Varadharaja Perumal Temple

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Overview

Varadharaja Perumal Temple located in the holy city of Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu. It is one of the Divya Desams, the 108 temples of Vishnu believed to have been visited by the 12 poet saints, or Alwars.     There is a belief that the temple was first built by the Pallava king Nandivarman II. Varadharaja Perumal Temple was originally built by the Cholas in 1053and it was expanded during the reigns of the great Chola kings Kulottunga Chola I and Vikrama Chola. In the 14th century another wall and a gopura was built by the later Chola kings. Varadaraja Perumaal temple, came under the patronage of the devout Vijayanagar rulers, who added the towering Eastern Gopuram, and the beautiful Kalyana Mandapam, the Oonjal mandapam etc. Vijayanagar rulers embellished this shrine in the 16th century with minute carvings, pillared verandahs for circumambulation, a shrine for Andal, large hall for Navaratri, Unjal Mandapam, Kalyana Mandapam. The temple occupies an area of 20 acres. Stone chains adorn the hundred pillared halls.
 
The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and from 4.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.
 
Airsway- Chennai is the nearest airport to Kanchipuram.
 
Railways- Trains for Kanchipuram are available from Chennai, Chengalpattu, Tirupati, and Bangalore.
 
Roadways- Kanchipuram is 75 kilometers away from Chennai and is well connected by a network of roads with the other important towns and cities of Tamilnadu.

Location

Country
India
State
Tamil Nadu
City
Kanchipuram
Location
Kanchipuram
Address
Sri Varadaraja Perumal Temple, Mada Street, Kancheepuram , Tamil Nadu-631501.
Contact Info
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Near Cities
Nearest Bus Terminal
Kancheepuram
Nearest Railway Station
Kanchipuram (CJ)
Nearest Airport
Chennai International Airport
IN
latitude : 12.990005490 longitude :80.169296260
Corporation : Chennai
GPS Code : VOMM
Open Year
1053
Height
180feet
Dedicated To
Kulottunga Chola and Vikrama Chola.

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