Varadaraja Perumal Temple Kanchipuram Tamil Nadu Timings, History & Online Booking

Varadaraja Perumal Temple Kanchipuram Tamil Nadu Timings, History & Online Booking

Varadaraja Perumal Temple Kanchipuram is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu located in Tamil Nadu. It is also called Hastigiri or Attiyuran. Sri Kanchi Varadaraja Perumal Temple times are from 6 AM until 8:30 pm.


Varadaraja Perumal Temple Kanchipuram

The first image of Perumal was created from an Athimaram, or fig tree. It is worshipped every 40 years, for 10 days.

The shrine was thought to be one of the 'Divine Lands' temples. It has 108 Vishnu temples that are believed to be attended by the 12 poets and Alvars.

They sang praises for the Lord. It is situated next to the Vedapuriswarar Temple and was been maintained by the same trust.


The history of the temple can be summarized like this: The temple was been built during the reign of the Cholas in 1053 before being later extended under the superb Chola King's Kulothunga Chola along with Vikrama Chola.

in the fourteenth century, older Chola Kingships constructed a second Wall and Tower. Kanchipuram is home to several beautiful Vishnu temples. Ramanuja a renowned Hindu scholar, sat in silence to be a part of this temple.

Based on the Puranas Lord Brahma revered Lord Varadaraja during the Krishna period, Gajendra in the Treta age, Jupiter in the Dvapara age, and Anantha Sheshu in the Kaliyuga. Iravatam, Indra in the form of a hill is believed to be the appearance of an elephant goddess.


The splendor of this holy temple and the Lord Sri Varadaraja is seen in various forms within the temples in the vicinity of Kanchipuram. The holy scripture, 'Sri Hastigiri Mahatmayam includes this temple's description.

Who built Varadaraja Perumal Temple?

Varadaraja Perumal Temple can be described as a massive temple that is situated on 23 acres. It is a standout among the most famous pilgrimage destinations in India.

The wall on the upper side where Varadaraja Swamy is located is stunning. The 180-foot tall tower is stunningly cut.

The tomb beneath is an ancient temple dedicated to Narasimha. There is a specific altar dedicated to Perundevi Thayar. The building of the temple was been inspired from it being influenced by the Chola as well as the Vijayanagara Dynasties from Varadharaja Perumal.

The chains of stone in the porch with its hundred pillars are cut out of one stone and speak to its architectural style.


The significance in the importance of Varadaraja Permal temple in Kanchipuram can be seen as:

To visit those tombs that are the burial grounds of Varadaraja Perumal and Perundevi Tayar one has to climb the steps. The sanctum sanctorum is home to an image of Varadaraju and the sanctuary has painted lizard carvings on the exterior.

These were covered with the foils of gold and silver. Moon and sun engravings can also be seen. Pilgrims can be able to touch the lizards that cleanse them of their sins. The famous shrine is known for its statues.

Several temples were been dedicated to the gods Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu. This is why it is also referred to by the name of Sivakanchi as well as Vishnukanchi. The Kamakshi temple serves as the main power pedestal in the area.

The sanctum sanctorum is situated on a hill and is which is surrounded by a terrace that has two-story, covered porches with a lovely courtyard around the holy shrine.

One of the oldest monuments of Varadaraja Perumal stands at 40 feet high, sitting, and it is accessible to the public every 40 years. The temple is well-maintained and is maintained with the help of the Archaeological Survey of India as a monument protected.

Varadaraja Perumal Temple Timings

Here below are these the Varadaraja Perumal Timings of the temple:

Varadaraja Perumal Temple Timings From To
Morning. 6 AM. 12 PM
Evening. 4:30 PM. 8:30 PM


The amount is charged to Varadharaja Perumal Temple Kanchipuram

Purpose Entry Fee
To visits 100 Mantaps with pillars Rssurrounded by a terrace with. 5
For photographers Rs. 50
To shoot video Rs. 100


Rituals and worship are performed at Varadaraja Perumal Temple

  • Sri Kanchi Varadaraja Perumal Temple adheres to its Vaikasan Agama Tradition.
  • The temple's priests offer four worship services and are believed to be descendants of Yajna Valkyar.
  • The four temple rituals start in the following manner:
    • The 'Kalashanthi' festival ends at 8:00 AM.
    • "Uchikalam" at noon.
    • 'Sayarakshai' at 5:00 PM and
    • 'Sayarakshai' at 8:00 PM.
  • Each ritual is comprised of three steps:
  • Alangaram (decoration)and "nivethanam" (food offerings) and 'deep ardanai' (waving of lamps) for both Varadaraja Perumal and Perundevi.
  • Fortnightly, monthly, and weekly rituals were performed at the Varadaraja Perumal Temple.


We recommend that you stay in Chennai because it's very easy for travelers. If there is accommodation available in Chennai it is easy to make use of transport facilities to reach Kanchipuram.

Because Chennai is an important city it is also a popular destination for tourists. They can also take advantage of transportation facilities to other destinations of interest. Because of this, Chennai is advantageous for tourists due to its accessibility and amenities.



Celebrations held at the Sri Kanchi Varadaraja Perumal Temple include:

  • Vaikuntha Ekadashi is an extremely well-known festival held by Varadaraja Perumal Temple.  People flock in large crowds to take part in these celebrations.
  • Furthermore, Adi Velli Navratri, Adi Velli, and Diwali festivals require grand celebrations to celebrate Paruthiyur Mahalakshmi. Garuda Seva and Rath Yatra are also popular festivals with devotees.
  • Margashira is also well-known due to the Adhyayana ustavam. Purattasi is celebrated on Saturdays to mark Paruthiyur Anjaneya.
  • The 10 days of celebrations called Rama Navami on the premises of the temple. It is a celebration of Lord Rama's birthday. Lord Rama. The saint traveled to the surrounding regions during Chitra Purnami and Pongal.

How do I get there?

Air: The closest airport to Chennai is Kanchipuram (58.8 km) for both international and domestic travelers.

Rail: Kanchipuram boasts a station for trains and is well-connected to Chennai, Chengalpattu, Tirupati, and Bangalore.

Route: Kanchipuram can be found at a distance of 74km from Chennai and is good connectivity to the major state and national highways. Regular buses are run between Chennai as well as Kanchipuram.

Nearby Temples

  1. Sri Yathothakaari Perumal Temple
  2. Sri Ulagalantha Perumal Temple
  3. Sri Deepa Prakasar Perumal Temple
  4. Sri Azhagiya Singar Perumal Temple
  5. Sri Pavala Vannar Temple
  6. Sri Thirukkar Vannar Temple
  7. Sri Karunakara Perumal Temple
  8. Sri Vaikunda Perumal Temple
  9. Sri Nilathingal Thundathan Temple

Varadaraja Perumal Temple Online booking

There is no online ticket booking accessible for the temple. you must purchase tickets at the ticket counter in front of the temple.


For more details, visit for more information, visit the website that is maintained by the Kanchi Varadaraja Perumal temple.


Number of contact for Sri Varadaraja Permal Temple Kanchipuram:044 27269773

Address: Nethaji Nagar, Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu 631501, India