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108 Divyadesam Temples of Sri Maha Vishnu

Brahmanyan

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108 Divyadesam Temples of Sri Maha Vishnu

அன்பர் திரு பத்மநாபன் அவர்களுக்கு
எனது நல்வணக்கம்,
தாங்கள் எழுதிவரும் "திவ்ய தேசம் " தொடரை படித்து வருகிறேன் .இது ஓர் மிகவும் அற்புதமான தொண்டு .
இந்த தொடரைப் படிக்கும்போது திருமங்கை ஆழ்வார் அவர்களை பற்றி "சுஜாதா" அவர்கள் எழுதிய
கீழ்கண்ட சொற்கள் எனது ஞாபகத்தில் வருகிறது.

ஒரே ஒரு பாசுரம் – சுஜாதா

வைணவர்களுக்கு மிக முக்கியமான பாசுரம் எது ? அதைமட்டும் தெரிந்து கொண்டால் திவ்யப்ரபந்தத்தையே தெரிந்துகொண்டமாதிரி. அப்படி ஒரு பாசுரம் இருக்கிறதா என்று இந்த அவசர உலகத்தில் என்னிடம் கேள்விகள் கேட்கிறார்கள். அவர்களுக்கெல்லாம் திருமங்கையாழ்வாரின்இந்தப் பாசுரத்தைப் பரிந்துரைப்பேன்.என் தந்தை, ‘இந்தப் பாசுரம் ஒன்றே போதும். திவ்யப் பிரபந்தத்தின் சாரம், திருமந்த்ரார்த்தம் இதுதான்’ என்பார். இறக்கும் தருவாயில் இந்த ஒரு பாசுரத்தை காதில் சொன்னால் போதும் என்று கூடச் சொல்வார்கள்.

திருமங்கை ஆழ்வார் திவ்யப் பிரபந்தத்தில் அதிகம் எண்ணிக்கையுள்ள பாடல்களைப் பாடினவர். அதிகம் வைணவத் தலங்களுக்குச் சென்று தரிசித்தவர். வடநாட்டில் தேவப் பிரயாகை, நைமி சாரண்யம் பத்ரிகாசிரமத்திலிருந்து துவங்கி தென்னாட்டில் அத்தனைக் கோயில்களையும் தரிசித்துப் பாடியுள்ளார். அவர் பாடாத வைணவக் கோயில் இருந்தால் அது சமீபத்தியதாக இருக்கும்.

குலந்தரும் செல்வம் தந்திடும் அடியார்
படுதுயர் ஆயினவெல்லாம்
நிலந்தரம் செய்யும் நீள் விசும்பருளும்
அருளோடு பெருநிலமளிக்கும்
வலந்தரும் மற்றும் தந்திடும் பெற்ற
தாயினும் ஆயின செய்யும்
நலம் தரும் சொல்லை நான் கண்டுகொண்டேன்
நாராயணன் என்னும் நாமமே.


இவ்வறிய தொண்டை செய்துவரும் தங்களுக்கு என்றும் ஸ்ரீமத் நாராயணன் அருள் புரிய
வேண்டுகிறேன்.
தங்கள் நலம்கோரும் அன்பன்
ப்ரஹ்மண்யன்
பெங்களுரு
 

P.J.

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அன்பர் திரு பத்மநாபன் அவர்களுக்கு
எனது நல்வணக்கம்,

தாங்கள் எழுதிவரும் "திவ்ய தேசம் " தொடரை படித்து வருகிறேன் .இது ஓர் மிகவும் அற்புதமான தொண்டு .

Thanks for your comment and additional info Sri ப்ரஹ்மண்யன் Sir
 
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P.J.

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Divya Desam 43-Varadharaja Perumal Temple or Hastagiri or Attiyuran

Divya Desam 43-Varadharaja Perumal Temple or Hastagiri or Attiyuran

Sri Varadaraja Perumal Temple, Kancheepuram – 631 501.



Glory of the Place (Temple)


Kancheepuram is one of the most ancient cities in India. Out of seven sacred Cities of India “ Ayodha, Madura,Maya, Kasi, Kanchi, Avantika, Dwara “ that can bestow salvation (Moksha) Kancheepuram is venerated as most the important one.This was the Capital of Thondai Mandalam, a country filled with scholars. This was ruled fairly by pallava kings for a number of years.

During ancient days, Kancheepuram was a seat of famous Universities and even now it is a place noted for eminent persons and educationists. This city witnesses the growth of both “Saivam “ and “Vainavam”. This city has got many temples. No other city in India consists so many temples. Many of these temples have been praised in Hymns (songs of Saiva and Vainava Saints)

General Information:


Sages Narada, Brigu, Lord Brahma, Adikesan Gajendran had the darshan of Lord Perumal in this sacred temple. The rajagopuram of the temple is 96 feet tall. The antiquity of the temple goes back beyond 2000 years. The temple was renovated by Pallava and Vijainagar kings.

The Temple



Varadharaja Perumal Temple or Hastagiri or Attiyuran is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu located in the holy city of Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu, India. It is one of the Divya Desams, the 108 temples of Vishnu believed to have been visited by the 12 poet saints, or Alwars.[SUP]

[/SUP] It is located in a suburb of Kanchipuram known as the Vishnu Kanchi that is a home for many famous Vishnu temples. One of the greatest Hindu scholars of Vaishnava VisishtAdvaita philosophy, Ramanuja is believed to have resided in this temple.[SUP]

[/SUP] The temple along with Ekambareswarar Temple and Kamakshi Amman Temple in Kanchipuram is popularly known as Mumurtivasam (abode of trio), while Srirangam is referred to as ‘ The Koil’ (meaning: "temple") and Tirupathi as the ‘Malai’ (Meaning: "hill"). Among the Divya Desams, Kanchipuram Varadaraja Perumal temple is known as the ‘Perumal Koil’. This is one of the most sacred places for Vaishnavites. There is another famous temple of Varadarajaswamy in Kurmai, of Palamaner mandal in Chittor District of Andhra Pradesh, called the Kurma Varadaraja Swamy Temple.


Temple History

History: In 1053, the Cholas rebuilt the base of the hill, on the east west axis, to signifiy a cave in the hill, within which the icon of Narasimha sits as a yogi facing west. Several inscriptions are seen in this shrine.They circled the hill with a double storeyed cloistered veranda with colonnades of uniform pillars creating an opern courtyrard with a chola style gateway on the east.


This temple was expanded vastly during the reign of Kulottunga Chola I, and his son Vikrama Chola (1075 - 1135). It was during the same period that expansion work at the temples at Chidambaram, Tiruvanaikka, Sirkazhi, Tiruvarur and Srirangam were carried out. Other shrines built during the Chola period were those of Karimanikkapperumaal, Anantalwar, Abhisheka Mandapam, and the Perundevi Taayar shrine. A separate shrine for Perundevi was built on the south west, facing the sanctum, (rebuilt in 15th ent). By 14th century,the Cholas built another encircling wall including a tank etc with a gateway and a 7 tiered tower.


There are now 5 courtyards. After the long period of Chola patronage, and the political confusion following their decline, the Varadaraja Perumaal temple, came under the patronage of the devout Vijayanagar rulers, who added the towering Eastern Gopuram, and the beautiful Kalyana Mandapam, the Oonjal mandapam etc. Vijayanagar rulers embellished this shrine in the 16th century with minute carvings, pillared verandahs for circumambulation, a shrine for Andal, large hall for Navaratri, Unjal Mandapam, Kalyana Mandapam, (575 sq meters in 2 meter high plinth with 96 monolithic pillars, geometric designs, yalis, rampant horsemen, european soldiers). The east gopuram is 9 tiered rising to a height of 180 feet while the western gopuram is 160 feet high. The temple occupies an area of 20 acres. Stone chains adorn the hundred pillared halls.


Greatness Of Temple:

Among Vainava Temples, “ Koil (Temple) “ means Srirangam, Thirumalai (Hill) means Thiruvengadam (Tirupati) and “ Perumal Koil “ means Varadaraja Perumal Temple of Kancheepuram.
This temple is one among the most important Vainava temples and also one of the 108 Divya Desams sung by Alwars. This was praised by Thirumangai Alwar in 4 pasurams, by Boothath Alwar in 2 pasurams and by PeyAlwar in one Pasuram.
The Learned say that Lord Varadaraja is the god referred to by Nammalwar in his “Thiruvai mozhi”. In conformity with this saying Nammalvar appears in this temple without “Gnana Muthra “ and by keeping his hand on his chest.

Thirukkachi Nambi who lived in this place was performing Aalavattam (Sacred fanning) to Lord Devarajaswamy. It is told that this saint used to talk to Lord everyday.

This is the place where Ramanujar, who used to bring holy water to Lord for Thirumanjanam, was spotted by Alavandar as a successor to him. It is from this place that Ramanujar was sent to Srirangam by Thirukkachi Nambi with the blessings of Lord Devarajaswamy everyday.


Lord Varadaraja Perumal in His standing posture facing west blesses the devotees with all mercy. As Perumal granted a boon – Varam in Tamil - to Lord Brahmma pleased with His Yajna, He is praised as Varadaraja Perumal. The place derived the name Athigiri as Iravadam elephant lifted Perumal as a Mount. Athi-Mount. The 24 steps in the temple represent the number of letters of Gayatri Mahamantra.

Two sons of Sage Bringi were the disciples of Sage Gautama. They did not notice that two lizards had fallen into the water they brought for their mentor’s puja. Gautama cursed them to be changed as lizards. When they sought a relief, the Rishi said it lies in Kancheepuram. After a long journey around the world, they reached Kancheepuram and begged Lord Perumal for salvation. Perumal said that their soul would reach Him while their mortal coil would remain in lizard forms. Those who worship the lizards would be relieved of all adverse aspects on them, added Perumal. He also said that Sun and Moon would be witnesses to this boon.




There are two long Mandaps under the tank north of the 100 pillar mandap in the temple, where the 40 feet long Athi Varadaraja Perumal in his reclining posture is placed. The wooden idol is brought out for the darshan of the devotees once in forty years. Special Pujas are offered to Perumal.


Sannadhis:


  • Garudan.
  • Kugai Narasimar.
  • Yoga Narsimar and Chakkarathaalwar in a single sannadhi.
  • Perundevi Thaayar.
  • Sri Ranganaathar.
  • Sri Ramar.
  • Ananthaalwan.
  • Thanvanthri.
  • Sri Krishnar.
  • Sri Andal.



Mangalasasanam:

  • Thirumangai Alwar - 4 Paasurams
  • Bhoodhathalwar- 2 Paasurams
  • Pei Alwar - 1 Paasuram
    Total - 7 Paasurams
Aalavanthaar, Thirukachinambi, Udayavaar, Koorathazhvaan, Vedantha Desikar, Manavala Maamuni also did Mangalasasanam.

Prayers


People pray to Perumal for achieving excellence in education and family welfare and prosperity. Lord Sudarshana Azhwar removes the obstacles in wedding proposals of the devotees. They also succeed in court cases and gain mental peace. Women facing health problems and seeking child boon pray to Mother Perundevi Thayar.

Devotees also pray to the golden and silver lizards in the temple for relief from any untoward happening due to the fall of real lizards on their body. The prayer also brings them mental peace, safety and success in their endeavours.

Devotees offer Tulsi garlands and vastras to Lord and Mother. They offer sweet pudding – Sarkarai Pongal – nivedhana.


Temple Timings

The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and from 4.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.

+91- 44- 2726 9773, 94439 90773



Location :
The temple is in the heart of Kancheepuram town, 75 km far from Chennai, 35 from Chengapat and 30 from Arakonam.

Near By Railway Station :
Kancheepuram, Arakonam, Chennai.



OM NAMO NARAYANA


http://www.kanchivaradarajartemple.com/home.html
http://temple.dinamalar.com/en/new_en.php?id=633
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Divya_Desam
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Varadharaja_Perumal_Temple
http://www.kanchivaradarajartemple.com/eVaradharajarhistory.html
http://www.indianmirror.com/temples/varadaraja-temple.html

http://www.templenet.com/Tamilnadu/df043.html
http://www.divyadesam.com/hindu/temples/kanchipuram/tirukanchi-temple.shtml
 

P.J.

