October 13, 2011

Aappoor Nithya Kalyana Perumal Temple

Aappoor is a small village located near Chenglepet city in South India. The distance is around 5 kms from Singaperumal Koil. This small village is famous mainly due to the hillock temple of Lord Vishnu.

If you travel from Singaperumal Koil, you will reach Thiruckkachur village first at a distance of 3 kms. This village has three ancient Shiva temples and one of those temples is located on top of the hill. Another 2 kms of journey will take you to Aappoor. Here also, the temple is located on top of the hill.

You can reach this hillock temple of Aappoorar a.ka Nithya Kalyana Perumal by climbing 500+ steep steps. The temple is very small. It has just one shrine where Lord Vishnu named as Nithya Kalyana Perumal is found in the standing posture. Unlike other usual temples, he is not found along with his consorts in this temple. A small idol of Garuda is found facing the main shrine. There are no other idols or shrines in this small temple.

The highlight of the temple is that the Lord wears saree in this temple. As it is believed that Lakshmi (the Goddess) is present within the Lord, he wears saree like a female in this temple. It is believed that the unmarried people get married if they visit this temple.

There is no mythological story associated with this temple. Neither the history is known.

Beware of monkeys! You can find a lot of them near the main shrine.

It is better to visit the temple in a cool evening.

Happy travelling.

Fast Facts:

Site Name: Nithya Kalyana Perumal Temple
Site Type: Hindu temple
Location:  5 kms from Singaperumakoil, 17 kms from Chenglepet city, near Chennai, Tamil Nadu state, India
Highlights: Lord Vishnu wearing saree
Nearest Railway Station: Singaperumalkoil (for intracity trains); Chenglepet
Nearest Airport: Chennai
How to reach: Reachable by road from Singaperumal Koil and Chenglepet
Hotel: Available only in the nearby cities - Chenglepet or Chennai
Restaurants: No restaurant; you need to come to Chenglepet for one

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