Sri Azhagiya Singar Perumal Temple, Tiruvelukkai

Sri Azhagiya Singar Perumal Temple, Tiruvelukkai

TamilNadu, Kanchipuram

Shrine: Azhagiya Singar Perumal

In the holy city of Kanchipuram stands the divyadesam of Azhagiya Singar Perumal, revered in the hymns of the Alwar(Azhvar) saints. The presiding deity is Narasimhar, the half lion-half man incarnation of the Lord to annihilate the demons. The temple is believed to have been built by the Pallavas in the late 8th century AD, with contributions from Cholas and Vijayanagar kings. The inscriptions is the temple sate back to the reign of Kulothunga Chola and Rajadhiraja Chola

Origin: Origin unknown


The legend  regarding the temple revolves around a yagna conducted by Lord Brahma. Goddess Saraswathy, angry that she was not a part of it, sent demons to create obstruction.  Lord Vishnu defeated the deomons so that the yang could go on smoothly. She sent an asura named Kapalika, and the Lord took the form of Narasimha to kill him. The Lord then decided to stay here to protect his devotees from evil.  Sage Brugu his said to have worshipped Perumal in this temple.

This temple is part of the famous Kanchipuram Divya Desam Yatra.


The temple is built in Dravidian style, with Pallava and Chola influences. The gopuram is tiered and has sculptures. The main deity is Sri Azhagiya Singar in standing posture.The temple also has shrine for Amruthavalli and Garuda. A granite wall encloses the shrines and the temple ponds. The shrine's structure has faded over the years from its earlier fineness.  

Darsan Info

Sri Azhagiya Singar Perumal Temple timings : 7 AM to 10.30 AM and in the evening from 5 PM to 7.30 PM.

Darsan Dresscode: Devotees are advised to wear clean and conservative attire. Western dresses are not allowed in the temples of Tamil Nadu


Kanchipuram, in the state of Tamil Nadu is one of the important religious places in India and a holy pilgrimage site for both Saivites and Vaishnavites. Historically, it was a centre for education and popular for the architectural beauty of its temples. Silk saree weaving is a major industry and Kanchipuram pattu(silk) is famous all around the country.

Language Spoken: Tamil

Location and Contact

Singaperumal Sannidhi St, Ennaikaran, Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu

Contact Number : 914364256 927

Ways to Reach

By Air
Chennai, the nearest international airport, is situated around 75 km away from Kanchipuram.
By Train
Kanchipuram is the nearest railway station and Chennai, a major rail head. Local trains run between Kanchipuram and Chennai at specified intervals.
By Road
The city of Kanchipuram is well connected with the other part of the states. There are frequent services, state buses as well as Chennai Metropolitan buses from Chennai.

Additional Info

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Place Name Jan - March April - June July - Sept Oct - Dec
Max-Temparture 32oC 37oC 35.5oC 30.3oC
Min-Temparture 22.3oC 26.6oC 25.6oC 22.6oC

Temple Rituals

The priests perform regular pujas and rituals to the deity. The temple has six various rituals performed through the day.

Special Rituals

Devotees perform Tirumanjanam to Lord Perumal and offer clothes

Pooja Timing

Sri Azhagiya Singar Perumal Temple timings : 7 AM to 10.30 AM and in the evening from 5 PM to 7.30 PM.                          
Ushathkalam Pooja - 7 AM
Kalasanthi Pooja - 8:00 AM.
Uchikalam Pooja - 12:00 PM
Sayarakshai Pooja - 6:00 PM
Irandamkalam Pooja - 7:00 PM
Ardha Jamam Pooja - 10:00 PM

Regular Offerings

Flowers, clothes


September - Janmashtami (Aug/Sept)

December - Vaikunta Ekadashi

  • Near Bus Stand

  • Kanchipuram
  • Nearby Airport

  • Chennai - 75kms
  • Nearby Railway Station

  • Kanchipuram
  • Taxi Stand

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