Located 8kms from Tiruvallur on the Tiruttani/ Tirupathi highway is the 1000years old Soundarya Narayana Perumal temple in Pattarai Perambudur, one that dates back to the Chola Period. Originally, this is believed to have been a temple for Azhagiya Perumal and this moolavar archa vigraham along with Sri Devi and Bhoo Devi are still found inside the temple.
However, inscriptions refer to the temple as Soundarya Narayana Perumal temple.
A 1044AD inscription indicates that there were gifts of lands to the temple. An inscription in the South Wall refers to a gift of tax free land by payment of a lump sum amount. Another inscription on the South wall of the temple refers to gift of land for conducting processions and to organise sacred bath for the Lord on holy occasions in the year.
There are several inscriptions on the base of the South, West and North walls of the temple. These inscriptions give us an indication that the temple was well funded to celebrate festivals. This ancient Chola period temple is now in a not so good shape.
In the immediate term, the temple is looking to build a compound wall on all four sides, to renovate the Vimana and also to create a Nandavanam. Those interested in supporting the temple may contact the priest.
Narasimha in a Padmasana Posture
A special feature at this temple is that Lord Narasimha is seen in a Padmasanam Posture with his left hand in Aadhvaanam and his right hand in Vaikunta Hastham
Thiru Kachi Nambi’s vigraham
There is an archa vigraham of Thirukachi Nambi ( of Poonamallee) leading one to believe that he may have visited this temple.
Vaikunta Ekadesi and Vaikunta Dwadasi
Thirumanjana on Shravanam, Swathi, Moolam and Punarvasu
Moolavar : Soundarya Narayana Perumal East Facing Standing Posture
Original Moolavar : 1000years old Azhaga Perumal Sitting Posture
Temple Time : 6am-10am and 6pm-730pm
Contact : Ananthan Varadan Bhattar @ 044- 27650436 or 97900 86480
Address : Soundarya Narayana Perumal Temple
Pattarai Perambudur Village
Kadambathur Via, Tiruvallur Dist
Pin Code 631 203
How to reach
Buses ply every half hour between Chennai Koyambedu and Tiruttani. Get down at Pattarai Perambudur, about 8kms after Tiruvallur on the Tiruttani highway. The temple is walking distance from the bus stop.
By Train, one can take Sapthagiri or Tirupathi Express from Chennai Central and get down at Tiruvallur. From Tiruvallur, take the bus towards Tiruttani/Tirupathi and get down at Pattarai Perambudur (8kms)- One can reach the temple in 15minutes from Tiruvallur.
Thanks: Sri Prabhu