Sri Srardha Samrakshana Narayanan Temple of Maha Vishnu in the form of Vishnu State Highway No. 58 (Chengalpet - Thirukazhukundram Road), Nenmeli, (Porunthavakkam), Chengalpattu-603001

It is said the Perumal himself performs Srardham (a custom which is done for our Ancestors after they are dead) to our Ancestors, if we could not perform it. The place is called with the name "Pundareega Nallur" (Pindam vaiththa Nallur) and is considered sacred and is equivalent to Rameshwaram, Gaya and Kasi.

Temple Etiquette

  • Footwear not allowed inside

    Footwear not allowed inside
    Footwear to be left outside the temple. In summer be careful of the hot paving stones.

  • Prasad and donation

    Prasad and donation
    Use your right hand to accept prasad and give donations. The left hand is considered unclean in India.

  • Dress conservatively

    Dress conservatively
    Avoid shorts, skirts, tanktops and do not expose legs.

  • Avoid cellphones

    Avoid cellphones
    Use of cell phones is restricted normally. Photography is restricted in some temples.

  • Circumambulation or pradakshina

    Circumambulation or pradakshina
    Devotees are to walk around the sanctum sanctorum in a clockwise direction

About Sri Srardha Samrakshana Narayanan Temple

THis is the only place where Sri Maha Vishnu himself is performing the Tharpanam (A rite to deceased Ancestors)

The place where the temple is situated once was under the kingdom of Arcot Nawab. And, in this kingdom, lived an aged couple - Yagna Narayana Sharma and Sarasavani. Yagna Narayana Sharma had a Guru - Yagnya Valkiyar, who belonged to Suklaya jeer Vedam. Yagna Narayana Sharma worked as a Diwan in the Nawab kingdom and both he and his wife Sarasavani had a great bhakti towards Sriman Narayanan.

Because of bhakti, the money, which they wanted to pay to the Nawab, was spent towards Deiva Kainkaryam. And as a result of this, they both were ordered to be prisonned. But they don't want to accept the punishment and thought they spent the money only for good needs and for Deiva Kainkaryam. So, they went towards the Pushkarani of Thiruvedenthai Divyadesam and let their death happen in the Pushkarani.

But after their death, both of them were worried that they didn't have any children to perform the Srardham for them. It is Bhagavan Sriman Narayanan who knows all of his Bhaktas thoughts and He fulfills them. And, He himself performed the Srardham, Thithi for the couples and even today the first theertham is given to the family members of Yagna Narayana Sharma and Sarasavani.

And even today, the Perumal himself perform Srardham for the people, who doesn't have son or anyone else to perform and it is done during the time from 12 noon to 1.00 pm.

And people who want to perform Srardham in this temple can join during the time of Pithru poojai by making the Sangalpam and dedicating it to the Perumal. The Neivedhyam done for this Perumal is Ven pongal (or) curd rice and along with it, Perandai + Yel Thuvayal is dedicated and the Perumal accepts it with full of kindness.

The Pithru Poojai, which is performed during Amavasai and Ekadesi thithi, is said to equivalent to that of the Srardham that's being performed in Gaya.

In this temple, a precious and sacred Sri Maha Lakshmi Salagramam is found and by worshipping this Salagramam will give us not only the Grace of Sri Lakshmi but also with lots of raise in our life, business etc. 


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