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Sri Vijayaraghava Perumal Temple is located at ‘Thiruputkuzhi‘,dedicated to Lord Vishnu and also one of the 108 Divya Desam Temples.

how can you reach this temple
By Surface Transport

Kanchipuram is around 75 km from Chennai off the Chennai- Vellore/ Bangalore highway via SriPerumbudur. Kanchipuram is well connected by several bus services from Chennai.

Kanchipuram railway station is the nearest station serves with trains from Chennai and to all other major cities

By Air

The Nearest airport is Chennai .

Sculpture

The temple is believed to have been built by the Pandya kings during the 13th century, as seen from the stone inscriptions in the temple.The temple here is one among the 108 Divya Desams and is dedicated to Lord Vijayaraghavaswamy. There is a separate temple for Thayar in the form of Margathavalli Thayar and a sandhi for Sri Ramanuja as well.

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Sri Vijayaraghava Perumal Temple Kanchipuram

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Temple Legend

Legend says that Sri Rama left all of his properties and went to the forest as ordered by his father. While in the forest, Sita spots a golden deer and requests Rama to catch it for her. The deer, however, is a demon sent by Ravana to lure Rama and Lakshmana, so that he could carry away Sita. With Rama and Lakshmana out in search of the deer, Ravana abducts Sita and takes her along with him to Lanka. On the way to Lanka, Jatayu the vulture stops Ravana and fights with him to release Sita, but Ravana cuts Jatayu's wings and he falls down to the earth. When Rama and Lakshmana go there in search of Sita, they find Jatayu mortally wounded in the forest. Jatayu tells them about Ravana and Sita and then dies.

Sri Rama then performs the last rites for Jatayu. As suggested by Jatayu, the Perumal here gives his seva in the form in which he performed the final funeral of Jatayu. Jatayu belongs to the Pul family and was buried in a pit , hence this sthalam is called Thiruputkuzhi. The eagle Jatayu narrated the events to Rama before breathing his last. The presiding deity, Vijayaraghava Perumal is believed to have performed the last rites of Jataya at this place. The water body where Jatayu fell is called Jatayu Theertham

Extra Information

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Timings and Events
Timings

07.00 am to 12.00 p.m. and 04.00 p.m. to 07.00 p.m.

Events

Teppa Utsavam – January or February

Brahmmotsavam Festival – February or March

Sri Raama Navami – April

Pavithra Utsav Festival – August or September

Navarathri Festival – September or October

Thirukarthikai Festival – November or December

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