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Divya Desam 44-Sri Ashtabujakara Perumal Temple- Kancheepuram

Divya Desam 44-Sri Ashtabujakara Perumal Temple- Kancheepuram

Sri Adhikesava Perumal (Ashta Bhuja Perumal) Temple, Kancheepuram-631 501, Kancheepuram district.





The Temple


The temple is believed to have been built by the Pallavas of the late 8th century AD, with later contributions from Medieval Cholas and Vijayanagar kings. The temple has three inscriptions on its walls, two dating from the period of Kulothunga Chola I (1070–1120 CE) and one to that of Rajendra Chola (1018-54 CE). A granite wall surrounds the temple, enclosing all the shrines and two bodies of water. There is a four-tiered rajagopuram, the temple's gateway tower, in the temple.

The temple is a small temple with a tank in front and has three gopurams. The presiding deity of the temple is Astabhuja Perumal, whose image in the central shrine is sported with eight hands. There is a separate shrine for Alamelumangai. The temple also has shrines dedicated to Hanuman, Alwars, Andal, Chakra and Sarabeswara.

Legend

As per Hindu legend, once there was an argument between Saraswathi, the consort of Brahma and Lakshmi on superiority. They went to Indra, the king of celestial deities. Indra judged Lakshmi as superior and not satisfied with his argument, Saraswathi went to her husband, Brahma. He also chose Lakshmi to be the superior one. Saraswathi was unhappy with the decision and decided to stay away from Brahma. Brahma did a severe penance praying to Vishnu and did an Aswametha Yagna. Saraswathi was still angry that the yagna, which usually is done along with consorts was done alone by Brahma. She tried to disrupt the penance in various ways, but Vishnu interfered in all her attemptes. After all the demons were killed by Vishnu, who were sent by Saraswati to destroy the yagna(penance) done by Brahma, she finally sent a ferocious Sarpam(snake). Lord Vishnu took the form of Ashtabhuja Perumal holding 8 different weapons to kill the snake. The snake is found on the Vaayu end of the yaaga sala as "Sarabeswaran" in this temple.[SUP]
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Another legend associates this temple to Gajendra moksham given by Vishnu to the elephant king Gajendra. As per the legend, the elephant Gajendra, used to worship Vishnu with the lotus fetched from the temple tank everyday. Once while picking up lotus, a crocodile caught the leg of Gajendra, who started calling the name of Vishnu for help. Vishnu sent his discus to punish the crocodile and relieve the elephant.

The Other Details


Moolavar and Thaayar:
The Moolavar of this Sthalam is Sri Aadikesava Perumal. Other names are Gajendravardhan, Chakrathaarar.

Moolavar in standing position facing West direction. Prathyaksham for Gajendran, an Elephant. It is believed that only in this sthalam, Gajendra Moksham happened.



Thaayar


Alarmelmangai Thayaar. (Other name is Padmasani.)





Greatness of the Temple

The only divya desam where Lord Vishnu is seen with 8 hands.

Lord Brahmma felt sad that He was not respected with idol worship on earth as to other Lords and organized a great yajna to realize His wish. He left Mother Saraswathi. Mother Saraswathi sent some powerful demons to stop the yajna. Brahmma too prayed to Lord Vishnu to protect Him from the enemies. Lord Vishnu appeared there with 8 hands-Ashtabhuja Perumal-drove away the demons and the Kaali following and helped Brahmma complete His yajna successfully.


This is the 44[SUP]th[/SUP] Divya desa with the Mangalasasanam of Saints Peyazhwar and Tirumangai Azhwar. This is the only Vishnu temple with a Mangalasasanam dedicated exclusively for Mother Alarmel Mangai. According to scriptures, Lord Vishnu was in this place as Adi Kesava Perumal even before His fame as Ashtabhuja Perumal after Azhwars’ Mangalasasanams.


Perumal is holding discus, sword, flower and an arrow in His right 4 hands, conch, bow, armour and club in the left four hands. The entrance and Sorgavasal in Perumal temples are generally in different directions. Both are facing north in this temple, a special feature.


Perumal saved Mother Bhoomadevi from the demons at this place. Hence, those buying Bhoomi – land either to build a house or for farming or facing difficulties in houses built already pray to Perumal to make their Bhoomi-sites a prosperous place.

Mangalasasanam:

  • Thirumangai Alwar - 10 Paasurams.
  • Pei Alwar - 1 Paasuram.
    Total - 11

Festivals at Sri Ashtabhuja Perumal Temple, Kanchipuram

  • The temple celebrates Margazhi Vaikunda Ekadasi in December-January
  • Purattasi Navrathri in September-October and Sri Rama Navami in Panguni-March-April.


Prayers

Those buying building sites and farm land and those facing problems in houses built already pray to Perumal for removal of any evil elements in the places.

Temple Timings

The temple is open from 7.00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and from 4.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.


Location :
The temple is 2 km from Kancheepuram bus stand at Tirukachi Nambigal Street in Chinna Kancheepuram.

Near By Railway Station :
Kancheepuram

Near By Airport :
Chennai

Address & Contact Details of Sri Ashtabhuja Perumal Temple, Kanchipuram

Sri Adhikesava Perumal (Ashta Bhuja Perumal) Temple, Kancheepuram-631 501, Kancheepuram district.
Phone Number: +91-44-2722 5242






OM NAMO NARAYANA










http://temple.dinamalar.com/en/new_en.php?id=500
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashtabujakaram
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Divya_Desam
http://www.kancheepuramonline.in/city-guide/sri-adikesava-perumal-temple
http://www.divyadesam.com/hindu/temples/kanchipuram/ashtabujam-temple.shtml
http://timesofhindu.com/sri-ashtabhuja-perumal-temple-kanchipuram/
 

P.J.

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Divya Desam 45-Tooppul, or Tiruththanka (also called Deepaprakasa Perumal Temple

Divya Desam 45-Tooppul, or Tiruththanka (also called Deepaprakasa Perumal Temple




Temple History:


Lord Brahmma the Creator was sad that he had no temple in Earth and conducted a yajna dedicated to Lord Shiva. He failed to invite His own consort Mother Saraswathi. Angry Saraswathi cursed that there should be no light to conduct the yajna. Brahmma fell at the feet of Lord Vishnu for light. Perumal granted darshan to Brahmma in the form of jyoti-light and helped him. As Perumal gave light – Vilakku Oli in Tamil- He is called Vilakkoli Perumal and Deepa Prakasar in Sanskrit.


Greatness Of Temple:


Vilakkoli Perumal temple in Kancheepuram is one among the 108 Divya Desas of Lord Vishnu. Perumal granted darshan to Mother Saraswathi in this temple. The place is also known by the name Thoopul as it was dense with Dharba grass then. This is the birth place of noted Vaishnava Acharya Sri Vedanta Maha Desika, hence the Acharya is also praised as Thoopul Vedanta Desikan. Saint Tirumangai Azhwar had sung his Mangalasasanam on the temple.

Sri Maha Desikan is a gift to his mother who prayed to Lord seeking child boon. Responding to her prayer, Lord of Tirupati – Lord Venkatachalapathi asked the Bell in His hand to be born the son of the mother. Bell is not used during pujas in Tirupati temple after this event. Born in the year 1268, Sri Desika was centenarian plus till 1369. He was an outstanding scholar of highest degree in the scriptures. He rendered a large number of Sanskrit works in Tamil.


Desika’s son Nayina Varadachari completed the construction of this temple, it is said. There is a separate shrine for Sri Desika in the temple. Lord Lakshmi Hayagriva idol worshipped by Sri Desika is still in the temple. His Avatar Utsav is celebrated in the temple on the Revathi star day in Chithirai month-April-May.

The Moolavar of this sthalam is Sri Deepa Prakasar. He is also called as "Vilakkoli Perumal, Divya Pirakasar". Moolavar in Standing position facing West Direction.

Prathyaksham for Lord Saraswathi.


Thaayar : Maragathavalli Thayaar


Sannadhis:
Separate sannadhi for Vedantha Desikar, where he is found with Gnana Muthirai, was built by his son , Nayina Varadachariyar and separate sannadhi for Lakshimi Hayagreevar is also found.



Mangalasasanam:

  • Thiru Mangai Alwar - 2 Paasurams.
    Total - 2 Paasurams.
Pushkarani:


  • Saraswathi Theertham.
Vimanam:
Srikara Vimanam.
This is a big temple with huge Vaagana Mandapam.



Festival:



The event of Lord Varadaraja Perumal granting Darshan on His Garuda vahan to Saint Vedanta Maha Desikan in Vaikasi is grandly celebrated in May-June. The Aavani festival in August-September of Lord Vilakkoli Perumal visiting Desika’s shrine and the one in Margazhi (December-January) of Perumal honouring Desika are the festivals that demand many eyes for the devotees to enjoy the Lord’s grace.







Prayers

Devotees pray for child boon and to achieve excellence in education.

Temple Address

Sri Vilakkoli Perumal Temple, Kancheepuram-631 501.
+91- 98944 43108



Temple Timings

The temple is open from 7.30 a.m. to 10.00 a.m. and from 5.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m.

Location :
The temple is just a kilometer from Kancheepuram bus stand.

Near By Railway Station :
Kancheepuram

Near By Airport :
Chennai




OM NAMO NARAYANA


http://www.divyadesam.com/hindu/temples/kanchipuram/tiruthanka-temple.shtml
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiruththanka
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Divya_Desam
http://temple.dinamalar.com/en/new_en.php?id=270
 

P.J.

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Divya Desam46-Tiruvelukkai Azhagiyasingar (Narasimhar) Perumal Temple, Kancheepuram

Divya Desam46-Tiruvelukkai Azhagiyasingar (Narasimhar) Perumal Temple, Kancheepuram











The Temple




The temple is believed to have been built by the Pallavas of the late 8th century AD, with later contributions from Medieval Cholas and Vijayanagar kings. The temple has three inscriptions on its walls, two dating from the period of Kulothunga Chola I (1070–1120 CE) and one to that of Rajadhiraja Chola (1018-54 CE). A granite wall surrounds the temple, enclosing all the shrines and two bodies of water. There is a four-tiered rajagopuram, the temple's gateway tower, in the temple.

The Vimana above the sanctum sanctorum of Lord Narasimha is called Kanaka Vimanam. Sage Brugu had worshipped Perumal in this temple. Sri Sudarsana Chakkarathazhwar the deity of Lord Vishnu’s discuss graces from a shrine in the outer corridor-prakara. Sri Garuda Bhagwan in the Narasimha shrine appears with his head slightly on a side as if unable to bear the fury of the Lord. This is a strange and different style of Garuda in this temple.

Sri Vishnu is worshipped as Azhagiya Singar and his consort Lakshmi as Amruthavalli.

Temple History:

Of the Avatars-incarnations of Lord Vishnu, Sri Narasimha Avatara is considered great representing His “Protection Readiness” for His devotees. In this Avatar He came to the rescue of His devotee instantly from a pillar. After destroying Hiranya, Lord wanted peace. Tamil word Vaell means desire. Perumal had the desire to be calm and peaceful in this place, it came to be known as Velirukkai which later changed as Velukkai.

A group of demons came to destroy a yajna proposed by Lord Brahmma. He surrendered to Lord Perumal for protection. As Perumal appeared from a pillar to protect Prahladha in lion-human form (Narasimha), He came now in the same form from Hasthisailam cave and drove the demons. They disappeared from this place in Kancheepuram. Lord stayed there as Yoga Narasimma facing east.


Greatness Of Temple:

Vel means wish and irukkai means residence. Tiruvelukkai, thus is a derivation of the terms meaning the place where Vishnu resided happily. It is believed that the original image of the temple was east facing standing posture of Vishnu as he appeared for Bhrigu Maharishi and later appeared as Azhagiya Singar.

This is one of the 108 Divya Desas of Lord Vishnu. According to scriptures, Lord granted darshan to sage Brugu from under the Kanaka Vimana facing east. Saint Peyazhwar in his hymns praises this shrine equal to that of Lord Uppiliappan and temples of Kumbakonam and Tirupathi. Vaishnava Acharya Sri Mahadesikan had praised Perumal in his celebrated Kamasikashtakam. It is believed that chanting this sloka daily will bring in tallest benefits of the blessings of Lord Narasimha. The shrine is also known as Kamashika Narasimha Sannadhi.

