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Shri Adi Narayana Perumal - Tamilnadu

Temple's Peculiarity

Lord Vishnu graces from his sanctum sanctorum on his vehicle Garuda, which is a rare form among the other temples of Lord Vishnu. Here the Lord comes in the mission of rescuing one of his disciples on his vahana Garuda. The temple is an ancient one with traditional architectures and sculptors. Shri Adhi Narayana Perumal temple is in Thiruvarur district.


Sage Bruhu was performing penance here surrounded by Vanni trees. A chola king raised high sounds while hunting a lion and interrupted the penance of the sage. Hence the sage cursed the king that he would have a lion’s face as he has chosen this place for hunting where sages are engaged in penance. The king begged for a remedy. The sage suggested him to bath in Vettraru River known as Vruddha Cauvery and worship Perumal to get rid of his curse. The king followed the advice of the sage and got back his human face. This is why this place is very special to Mrigashirsha nakshatra as the king was relieved from his animal (mirgam) face.

Preferred Star

Mrigashirsha starrers pray in this temple for relief from adverse planetary effects and those seeking child boon, early happy wedding, afflicted by Naga dosha-snake, Pakshi dosha-bird, suffering from skin diseases, threatened by enemies, family unity and upset by recurring death incidents in family, and child health problems, visit this temple on Pournami days (full moon days) and Mrigashirsha star days. It is believed that performing Thirumanjanam to Perumal on Wednesdays and Saturdays yield all happy results and brings relief to the devotees.


The temple is open from 5.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m. in the evenings.


People get relief from all sufferings if they visit this temple often.

Travel Mode

This temple is located in Enkan city at a distance of 14 km from Tiruvarur.

Bus : Buses from Thiruvarur main bus stand will take you to this temple.

Train : Nearest railway station is in Thanjavur from where you have to take a bus or taxi to reach this place

Air : Trichy international airport is quite near to this temple.