Ratha Vallabha Perumal

Temple’s Peculiarity:

Chitra starrers are of a reserved type confining themselves to their own self. They are fond of touring, good in education, courageous and love even enemies. They achieve what they wish by adjusting to others views.

Mythology:

Guru’s (Jupiter) only son Kasa was trapped in demon’s world and so he did penance towards the Lord Narayana. After a long period Lord Narayana came before Guru and saved his son by sending Chakrathalwar. From that day onwards the place where Guru meditated became a temple and Lord Narayana came in an stunning Ratha (vechicle) on Chitra Star day so the temple is named as Chitra Ratha Vallabha Perumal temple.

Festivals:

There are lot of festivals celebrated in this temple among them Marghali Vaikunta Ekadasi and Guru Peyarchi are notable

Specialty:

The lord Narayana along with his consorts are made up of sandal wood which is a rare feature and the Lord Chakrathalwar and Guru graces from their shrines as swayambu moorthis

Preferred Star:

As the name of the temple suggest, this temple is very famous for chitra nakshatra people. It is believed that if they visit this temple during auspicious days they will get rid of their planetary effect and will lead a happy life.

Travel

This temple is seated in Kuruvithurai which is at a distance of 23 km from Madurai.

Bus:

There are surplus buses to this temple from Madurai Periyar bus stand. During some auspicious days buses or autos will take you till the threshold of the temple.

Train:

Madurai junction is the nearest one to this temple.

Airport:

From the Madurai airport it will take one hour to reach this temple.

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