Thiruvanthipuram Sri Devanatha swamy temple


Sri Devanatha swamy temple timings , Thiruvaheendipuram

The board below shows that Devanatha swamy temple is open between
 6am  and 12 noon in the morning
4pm and 8.30 pm in the evening

The temple is near Cuddalore , 28.5 kilometre from Puducherry bus stand.  and is a 50 minute to one hour drive.

The Lord is considered to be the elder brother of Lord Venkateswara of Thirumala

Sri Lakshmi Hyagreeva Sannidhi Oushadagiri


The sannidhi is on a small hill opposite to the temple entrance.  It is believed that when Lord Hanuman flew with the Sanjeevi Parvatha a part of it fell here and hence the name Oushada giri.  So a visit to the sannidhi cures diseases.  Since Hyagreeva is the Lord for education also this shrine of Laxmi Hyagreeva is popular with school going children and their parents placing pens, pencils etc before examinations and taking the blessings of the Lord.

This shrine is open between
7.30 am and 12.00 noon in the morning
4.30 pm and 7.30 pm in the evening.

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This board gives some information about the temple in Tamil
The temple belongs to Pallava, Chozha period
The Lord is Sri Devanantha Swamy
The Goddess is Sengamala Thayar
Stala vriksha or tree - Vilva or Bilva
The names of important tanks called theertham are also mentioned.


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The information on the board translated in English is

Greatness of the shrine

He who blessed Goddess Saraswathi , Lakshmi Hyagreeva blesses His devotees with education , wealth , blesses them in their vocation and  healthy life.
Children are blessed in their educational pursuits and elders in their vocation or business when they come to this shrine that was formed  when a part of Sanjeevi Hill or Parvath carried by Lord Hanuman fell here.

Offerings include sugar candy, cardamom garland ( elakkai malai )

We can visit this temple when we plan a trip of temple in Pondicherry or we can include this temple in our pilgrimage to Chidambaram or Thirukadaiyur.  When we travel from Chennai as we did ,  we can have darshan in this temple and proceed to Thirukadaiyur.  We can have a darshan in Chidambaram when we return .  This is because after darshan of Sri Devanatha Swamy we may not have time to reach Chidambaram before the temple  closes in the morning and that is around 12 noon.