Azhwar mangalaasaasanam:

Tirumangai Azhwar – 2775
Peyaazhwar – 2307, 2315, 2343 (pasuram number as found in Naalaayira Divya prabhandam)


Rituals and Festivals

Six daily rituals and three yearly festivals are held at the temple, of which the Krishna Janmasthami festival, celebrated during the Tamil month of Aavani (August-September), being the most prominent.

Prayers

Devotees pray to Perumal for relief from the various problems they experience in life.


Temple Timings

The temple is open from 7.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and from 5.00 p.m. to 7.30 p.m.



Location :

The temple is just a kilometer far from Kancheepuram bus stop.


Address

Sri Azhagia Singa Perumal Temple, Kancheepuram-631 501.


Ph:+91- 44 6727 1692, 98944 15456

Near By Railway Station :
Kancheepuram

Near By Airport :
Chennai



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Divya Desam 47-Ulagalantha Perumal Temple, Kanchipuram

Divya Desam 47-Ulagalantha Perumal Temple, Kanchipuram





The Temple

The temple has an area of about 60,000 square feet (5,600 m[SUP]2[/SUP]) and has a three tiered rajagopuram(main towers) with seven kalasas. The temple houses four divya desams on it own - they are Thirukkarvaanam, Thirukaaragam, Thiruooragam and Thiruneeragam.[SUP]

[/SUP]It is believed that all the shrines were probably separate temples, but the circumstances which lead do these temples getting housed in the Ulagalantha Perumal temple is not known. Thirumangai Azhwar has sung praises of all the four temples in a single verse. The temple tank, Naga Tirtha, is located outside the main temple complex.


Constructed in the Dravidian style of architecture, the temple is glorified in the Divya Prabandha, the early medieval Tamil canon of the Azhwar saints from the 6th–9th centuries AD. It is one of the 108 Divyadesam dedicated to Vishnu, who is worshipped as Ulagalantha Perumal and his consort Lakshmi as Amudavalli. The temple is believed to have been built by Pallavas, with later contributions from Medieval Cholas, Vijayanagar kings and Madurai Nayaks. The temple is found in Big Kanchipuram and situated close Kamakshi Amman Temple. The temple also houses four other Divya Desams namely Thirukkarvaanam, Thirukaaragam, Thiruooragam and Thiruneeragam.

The temple has 15 inscriptions from various dynasties like Pallavas, Chola and Sambuvarayars. The earliest inscription is from 846 CE during the regime of Nandivarman III (846 - 869 CE). There is a Chola inscription dated 1110 CE during the reign of Kulothunga Chola I (1070 - 1120 CE) indicating his visit to the temple and his gift of land to the temple whose income was to be used for the maintenance of the temple.

Another similar inscription indicates the donation of a village by the king on behest of his queen Kampamadeviyar. There are inscriptions from later Chola kings like Rajathiraja Chola II (1166-78) and Rajaraja Chola III (1216-56) indicating various records of gifts to the temple. There are also inscriptions from minor chieftains like Vijaya Gandagopala indicating gifts to the temple.[SUP]

[/SUP] The inscriptions refer the main deity by various names like Thiru Uragathu Ninru-arulina Paramaswamin, Thiru Uragathazhwar and Tiru uragathu Emberuman.[SUP]

[/SUP] The Sambuvarayar rule of the 16th century records the gift of a pond and a grove in Sevvanmedu village. The temple still continues to possess this grove.[SUP]

[/SUP] The inscriptions in the temple also indicate increased trade and commerce during the Pallava period, with licenses provided to shops like oil, ghee, arecanut, vegetables, flowers, coconut, sugar, cloth and sanda

The temple is revered by the verses of Tirumangai Alvar and Thirumazhisai Aazhwar.

Thaayar of the temple is Amudhavalli (Amirthavalli) and the festival deity of the temple is Loganathan.

The image of Ulagalantha Perumal is over 35 ft (11 m) in height depicted with his left leg at a right angle to the body and parallel to the ground.

The right leg is seen placed on the head of Mahabali with two fingers on his left hand stretched out referring to the two steps he took to measure the two worlds and the stretched finger on his right hand indicating the question the posted to Mahabali as to where he could place his third step. The roof of the sanctum, the vimana has an elevated roof to accommodate the huge image of the presiding deity

Tiruooragam



The central shrine of temple is most commonly referred as Peragam, while the smaller shrine where the image of the snake god Adisesha is houses is called Tiruoorgam. As per traidition, Mahabali at the foot of Vamana could not view the Viswaroopam and requested to have a smaller form. Vishnu obliged and appeared as a snake in a smaller shrine. The shrine is frequented by childless couple praying for offspring

Tirukkaragam

The shrine is located on the third precint of the temple. As per Hindu legend, sage Garga performed his penance at this temple and obtained knowledge. The place thus derived its name Garagaham, which later became Kaaragam. The presiding deity of the shrine is Karunakara Perumal facing north and seated on Adisesha and his consort Padmamani Nachiar. The temple tank associated with it is called Agraya Tirtha and the vimana is called Vamana Vimanam or Ramaya Vimanam

Tirukkarvanam

The shrine is located in the second precinct. The presiding deity is called Kalvar and faces north, while his consort is Kamalvalli Thayar. Gauri Tatakam and Taratara Tatakam are the temple tanks associated with the temple and the vimana is called Puskala Vimana. There is a separate for Aranavalli Thayar.

Tiruneerakam

The temple has no presiding deity, but just a festive image probably brought from other shrine. The images of the festival deity, Jagadiswara, facing East and having four arms, is housed in a hall in the second precinct. The water body associated with the temple is Akrura Tirtham and the vimana is Jagadiswara Vimanam. As per Pillai Perumal Aiyangar in his Nurrettrutiruppatiyantati, Vishnu revealed himself to a sage in the form of a child in a banyan leaf.

Sthalapuranam :



Mahabali Chakravarthy, the grandson of Prahaladhan, did a very big yagam (or) homam to get the Devendra logam, which is referred to as "Swargham". But, the lokam belongs to Indiran, who is the King of that lokam. Being a great devotee of Sriman Narayanan, he was capitulated by temptation and deceided to acquire the Devendra Lokam. To make him understand and to punish him, Sriman Narayanan took the Vaamana avathar (dwarf) and asked for 3 feets of his land. On hearing this, Mahabali said that he can take 3 feets of his land. But as a surprise to Mahabali, Sriman Narayanan who came there as Vaamanan (dwarf) grew up in height, and his head touched the sky. Using the first step, he measured the sky and earth and with the second feet or step, he covered the heaven and more tha it. Finally, he asked for the third feet of land. For this, Mahabali surrenders his own head as the third feet and was finally bleassed by Sriman Narayanan.



When his head was stamped by Emperumaan's feet, he could not get the dharshan of Thirivikraman. So, he prayed for his great Ulagalandha dharshan. Since, he could not be given the Thirivikraman darshan, the Parumal gave his seva as Aadhiseshan (Ooragathaan) which can be seen next to Ulagalandha Perumal.


The moral that is explained by the Perumal is that all the things that are in exisit in this world belongs to Emperumaan, Sriman Narayanan and this is cleary explained throught the Ulagalandhan (Thirivikrama) Perumal.


All the living things (Jeeva raasis) and its Aathmaas belong to the Emperumaan's feet and it is explained through "Thiru Ooragathaan".


Mahabali Chakravarthy comes along the family of Bhaktha Prahaladhan, a great devotee of Sri Vishnu. Inspite of coming through that kind of family, he wanted to rule the Deva lokam, which belongs to Indiran. And at the same time, Devendran - Indiran wanted to rule all over the world. So to teach both of them a lesson, he took the Thirivikrama kolam, thereby reducing the leadrship and over head of Mahabali and on the other hand, by raising his feet and measuring over the sky, he states to Devendran that Deva Lokam also belongs to him.


In this Sthalam, Ulagalandha Perumal, Thirivikraman gave his Prathyaksham for Ooragam, who is the Aadhiseshan. Both Aadiseshan and Thirivikraman are the other ways the Emperumaan giving seva in this sthalam.



Specials:

  • Inside this Sthalam, other 3 divyadesams namely, Neeragam, Karagam and Kaaravannam are found. The Vimanam and Pushkarani are found to be so damaged.
  • In Thai month (mid of January month to mid of febraury month) a very big utsavam is done.
  • Garuda seva is the special Vaaganam of this temple.
  • Doing Thirumanjanam (divine bath to Perumal) for Ooragathaan is said to cure all sorts of problems.


Moolavar and Thaayar:




The Moolavar of this sthalam is Thiruvikraman. Other names are Sri Ulagalantha Perumal. Prathyaksham for Aadisheshan.

Moolavar in Ulagai (World) alantha kolam

Thaayar : Amudhavalli (Amirthavalli).

Utsavaar : Sri Loganathan.

Mangalasasanam:

  • Thirumazhisai Alwar - 2 Paasurams.
  • Thirumangai Alwar - 4 Paasurams.
    Total - 6 Paasurams.
Pushkarani:

  • Naaga Theertham.
  • Sesha Theertham.
Vimanam:

Saara SriKara Vimanam.






Festival :


The temple priests perform the pooja (rituals) during festivals and on a daily basis. As at other Vishnu temples of Tamil Nadu, the priests belong to the Vaishnavaite community, a Brahmin sub-caste. The temple rituals are performed six times a day: Ushathkalam at 7 a.m., Kalasanthi at 8:00 a.m., Uchikalam at 12:00 p.m., Sayarakshai at 6:00 p.m., Irandamkalam at 7:00 p.m. and Ardha Jamam at 10:00 p.m. Each ritual has three steps: alangaram (decoration), neivethanam (food offering) and deepa aradanai (waving of lamps) for both Ulagalantha Perumal and Amuthavalli. During the last step of worship, nagaswaram (pipe instrument) and tavil (percussion instrument) are played, religious instructions in the Vedas (sacred text) are recited by priests, and worshippers prostrate themselves in front of the temple mast.

There are weekly, monthly and fortnightly rituals performed in the temple. There are two major festivals celebrated in the temple - Brahmotsavam during the Tamil month of Thai (January - February) and Vamana Jayanthi during the Tamil month of Avani (August - September) on Sravanam star.


Doing Thirumanjanam (divine bath to Perumal) for Ooragathaan is said to cure all sorts of problems.





Timing : 7am-12noon and 4pm-8pm

Contact : Vijayaraghavan Bhattar
Address : Ulagalantha Perumal Temple, Kanchipuram 631 502

+91-94435 97107, 98943 88279
Tel : Raghu, Temple Office @ 94425 53820


Location :
The temple is on the way to Sri Kamakshi Amman temple from Kancheepuram bus stand.

Near By Railway Station :
Kancheepuram

Near By Airport :
Chennai



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Divya Desam 48-Pandavathootha Perumal Temple or Thirupadagam

Divya Desam 48-Pandavathootha Perumal Temple or Thirupadagam




The Temple




The temple is considered one of three oldest temples in Kanchipuram, the other two being Ulagalantha Perumal Temple and Yathothkari Perumal Temple. The temple is believed to have been built by the Pallavas of the late 8th century AD, with later contributions from Medieval Cholas and Vijayanagar kings. The temple has three inscriptions on its walls, two dating from the period of Kulothunga Chola I (1070–1120 CE) and one to that of Rajadhiraja Chola (1018-54 CE). A granite wall surrounds the temple, enclosing all the shrines and two bodies of water. There is a four-tiered rajagopuram, the temple's gateway tower, in the temple.

