Temple Structure

               Sri Devaraja Swamy Temple, popularly known as Sri Varadarajar Temple is situated at the eastern corner of Kancheepuram. Lofty Gopurams and lengthy walls bear testimony to the fame of the temple

East Gopuram

West Gopuram

            The height of East Gopuram is 125 feet; width 99 feet. 

The height of West Raja Gopuram is 96 feet and width 92.5 feet.

This temple consists five prakarams (Corridors). 

     Mada Street (Mada Vilagam),   Alwar Thiruveethi (or) Alwar pradhakshnam where Sannadhi of Alwars and Achariars are situated.

Separate Shrines for Nammalvar, Manavala Mamuni, Bashyakarar, Vedanta Desikar are  in good condition.   

   Periyalwar, Thondaradi Podi Alwar, Thiruppan Alwar  and Thirumangai Alwar  have their own shrines. It is told that there was a Sannadhi for Mudhal Alwars.  But now it is in a dilapidated condition.  

    At the outside of the temple there is a separate Sannadhi for Koorath Alwar.  To the west of this Shrine is the Sannadhi of Thirukkachi Nambi.

 

         Next Inner Corridor is called  “ Yamunai thuraivar Thirumutram “.  As the Temple’s kitchen  is  situated  in this Corridor, this is also called as “ Madaipalli Prathakshnam “.  The  entrance  which  leads  to  outer Corridor is known as Thondaradi podi.  The Shrine of Arulmigu Perun Devi Thayar is at this Corridor.  

      The Mirror room where Lord Perumal gives darshan during festival seasons, Abishek Mandapam, Godown for Mounts (Vahanams), Ramar Sannadhi and Thousand pillared Mandapam are situated in this Corridor.

Sri Garuda Sannidhi

            There is an entrance to take us from this  corridor  to  inner Corridor.  Opposite to this entrance is the Sannidhi of Periya Thiruvadi (Garuda).    Andal  Sannadhi  and  Vishwaksenar  Sannadhi  are  also situated in this Corridor.

Thanvandri

        Hence this Prakaram is also known as “Senaiyar Kone Thirumutram “.  This Corridor also consists the shrines of Thanvandri, the deity for Medicine and Malayala Nachiar.

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