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Sri Bakthavatsala Perumal temple is a Hindu temple, is dedicated to the Hindu god Vishnu.It is one of the 108 Divyadesam dedicated to Vishnu, who is worshipped as Bhaktavatsala Perumal and his consort Lakshmi as Ennai Petra Thayar.


The temple was built during the Pallava period of the 9th century as seen from the various inscriptions in the temple. The earliest inscriptions of the temple are dated between 820 and 890 AD during the period of Nripatungavarman. There are inscriptions from the later Chola kings like Rajendra Chola II , Virarajendra Chola and Rajaraja Chola II . The Pallava inscriptions mention this place as Ninravur and some of them quote it as Virudhurajabhayankar-chaturvertimangalam, a sub-division of Punarkottam.

how can you reach this temple
By Surface Transport

There are bus service available from Tiruvallur to most of the important places in Chennai city and also to the other major cities.

The nearest Railway station is Thiruvallur

By Air

The Chennai International Airport lies just 42 km south-east of the town which could be reached in about 45 minutes by road.


Bhaktavatsala Perumal Temple Thirunindravur

Temple Legend

Legend is that Varuna, Samudraraja had worshipped Vishnu at this place. It is also said that Vishnu, returning from this place followed by Lakshmi, stayed here and hence it is called Thirunindravur. It is also that Thirumangai Alvar did not sing any paasuram here and followed by Vishnu followed Thirukadalmallai and sang the song praising the deity Bhaktavatsala Perumal from there. Lakshmi requested Perumal to appear before the azhwar, but when he did Azhwar had already reached Tirukannapuram. Perumal again appeared in the dreams of the Azhwar who felt that he is viewing Bhatavatsala in Tirukannapuram.

Extra Information

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Timings and Events

7A.M to 8:30 P.M


Chitra Pournami – March – April

Tiruadyana Utsavam – December – January

Brahmotsavam – March – April

Sri Jayanti Utsavam – August or september

Navaratri – September or October

Vijayadasami – October

Deepavali – October or November

Makara Sankranti – January

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