The temple has a set of inscriptions associated with Cholas. A record of the Chola king, Rajakesari Varaman alais Kulothunga Chola I, dated in his fifth year. Records that a merchant provided the temple with a flower garden and purchased from the village of Ovirukkai some lands for the benefit of the gardeners. The cost of the 2,000 kulis(tax-free) was 11 kalanjus equal in finesse of Madhuranthaka madai and the assembly could not levy in consequences vellikasu, nirallai, silvari, sorumattu etc. The south wall of the temple has inscriptions of Kulothunga Chola I, dated in his 39th year. Records gift of two kalanjus and two manjadi by a merchant to the pujari(temple priest) who were to supply two malis of curd daily.[SUP]

[/SUP] There are inscriptions on the base of the western wall of the central shrine from the period of Rajadhiraja Chola II (1166-78 CE) indicating gifts of 32 cows for lighting lamps of the temple

Sthalapuranam :



When Janameyjayan was hearing the Mahabharatha story from Vaisambhayanar, he heared that once Sri Krishnar went to Duriyodhanan as Thoodhuvan - Diplomat (a person who is sent to compramise and to avoid the war). Sri Krishnar went to Hasthinapuram to compramise on war. But, Duriyodhanan wanted to kill Sri Krishnar which is said to be against the Dharman.


So, he dug a big pit under the chair where Sri Krishnar was made to sit. Inside the pit, lots of his soldiers were placed to kill Sri Krishnar. It is Sriman Narayanan who looks at the action performed by after each and every Jeevathamas. So, he clearlt understood the plan of Duriyodhanan. But, opposite to it, Sri Krishnar gave them his Vishwaroopa Dharshan to all.


After hearing all this, Janameyjayan wanted to get the Vishwaroopa Dharshan of Sriman Narayanan as He gave the seva for all in the Duriyodhan's palace. So, he started to do the Ashwametha yagam. And at tha end of the yagam, Sriman Narayanan gave his seva in Vishwaroopa Dharsanam as "Pandava thoothan".
Note : According to Dharma, when a person is sent as Thoodhuvan, he should be given proper respect and no harm should be done towards him.



Legend

As per Hindu legend, the temple is associated with a chapter in Mahabharata when Krishna went to the Kauravas as a missive to the Pandavas. Duryodhana, the king of the Kouravas, had a paln to arrest and kill Krishna while he was in Hastinapura. He dug a deep pit and covered it with a carpet and a chair studded with gems. He had wrestlers hidden in the pit to wrangle Krishna. Krishna, being the avatar of Vishnu portrayed Vishwaroopa, a giant form to all the courtment and also to Dhritarashtra, the blind king and father of Duryodana.[SUP]

[/SUP] When Krishna offered a boon to Dhritarashtra, he requested Krishna to make him blind again as he did not want to see anything after seeing the Vishwaroopa.[SUP]

[/SUP] Krishna also appeared in the same form to Janamajeya, the great-grandson of Arjuna, who was doing penance to view god in Viswaroopa.[SUP]

[/SUP] Pada means big and Agam means residence, signifying Thirupadagam as the place where Vishnu resides with his giant form.


Greatness Of Temple:

Lord Krishna is the servant of His devotees in the noblest sense of the word. He undertook the job of a messenger for Pandavas the five brothers to speak to Duryodhana to get back their share of land. Hence, He is praised as Pandava Dhoodha. He revealed His Vishwarupa darshan to blind Dridharashtira (father of the wicked Duryodhana brothers misled by their uncle Sakuni) in this place. The epigraphy in the temple shows the Lord’s name as Dhoodha Hari. This is the place where the Lord graces His devotees with His Viswapadhayoga powers pressing His feet on earth. Step by step and Angapradakshina circumbulating award the devotee with many benefits. Lord Krishna is 25 feet tall in a sitting form.

The place also has the reputation of the presence of Sri Arulala Perumal Emperumanar Yagnamurthy who challenged Sri Ramanuja for a debate. The debate went on for 18 days. He finally surrendered to Sri Ramanuja and became an Acharya for great saints then. Rohini Devi worshipped Lord here and got the hands of Moon God in marriage. Moon married Rohini first having ‘wisdom powers’ followed with Kruthika (also a star deity) having Agni (fire) powers. He married other star deities later. It is said that Rohini Devi is worshipping the Lord in this temple invisibly every day. Those born in Rohini star are advised to worship in this temple on the star days, Wednesdays, Saturdays, Ashtami days and on the 8[SUP]th[/SUP] of each month.



More Details

Moolavar and Thaayar:
The Moolavar of this sthalam is Sri Pandava Thoodhar. He is found in Irundha (sitting) thirukkolam, facing East direction.
Prathyaksham for Janamejayan and Hareetha Munivar.


Thaayar :

Rukmani and Sathya Bama.


Sannadhis:

Separate sannadhis for Arulalaperumal, Emperumanaar, Chakrathalwar and Narasimhar.

The Sculpture in this temple say the Lord here as "Thootha Hari".

Mangalasasanam:



  • Thirumazhisai Alwar - 2 Paasurams.
  • Thiru Mangai Alwar - 2 Paasurams.
  • Bhoodathalwar - 1 Paasuram.
  • Peiyalwaar - 1 Paasuram.
    Total - 6 Paasurams.
Manavala maamuni also did mangalasasanam here.

Pushkarani:




  • Matheesya Theertham.

Vimanam:


Bathra Vimanam and Vetha kodi vimanam.







Temple Architecture

The temple is located in Big Kanchipuram near the Ekambareswarar Temple.[SUP]

[/SUP] The primary entrance of the temple faces east and the temple has a rectangular plan. The temple has a four-tiered rajagopuram and a single precinct enclosed in the walls. The Maha mandapa is believed to have been built by the Cholas, while the adjacent hall during the period of Vijayanagara Empire.

The central shrine of the temple has a large image of the presiding deity Pandava Thoothar, which has a height of 25 ft (7.6 m). The deity is seen seated in Arda Padmasana posture with his right leg bent to the basement. Since Krishna appeared as human form, there are only two hands to the deity, unlike other temples, where the presiding deities have four or more hands. The right palm depicts the Abhaya Mudra for protection and the left arm depicts Varada Mudra for giving boon.[SUP]

[/SUP]The preceding hall to the main sanctum, Mukha Mandapa, has bronze images of the festival deities of the temple and Azhwars. The most prominent of them is of Arulala Permula Emburamanar, the disciple of Ramanuja, whose image is rarely found in other Vishnu temples.[SUP]

[/SUP] The Shrine of Rukmini is located to the South of the main shrine and has the image of Rukmini. There are modern additions like Chakrathazhwar with an image of Narasimha on it reverse located behind the main shrine. Matsya Theertham, the temple tank, is located on the north eastern side of the temple.

Festivals and Religious Practices

The temple follows the traditions of the Thenkalai sect of Vaishnavite tradition and follows vaikanasa aagama. The temple priests perform the pooja (rituals) during festivals and on a daily basis. As at other Vishnu temples of Tamil Nadu, the priests belong to the Vaishnavaite community, a Brahmin sub-caste.

The temple rituals are performed six times a day: Ushathkalam at 7 a.m., Kalasanthi at 8:00 a.m., Uchikalam at 12:00 p.m., Sayarakshai at 6:00 p.m., Irandamkalam at 7:00 p.m. and Ardha Jamam at 10:00 p.m. Each ritual has three steps: alangaram (decoration), neivethanam (food offering) and deepa aradanai (waving of lamps) for both Pandava Thoothar and Rukmini. During the last step of worship, nagaswaram (pipe instrument) and tavil (percussion instrument) are played, religious instructions in the Vedas (sacred text) are recited by priests, and worshippers prostrate themselves in front of the temple mast. There are weekly, monthly and fortnightly rituals performed in the temple.[SUP]


[/SUP]

The major festival of the temple is Krishna Janmasthami, celebrated during the Tamil month of Aavani (August - September). The other major festival of the temple celebrated during Bharani of Karthigai (November–December) in honour of Embaranar



Prayers


It is the belief of the devotees that Rohini starrers would cross over any problems if they pray Lord Pandava Dhoodha in the temple.


This is the shrine where Lord Krishna graces His devotees with Viswapadhayoga powers pressing His feet on earth. Hence, those circumnavigating in the temple in step by step method or roll around touching the earth with all parts of the body would have all their 72,000 veins healthy to resist any infection. Worshiping the temple on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Rohini Star days, Ashtami the eighth day from new moon or full moon days and on the eighth day of the month would gift the devotees with all prosperity and health.






Address

Sri Pandavadhoodha Perumal Temple, Tirupadagam, 28-B, Pandava Dhoodha Perumal Koil Street, Kancheepuram, 631-502. Kancheepuram district.

+91 44-2723 1899

How to reach?
Kanchipuram is around 75 kms from Chennai off the Chennai- Vellore/ Bangalore highway via SriPerumbudur. Kanchipuram is well connected by several bus services from Chennai. There is a railway station in Kanchipuram with a few train services from Chennai in the mornings.




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Divya Desam 49- Sri Nilathingal Thundathan Perumal Temple

Divya Desam 49- Sri Nilathingal Thundathan Perumal Temple



About the Temple:
This Divyadesam is situated as a small sannadhi inside Ekambareshwarar temple in Big Kanchipuram.

The shrine is in the Easanya corner – north east – of the temple. This is a temple in a temple – Vishnu temple in Shiva temple.This temple is 1000 - 2000 years old.
Here, the Lord Vishnu is prayed as Vamana Murthy


Sthlapuranam :



When Paarvathi was doing Tapas beneath a mango tree, Lord Shiva wanted to test the strength of her tapas. So, he fired the Mango tree. At that time, Paarvathi seeked the help of Vaamanar. After hearing the help voice of Paarvathi, Sri Vaamanar with four hands with Sangu in one hand and Chakram on the other, took out the Chandran (Moon) from the head of Lord Shivan and with the cool rays out of it he made the fire cool and made the Mango tree grow once again.


After this, Paarvathi went back to do the Tapas. But, Lord Shivan wanted once again to test her and sent Ganga, the river. When she came very fast to destroy the tapas of Paarvathi, Paarvathi explained her that both of them are sisters. Inspite of hearing this, Ganga river doesnt want to stop and tried to destroy her and her tapas. At that time, Parvathi made a Shiva Lingam out of sand and hugged it towards her. At that time, both Shiva and Paarvathi got mixed to each other. This is the Sthala puranam of this temple.


Since, to help Paarvathi, Sriman Narayanan took the Chandran (Moon) from Lord Shiva's head to prevent the Lingam done by sand from Ganga river, the Perumal is called as "Nila thingal thundathan" and so the sthalam is called as "Thiru Nilathingal Thundam".

Another Legend Says:

During the old period when Devas reached out to Lord Vishu and requested him to bless all devas to have long life, Lord Vishu directed both Devas and Asuras to churn thiruparkadal to get the Amirtham which will help to get long life for all devas.

During this process, first it came poison who was taken by Lord Siva(this has a relation to Surutarpalli temple, refer post ) and then came nector. Lord Vishu took all the nector by himself which made him very warm and his color was turned to black because of this. Lord Siva appeared before Lord Vishu and used his moon to absorb the warmness and converted the color to regular with the help of moon on top of his head, hence the perumal here is referred as Thiru Nilathingal Perumal ( since Lord Vishu got the moon color here)


This Divyadesam is found inside Ekambareswar temple. Since, this temple is taken care by Siva Aacharyas, the poojas for Sri Vishnu is done by a Sivaachariyar only.




Moolavar and Thaayar:
The Moolavar of this Sthalam is Nilathingal Thundathan. He is also known as "Chandirra

Chuda Perumal
".
Moolavar in Standing position facing West direction. Prathyaksham for Lord Shivan.


Thaayar :


Ner Oruvar Illa valli (Nilaatthingal Thunda thaayar).



Mangalasasanam:



  • Thiru Mangai Alwar - 1 Paasuram.
    Total - 1 Paasuram.


Pushkarani:



  • Chandira Pushkarani.
Vimanam:
Purusha Sukthi Vimanam (Soorya Vimaanam).


Address :

Sri Ekambareswarar Temple
Kanchipuram - 631 502

Timing :

6 AM to 11 PM and 5 PM to 8 PM


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http://goppuradarisanam.blogspot.in/2013/02/divyadesam-thiru-nilathingal-thundam.html
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Divya Desam 50- Jagadeeswara Perumal Temple

Divya Desam 50- Jagadeeswara Perumal Temple




The Temple


The temple has no presiding deity, but just a festive image probably brought from other shrine. The images of the festival deity, Jagadiswara, facing East and having four arms, is housed in a hall in the second precinct. The water body associated with the temple is Akrura Tirtham and the vimana is Jagadiswara Vimanam. As per Pillai Perumal Aiyangar in his Nurrettrutiruppatiyantati, Vishnu revealed himself to a sage in the form of a child in a banyan leaf.



