Thirumanjanam and purappadu of Kanchi Varadan took place on this Thai Amavasya day (January 23, 2012; Monday).
About the temple
Sri Varadaraja Perumal temple is on a 22acre temple complex in Chinna (small) Kanchipuram on the Kanchipuram – Chengalpet -Madras road. There are two big Gopurams – the Eastern Gopuram built by Krishnadeva Raaya and the Western temple tower built by the Pallavas. Later, several rulers contributed to the renovation of this temple. Several beautiful sculptures can be seen at this temple.
Kanchipuram Varadaraja Perumal temple is one of the most sacred places for Vaishnavites. While Srirangam is referred to as ‘ The Koil’ and Tirupathi as the ‘Malai’ among Divya Desams, Kanchipuram Varadaraja Perumal temple is known as the ‘Perumal Koil’. Varadaraja Perumal is credited with the handing over of Ramanuja to Srirangam.
For more details on the temple visit http://anudinam.org/2011/11/20/thirukachi-athigiri-varadaraja-perumal-2/