TVS Nagar, Padi, Chennai (North)

Sri Venkatesaperumal

This temple was constructed by Shri M.S. Gopalan who is also known as Guruswamy.

Eleven years ago, Shri. Gopal Guruswamy dreamt of someone knocking at the door one morning. On opening the door, he saw a bright light and a voice saying that the person wants a place to sit. At that time the Guruswamy could not understand the significance of the dream.

That evening, two people, visited Guruswamy’s house and requested him to spare the land where he had a mango grove, for the construction of Lord Venaktesaperumal Temple. Suddenly, he understood the meaning of his dream that he had in the morning. He realised that the voice that asked for a place to sit to be that of the Lord Himself.

Guruji readily agreed to donate the land as per their request. When he was given Rs.20,000 as advance for the sale of the land, he and his wife declined the offer to sell the piece of land and instead offered to donate the land for constructing temple in that place.

Guruji involved himself totally in the temple activities and the construction of the temple was completed in a short time. The first Mahasamprokshanam of the temple took place in July 1991.  The second Mahasamprokshanam was celebrated in 1997, followed by the third in the year 2008.

The presiding deity is Alamelu Manga Samedha Prasanna Venkatesa Perumal. Shrines for Goddess Alamelu Mangai Thayar, Shri Rama Bhaktha Anjaneyar, Vinayakar, Murugar, Ayyappan, Chakrathazhvar, Narasimhar and Hayagrevar are also present in the temple.

Daily Poojas and Sevas are performed. Devotees interested in Sevas can contact Shri. M.S. Gopalan,  91 9444750240

AyyappaApart from the Nithya Pooja that is performed twice daily, the following Monthly Poojas are also performed.

Ramanjuar Thiru Nakshatram - Thiruvathirai
Anjaneyar - Moolam
Perumal - Shravanam/Thiruvonam
Ayyappan - Uthram
Vinayagar - Chathurthi
Murugan - Kirthigai
Chakrathazhvar - Chithrai
Narasimhar - Swathi
Thayar – Pournami
Thiru vilakku pooja is performed with Sahasranama Archanai every Friday.

Poojas are also performed on the Nakshatra days.

Hanumath Jayanthi, Vaikunda Ekadesi and Puratasi are also observed with devotional fanfare at the temple.