Chithra Madhavan

Narasimha shrine between two rivers

Parikkal, near Villupuram, situated between two  rivers, South Pennai (Then Pennai) and Gadilam, is famous  for its temple dedicated to Lakshmi Narasimha  Svami.

11 Dec 2018

Temple enshrining rare form of Narasimha

Singiri Koil, near Puducherry, has a Vishnu temple enshrining an image of a rare form of Ugra Narasimha worshipped in the main sanctum.

04 Dec 2018

A Pallava era cave-temple for Vishnu

Singavaram, an ancient village near Senji (Ginjee) has a historic cave-temple for Vishnu worshipped as Ranganatha.

27 Nov 2018

Where Siva vanquished the sons of Tarakasura

Manikkavachakar, another important Siva devotee has also praised the deity in his verses.

20 Nov 2018

Much in common with  Thirumala-Thirupati temples

Egmore, an ancient area in present-day Chennai, is referred to in Chola inscriptions as Ezhumur.

14 Nov 2018

The deity appeared by itself at this temple

The main image which faces west, but has the face turned towards the south, is approximately two-feet tall and made of Salagrama.

07 Nov 2018

Temple with unique fest for goddess Lakshmi

Thiruvadhigai is well known as being home to the Saranarayana Perumal (Vishnu) and Veerataneshwarar (Siva) temples constantly visited by devotees.

30 Oct 2018

Temple with many unique features

The small town of Thiruvadhigai is home to many temples, two of which are dedicated to Vishnu.

23 Oct 2018

This shrine at OMR is 1,800 years old

Situated off the Old Mahabalipuram Road (OMR) is an old temple for Vishnu worshipped as Srinivasa Perumal.

16 Oct 2018

Adikesava Perumal temple: A shrine with many epigraphs

The beautiful stone image of Adikesava Perumal is in a standing  posture  flanked by Goddesses Sridevi and Bhudevi.

10 Oct 2018

Marathi carvings on this temple

In the heart of Tindivanam town is an ancient Vishnu temple dedicated to Lakshmi Narasimha.

02 Oct 2018

Temple with a 6-feet tall Pesum Perumal

The deity enshrined in the main sanctum of the Vishnu temple in Koozhamandal is Pesum Perumal, also known as Varadaraja Perumal.

26 Sep 2018

Srinivasa Perumal is seen with a sword

There is a small temple in Alwarpet called the Kodandarama Svami Udaiyavar Devasthanam Markandeya Sannidhi which was initially a Bhajana mandapa.

18 Sep 2018

Where Lakshmi is on Vishnu’s left lap

Mamandur, a small village situated about ten kilometers from Kanchipuram is home to a temple for Vishnu worshipped as Lakshmi Narayana Perumal.

12 Sep 2018

Vishnu temple amid a forest of tamarind trees

Pulikunram, a small village close to Thirukkazhukunram, is home to the Lakshmi Narayana Perumal (Vishnu) temple.

05 Sep 2018