Raju's Temple Visits

Visit to Sri Margapandeswarar Temple at Virinchipuram


In the Chennai-Bangalore highway, after Vellore bypass, proceed for another 10 Km till a place called Sedhuvalai and turn right for Virinchipuram. The temple is about a km from the Sedhuvalai junction.


Chennai (Adayar) to Vellore bypass: 142 km
Vellore Bypass to Sedhuvalai junction: 12 km
Sedhuvalai to temple: 1 km

Quick facts:

Main deity: Margabandheeswarar, east facing
Goddess: Maragathambihai, east facing
Sthala Vruksham: Palm
Theertham: Simha Theertham, Sooli Theertham and Brahma Theertham
Sung by: Appayya Dikshithar, Thirumoolar, Pattinathar, Appar, Sambhandhar, Arunagiri nadhar and many others


  • 1300 years old temple – the oldest and the biggest temple of Vellore district
  • Gowri Devi, Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu and Lord Sriharan had worshipped here
  • The temple is famous for its prahara walls and the sculptures
  • Aadhi Shankarar had done the Beejakshara Pradhishtai to the Simha theertham of the temple
  • Arunachala Puranam, Siva…

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