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Ashtabuja Perumal Temple

Ashtabuja Perumal Temple is located at Pillayarpalayam near Kanchipuram, 1.5 km west of the Varadaraja Perumal Temple. It is one of the 108 holy places of Vaishnavites. The presiding deity is Adikesava Perumal along with his consort Alamelumangai. The idol has eight arms (Ashtabuja) that carry weapons.

The temple occupies an area of one acre with a three-tiered Rajagopuram in the northern side. The temple tank is known as Gajendra Pushkarani. The temple holds separate shrines for Bhuvaraahar, Aandaal, Peyalwar and Hanuman. The main festivals celebrated are Bhramotsavam in the month of Chittirai (April-May), and Gajendramoksham in Aadi (July-August).

Updated on 7th June, 2005
District: Kanchipuram
Location: Pillayarpalayam

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