Sadras is a fortress town located at approximately at a distance of around 70 kms from Chennai, the gateway to South India. Sadras is the anglicized name of Chaduranga Pattinam.
This beautiful old temple is basically a "mada" temple. The main shrine is located on the raised platform (rather elevated hillock). The entrance of the main shrine has the idols of Lakshmi Narasimha and Lakshmi Naryana which is generally not found in the other Vishnu temples. The sanctum sanctorum has the idol of Lord Giri Varadar in the standing posture with four hands. The Lord is also called as Malai Mandala Perumal. His consorts Sri Devi and Bhoo Devi are found on his either sides. Outside the sanctum sanctorum, the idols of Lakshmi and Narayana are also found in the main shrine. There is a separate sub-shrine within the main shrine where a lot of utsav idols (bronze idols) are placed.
|Malai Mandala Perumal Temple|
In front of the main shrine the bali peeth, flag staff and the small shrine of Garud are located. The idol of Garud is rare as it is found along with eight snakes (Ashta Naga Garud). It is believed that the first Alwar, Bhoodath Alwar had stayed in this temple. As per the history, Raghavendra Swamigal had also stayed in this temple for sometime.
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