Located about 5kms North of Srivilliputhur in the back drop of the Western Ghats is the Purana sthalam of Srinivasa Perumal temple in Thiruvannamalai where the Lord is seen in a handsome standing posture
The story goes that Venkatachalapathy of Tirupathi was making his trip to Srivilliputhur with his retinue when Narada informed him while he was crossing this place that Andal’s wedding to Rangamannar had taken place.
Venkatachalapathy decided to return to Tirupathi, however Andal requested him to stay here at this very place and provide darshan to her and to the devotees as her elder brother.
Calmed by Andal, Srinivasa Perumal acceded to her request and stayed here ever after at the top of this hill.
One has to climb over 150steps to reach the Sannidhi.
The temple poojas are Eka Pera Vithanam under the Vaikanasa Agama System with the Moolavar being a Sthaanaga Veera- positioned as a single idol without Utsavar and consorts at the hill temple.
Puratasi Saturday is special at this temple. The temple is open from 1am for early morning pooja to 8pm on these days.
The utsava deity of this temple who resides at the Andal temple in Srivilliputhur is one of the five Perumal who go on a procession in their Garuda Vahana on the fifth day of Aadi every year.
Moolavar: Srinivasa Perumal East Facing Standing Posture
Thaayar : No Thaayar at this temple
Utsavar : No Utsavar at this temple
Temple Time: 7am-7pm
Priest : Balaji Bhattar@94874 02557 / Mapillai Bhattar@ 94425 47533
How to reach
Mini Buses from Srivilliputhur go to the foot of the hill
Auto from Srivilliputhur and back will cost Rs. 150-200/-