Sri Pundarikakshan Perumal Temple

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Sri Pundarikakshan Perumal Temple is located in Tiruvellarai village in the outskirts of Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu. The word Vellarai means white rock. Owing to the presence of white rocks in the region, the place is historically referred to as Thiru Vellarai. It is one of the 108 Divyadesam dedicated to Vishnu. In this temple Lord Vishnu is worshipped as Pundarikakshan with his consort Lakshmi as Pankajavalli.

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Significance of the temple:

As per Hindu legend, the eighteen steps in the temple represent the eighteen chapters of the Hindu scriptures. Bhagwat Gita and the last four steps represent the four Vedas the sacred Hindu religious texts.

The sound made in front of some big pillars of the temple echoes around the temple. Some of the ancient Sanskrit books consider the temple as a uthamakshetram, meaning the place that gives the best to its devotees


Temple Legend:

The temple was built by Sibi Chakravarthy, king of Ayodhya in Tretha Yuga 15 lakh years ago. A Swastika shaped temple tank built in 800 AD by Kamban Araiyan during the reign of Dantivarman is outside the Temple complex. The Vijayanagar and Nayak kings commissioned paintings on the walls of the shrine of Pudarikakshan, some of which are still present.

As per Hindu legend, when Sibi Chakravarthi stayed there with his warriors, a white boar crossed his path. He chased it and the boar hid inside a hole. Markandeya, a sage, was doing penance there and the king narrated the incident to him. The sage asked the king to fill the hole with milk. While doing so, Hindu god Vishnu appeared before them. The sage asked the king to bring 3700 Vaishnavites from the north and build a temple on the site for Vishnu. As requested, the king took 3700 Vaishnavites and started building the temple. While doing so, one of the Vaishnavites was killed in transit and the king was concerned by the accident. Vishnu appeared incognito as Pundarikakshan, a Vaishnavite, and requested to be counted among the 3700.

According to another legend Lakshmi, the consort of Vishnu, performed penance at the temple, and Vishnu appeared before her as Sengamalakannan. The presiding deity has since been called "Thamarai Kannan", meaning the one who has eyes resembling lotus; his consort is called "Pankacha Valli".

Lord Shiva in form of Neelivaneswarar is believed to have worshipped Pundarikakshan to absolve himself from the sin of holding Brahma's severed head. Vishnu appeared to both Shiva and Brahma, adhering to their prayers.


Temple Festivals:

  • Chariot Festival in Tamil month of Chithirai 
  • Srijayanthi
  • Panguni Brahmotsavam


Temple Timings:

  • Morning 07.00 AM – 1.00 PM
  • Evening: 03.30 PM – 8.00 PM 



  • The Price of the Puja includes service charges, prasad, packing and courier cost and any other incidental charges
  • We are not agent of any temple, our representative will perform the puja on your behalf and collect the prasadam.
  • You will receive the prasadam between 15 - 30 days
  • Prasadam will not have any kind of food items
  • Prasadam normally consists of Kumkum or Vibuthi or Turmeric or Sandal Paste or Akshatha