Venkatesa Perumal temple in Mugalivakkam is devotees’ delight

Chennai: Sri Venkatesa Perumal temple in Mugalivakkam is always filled with spiritual and divine fervour.

Sri Padmavathy Thaayar Samedha Sri Venkatesa Perumal temple is run by Sri Periyazhwar Bhakta Jana Sabha.

Talking about the specialties of this shrine, the archagar Raja Iyengar says, “The first kumbhabhishekam to this over 100-year-old temple was performed in 2004 for Lord Perumal. In 2008, the deity of Padmavathy Thaayar was installed. The rajagopuram was built in 2014, and second kumbabhishekam was conducted.”

The main deities here are Venkatesa Perumal and Padmavathy and the presiding deities are Sridevi Boodevi Samedha Srinivasa Perumal, Lakshmi Hayagreeva Ramanujar, Mahalakshmi, Narasimha Perumal, Kannan Venugopalan, Chakrathaazhwar, Yoga Narasimhan, Baktha Anjaneyar, and Karudan. According to the temple officials, Lord Ranganathar, fondly called Pallikonda Perumal, will be installed at the shrine soon.

A number of festivals, such as Tamil New Year, Aani Thirumanjanam, Aadi Pooram and Aavani Avittam, are celebrated in a grand manner here. Apart from this, all Purattasi Saturdays are special here. Especially, during the third Purattasi Saturday, special abishekams are conducted for Perumal, and annadhanam is distributed.

Also, the Lakshmi Gubera pooja, Karthigai Thaila Kaapu, Vaikunta Ekathasi, Hanumath Jayanthi, Goodaravali Oonjal Sevai are some of the highlights of this temple.

For students to gain good knowledge, discourse on Sahasranama Parayana is performed for Hayagreevar. ‘All Fridays, kumkum pooja is performed to Goddess Mahalakshmi, and tulsi and karkandu poojas are performed for Perumal,’ adds Raja.

Unmarried and childless people can come and offer poojas at the temple, and their wishes will get fulfilled,’ assures Raja.

Raja can be contacted at 99404 46851.

NT Bureau