Thiruvanthipuram Hayagriva Temple Cuddalore

Thiruvanthipuram Hayagriva Temple is one of the famous temples of Lord Hayagreeva in India, situated 7 km from Cuddalore in Tamilnadu. Also known as Thiruvanthipuram Devanatha Perumal Temple, this 108 Divya Desams of Lord Vishnu is a twin temple enshrining the idols of Lord Hayagreevar and Devanatha Perumal Swami. The presiding deity, Mahavishnu is worshipped here as Lord Devanatha and Goddess Lakshmi as Sengamala Thayar (Hemabujavalli). Lord Hayagriva is worshipped here in Yoga Hayagriva posture - a solitary pose of divine meditation.

Thiruvanthipuram Temple Deities

Lord Vishnu is worshipped in three different forms in the temple – in standing pose as Devanatha, in lying posture as Palli Kondanathar, and in sitting posture as Ahindrapuranatha. Thiruvanthipuram Hayagriva Temple has separate shrines dedicated to Lord Rama, Andal,  Sri Rajagopalan, Sree Chakkarathalvar, Sri Venugopalan, Alvars, and Desika.

Temple Significance

Thiruvanthipuram Devanatha Temple is built in traditional Dravidian style of architecture and is set in a picturesque environment in Oushadhagiri Hill surrounded by huge Aswatha trees, near the sacred River Gadilam (Garuda Nathi). References to the temple can be seen in the Divya Prabandha of the Tamil Alwars. Sri Ramanujacharya, the most venerated teacher in the philosophy of Sri Vaishnavism, lived in Thiruvanthipuram.

Picture of Thiruvanthipuram Hayagriva Temple in Cuddalore Tamilnadu

Photo Courtesy - Raju Flickr

Major Festivals

Vaikunta Ekadasi, Hayagrivar Jayanthi, and Sree Rama Navami are some of the major festivals celebrated at the temple.

Temple Contact Address

Arulmigu Devanatha Swamy Temple
Cuddalore District


  1. What is the telephone number of Thiruvanthipuram temple?

  2. I am from Thiruvanthipuram (Thiruvaheendrapuram). I have not heard that Bagwad Sri Ramanujacharya ever lived here. It is Swami Sri Vendantha Desikan who lived in Thiruvaheendrapuram.Swami Deskian is another revered teacher-acharya and also a follower of Bagwad Sri Ramanujacharya.

  3. I need to perform vidyaarambam for my child...can I do it now in june!?


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