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Veetrirunda Perumal Temple

Veetrirunda Perumal Temple is located at Nemili in Tiruvallur District. Dedicated to Lord Vishnu, the temple was built in the 9th century by Aparajithan, the last of the Pallava rulers.

The Lord is found seated with Sridevi and Bhoodevi on either side. He holds the Prayoga Chakra in his right upper hand and his lower hand is in Abhaya Hasta pose (pose of showering blessings by indication in hand). He wears Thirumann on his forehead. The idols of the Lord and his consorts were carved out of a single stone block, The Utsavar idol (procession idol) is Vaikundavasar who is seen with his two consorts on either side. Idols of Venugopalan, Chakarathazhwar and Kaalinga Nardhana Krishnan are also seen.

The idol of Kaalinga Nardhana Krishnan with folded hands is found at the center of the hood of the serpent king. The Lord dances on the serpentís head and holds his tail by his left hand. On the Rohini star of every Tamil month, special Thirumanjanam (fragrant powder prepared out of sandalwood and turmeric) and Aradhana (worship) are offered to this idol. Many inscriptions are found on the temple's walls. The remnants of Rajagopuram are found at the entrance.

Nemili is 3 km from Nallattur which is 11 km from Tiruttani on the road to Nagalapuram.

Updated on 25th September, 2015
District: Tiruvallur
Location: Nemili, Nallattur


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