March 19, 2016

Vengadamangalam Temple

Site Name: Tiruvengada Perumal Temple
Site Type: Hindu temple
Location:   Vengadamangalam, Near Tambaram and Chennai, Tamil Nadu state, India
Highlights: 9 feet tall deity
Nearest Railway Station: Tambaram
Nearest Airport: Chennai
How to reach: Well connected by road from Tambaram and Chennai
Hotel: A lot of options across Chennai
Restaurants:  A lot of options across Chennai and Tambaram

Vengadamangalam is a small village located near Agaram, which in turn is located near Tambaram in Tamil Nadu state of India . Let us explore about a newly constructed temple of Tiruvengada Perumal in this article.
Vengadamangalam is a scenic village where the urbanization has not yet affected. The village has a Pushkarani (temple tank) which has never dried up and a big banyan tree for many years. Few years ago, the villagers have started worshiping the photograph of Vengadaperumal (Balaji) placed under the tree. In due course, the devotees started gathering here regularly. They decided to build a huge temple for Vengada Perumal and thus the temple was built ultimately. The Kumbabhishek of the temple took place on 18th March 2016. I am happy that I visited this temple on the very next day and I am one among the first set of people to visit this temple. I am also happy to introduce this temple on the net for the benefit of the others.

The temple follow the modern day structure with a main shrine and a big pillared mandap in the front side. There is no tower or vimana so far. Only bali peetha is found and the flag staff is yet to be constructed. The sanctum sanctorum enshrines the gigantic image of Sri Tiruvengada Perumal. The deity is around 9 feet tall. 

The utsav idols of Sudarshan, Perumal with Sri Devi and Bhoo Devi and another small Perumal are all found in the sanctum along with the presiding deity.

In the mandap, the beautiful idols of Alarmel Mangai and Andal are situated. Garud is found in a separate shrine facing towards the main shrine.

The temple is east facing. Outside the main temple, Hanuman is found in a separate north facing sub-shrine.

Happy travelling.


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