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Renovation is on at Arulmigu Santhanayaki Samedha Arulmigu Adhipureeswarar temple, Pallikkaranai. Arulmigu Santhanayaki Trust has undertaken the temple work.

The temple has a sprawling space of 7,000 sq. ft. as prakara mandapam. With help from devotees and philanthropists, separate niches have been constructed for different deities. The construction of the three-tiered 39 ft rajagopuram is under way. Besides an annadana mandapam is coming up. Pending work includes the construction of temple tank, floor around the gopuram and painting. The Trust appeals to the devotees to help them expedite the process. For details contact Arulmigu Santhanayaki Trust, No. 249, Velachery Main Road, Narayanapuram, Pallikkaranai. Phone: 98401 09495/94443 26057.


Special features

  • Archanai for Lord Venkatachalapathy is done with Vilva leaves in this temple.

  • Inscriptions say that the rulers of Vijayanagara dynasty carried out renovation work at this temple in the year 1725 A.D.

  • The temple is the parihara sthalam for Raghu and Kethu doshams.
  • The sun’s rays will fall on the lingam between 6.40 and 6.50 a.m. every year between February 15 and 30 and this is hailed as ‘Surya puja.’


  • Quick facts

    Deity:Adhipuriswarar

    Goddess:Santha Nayaki

    Place:Pallikaranai, near Velachery, Chennai.

    Sthala Viruksham:Vilvam

    Temple time:6-10 a.m. and 4-8 p.m.

    Special darshan time:The shrine will be open on Tuesdays and Fridays during ‘Raghu kalam.’


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