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Virinjipuram Temple, Vellore

Virinjipuram Shiva temple is more than 1000 years old that exists in Vellore. It is a main pilgrimage site in Tamil Nadu, especially for the Shaivaite sect. The original name of this temple is Margabandhu Virinjipuram Temple. The presiding deity, Lord Shiva, is worshiped inside the temple in the form of a linga. According to the folklore, to find out who is the superior among the holy trinity, Lord Shiva appeared in the form of a cosmic lingam. Lord Brahma and Lord Vishnu had to find out the end. Both were unable to find the end but Lord Brahma lied. He was cursed by Lord Shiva and was born as a mortal on Earth who served in this temple.

 

It Is Known For:-
1) Virinjipuram Temple is known as the temple where Lord Brahma, as Siva Sarman, served Lord Shiva due to the curse. Since he was a child and couldn’t reach the head, the lord bowed so that his hand can reach
2) The structure of the temple is unique that the first ray of the sun falls on the feet of the lord
3) The various festivals, including Maha Shivaratri, is celebrated here

 

Best Time To Visit:-
The best time for visiting this temple is throughout the year. The devotees from the different places arrive at this place and offer their respects to Lord Shiva.

 

Reaching There:-
Virinjipuram Temple has a vast network of the roadways and railways. The local transit is the right medium for reaching the shrine conveniently.

 

Nearest Railway Station- Vellore Railway Station
Nearest Airport- Tirupati Airport

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