Sthlapuranam :


Neer, the water is the primary and necessary element for all the things in this world to survive. To explain this, the Perumal is giving his seva as "Jagadeswar Perumal". The Perumal is also called as "Thiru Neeragathan" found along with "Nilamangai valli Thaayar". All the water rushes towards the place where there is a small groove or hole. Like the same way, Emperumaan flows into the hearts of bhaktas and and fill their soul with bhakthi.


Neer, the water is said to be cool in nature. Like wise, Emperumaan gives the coolest blessings to his devotees.


All living things need water to live and at the same time, the body is also purified by water. By explaining this, he tells both the Aathma and the human body to get purified and attain the Moksha, we need his help and the support.


Even if a small hole is found in the boat, the water will flow in. Like wise, if even the small level of bhakti is found in the hearts of his bhaktas he will flow into us. But at the same time, if we doesnt think and pray to him, he will go out as the water which comes out of the small hole found in the vessel.


The water flows towards all of the regions. It doesnt consider any raised lands or the lowered regions to flow. Likewise, infront of Sriman Narayanan, all are one and there is no higher than the other.

Moolavar and Thaayar:


The Moolavar of this Sthalam is Sri Neeragathan. He is also named as Jagadeeshwarar. He is found in Nindra thirukkolam facing his thirumugham towards East direction.
The Perumal is Prathyaksam for Akroorar.

Thaayar

The Thaayar found in this Sthalam is Nilamangai Valli.

Mangalasasanam:


  • Thirumangai Alwar - 1 Paasuram.
    Total - 1 Paasuram.

நீரகத்தை........நிலாத்திங்கள் துண்டத்தாய் நிறைந்த
கச்சி ஊர்கதை .....நீர் வேக்கவுல்லாய்
காரகத்தை கார்வன்னதுல்லை கலவா
பேரகத்தாய் ......பெருமாநுண் திருவடியே பெநிநேனே

ThiruMangai Azhvaar in his Periya Thirumozhi verse

Thirumangai specifically refers to Ooragam Divya Desam as ‘Kachi Ooragathaai’ confirming the presence of Ulagalantha Perumal in Kanchipuram.


However, when referring to Neeragam, Kaaragam and Kaarvannam in the same Paasuram, Thirumangai does not bring the Kanchi connect, throwing open the question as to whether these three Divya Desams were originally outside Kanchi and were then brought into this temple complex much later, after Thirumangai’s time.


Thirumangai Azhvaar’s devotion and attachment to the Lord stands out. This can be seen in the way he connects Lords from different Divya Desams in a single Paasuram. Even as he is praising one Lord belonging to one Divya Desam, his thoughts seem to be immediately moving to and connecting with Lords belonging to other Divya Desams, that he had already seen.

This particular Paasuram is a perfect example of the beautiful way Thirumangai connects different Divya Desams. Starting with Neeragam, he moves to Nilaa Thingal and then to Ooragam and then brings in Kaaragam and Kaarvannam as well.


Pushkarani:


  • Akroora Theertham.
Vimanam:
Jagadeeshwara Vimanam.




Temple Timings

07:00 to 12:00 (All days of the week(Morning))
16:00 to 20:00 (All days of the week(Evening))

Address


Ulagalandar Mada Street, Kanchipuram
Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu -



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Divya Desam 51-The Tiruvekkaa or Yathothkari Perumal Temle

Divya Desam 51-The Tiruvekkaa or Yathothkari Perumal Temle




The Temple


The temple is considered one of three oldest temples in Kanchipuram, the other two being Ulagalantha Perumal Temple and Pandava Thoothar Perumal Temple. The temple is believed to have been built by the Pallavas of the late 8th century AD, with later contributions from Medieval Cholas and Vijayanagar kings.

The temple has three inscriptions on its walls, two dating from the period of Kulothunga Chola I (1070–1120 CE) and one to that of Rajadhiraja Chola (1018-54 CE). A granite wall surrounds the temple, enclosing all the shrines. There is a three-tiered rajagopuram, the temple's gateway tower, in the temple.
Yathothkari Perumal is believed to have appeared for Saraswati and Thirumalisai Alvar. Six daily rituals and three yearly festivals are held at the temple.


When Thirumizhisai alwar was living in Kanchipuram, a very old lady (Daasi) used to clean his house daily and did this as a small favour for him.



On becoming happy on the favour she is doing daily to him, Alwar changed her from old lady to a beautiful woman. After this, wondering at the beauty, the king married the woman and she became the queen of the place. On hearing the secret of an old lady becoming a beautiful woman, he was in an eager mood to meet Thirumizhisai Alwar.


Kani Kannan, who was great follower of Thirumazhisai Alwar, helped and followed him and his teachings. The king called up Kani Kannan and asked that Thirumizhisai Alwar should come to his palace and should sing a poem on praising him. On hearing this, Kani Kannan said that all the poems and songs that comes from the mouth of Thirumizhisai Alwar belongs to Srivaikundanathan and it is impossible for him to come to the palace and sung a poem on praising the king.


On hearing this, he showed lots of gold ornaments, silver items, Diamonds etc to Kani Kannan and since he being very close to Thirumizhisai Alwar, atleast he could sing a poem on praising him. But, Kani Kannan refused to do so and said he will not sing any song on praising the humans. The King got angry on hearing this and ordered him to get out from Kanchi at once.


Kani Kannan went to Thirumizhisai Alwar and explained all about that had happened in the palace and prepared to start getting out from Kanchipuram. On seeing this, Thirumizhisai Alwar also prepred to start from Kanchi leaving along with Kani Kannan. So, he too started along with him. While they were going, he sung a song on the Yadhothakari Perumal as Kani Kannan is leaving Kanchipuram, he is also going along with him and Alwar asks the Perumal to get up from his Aadhisheshan, which is the bed for him and roll it and wants him to quit from Kanchi.


The Perumal also got out from Kanchipuram following the Alwar and Kani Kannan. On hearing this, the king and all the people of Kanchi, begged Kani Kannan to return back to Kanchipuram.


And after this, Kani Kannan along with Thirumizhisai Alwar came back to Kanchipuram. When returning, Alwar sung a song asking that Kani Kannan has returned back to Kanchi and he want the Perumal to go and sleep in his Aadhiseshan in the temple. On hearing this, Sriman Narayanan comes back to Thiruvekka temple and gives his sayana kols seva. Since the Perumal obeyed the words of Thirumizhisai Alwar and did what he said, he is called as "Sonna Vannam seitha perumal". Sonna vannam seitha means obeying and doing the same what was told to him. This is one of the purana story said about this sthalam.


Once in Brahma logam, there was an arguement that who is greater between Naa Magal (or) Saraswathi and Poo Magal (Sri Lakshmi). Brahma said that it is Poomagal - Lakshmi Thaayar who is found on the heart of Sri Vishnu is the greatest. Next, Saraswathi asked which river is the big river. But, unfortunately Brahma answered that the greatest river is River Ganga which is originating from the feet of Sri Vishnu is the greates. On hearing this, Saraswathi got angry and quit from the disappeared and went along the banks of river Ganga and started doing Tapas.


Naan mughan, Brahma wanted to do the great Ashwametha Yagam in Kanchipuram and wanted Saraswathi to be along with him. So, he sent his son Vashistan to make Saraswathi come back to him. But, Saraswathi refused to come along with him. After this, Brahma devan started the Yagam keeping Savithri and all of his wives with him.


On seeing this, the Asuraas (the Demon) wanted to destroy the Yagam and went to Saraswathi and made her angry by telling her what is happening. She got angry on Brahma devan and started as "Vegavathi" river along the south direction and flow across the place of the Yagam to destroy it . But, Sriman Narayanan wanted to stop Vegavadhi river and protect the Yagam from her. So, he stoped the river by lying across the river on Aadhiseshan. Because of this, this perumal is also named as "Vaga Sethu".
This Vega Sethu then became Vegavanai and then finally named as "Vekkanai" and finally became "Vekka".
In this sthalam only, Manavala Maamunigal expalined his "Sri Bashyam" to the world.


Specials:

Significance - This is the Birth place of Poigai Alwar, who was one of the famous 12 Vaishnavaite poets


Moolavar and Thaayar:
The Moolavar of this sthalam is Sri Yathothakaari. Other names are Sonnavannam seitha Perumal and Vegasethu. Moolavar is Kidantha Kolam (Bhujanga Sayanam), facing in West direction.

Prathyaksham for Brahma Devan, Poigai, Bootham Alwar, Kanikannan.
This perumal is found in Sleeping posture from right side to left. This is also one of the speciality of this Shetram.


Thaayar : Komalavalli Nachiyaar.

Utsavar
Made with the combination of precious metal in which gold has a major part.

Sannadhis:

Pilla logacharyar.



Mangalasasanam:

  • Thirumazhisai Alwar - 3 Pasuram
  • Thirumangai Alwar - 6 Pasuram
  • Poigai Alwar - 4 Pasuram
  • Nammalwar - 1 Pasuram
    Total - 14
Vimanam:


Vedasara Vimanam.









Please see this you tube Video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqO8Y9fU660

Temple Timings:


Timings are 7:30 AM to 9:30 PM and 5 PM to 7 PM.



Location



This temple is located in Kanchipuram and very close to Ashtabhuja Perumal Koil ( 50th Divyadesam) and 2 Kms from Varadaraja Perumal Koil

Contact details :


Sri N.S.Balaji Swami S/o Sri Nallappa Narayanan Swami

Archakar, Sri Ramanujachariar Swami, 9974761694 Temple : 044-37209752. Hereditary Trustee, Misri Apartments, Little Kanchipuram

54, Sannithi St., Kanchipuram 631501.




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Divya Desam 52-Thiru Kaaragam - Sri Karunakara Perumal Temple, Kanchipuram

Divya Desam 52-Thiru Kaaragam - Sri Karunakara Perumal Temple, Kanchipuram




The Temple

This temple represnts the importance of the Megham (clouds) which brings cool breeze to the world. In this sthala, the primary deity Karunkara Perumal is giving his seva on facing south direction which is believed to be direction that belongs to the cool breeze. It is believed that Karunkara perumal resembles as Kaar megam(clouds). As clouds give rains to the world without expecting anything, he does not expects anything from his bhaktas, but only the pure bhakthi from them.Sometimes, the sky doesnt gives rain. It will test the earth and finally give rain for the earth to flourish. Similarly, inspite of knowing the problems of bhaktas, he will test them whether they will continue their pure devotion to him. And after that, he will give all his blessings to them, thereby making them get out of their problems.


This Divya desam is also found inside Ooragathan Temple, Kanchipuram which is called as Ulagalandha perumal Koil. It is very nearby Kamakshi Amman Temple. Lord Sri Karunakara Perumal, in standing position facing towards South direction. Perumal appears here with two Godesses namely Padmamani Naachiyaar and Ramamani Nachiyaar



The presiding deity is called Kalvar and faces north, while his consort is Kamalvalli Thayar.

Gauri Tatakam and Taratara Tatakam are the temple tanks associated with the temple and the vimana is called Puskala Vimana.[SUP]

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Sthalapuranam :



The Perumal in this sthalam is Karunakara Perumal. He is giving his seva on facing South direction, which is said to be the direction that belongs to the cool breeze. He is found along with Padmamani Naachiyaar and explaining to the world that he is the Megham (Clouds) which brings rain to this world to enrich the wealth of the world.


Without expectating any return, the clouds give the rain to the world. Since, Karunakara Perumal resembles as Kaar, the clouds, he doesnt expects anything from his bhaktas but he only the pure bhakthi from them.


Since, the Perumal is not expecting from anything but only, the pure bhakthi and show Karunai (Courtesy), the Perumal is called "Karunakara Perumal".


Sometimes, the sky doesnt gives rain. It will test the earth and finally gives rain for the earth to flourish. Like the same way, inspite of knowing the problems of bhaktas, he will test them whether they will continue their pure devotion to him. And after that, he will give all his blessings to them, thereby making them get out of their problems.


