Basic information about the temple
|Moolavar:||Vastrarajara Perumal||Ambal / Thayar:||Sridevi, Bhudevi|
|Timing:||to & to||Parikaram:|
|Sung by:||Temple set:|
|City / town:||Vastrarajapuram||District:||Nagapattinam|
|Maps from (click):||Current location||Mayiladuthurai (18 km)||Tiruvarur (26 km)|
|Kumbakonam (33 km)||Nagapattinam (41 km)|
Sthala puranam and temple information
We request you to please read this short background about village temples, before you proceed.
This small Perumal temple is located just a little further west of the Tirumeyachur Lalithambigai temple, and to the south of the Nattaru river. The temple is situated in an open field, surrounded by agricultural lands.
There is no perimeter wall for the temple, and in addition to the main shrine (which includes an ardha mandapam and garbhagriham for Perumal), there is only a separate shrine for Garuda. We were unable to view Perumal, since the doors were locked, but we were later told that He is here in nindra kolam, together with Sridevi and Bhudevi.
The village of Vastrarajapuram, where this temple is situated, takes its name from the deity of that temple. There was nobody to tell us the sthala puranam here, but going by the external iconography and the name of the deity here, it is possible that the moolavar is a representation of Krishna from the Mahabharatam, specifically the incident when He provided Draupadi with endless clothing when the Kauravas sought to disrobe her.
As with the Alathur Varadaraja Perumal temple, we were made aware of and visited this temple only because the priest at the nearby Alathur Pippilakadeeswarar temple directed us to take a look.
Going by the puja articles in the ardha mandapam, it was clear – and heartening – that daily puja takes place here. We later also learnt that a bhattar (no contact info available) comes here for daily worship, but there is no specific timing. The temple is otherwise free to visit through the day.
Other Information for your visit
One can connect with the gurukkal of the Pippilakadeeswarar temple to get more information and contact details about this temple.