|Other names:||Sthalasayana Perumal Kovil|
|Primary Deity:||Sri Sthalasayana Perumal|
|Temple Tank:||Pundarika Pushkarni|
|Architecture and culture|
|Architectural styles:||Dravidian architecture|
The temple stands on the shore and it was built along with the other sculptures. It is a small temple with two major Shrines for Lord Sthalasayana Perumal and Nilamangai Thayaar. This is the avatrasthalam(Birthplace) of Bhoothathazhwar, the 2nd Azhwar. There is also a separate shrine for Lord Narasimha. The architecture depicts the pallava style. This shrine was built by Pallava kings. Bhoothathazhwar was found in a tank that is opposite to the temple.
The place is also famous for its Adivaraha shrine near the seashore, where the Lord is known as "Valavendai Gnanapiran" or the Lord having His Consort on His right side unlike other places with His Consort on the left side like the nearby Thiruvidaventhai divyadesam.
Sage Pundareeka was worshipping Lord Vishnu with Lotus flowers. Once the Sage Pundareeka started piling water from the ocean in order to get the divine vision of Lord Vishnu. Seeing his devotion, Lord Vishnu came in guise as an old man and asked for food. The Sage went to get food for the old man. When he returned he found Lord Vishnu in an Ananthasayana posture and wearing the lotus flowers which was offered by the sage. He then realised that it is Lord himself had come in disguise to bless the devotee.
Sri Sthalasayana Perumal Mahatyam
Lord Sthalasayana Perumal had come personally to fulfill his devotees wishes.
Darshan, Sevas and Festivals
Maasi Makham is an important festival. The Uthsava idol in the temple, known as "Ulaguyya Nindra Piran" along with His Consorts, and those of Valavendai Gnanapiran or Adivaraha and Sri Rama from nearby Padavedu temple, will be taken in procession to the seashore at Mahabalipuram where special Poojas will be performed and "Theerthavari" will be offered..... And boothatalwar's avathara utsavam is also an important festival...
Easy Paasuram to Learn (Tamil)
Thamarullam Thancai Thalaiyarangam Thankaal
Thamarullum Thanporuppu velai Thamarullum
Maamallai Koval Mathitkudanthai Yenbare
Evalla Enthaik Kidam!