Moolavar and Thaayar:


The Moolavar of this Sthalam is Sri Karunakara Perumal. He is found in Standing position facing his thirumugham towards South direction.
Prathayaksam for Kaasha Maharishi.

Thaayar : Padmamani Naachiyaar, Ramamani Nachiyaar.


Mangalasasanam:



  • Thirumangai Alwar - 1 Paasuram.
    Total - 1 Paasuram.

Pushkarani:



  • Akraaya Theertham.

Vimanam:

Vaamana Vimanam, Ramya Vimanam. Since Vimanam is so pleasant (Ramyam) the thaayar is known as "Ramamani Thayaar".

Temple Timings

07:00 to 12:00 (All days of the week(Morning))
16:00 to 19:00 (All days of the week(Evening))
How to reach?
Kanchipuram is around 75 kms from Chennai off the Chennai Bangalore highway via SriPerumbudur. It is well connected by several bus services from Chennai. There is a railway station in Kanchipuram with a few train services from Chennai in the mornings.



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Divya Desam 53- Thirukkarvaanam Kalvar Perumaal- Kancheepuram

Divya Desam 53- Thirukkarvaanam Kalvar Perumaal




The Divya kshetram is located in the prakaram of Ulagalanda perumal temple in Kanchipuram

Moolavar is Kalvar in a standing posture and the Thayar Kamalavalli also called Taamaraiyaal. The Theertham is Gowrithadakam and the Vimanam Pushkala Vimanam. The Utsava murthi is found at this kshetram.

Deities: Tirukkaarvaanam, mentioned in a paasuram of Tirumangaialwar is represented by the image of Kalvar, in a standing posture facing west in a shrine in the prakaram of the Ulagalanda Perumaal temple. Kalvan also refers to Vishnu in Kalvanur.


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Divya Desam 54 - Thirukkalvanur -Choranatha Perumal

Divya Desam 54 - Thirukkalvanur -Choranatha Perumal





The Temple

About the Temple: This Divyadesam is situated inside Sri Kamakshi Amman temple in Big Kanchipuram. It is situated on the right side of the Garbagraham of Ambaal (Moolavar sannadhi).
Moolavar:

The Perumal of this sthalam is Aadhi Varaha Perumal. He is found in Standing position facing West direction. Prathyaksham for Ashvattha Naarayanan.

Thaayar


Anjilai Valli Naachiyar
. Found in next maadam in the next wall to Aadhi Varaha Perumal.

Sthalapuranam :


Once, when Lord Shivan and Devi Paarvathi had a Quarrel between them and as a result Lord Shivan gave Sabham to Paarvathi. And, after getting pleased by Paarvathi, Lord Shivan asked her to make Tapas by standing in one leg. After satisfied with the severe tapas of Paarvathi, Lord Shivan accepted her once again.

When Kamakshi and Sri Lakshmi were taking bath in Kama Koshtam, Emperumaan saw them by hiding behind a pillar and hearing what they weer speaking. Parvathi, who resembled as "Kamakshi" found that Sriman Narayanan is watching them and so she gave the punishment by first making him stand and then to sit and finally to Kidantha stage.

Becaue of this, he is found in all the 3 sevas (i.e) Nindra, Irundha and Kidantha seva on the North side of the pond of this koil.

Since, Sriman Narayanan saw them taking bath without knowing them, parvathi kept him the name as "Kalvan" and this Divyadesam is called as "Thirukkalvanoor".

Legend has it that Parvati meditated upon Shiva, under a mango tree at Kanchipuram to be united with him in marriage. She sought Vishnu (Vamana) her brother's help in her endeavour, and with his help, her prayers were answered. Vishnu is enshrined in a small shrine in the Kamakshi Amman temple. The name Kalvan is attributed to the legend that Parvati sighting Vishnu overhearing a conversation between Lakshmi and Parvati, addressed him as Kalvan.

Another legend has it that Kamakshi meditated upon Vamana and obtained his blessings and received Shiva's hand in marriage.

There are also three shrines to Vishnu near the temple tank, representing the reclining, sitting and standing postures of Vishnu (Kidandaan, Irundaan and Ninraan). The name Kalvan also refers to the deity at Kaarvaanam enshrined in the Ulagalanda Perumaal temple.

Mangalasasanam:
  • Thiru Mangai Alwar - 1 Paasuram.
    Total - 1 Paasuram.


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Divya Desam 54 - Thirukkalvanur -Choranatha Perumal

Divya Desam 54 - Thirukkalvanur -Choranatha Perumal





The Temple

About the Temple: This Divyadesam is situated inside Sri Kamakshi Amman temple in Big Kanchipuram. It is situated on the right side of the Garbagraham of Ambaal (Moolavar sannadhi).
Moolavar:

The Perumal of this sthalam is Aadhi Varaha Perumal. He is found in Standing position facing West direction. Prathyaksham for Ashvattha Naarayanan.

Thaayar


Anjilai Valli Naachiyar
. Found in next maadam in the next wall to Aadhi Varaha Perumal.

Sthalapuranam :


Once, when Lord Shivan and Devi Paarvathi had a Quarrel between them and as a result Lord Shivan gave Sabham to Paarvathi. And, after getting pleased by Paarvathi, Lord Shivan asked her to make Tapas by standing in one leg. After satisfied with the severe tapas of Paarvathi, Lord Shivan accepted her once again.

When Kamakshi and Sri Lakshmi were taking bath in Kama Koshtam, Emperumaan saw them by hiding behind a pillar and hearing what they weer speaking. Parvathi, who resembled as "Kamakshi" found that Sriman Narayanan is watching them and so she gave the punishment by first making him stand and then to sit and finally to Kidantha stage.

Becaue of this, he is found in all the 3 sevas (i.e) Nindra, Irundha and Kidantha seva on the North side of the pond of this koil.

Since, Sriman Narayanan saw them taking bath without knowing them, parvathi kept him the name as "Kalvan" and this Divyadesam is called as "Thirukkalvanoor".

Legend has it that Parvati meditated upon Shiva, under a mango tree at Kanchipuram to be united with him in marriage. She sought Vishnu (Vamana) her brother's help in her endeavour, and with his help, her prayers were answered. Vishnu is enshrined in a small shrine in the Kamakshi Amman temple. The name Kalvan is attributed to the legend that Parvati sighting Vishnu overhearing a conversation between Lakshmi and Parvati, addressed him as Kalvan.

Another legend has it that Kamakshi meditated upon Vamana and obtained his blessings and received Shiva's hand in marriage.

There are also three shrines to Vishnu near the temple tank, representing the reclining, sitting and standing postures of Vishnu (Kidandaan, Irundaan and Ninraan). The name Kalvan also refers to the deity at Kaarvaanam enshrined in the Ulagalanda Perumaal temple.

Mangalasasanam:
  • Thiru Mangai Alwar - 1 Paasuram.
    Total - 1 Paasuram.


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Divya Desam 55- Tiru Pavala Vannam or Pavalavanam temple

Divya Desam 55-Tiru Pavala Vannam or Pavalavanam temple





Pavalavanam temple, located in Periya Kanchipuram in Tamil Nadu is dedicated to Lord Krishna, a form of Lord Vishnu. The temple finds its mention in several famous poems written by eminent poets.


It is said that both the Pacchai and Pavala Vannan perumal has to be worshipped, without leaving any one of them. Opposite to Pavala Vannar Sannadhi, 2 1/4 kms away is the Pacchai Vannar Sannadhi is situated in west direction. Inspite of the Mangalasasanam not done in Pacchai Vannar sannadhi, both these two temples are considered to be the single and has to be worshipped as a single Divya desam.

Pacchai vannar, who is also called as "Maragatha vannar" explains in this sthalam that he is the hamsam of Lord Shiva and Pavala Vannar as the hamsam of Para sakthi. So it is said that by worshipping these two sthalams at the same time, we worship both Lord Shivan and Parashakti.




Moolavar and Thaayar:



Thaayaar - Pavalavalli.

Theertham - Chakra Theertham.




Uniqueness


Among the 12 alwars (the great saints in Vaishnavite tradition) three of them namely Peyalvar, Thirumalisai Alvar and Thirumangai Alvar have sung on the different forms of God in this temple. Many acharyas have also written songs on the various forms of God in this Temple. The temple faces west and the twin aswins have worshipped the Lord here.


Mangalasasanam:
Thirumangaialwar - 2060.

Total of 1 Paasuram.




Festivals
The temple follows the traditions of the Thenkalai sect of Vaishnavite tradition Vaikunta Ekadesi and during the Tamil month of Margazhi draws lot of pilgrims.





Address:

Location

This sthalam is situated near Railway station and is close towards Sri Kamakshi Amman temple in Big Kanchipuram.


Phone Numbers: Ph: +91- 98423 51931.
Location
City: Thirupavalavannam
District: Kanchipuram
State: Tamil Nadu




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Divya Desam 56- Thiru Parameswara Vinnagaram or Vaikunta Perumal Temple


Divya Desam 56- Thiru Parameswara Vinnagaram or Vaikunta Perumal Temple







History of the Temple

Thiru Parameswara Vinnagaram has been built by Pallava King Nandivarman II named Pallavamallan in the late 8th century. He worshipped Vishnu and is a great patron of learning. He renovated old temples and built several new ones. Among the latter was the Parameswara Vinnagaram or the Vaikunta Perumal temple at Kanchipuram which contains inscribed panels of sculpture portraying the events leading up to the accession of Pallavamalla to the throne.

The great Vaishnava saint Thirumangai Alvar was his contemporary. The temple has beautiful old sculptures around the prakaram depicting the different stages of Parameswara’s life right from his childhood. The temple is a terrific example of Pallava Architecture and is believed to have been built by them on a single piece of rock.

Parameswara Pallava is said to have built this 3-tier structure. The 2nd tier is open only on Ekadesi days. The steps to the 3rd Tier are said to have been damaged by natural calamities. So attached was the Pallava king to this temple, that he used to invoke the blessing of this Lord before he embarked on any battle. This has been brought out beautifully by Thirumangai Azhvaar in several of his Paasurams in praise of the Lord here. Three sanctuaries host the image of Vishnu in different postures. HE is seen seated in his ground floor; on first floor he is accessible to devotees only on ekadashi; and in a standing posture in second floor is inaccessible to devotees.

There was a secret underground tunnel laid out from this temple all the way to Mahabalipuram on the eastern sea shore, as well as to Parameswara Pallava’s court. When British soldiers got to know of this, the devotees hurriedly built-out steps across the tunnel to temple sannadhi and turned away the British soldiers.


Legend of the Temple

The story goes that a Gandharva beauty disturbs the penance of Bharadwaja Rishi and lures him. As a result a child was born to them and a perturbed Rishi prayed to Brahma regarding the child’s upbringing. Vishnu and Brahma came to his rescue and promised to take care of the child. During the same period a Pallava king who was childless was doing penance. They presented this child to the Pallava King and named him Parameswaran.

Another story goes that Lord’s Dwara Paalakaas are said to have born to a Vidarbha king, who was childless. Later the two are said to have performed the Ashwamedha Yaagam upon which Lord Vishnu is believed to have appeared before them.

Moolavar and Thaayar:

The Moolavar of this sthalam is Sri Paramapatha Nathan. Also called as "Vaikunthanathan".

Moolavar in sitting position facing west direction. Prathyaksham for Pallava King.

Thaayar : Vaikuntha valli. Seperate sannathi for Thaayar.

Mangalasasanam:


  • Thirumangai Alwar - 10 Pasurams.

Pushkarani:

  • Irammatha Theertham.
  • Virajaa Theertham.

Vimanam:

Mukuntha Vimaanam (Ashtaanga Vimana style) This temple was constructed by Parameshwara Varman (Vaiyiramegan), son of Raja Simha Pallavan.


There are 3 partitions in this temple in Astaanga Vimaana style.
Bottom Floor - Emperumaan in standing thirukkolam.
Middle Floor - Periya Pirattiyar and Bhoomi Piratiyar in Kidantha Thirukolam.
Top Floor - Nindra Thirukkolam no pooja for them.


