Sri Varadaraja perumal temple was constructed many centuries back by King Krishnavarma who was a staunch follower of Sri Varadaraja Perumal.
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According to legend, the deity came to the aid of the king as Veeraraghavan when he was attacked by the king of a neighbouring kingdom. This temple was built by the king in honour of the deity. A city was also built by the king around the temple, called Veeraraghavapuram.
The temple lies on the banks of the river Thamirabarani. The main deity of the temple or “Moolavar” is Veeraraghavan and the “Ustava Moorthy” is Sri Varadharaja Perumal, after whom the temple is named.
The best times of year to visit this temple would be during the festival seasons. Visiting during the Brahma Utsavam, celebrated during the Tamil month of Chitarai (mid-April to mid-May) would be a rewarding experience. The temple timings are from 7.00 am to 11.00 am and 6.00 pm to 9.00 pm.