Name of the Temple
Sri Chitraradha Vallaba Perumal temple
Period of origin
Before 2000 years
Name of deity
Moolavar: Chitraradha Vallaba Perumal
Ambal: Sridevi, Bhoomidevi
Star : Chithirai
You are a man capable of facing any type of problem with courage. Due to your special skills and abilities, it is not surprising that you are a bit head-strong. Although you may appear accommodating you do not believe in or rely on the advice or opinions of any one, including your spouse. This may be a cause for enmity and opposition within and without the home . However those you love must understand that you would do anything for them. Your wife may not be able to understand the depth of your concern for her. You tend to be too independent and since this could be deceptive, you are urged to cultivate this spirit of interdependence.
You enjoy dressing well and looking good. You have a pleasant smile and appearance. You are enthusiastic and hard-working. You have a good head for legal matter. You will be separated from your family early in life .you will be a self –made woman and proud of that. Do not let your need for acclaim and commendation lead you to find love in the wrong place. Remember that it is much more valuable to be appreciated rather than praised. You have a fiery temper and this could cause conflict in relationship and in marriage. CHITHRA- bones are generally bold and capable of withstanding any obstacle or problem with courage. You apply your own values to other. You are attached to your mother. You may have the knack to predict or intuit the future. Your ability will surprise people. You have very accurate intuitions. You will have to face some enemies and obstacles. Take special care to cherish your life partner
According to the legend, when Shukra Acharya, the tutor and guide for the Asuras, brought the dead asuras back to life in their war against the devas, Guru or Jupiter’s son, Kasa, was sent on behalf of the Devas to Asuralokha to learn Sanjeevini Mantra that Shukra Acharya used to bring the Asuras back to life. While Shukra Acharya’s daughter Devayani fell in love with Kasa, the demons sensed Kasa’s intentions and killed him, mixing his ashes in water and making Shukra Acharya drink it. Shukra Acharya was able to find this out of his wisdom when Devayani requested him to find out where Kasa was. Kasa was brought back to life by Shukra, but he had to tear open Shukra Acharya’s stomach in the process – he later saved his acharya by using the Sanjeevini Mantra that he had learnt. Now that he also came out of the acharya, he had become his son, and hence, refused to marry Devayani. When Devayani raised seven mountains and prevented Kasa from leaving, Lord Chakrathaazhwar was sent to his rescue on Chithirai day by Lord Narayana as Jupiter prayed for his safety. Since the Lord appeared in his chariot or Radha, the God is known as Chithiraradha Perumal.
We observe Guru transition day each year very devotionally when the planet moves to the next zodiac sign. Guru-Jupiter himself had to face a problem and Lord Narayana was the destination for him for a remedy. He performed penance here. He is a swayambumurthy here. Chakkarathalwar (Lord Narayana’s discus) also is a swayambumurthy in the temple. The idols of 12 Alwars (sage poets who eulogized Perumal) are in a single form.
Guru Bhagwan (Jupiter) and Chakarathalwar (the discus of Lord Vishnu) grace as swayambumurthis. The idols of Perumal with His consorts are made of sandalwood, a salient feature of the temple. Jupiter graces as Yoga Guru. Margazhi Vaikunda Ekadasi in December-January and Jupiter transition days are celebrated in the temple.
Buses are available to Kuruvithurai from Madurai Periyar bus stand. The distance from Madurai is 23 km. The temple is 3 km from the bus stand. The buses will run up to the temple on important days as Thursdays and Poornima-full moon days. Autos may be hired on other days.
7.30 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and from 3.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m.
Temple Telephone Number:
+91 94439 61948, 97902 95795 , 97903 55234
Sri Chitraradha Perumal Temple,
Kuruvithurai – 625 207,
Cholavandhan Via ,