Festivals and Religious Practices


The temple follows Vaikasana Agama. The temple priests perform the pooja (rituals) during festivals and on a daily basis. Like other Vishnu temples of Tamil Nadu, the priests belong to the Vaishnavaite community, a Brahmin sub-caste. The temple rituals are performed six times a day: Ushathkalam at 7:30 a.m., Kalasanthi at 8:00 a.m., Uchikalam at 12:00 p.m., Sayarakshai at 5:00 p.m., Irandamkalam at 6:00 p.m. and Ardha Jamam at 7:30 p.m. Each ritual has three steps: alangaram (decoration), neivethanam (food offering) and deepa aradanai (waving of lamps) for both Vaikuntanathan and Vaikundavalli. During the last step of worship, religious instructions in the Vedas (sacred text) are recited by priests, and worshippers prostrate themselves in front of the temple mast.

There are weekly, monthly and fortnightly rituals performed in the temple. The Vaikasi Brahmotsavam, celebrated during the Tamil month of Vaikasi (May-June), and Vaikunta Ekadashi celebrated during the Tamil month of Margazhi (December-January) are the two major festivals celebrated in the temple. Verses from Nalayira Divya Prabandham are recited by a group of temple priests amidst music with nagaswaram (pipe instrument) and tavil (percussion instrument).



Temple Timings


07:00 to 12:00 (All days of the week(Morning))
16:00 to 19:00 (All days of the week(Evening))

Temple’s Full address: Thiru Parameswara Vinnagaram,
Vaikunta Perumal Koil, 68 Vaikunta Perumal Koil Street,
Kanchipuram-2
Ph: 044 2723 5273/99444 64383

How to reach Thiru Parameswara Vinnagaram Temple in Kanchipuram

By Bus:
From Kanchipuram there are many auto-rickshaws that drive you to the temple. Kanchipuram is well connected by several bus services from Chennai and other places in Tamil Nadu.

By Railways:
Located a km away from Kanchipuram Railway Station. From Kanchipuram Railway Station private taxis are available to reach this temple. Kanchipuram rail-line is connected to Chennai, Pondicherry, Nagaercoil and Madurai.





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Divya Desam 57-ThiruPutkuzhi Sri Vijaya Raghava Perumal

Divya Desam 57-ThiruPutkuzhi Sri Vijaya Raghava Perumal




The Temple




Thiruputkuzhi is a small temple town in Tamil Nadu, India. It is situated about 7 miles west of Kanchipuram and half a kilometre from Baluchetti Chattiram which lies on the Chennai - Vellore highway


The temple here is one among the 108 Divya Desams and is dedicated to Lord Vijayaraghavaswamy (Moolavar). There is a separate temple for Thayar in the form of Margathavalli Thayar and a sannidhi for Sri Ramanuja as well.

Sthalapuranam :



Emperuman, Sriman Narayanan born to King Dasaratha as Sri Ramar, left all of his properties and went to the forest as told by his father. When they went to the forest, Seetha pirattiyaar asked for the deer, which was actually not the deer, but it was Maareeshan, sent by Ravana. Then, Ravana came to Seetha piratti and took her along with him to Lanka, On the way to Lanka, Jadayu, the Eagle bird stopped him and fought with Ravana to release Seetha. But, in the end, Jadayu's wings were cut by Ravana and fell down on the earth.


When Rama along with Lakshmana came there in search of Seetha Piratti, they found Jadayu fell down in the Land. Jadayu told that Ravana has took away Seetha along with him and on finally telling this, he died. Since, Lord Ramar gave the Sthanam (level) to Jadayu as his father, he did all the final ceremony to it and stayed there for a while.


As sugessted by Jadayu, the Perumal here gives his seva in the form in which he did the final funeral to Jadayu.


Jadayu belongs to Pul (a separate family of eagle ) family was burried in the pit (kuzhi) , this sthalam is called "Thiruppukkuzhi".


Ramayana which is one of the Great epic, explains to the world about caste interactions and human love to each other. It also seeds the brotherhood culture into all the hearts of human society.
Guhan, who is the hunter, Sukgreev, who is a Monkey man and Vibeeshanan, who is the person belong to Arakka (Demon) family were treated as his own brothers by Sri Ramar.


Like this same way, Sabari, who was a old lady, who offered him with food and Agalikai, who became a stone because of Sabham, came back as a women, when Sri Rama's feet was touched on that stone. Both were given the place of his mother. The Primary moral is that we can belong to any community (or) caste, but to attain God's grace, out aathma should be pure and if it is in that way, we can attain it.


Treating, Guhan, Sukgreev and Vibeeshan as his brother and Sabari and Agalikai as his mother, Sri Ramar keeps Jadayu in his father's stage and did all the final funeral. Since, he way away from his father's and he could do the final ceremony to him, he kept Jadayu in his fathers place and did all the final thing to him.


Eagle is the bird which lives by eating dead bodies and the tissues. By doing the final ceremony to that kind of bird, Sri Ramar's great character of loving and helping does not stop only towards human, but it is even extetnded to the animals is well explained to the world.


In this sthalam, the Moolavar is Vijaya Raghava perumal. He holds Jadayu in his hands. Both the Naachiyaars, are found on both the sides, but in opposite manner.

Udayavar, Sri Ramanujar's Guru, Yadhava Pirakasar started to teach the vedanthams to his followers here

The temple management view is as under:

“Jataayu wanted darshan of Lord Vishnu as seen in ParamaPatham. Acceding to his prayers, the Lord is said to have appeared here as Paramapatha Nathan in a sitting posture. There must have been a definitive reason as to why the historians/our predecessors left behind this story for the ThiruPutKuzhi Divya Desam.”


The commonality to Pullabhoothangkudi and ThiruPutkuzhi Divya Desams does not stop with the story alone. The Bhattars in both the temples are quite ‘devotee friendly’ and explain the temple history in loud and clear voice, that sends positive vibrations to the devotees.


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Horse Vahana- A Special Feature
On certain festive occasions, Lord Vijaya Raaghavan goes on street processions mounted on his ‘Horse Vaahanam’. For a moment, one almost feels that this is a real Horse, with its jumping stride and movements. The man who created this horse specifically for Lord Vijaya Raaghava was asked to make another horse. He refused to recreate his magic for anyone other than the Lord.





Raamaanuja learnt his early lessons here
Raamaanuja learnt the advaitha lessons from Yaadava Prakaasar at this place. The mandapam where he learnt his lessons still exist here.

Sri Devi to the Left of the Lord- A unique feature

Vijaya Raghava Perumal is seen in a sitting posture, having the bird (Jataayu) on his thigh. Not able to bear the smell caused by the final rites and because of the flames that arose out of the cremation of Jaatayu, Sri Devi Thaayar is said to have moved to the other side of the Lord. At this temple, the Goddess is seen to the left of the Lord Vijayaraghava with her head slightly turned in the Lord’s direction (in all Divya Desams, Sri Devi Thaayar is seen to the right of the Lord). Also, the Thaayar Sannidhi is to the left of the Lord…In all Divya Desams, the Thaayar Sannidhi is always to the right of the Lord.

2 Divya Desams with the same story
While each Divya Desam has its own unique story, the Vijayaraaghava temple at Thruputkuzhi shares the same story as another.


As seen earlier in this Divya Desam series (in fact the first story in this series -(http://prtraveller.blogspot.com/2007/04/108-divya-desam-pulla-bhoothankudi.html), the Jataayu Moksham is a story that relates to Pulla Bhoothangkudi Divya Desam (about 10 kms West of Kumbakonam). The question arises as to how two Divya Desams can have the same event connected to it.


There are many reasons to believe that Pullabhoothangkudi is more likely to be connected with Jataayu Moksham and not ThiruPutkuzhi. ThirumangaiAzhvaar in his praise of the Lord at Pulla Bhoothangkudi refers specifically to Raama with a bow (called Valvil Rama) while in his praise of ThiruPutkuzhi Lord, Thirumangai does not refer directly to Raama.


Also, in several of his Paasurams relating to Pullabhoothangkudi, Thirumangai refers to the Raamaayana. Raama is said to have taken the Chola route to Thirupullani and then to Lanka and is unlikely to have passed through Kanchipuram.







Moolavar and Thaayar:

The Perumal of this sthalam is Sri Vijayaraghava Perumal. Moolavar in found in Sitting position facing East direction.
Prathyaksham for Jadaayu (Eagle).


Thaayar


Maragathavalli Thayaar. She has her own temple.
Every year a grand festival is done for all the Perumals in this temple.


Sannadhis:

There is a seperate sannadhi for Jadayu.


Mangalasasanam:



  • Thiru Mangai Alwar - 2 Paasurams.
    Total - 2 Paasurams.

Azhvaar
Thirumangai has praised the ThiruPutKuzhi Lord with 2 Paasurams.

அலங்கெழு தடக்கையாயன் வாயாம்பர் கழியுமாலேன்னுல்லாம்
மென்னும் புலங்கெழு பொருநீர் புட்குழி பாடும் போதுமோ
நீர் மலை கென்னும் குளம் கெழு கொல்லி கோமளவல்லி கொடியிடை
நெடுமழைக் கன்னி இலங்கு எழில் தோழிக்கு என் நினைந்து இருந்தாய் இட வேந்தை எந்தை பிரானே - Thirumangai Azhvaar

There is no direct reference to Raama or any Raamaayana episode in the above Pasuram. However, in ThirumangaiAzhvaar’s Periya Thirumadal, he says 'மரகதத்தை புட்குழியும் போறேதை …' referring to the Goddess, the location and the Lord. By ‘Porethai’, Thirumangai is possibly referring to 'Lord Rama before the war/going for the war (with Raavana)' Udayavar and Manavala Maamuni has done lot of Mangalasasanam here.




Pushkarani:




  • Jadayu Pushkarani.
    Near this theeratham, in Thai month Theppa utsavam is done in a very big manner and special poojas are done on every Amaavasai.

Vimanam:

Vijaya Koti Vimanam.


Prayers

Childless Couple and Unmarried girls
Sincere prayers to Maragadavalli Thaayar at this temple, on 'No Moon' day, by observing fast, is said to yield immediate results for childless couples and unmarried girls.


Timing : 7am-12noon, 4pm-7pm
Contact : V. Narayanan @ 2724 6501
Address : Vijayaraghava Perumal Koil, Thiruputkuzhi
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Kanchi District 631 551





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Divya Desam 58- Sri Bhaktavatsala Perumal Temple, Thirunindravur

Divya Desam 58- Sri Bhaktavatsala Perumal Temple, Thirunindravur

The Temple



The temple is believed to have been built by the Pallavas of the late 8th century AD, with later contributions from Medieval Cholas and Vijayanagar kings. A granite wall surrounds the temple, enclosing all the shrines and two bodies of water. There is a four-tiered rajagopuram, the temple's gateway tower, in the temple.

Constructed in the Dravidian style of architecture, the temple is glorified in the Divya Prabandha, the early medieval Tamil canon of the Azhwar saints from the 6th–9th centuries AD. It is one of the 108 Divyadesam dedicated to Vishnu, who is worshipped as Bhaktavatsala Perumal and his consort Lakshmi as Ennai Petra Thayar.

Sthala Puranam




This place is also called as "Sapthamirtha Kshetram" for the seven things



  • The Vimana
  • The Mandapam
  • The status of the forest found here
  • The river
  • The location of the temple
  • The city and
  • The pushkarani all contain the properties of Amudham to provide eternal life beyond death.


Thirukkanna Mangai Aandan, the diciple of Nadhamunigal was born here and was performing pushpa kainkaryam (ie) the duty to render flowers for god.


Lord God of the moon (ie) Chandra was once caught up by a drenchful cursing and after taking a holy bath in the dharsana pushkarani found in this place got rid out of his curse.


There's a forest named "Bhadhrivanam" and it's mostly like the one found in Naimisaranyam and Bhadhrinath. This place as considered idle for performing penance.


River Cauvery splits up into two brooks and runs in the North and South side of the temple forming a Garland to the god.



This place is treated in unision with Thiruninravur,


(i) Both the Moolavars are named Bhaktaraavi perumal.

(ii) Both the places were Mangalasaasanamed only by Thirumangai Alwar.

(iii) Godess Mahalakshmi performed penance and joined Mahavishnu as Abishegavalli as she did in Thiruninravur.

(iv) Both the Vimanas are Utpala Vimanam.

