Pavalavanna Perumal

Sri Pavalavanna Perumal

Pavalavannar Perumal Temple

Sri Pavala vannan temple is one of the 108 divya desam temples situated in Kanchipuram. 500 meters opposite to this temple is another temple called Sri Pachai Varnar ( calling the Lord Sri Narayana as green toned one) temple. Though this temple has not been revered in Mangalasasanam, it is believed that both these to be visited together as both these constitute the divya desam.

Sri Pachaivannar temple

It is explained in the scriptures here that Pacchai vannar, who is also called as "Maragatha vannar" is the amsam ( a form) of Lord Shiva and Pavala Vannar as the amsam of Parvathi. It is beleived that by worshipping these two sthalams at the same time, we worship both Lord Shiva and Parvathi( or Parashakti).

The Moolavar of this sthalam( Sri Pavala vannar) is Sri Pavala Vannar Perumal. Other name is 'Paramapatha Nathan'. Moolavar is in standing position facing West . Prathyaksham for Brighu Maharishi, Aswini Devathai and for Parvathi.

Thayar of this sthalam is Pavalavalli thayar.

Other Sannidhis: Pavalavalli Thayar sannidhi

Mangalasasanams The temple is revered by the verses of Tirumangai azhwar

Temple location It is situated as you enter Kanchipuram from the main road near the railway station.

Temple Timings The temple is open from 7:00 AM till 10:00 am and from 5:00 pm till 7:00 pm

How to reach?

Kanchipuram is around 75 kms from Chennai off the Chennai- Vellore/ Bangalore highway via SriPerumbudur. Kanchipuram is well connected by several bus services from Chennai. There is a railway station in Kanchipuram with a few train services from Chennai in the mornings.

Where to Stay? There are many semi deluxe hotels in Kanchipuram
Other interesting places around Kanchipuram It is a temple town with 15 out of the 108 divya desams spread around here. Sri Perumbadur, the birth place of Sri Ramanujar and Rajiv Gandhi Memorial are nearby.
Contact +91-44-2722 5242
Useful data
State: Tamil Nadu
District: Kanchipuram
Famous for: Pilgrimage,shopping for the world famous silk sarees,weaving
Languages: English,Tamil, Telugu
Best Season: Throughout the year. Summer( from May to July) could be very sultry when the mercury shoots to 40 degree celsius.
Weather: Summer 33-42°C, Winter 16-28°C
Altitude: Sea level