Margabandeeswarar Swamy temple Virinjipuram,Pooja Schedule & timings

15/04/2021 - 31/12/2022 (06:00 AM - 08:00 PM)
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Sri Margabandeeswarar Temple, Virinchipuram, Tamil Nadu, India Free


Sri Margabandeeswarar Swamy temple is located at Virinjipuram village, near Vellore city in the state of Tamilnadu. This temple was built in 13th century by Cholas and renovations were done by Vijayanagara kings in 19th and 20th Century

Margabandeeswarar swamy is the main deity. He is an incarnation of lord shiva. Here swamy is swayambu (Self – manifested). Goddess Maragadhambikai is consort of lord shiva.

This temple is located on the banks of the river Palar.
The sunrays fall on the deity during the tamil month Panguni (Feb-Mar)
1008 small lingams are enshrined in a single Maha Lingam
Arunachala Puranam, Shiva Rahasyam, Kanchi Puranam have described this temple.
This is also birth place of renowed vedic scholar and shiva devotee Sri Appaya Dikshithar.

Important Festivals :

10 day annual festival Theerthavari in Panguni Month

Shivaratri and Navaratri Festivals

Temple Timings :

6.00 am to 11.00 am

4.00 pm to 8.00 pm

How to reach the Temple :

13 kms from Vellore

18 kms from Katpadi

Best time to Visit : September to February

Traditional dress is allowed for Darshan

Nearby Temples :

Pollikonda Sri Uthara Ranganatha Swamy Temple – 12 kms

Ratnagiri Sri Balamurugan Temple – 25 kms

Vellore Vallimalai Muruga Temple – 44 kms

Kaveripakkam Sundara Varadar Swamy Temple – 52 kms

Thiruparkadal Karapureeswarar Swamy Temple – 55 kms

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