A view inside the temple at Sri Vadivazhagiya Nambi Perumal Temple (Thiru Anbil)
A view inside the temple at Sri Vadivazhagiya Nambi Perumal Temple (Thiru Anbil)

Sri Vadivazhagiya Nambi Perumal Temple is situated in Anbil village of Tiruchirappalli, Tamilnadu. This temple is one of the 108 Divya Desam Temples, which are dedicated to Lord Vishnu and also named as ‘Thiru Anbil’. Sri Vadivazhagiya Nambi Perumal is also called as Sundararaja Perumal Temple (or) Thiru Anbil Temple. The idols of Lord Sundararaja Perumal and Goddess Sundaravalli blesses the devotees in the form of ‘Sundara Soroobham’, Sundaram refers to beautiful and Soroobham refers to body.

Sri Vadivazhagiya Nambi Perumal Temple is believed to be built by the king Sundara Chola of the 8th century AD which is built in the Dravidian style. As the king got enormous victory after worshipping the Lord Sri Vadivazhagiya Nambi Perumal here, he built the current structure celebrating his victory. And the temple is said to be mostly contributed by the Chola kings with lot of wealth. Sri Vadivazhagiya Nambi Perumal Temple is related to Lord Brahma, the creator of World, as Lord Sundararajan is believed to be appeared to Lord Brahma and sage Suthaba as a handsome young man. This temple is located on the banks of river and the Rajagopuram (the temple tower) of the temple has a 3-tiere structure facing the east direction


The presiding deity of this Sri Vadivazhagiya Nambi Perumal Temple is Lord Sundararaja Perumal, who is in reclining posture on the serpent Adisesha. The other important deities of the temple are Goddess Sundaravalli, Goddess Sridevi, Goddess Bhoodevi, the twelve Azhwars, Lord Narasimha, Lord Hanuman, and Lord Venugopalar. There is an idol of Goddess Andal located in this temple, who is in sitting posture, which is unique from other temples.

And it is believed that the unmarried person will get married soon by worshipping Goddess Andal at this temple. This place is considered more sacred, where Lord Shiva and Lord Brahma got relieved from their sins after worshipping Lord Sri Vadivazhagiya Nambi Perumal in this temple. Sri Vadivazhagiya Nambi Perumal is respected in Nalayira Divya Prabandham, the literature by Thirumalisai Azhwar in two hymns. This temple is now maintained by the Hindu Religious and Endowment Board of the Government of Tamil Nadu.

Pooja Timings

  • Ushathkala Pooja – 7 a.m.
  • Kalasanthi Pooja – 8:00 a.m.
  • Uchikala Pooja – 12:00 p.m.
  • Sayarakshai Pooja – 6:00 p.m.
  • Irandamkala Pooja – 7:00 p.m.
  • Ardha Jama Pooja – 8:00 p.m.


  • Theerthavari festival – February or March
  • Vaikunta Ekadasi – December or January
  • Pongal – January
  • Diwali – October or November
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