Sri Pundarikakshan Perumal Temple71 Votes Currently Open
- Address: Srirangam, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu 620005, India Map
- Timings: 07:00 am - 08:00 pm Details
- Phone: +91-9345118817
- Time Required: 00:30 Mins
- Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Family And Kids, Architecture
The Pundarikakshan Perumal Temple covers an area of 6.5 acres and is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. It is considered to be one of the 108 Divyadesams in India. The place has an idol of Pundarikakshan Perumal who is worshipped here in the form of Lord Vishnu and along with shrines of Pangayavalli, Azhwars, Garuda, Ramanujar and Uyyakondar, the complex has become an important religious place of the region.
Dating back to at least the 8th century (the rock cut caves themselves date to around 732- 7986 AD), the temple was actually built by Sibi Chakravarthy who was the King of Ayodhya in Treta Yuga (one of the four eras mentioned in the Bhagvad Geeta). The Dravidian style architecture of the temple with beautiful carved entrances, a unique step tank shaped in the form of a ‘swastik’ along with other water bodies seen around the temple, beautiful sculptures of Krishna shown in various postures and impeccable paintings that depict scenes from the Ramayana, scratch the surface of the sheer tradition and culture that the temple portrays.
Regarding the myth attached to this temple, it is believed that once King Sibi Chakravarthy was hunting and saw a white boar who hid inside a hole upon being chased. A sage who was meditating here advised the king to fill the hole with milk. The king did as he was told and was blessed by Lord Vishnu who asked the king to bring 3700 vaishnavites from North to build a temple for him to reside. However, 1 vaishnav died before reaching the place and that’s when Vishnu appeared as Pundarikakshan to account as the 3700th vaishnavite. Since then the temple is one of Vishnu’s residing temples and is considered to be a holy ground.
Other highlights of the temple include:
- Paintings seen around the temple that were commissioned by the Nayaka Kings.
- The rooms to the south of the temple that are designed to form strong echoes.
- The rock cut cave temples that are incompletely constructed and have ancient Shivalingam idols.
Sri Pundarikakshan Perumal Temple Travel Tips
- You will need to remove you shoes before entering the shrine. Do wear modest clothes for your visit.
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Sri Pundarikakshan Perumal Temple Hours
- Ushathkala Pooja – 7.00 am
- Kalasanthi Pooja – 8:00 am
- Uchikala Pooja – 12:00 pm
- Sayarakshai Pooja – 6:00 pm
- Irandamkalam Pooja – 7:00 pm
- Ardha Jama Pooja – 10:00 pm
How to Reach Sri Pundarikakshan Perumal Temple
- By Bus : Devi Theatre Bus Stop
- By Train : Srirangam
- By taking an Auto-rickshaw.
- Private Taxis are available for hire.
- By renting a Car/ Bike.
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- Sri Pundarikakshan Perumal Temple Address: Srirangam, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu 620005, India
- Sri Pundarikakshan Perumal Temple Contact Number: +91-9345118817
- Sri Pundarikakshan Perumal Temple Timing: 07:00 am - 08:00 pm
- Best time to visit Sri Pundarikakshan Perumal Temple(preferred time): 07:30 am - 12:45 pm
- Time required to visit Sri Pundarikakshan Perumal Temple: 00:30 Mins
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