Varadaraja Perumal Minjur
Vaishnavite Temples, Thiruvallur District
Varadaraja Perumal, facing east
Perundevi Thaayar, facing east
Aandal, Garuda, Kothai Nachiyar, Chakrathazhwar
Some stone inscriptions belonging to the Chola Period have been discovered here at Varadaraja Perumal Minjur. The earliest of them is dated 973 CE and belongs to the reign of Madhurantaka Uttama Chola (973-985 CE) mentioning that this temple known as Chola kula Sundara Vinnagar, was constructed in 973 AD. Another inscription dating back to 1016 CE of the time of Rajendra I (1012-1044 AD) mentions a gift of land to conduct festivals.
The place where Varadaraja Perumal Minjur is said to have been was covered with dense Mauncha Grass in the ancient past and was thus called Mauncha Aranyam which later became corrupted to Minjur.
Varadaraja Perumal Minjur is right in the center of Minjur town which is about 30 kilometers north of Chennai.
Stay and Food
None locally except tea shops.