An ancient Prarthana Sthalam at the foot of the Dindigul Fort
Offering prayers to Garuda with a Jalebi presentation is believed to remove Pilli, Soonyam
Located 4kms West of the Railway station at the foot of the Dindigul Fort is the 500years old Srinivasa Perumal Temple in Dindigul. The temple in its current form is believed to have been built by Achutha Deva Raya.
The story goes that Lord Vishnu provided darshan in Kalyana Kolam to the rishis here after killing dindasura who was troubling them and disrupting their penance in this Nandavanam.
A special feature at this temple is the huge 25feet Vishwaroopa Garuda seen in a standing posture facing the Lord. This is believed to be a prarthana sthalam for removal of Pilli, Soonyam with a special pooja for Garuda on Swathi along with presentation of Jalebi to the Lord helping solve a devotee's problems.Garuda Panchami Homam is a speciality at this temple and fffering sincere prayers to Garuda at this temple is also believed to help prevent accidents.
Another feature is that Anjaneya is seen in a posture of blessing the devotees.
On the full moon day in Chitrai, Srinivasa Perumal starts on an annual three day procession to nearby villages providing darshan to people in several villages around Dindigul.
There are also separate Sannidhis for Krishna, Damodara Vinayaka and Navagriha
There is an 80year old inscription inside the temple
Brahmotsavam is celebrated in a grand manner in Aani
10 day Vasanthotsavam in Vaikasi
Moolavar : Srinivasa Perumal in an East facing standing posture
Thaayar : Alarmel Mangai Thaayar (Separate Sannidhi)
Time : 7am-12noon and 4pm-830pmContact : Bhattar @ 99652 54227
How to reach
The temple is about 4kms West of the Dindigul Railway station. Auto from the station will cost Rs.40.
Dindigul bus stand is about 2kms North of the temple.