This temple is located 15kms from Coimbatore off the Salem Highway near Chinniyampalayam is the 400years old Kaarana Kari Varadaraja Perumal temple in Venkittapuram, one that has been built in the Kerala style architecture.Centuries ago, this place was dense with Kaarai trees. Grazing cows were the popular profession in this region. The owner of one such cow found that she was not providing milk. As he followed the cow in her morning walk, he found that at this place she was offering her milk to an invisible person. An invisible voice suggested the presence of the Lord’s presence here. The villagers found the idol of the Lord and installed it at this place and began worshipping Lord Kaarana Kari Varadaraja Perumal. There is a separate South facing Sannidhi for the Utsava deity at this temple, a special feature at this temple. Opposite the Utsava deity is the sannidhi for Garuda, another speciality at this temple.
Festivals Celebrated at this Temple:
On the first day in Aipasi,Kona Vaiyali and Vedu Pari enacted inside the temple in the evening
Aipasi Deepavali – Saali Alankara and Procession inside the temple
Karthigai Thiru Mangai Azhvaar Avathara Utsavam – Thirumanjanam
Vaikunta Ekadasi – Sesha Vahana Procession, Pathi Ulathal, Rathnangi Seva
Every Saturday morning at 5am, there is a special rendition of Nalayira Divya Prabhandham
Lord Kari Varadaraja Perumal goes out on different vahana processions through the year.
Moolavar : Varadaraja Perumal, East Facing Standing Posture
Bus every 10minutes from Gandhipuram Moffusil bus Stand (Avinashi/Erode/Salem bound buses)
Get down at Chinniyampalayam bus stop and walk ½ a kilometre east to reach the temple.
Town buses every 15minutes from Gandhipuram