, Lakshmi Narayana Perumal goes out on a procession
Moolavar : Lakshmi Narayanan East facing Sitting Posture
Goddess : Lakshmi on his lap
Temple Time : 730am-10am and 530pm-8pm
Contact : Lakshmi Narayanan Bhattar @ 94451 70903/ Parthasarathy 99405 22365
Or 94442 48045 (Trustee)
How to reach
Take the Velachery- Medavakkam- East Tambaram Road. At Pallikaranai bus stop, take a right into the Perumal Koil Street to reach the temple.