When was Srivilliputhur Andal temple built?

When was Srivilliputhur Andal temple built?

788 A.D.
Though the Andal temple was built in 788 A.D., it was expanded and renovated by Maveli Vanathi Rayar in the 15th century.

What is srivilliputhur famous for?

Srivilliputhur is known for a milk sweet called as Srivilliputhur Palkova. The Srivilliputhur Milk Producers Cooperative Society Ltd. and other local vendors started the production of the sweet from 1977 after the white revolution in the 1970s. The industry provides employment to the citizens of the town.

How old is srivilliputhur?

2000 years old
The Srivilliputhur Temple belongs to one of the 108 divyadesams of Lord Vishnu. This temple is said to be of 2000 years old and initially known as Varaha Kshethra.

What is the story of Andal?

Andal was a Tamil poet and Bhakti saint, like Meera of the north, or Akka Mahadevi of the Kannada region. As a young woman, she fell in love with Lord Vishnu and refused to wed any mortal man. In her songs, she asks for His embrace, demands His caress. She rejects everything and everyone else.

Who is father of Andal?


Periyalvar ( c. 9th century), also known as Vishnuchittar is one of the twelve alvar saints of South India who are known for their affiliation to Vaishnava tradition of Hinduism. His name is also transliterated as Periyalwar, Periyazhwar, or Periyazhvar. He is the foster father of Andal.

Who built Andal Temple?

The temple has inscriptions from Chola, Pandya and Nayak rulers, spanning across various centuries from the 10th to 16th centuries. As per some accounts, the original structure was constructed by Tribuvana Chakravarthy Konerinmai Kondan Kulasekaran and the Andal temple by Barathi Rayar.

Which is the tallest temple of India?

Ranganathaswamy Temple
Tallest Gopurams

Rank Temple Height ft
1 Ranganathaswamy Temple, Raja Gopuram 239.501
2 Murdeshwara Temple 237
3 Annamalaiyar Temple East Gopuram (Raja Gopuram) 216.5
4 Srivilliputhur Andal Temple 193.5

Is Lakshmi and Andal same?

Out of 12 Alvars (Vishnu worshippers), Andal is the only female poetess/ saint who is worshipped for her unabashed desires and devotion towards the lord Vishnu. It is believed in Tamil Nadu that Andal is an incarnation of the goddess Lakshmi.

Where did Aandal born?

Srivilliputhur, India
Andal/Place of birth

What is the history of Srivilliputhur Andal temple?

The history of Srivilliputhur centres around the Srivilliputhur Andal Temple, dedicated to Andal. It is argued that the temple of Vatapatrasayi is present from the 8th century, but there are epigraphic records are available only from the 10th century.

Who is the presiding deity of Srivilliputhur temple?

Since Andal married Ranganatha, who came as a king (called Raja), the presiding deity is called Rangamannar. The history of Srivilliputhur centres around the Srivilliputhur Andal Temple, dedicated to Andal.

Which is the name of Andal Sannadhi temple?

The first part is called VADABADRA SAYANAR TEMPLE and the second part is known as ANDAL SANNADHI. The ALWARS lived in 8th century. So we can say that the existence of the temple can be traced even before. VADABADRASAYANAY TEMPLE was constructed by the King VILLI who ruled the place.

When did Vatapatrasayi appear to Andal temple?

The Vijayanagar and Nayak kings commissioned paintings on the walls of the shrine of temple, some of which are still present. Samprokshanam of the Andal temple was performed on 20 January 2016 by Tamil Nadu Government. Vatapatrasayi is believed to have appeared to Andal, Periyalvar and sages Markandeya and Bhrigu.