Sriperumbudur Temple is dedicated Lord Vishnu. Lord Vishnu here was known by Sri Adi Kesava Perumal. This Temple is located at a distance of 60 km from Chennai. This is the birth place of the holy saint Ramanuja charya. He stayed here for four months during his childhood.
Interesting things associated with temple construction. The four gigantic pillars at the entrance of the temple are designed with yali sculptures on them. At the time of temple construction, the workers were not able to lift the pillars as they so huge and they gave up. Next day morning, they are surprised to find the pillars installed at the right place. They came to a conclusion that some giants might have done this installation. Hence, this place got the name Sri Perum Budur, which means Great Town of giants.