Chithra Madhavan

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

This temple worships the divine scar of rope

The shrine is dedicated to the Puranic episode when Yashoda tied up Krishna with a rope 

29 Aug 2018

Rama, Lakshmana, Sita carved in stone and metal

Madhavaram in Thiruvallur District, is an ancient place which was part of the Pallava Empire. Inscriptions reveal that it was originally called Ekadhira Chaturvedimangalam after the title Ekadhira of

22 Aug 2018

Without a Gopuram, this temple is breaking norms

Eekadu, a village close to Thiruvallur, is home to a small temple for Kalyana Viraraghava Perumal which is rather unique. This temple faces west and the entrance has only a gate and not a gopuram as s

15 Aug 2018

Where Lord Venkatesvara Swami married padmavathi

Narayanavanam is situated in Chitoor district, is home to a Vishnu temple dedicated to Kalyana Venkatesvara Svami, where, according to tradition, the sacred wedding of God Venkatesvara Svami and Goddess Padmavathi, daughter of Akasaraja took place.

07 Aug 2018