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Adi Narayana Perumal Temple at Enkan Thiruvarur

Adi Narayana Perumal Temple is located at Enkan near Thiruvaur in Tamil Nadu. The unique aspect of the temple is that murti of Bhagavan Vishnu worshiped in the temple is sitting atop Garuda. Thus, devotees get the opportunity to have Garuda seva darshan daily.

This is one rare temple where Vishnu appears atop Garuda in the sanctum santorum. Legend has it that once Sage Brigu was performing penance in the place where the temple stands. A chola king led his hunting expedition through the place and this disturbed the penance of the Sage. When the sage opened his eyes he saw the king attempting to hunt a lion. The sage in anger cursed the king to have the face of a lion.

The king begged for forgiveness. The sage asked the king to take holy dip in Vettaru River and offer prayers to Vishnu.

The king followed the advice of the sage and had darshan of Vishnu atop Garuda here. The king got back is human face on the Mrigasira star day.

As the king was relieved of animal face (mrug), the place is of great importance to people born in Mrigasira Nakshatra.

Consorts of Bhagavan Vishnu worshipped in the temple are Bhudevi and Sridevi.

The small shrine is built in typical Dravidian architecture style.

Subsidiary deities worshipped in the temple are Nardana Vinayaka, Hanuman and Garuda.

The most important festivals observed here are Vaikunta Ekadasi, Garuda Panchami, Sri Krishna Jayanti (Gokula Ashtami) and Sri Ramnavami.

It is believed that those couples without children will get relief after offering prayers here.

Performing Tirumanjanam on Wednesdays and Saturdays are considered highly meritorious.

Adi Narayana Perumal Temple at Engan Puja Timings

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Adi Narayana Perumal Temple Contact Address

Sri Aadhinarayana Perumal Temple,
Tiruvarur District
Pincode – 612 603
Telephone – +91 4366-269 965, 94433 51528