Location of the temple- From
- Chennai - 75 kms
- Tambaram - 50 kms
- Chengalpet - 20 kms
- Vedanthangal bird sanctuary - 8 kms
Surroundings : Situated atop a small hill, the area is quite picturesque, silent and serves well as the abode for the Lord.
Legend: As the picture shows (for readers of Tamil), the deity is so named because it is believed that Venkatesa Perumal revealed himself in a chariot here - obliging the prayer of the Pallava king who built the Tirupati temple. Hence the shrine is also knows as the Tirupati of the South. (தென் திருப்பதி)
Personally speaking, a visit to this shrine is something that I love because of the peace of mind and serenity that it inspires. This is also one of my most favorite temple shrines after Vaitheeswaran Koil down south. Vedanthangal bird sanctuary is also nearby. So, this would fit into an ideal weekend itinerary for a day!