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
21/06/2021,10:00 AM Free
23/07/2021,12:00 PM Free
30/05/2021,09:00 AM Free