(v) Lord Varuna got special dharsan of god both these places.


These Sapthamirdha Kshetram brings one back the memory of

(i) Naimisaranyam
(ii) Badrinath
(iii) Thiruvarangam
(iv) Thirunindravur
(v) Thirukadalmalai
(vi) Thirukkannapuram and
(vii) Thirukkannakudi



Romasa Maharishi lived in the period known Bharatha kalam explained the story of the king Nalan to Pandavas and made them clear the aspects of the planet Saturn. Here at this place Lord Bhaktavatsala showed himself in person and explained the truth of his presence of Bhaktaraavi perumal here.


History behind the Names:


(i) Godess Mahalakshmi performed penance in the "Shree Mandapan" of this temple and after having a bath in the pushkarani she gave her hand to Bhaktavatsala perumal. Hence she is called as "Abishegavalli" and this place is also called as "Lakshmi Vanam". There's a very old bee hive in her sannathi. It's being said that great rishi's and Yogis unable to bear to leave the god transformed themselves as bee's adn are in his company forever.


(ii) Our human soul is named Jeevatma and the soul of the great god as Paramathma. In every Jeevathma paramathma lays on hidden position. To explain this and to kindle the intrest of every Jeevathma to enclave itself with the Paramathma, the god Bhaktavatsala perumal transforms his soul and gives in place for the Jeevathma and hence, as the god mingles his soul with those of his diciples he is known as Bhaktaraavi perumal.


(iii) As all know, Lord Krishna is always surrounded by a group of Gobikasthree, the women of Gokulam. But in this place Lord Krishna due to Mahalakshmi's hard penance this place is named after her Kannan's wife (ie) Thiru Kanna Mangai.


Festivals and Practices


The temple follows the traditions of the Thenkalai sect of Vaishnavite tradition and follows vaikanasa aagama. The temple priests perform the pooja (rituals) during festivals and on a daily basis. As at other Vishnu temples of Tamil Nadu, the priests belong to the Vaishnavaite community, a Brahmin sub-caste. The temple rituals are performed six times a day: Ushathkalam at 7 a.m., Kalasanthi at 8:00 a.m., Uchikalam at 12:00 p.m., Sayarakshai at 6:00 p.m., Irandamkalam at 7:00 p.m. and Ardha Jamam at 8:30 p.m. Each ritual has three steps: alangaram (decoration), neivethanam (food offering) and deepa aradanai (waving of lamps) for both Bakthavatsala Perumal and Sundaravalli Thayar. During the last step of worship, nagaswaram (pipe instrument) and tavil (percussion instrument) are played, religious instructions in the Vedas (sacred text) are recited by priests, and worshippers prostrate themselves in front of the temple mast. There are weekly, monthly and fortnightly rituals performed in the temple.[SUP]

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The major festival celebrated in the temple are Chitra Pournami during the Tamil month of Chittirai (March - April), Tiruadyana Utsavam during Margazhi (December - January) and Brahmotsavam during Panguni (March - April). The other festivals are Sri Jayanti Utsavam during Aavani, Navaratri, Vijayadasami, Deepavali and Makara Sankranti

Every year Vaikunda Ekadesi is being celebrated very specially here.

Specials:


  • For ages its beleived that to attain mukti or eternal salvation one need not be a schlor of all vedas instead stay at this place atleast for a single night would lead to mukthi.
  • The age old bee hive found in the Thayaar sannathi.



Moolavar:
The Moolavar of this kshetram is Bhaktavatsala perumal. He also known as Bhaktaraavi perumal. The Moolavar is giving his seva in standing posture with his face facing the east. Prathyaksham for Lord Varuna and Romasa Munivar.

Thayaar:
The Thayaar found in this sthalam is Abishegavalli.
Mangalasasanam:

  • Thirumangai - 14 Paasurams.
    Total - 14 Paasurams.
Pushkarani:
Darshana Pushkarani.
Vimanam:
Utpala Vimaanam.



Prayers


Sri Garuda Bhagwan, the celebrated vehicle of Lord Vishnu in the temple is colossal in size gracing the devotees. Those seeking removal of obstacle in wedding proposals, child boon and job seekers go ound Him for realizing their wishes


Temple Timings

The temple is open from 8.00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and from 5.00 p.m. to 8.30 p.m

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Location :
Sri Bhaktavatsala Perumal temple, Tirukannamangai – 610 104, Tiruvarur district

Tirukannamangai is 5 km from Tiruvarur on the Kumbakonam route

Near By Railway Station :

Tiruvarur.





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Divya Desam 59-Sri Veeraraghava Swami Temple-Thiruevvul



The Temple


Thiruevvul, also called Thiruvallur is a temple near Chennai, Tamil Nadu. The Moolavar (deity) here is Lord Veeraraghava Perumal with his Thayaar (consort) Kanakavalli . It is one of the 108 Divya desam. The Lord here is in reclining posture on Sesha facing east and his right hand blessing the devotee. Lord Brahma is also seen meditating on a lotus from the Lord's navel.

Sannadhis

Veeraraghava Perumal
Kanakavalli thayar
Nammalwar
Vedanta Desikar
Andal
Ramanujacharyar
Lakshmi Narasimha
Chakrathazhwar


Hrith paapanasini-The temple’s Pond

Legend


A Rishi (Munivar/sage) named Saalihothirar lived in Thiruvathari Ashram (Badrinath). There is a story to be expained how he got this name.


Saali means measurement instrument which is used to measure the weight (or) quantity of Rice. Saalihothirar's parents did a homam which has to be done for 1 year using 28 Thousand Saali Rice. As the result of that homam only, he got his birth and got the name as "Saalihothirar".


To get the Paramapadham (lord's abode/liberation), he came to this Veeksharanya Shetram to worship the God here. He came to the Kshetram on Thai Amaavasai. On the same day he came, he took bath in Hiruthaapanasana Theertham and on the north shore of this theertha (Holy Pond), he started the silence fasting (mouna viratham - observing silence) for one year. Daily he collected some rice and after a year of fasting, he purified it, he collected about 3 padis (a small quantity) of rice. Then he cooked that and some part of the rice is did Naivedhyam to God and after it is done, he kept the rest of the rice for himself to eat. He waited for some Adhithi (A Guest, probably a muni or rishi) to come, so that he can offer them something to eat and after that, he can finish the fasting.


At that time Sriman Narayanan came there as an old muni, keeping Kamandalam in this right hand and an umbrella in his left hand and chappel on his feet. He seems to be so hungry and thirsty and as if he has travelled a long way. On seeing him, Saalihothirar greeted him and made him to sit, facing East direction. He was offered only a quarter part of the rice. But, the old muni (the Perumal - Lord Vishnu) wanted all of the rice to eat.


Saalihothirar gave all of the food to the old muni. After eating the entire food, he asked where can he sleep? ( Evvullil Urangalam ) (Vul - means a place) For this, Saalihothirar asked him that he can sleep in his hut itself and he will do the Paadha seva to him. The old muni slept keeping his head along the south direction and it this Kidantha kolam (Resting Posture) the Emperumaan is giving his seva in this sthalam.


Since he asked Salihothirar muni that in which place (Vul) he can take rest, the name of this sthalam is called "Evvulor" or "Thiru Evvuloor".




On collecting rice, everyday for one year and doing fasting and finally dedicated that to Sriman Narayanan, he asked for all the food for himself. On hearing this, he gave only some part and after the muni asked for all the food, he gave all the food to himself. This shows how he had Bhakthi on God and his followers. But he could not understand the Muni who had asked all of his food was Sriman Narayanan. But, Sriman Narayanan not only took the rice from him, but at the same time he took the bhakthi of Saalihothirar. He not only gave his food but also his place of stay. Sriman Narayanan wanted to explain how the Bhakthi (true devotion) towards him should be through Salihotira munivar,to the world.


Moolavar is Shree Veera Raghava Perumal, in Bhujanga Sayanam in Kidantha Kolam and his right hand is kept on the head of Saalihothira Muni. Naan Mugan, Brahma (Four Headed Lord Brahma) is shown the Paramathma Soroopam (One way of the showing his body (or) seva) and showing the Gnana Muthirai in his left hand as the symbol of Vedas. This is the way the Moolavar gives the seva to the world.
The Perumal here is Veeraraghava Perumal and he is capable of curing diseases so he is called "Vaithiya Veeraraghavan".


The god married the Thaayar, who borne in this sthalam as the daughter of King Dharmasenan and was named as "Vasumathi".


There is another legend that Lord Shiva got rid of his Brahmahathi Dosha after worshipping Lord Vishnu in this sthala. There is a small Shrine for Lord Shiva in this temple premises.


This Sthalam is under the control of Ahobila Mutt Jeeyar.

Greatness of the Temple


This is the most important Divya Desa in the Thondai Mandalam region. The sacred spring in the temple is considered more sacred than holy Ganga and a dip cleanses the devotee of even thinking of a sin.

Six pujas, as per rules are performed in the temple at fixed times each day. The temple has a mention in Markandeya Purana. Abishek to Lord is performed only with perfumed oil. Lord is in a reclining form – on a five feet peeta, 15 feet long. There are shrines for Lord Lakshmi Narasimha, Chakkarathazhwar. This is an ancient temple built during the period of Pallavas.

A dip in this holy water is capable of purifying even sins committed by mind.

Moolavar and Thaayar:

The Moolavar of this sthalam is Veeraraghava Perumal also called as Vaithiya Veeraraghavan. Moolavar in sleeping position (Bujanga Sayanam) facing east direction.
Prakthyaksham for Salihothra Munivar.

Thaayar : Kanakavalli (Vasumathi thaayar). Seperate sannadhi for Thaayar.


Sannadhis:
Seperate sannadhis for Boopalarayar, Manavalan, Kannaki, Saligrama Moorthigal,Lakshmi Narasimar, Gajalakshmi Thaayar in pathuma peedam. Ramar, Venugopalar, Vedantha Desikar, Nammazhvar, Andal, Garudan, Thirukachinambigal and Vishwaksenar.
Mangalasasanam:

  • Thiru Mangai Alwar - 11 Paasurams.
  • Thirumazhisai Alwar - 1 Paasuram.
    Total - 12 Paasurams.
Pushkarani:

  • Hruthapapa Nasini, which is used to cure mental disease. It is said that if taken bath in this pushkarani cures all kind of diseases.
Vimanam:


The Vimana – tower above the sanctum sanctorum – is called Vijayakoti Vimana.




Prayers


Sri Veera Raghava Perumal is all merciful a physician. Any sick person praying here continuously on three new moon days is cured of diseases as stomach pain, defects in hands and legs and fever. Devotees also pray for child boon and happy wedding and reliefs from any untold hardship and suffering.

Offerings to the Lord

The Lord’s abhishekam is performed only with sandalwood oil.

Salt and pepper offered to the god is believed to cure diseases and restore good health to the devotee. Small metal form of parts of body and other symbols are available in the nearby shops and these are put in the hundial by devotees for curing particular disease.

This sthala is also believed to bless people with putra Santana. The lord is popularly known as Vaidhya Veeraraghava Perumal.


Festival:

The temple witnesses a huge devotee crowd in thousands during the two Brahmmotsavams, the first of 10 days in Chithirai (April-May) and the second 10 days in Thai covering January-February. The crowd is equally big for the Pavithra Utsav lasting seven days. Besides these, Thai new moon day, Vaikunda Ekadasi in December-January, Tamil and English new year days, Deepavali and Pongal are celebrated in the temple.


Temple Timings

The temple is open from 5.00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and from 4.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m.


Sri Veera Raghava Swami Temple, Tiruvallur-602 001.

+91-44-2766 0378, 97894 19330

The priest Sri. PVS Bhattar can be contacted at 27660378(STD Code-044)

Temples in proximity

Kakkalur Anjaneya temple


How to reach

Tiruvallur is on the Chennai Tirupati highway. A diversion takes you to the temple.

Nearest Rail Head- Tiruvallur
Nearest Air Head- Chennai

Share autos are the common mode of transport to the temple, although Public transport buses are also there connecting the bus stand and railway station. The temple is close to the bus stand.

OM NAMO NARAYANA

http://www.divyadesam.com/hindu/temples/tiruvallur-temple.shtml
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Divya_Desam
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