Virinjipuram temple History, Timings and Route information.
Virinjipuram temple History
As per the folklore, Lingodbhava is attached to this temple. Lord Siva once emerged as a cosmic pillar and challenged Lord Vishnu and Lord Brahma to find the begin and the end. Lord Vishnu in the form of a boar dug deep into the Earth and told Siva that he could not make it. Lord Brahma in the form a swan and set out to reach the top. Brahma with the support of Mogili Flower and Cow told Siva that he had reached the top. Angered by the false claim, Lord Siva cursed Brahma that there will not be any idols for him in the Earth.
To get rid of this sin, Brahma took the birth as Brahmin and called by Siva Sharma, took the responsibilities after his father’s death.
Siva Sharma offered prayers for Swarna Ganapathi who then approached Lord Siva to perform Abhishek. As he was small, he was not able to touch the head portion of Siva Linga. Lord Siva bent down to help Siva Sharma in performing Abhishek. Hence the deity in this temple is found siding. Lord Siva is called by Marga Bandhu Eswar which means “One who guides us in the right way”. This temple is 1000 years old. During Panguni Masam, Sun rays fall on the presiding deity inside Garbha Griha.
Virinjipuram temple Timings
Morning Hours: 6:00 am – 11:00 am
Evening Hours: 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Places near Virinjipuram Temple
- Golden Temple Vellore
- Sholingur Narasimha Temple
- Jalagandeswarar Temple Vellore
- Vellore Fort
How to reach Virinjipuram temple?
- The nearest international airport is at Tirupati and Chennai. Both are equal distance.
- The nearest railway station is a Vellore which is 16 km away
- Temple is easily reachable from Vellore.
Reference Link: History