History Of Temple
The temple consists of two parts. The first part is called VADABADRA SAYANAR TEMPLE and the second part is known as ANDAL SANNADHI. The ALWARS lived in 8th century. So we can say that the existence of the temple can be traced even before. VADABADRASAYANAY TEMPLE was constructed by the King VILLI who ruled the place. The tall tower was constructed by PERIA ALWAR with the help provided by the pandia king VALLABADEVAN AD 765-815 as per GURU PARAMBARA traditions.
Similarly ANDAL SANNADHI had been constructed by different kings of PANDI DYNASTY at different times. Even now we can see the FISH EMBLEM at the roof as a symbol of Pandiyakings. King THIRUMALAI NAICKER had done many renovations. The “SUKRAVARA KURADU” bears the statues of THIRUMALAI NAICHER, his brother CHOKKAPPA NAICHER and their wives.
The RAJA GOPURAM is the tallest in TAMIL NADU. It is also the Emblem of Tamil Nadu Government. It has eleven stages. The great poet KAMBAN has praises it in lofty terms and the poem finds a place in the Tower.
History Of Srivilliputhur
As the lord took rest here in the form of PIG, It was called VARAGA SHETRAM. Two brothers VILLI and KANDAN of hunter’s origins ruled a portion of the place
Once they went for hunting, the younger brother KANDAN was killed by a tiger Unknown of his death, VILLI searched for him everywhere. But could not find him. Out of tiredness, he slept. GOD appeared in his dream and revealed, the fate of KANDAN. He also told the king about his avatar for killing KALANEMI, the ASURA. He on saying that he now dwells under a BANIYAN TREE, in the VADABADRA VIMANAM in a reclining posture.
He directed him to found a town and constructed a temple for him. With the divine blessings the king constructed the town. As it was made out of SAND MONDS it was known VILLIPUTHUR and as it was the birth place of GODDESS ANDAL is was called SRIVILLIPUTTUR. ANDAL it was called SRIVILLIPUTTUR.