Thiruvellarai Sri Pundarikaksha Perumal Temple of Maha Vishnu in the form of Vishnu Temple Road, Thiruvellarai, Tiruchirapalli-621009

One of the Divya desam temples in India. This Hindu temple is No.6 among the 108 Divya Desams.

Temple Etiquette

  • Footwear not allowed inside

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

  • Prasad and donation

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

  • Dress conservatively

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

  • Restricted entry

    Restricted entry
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    Entry is normally restricted to temple priests in the sanctum sanctorum. Some temples restrict the entry of non-Hindus

  • Avoid cellphones

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

  • Circumambulation or pradakshina

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


About Thiruvellarai Sri Pundarikaksha Perumal Temple

This is No.6 in the 108 Divya Desam temples in India. 

This Indian temple is located in a hillock called "Swethagiri", about 100 Ft. High. This Hindu temple's tank was shaped as a Swastik, with the unusual characteristic that if one bathes at one end of the tank, he or she cannot be seen from the other end due to the shape of the tank.

Devi (Mother Goddess) has all the first right in all the festivals of this Hindu temple. All the properties of the temple are in the name of the Devi (Mother Goddess).

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