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Discussion in 'Religious places & Spiritual people' started by geevee68, Jan 6, 2009.

  1. Padmini

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    Hi,
    one suggestion is. if u visit 3 LAKSHMINARASIMHAR inone day it will fulfil all your wishes and gives you peace of mind. they are
    PARIKKAL near villupuram, Poovarasankuppam near villupuram and the third is Abhishekappakkam in Pondichery.
    You can plan like this.You can start in the early morning. first visit Abhishekappakkam, taking the E.C.R. road. from there you can come to other places and can back home by 6.30pm.
    if you are interested and wish todo you can do this.:thumbsup
    with love and regards
    paddy.

     
  2. Vidya24

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    Raji and all friends here,

    All of you are so blessed to visit and woship in Narasimhar temples. I have not been to a single Narasimhar temple. Well, except the YogaNarasimhar Sannidhi is the Sree Padmanabha Swamy temple in Trivandrum, I have not been to any Narasimhar temple. Looks like HE is yet to invite me---

    Raji, what you sense about a divine presence in Poovarasankuppam is true. I think I read this incident about the Poovarasankuppam temple, as written by AMR mama. Two devotees, ladies went to the temple. During Deeparadhana, one of them clearly saw the Thaayar turn Her head and look at Her husband's face. She usually looks straight, but this lady felt that Mahalakshmi turned Her Face to take a good look at Her Husband's handsome face. This lady brushed it off as too much bhakti, a hallucination.She did not mention this to her friend or anyone.

    Later on the way back, her friend told her, that she had the strangest sensation in the temple. The friend also saw Thaayar turning Her face to look at Narasimhar. Both of them were convinced that it was no hallucination.Apparently, many other devotees have also sensed the same.

    Recently, I told my SiL to visit the Lakshmi Narasimhar temple in Veerapandi Puthoor 1V, near Coimbatore. Here Emperuman and Thayaar are manifest only from bust above. My SiL was in raptures after seeing Them. I am yet to worship here.This temple is a Santhanasthalam, pray here and be blessed with a child as devoted as Prahaladar.

    Nice thread!
     
  3. Divineblessings

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    Ohm Namo Naaraayanaaya:

    8th May, 2009 is Lakshmi Narasimhar Jayanthi; let's visit these three temples for his blessings on that day.

    Shri Lakshmi Narasimhar sthalangal

    As there are a quite a few blogs available to enlighten us with the magnanimity of Lord Shri Lakshmi Narasimhar of Singrigudi, PoovarasanKuppam and Parikkal, I’ve taken this opportunity to delve upon the accessibility of these Sthalas.

    As I travelled by car, I am not attempting here to talk about the public transportation services. As I am from Kariamanikkam, a village on the route, (now settled in Chennai) I’ve decided to come up with a few more details of the route and landmarks. I’ve also included a bmp image of the route map and the significance of these three Sthalas. This route map is taken from the book “Parikkal Sthala History” by Mr. Va. Govindhan M.A., Chandra Publishers, PudhuPettai. It’s my hope that these little details about landmarks and the map make you confident enough to hit the road for a wonderful journey. May the Lord bless you with a blissful darshan!

    Now, let’s take the journey from Pondicherry.

    From Pondicherry to Singrigudi

    Singrigudi is now known as Singri Kovil; probably ‘gudi’ in Telugu translates to “Kovil” in Tamil & ‘temple’ in English. What is the meaning of ‘Singri’? Anyone know of this, please drop off a line.

    SingriKovil Village is located in Cuddalore district, even though it’s very close to Pondicherry. Probably, it’s in the border of Pondicherry and TamilNadu States.

    How to reach there?
    Take Pondicherry – Cuddalore Highways. You pass through Ariyankuppam, Chunnambaar bridge and Thavalakuppam. Once you reach Thavalakuppam, if you are traveling from Pondicherry, on your right side, you should see a big campus of Arvind Eye Hospital. Just around 200metres from this landmark, you should come across a traffic signal. If you proceed further down south, this road takes you to Cuddalore. But, take a right turn here. You will reach AbishekaPakkam village within a couple of Kilometers from this junction. Yes! It’s Abishek + Pakkam = AbishekaPakkam. AbishekaPakkam and SingriKovil are one and the same. An enquiry here would lead you to the temple.

    Beware: There are quite a few speed breakers (quite bigger ones) which are almost invisible on this road and also on the route from here to PoovarasanKuppam, the second “sthalam” of Shri Lakshmi Narasimhar, we are going to visit on this blog. On this route from Thavalakuppam to PoovarasanKuppam, the road is well laid as of now (early parts of 2009); trees lining up on both the sides; which gives a nice shade; at the same time the shade makes it a little trickier to spot the above mentioned speed breaker bumps; also with a quite a few blind turns with grown up bushy fences of the road; so don’t be scared to honk your horns.

    From SingriKovil to PoovarasanKuppam

    You pass through Pudhukkadai, Karikkalaambakkam, Embalam, Pakkam KootRoad (Crossroad), KalMandapam, Kariamanikkam, Madukarai, Siruvandhaadu and PoovarasanKuppam. Basically you will be traveling towards west till Kariamanikkam. Once you reach Kariamanikkam & Madukarai, please enquire again about which route takes you to Siruvandhaadu. Siruvandhaadu is a little village and you should see a small pond at the entrance of the village itself. Siruvandhaadu village is known for Mokshakulam Hand-woven Silk sarees. Actually, you’ll pass through these Silk saree shops on the way to PoovarasanKuppam. From here as well, please enquire and proceed again to PoovarasanKuppam. It’ll be another couple of Kilometers only.

    Filling up fuel on the route:

    Usually, the fuel price is cheaper in Pondicherry State. If you prefer to fill up the fuel in Pondicherry itself, fine. Also, there are a few places where you might want to top up the fuel.

    Kariamanikkam and Madukarai being the bordering villages of Pondicherry State with TamilNadu, there are about five petrol bunks you might come across.

    Kariamanikkam: There is an IOC outlet by the name of “JK Service Station”. Well, you’ve guessed it; as I’ve mentioned earlier, being a native of Kariamanikkam, how can I miss out an opportunity to mention my friend’s petrol bunk.

    Madukarai: Essar, HP, BP

    Rest room facilities may be used at these petrol bunks. There aren’t any facilities available near any of the temple sites.

    From PoovarasanKuppam to Parikkal
    PoovarasanKuppam – Cross the river – turn right and travel through Kallippattu village along the river – turn left on the Chennai : Kumbakonam Highways to Panruti – Panruti – take tirukovilur main road to Madappattu – Madappattu – turn left on the NH45 once you reach Madappattu (towards Trichy) – after about a couple of kms from Madappattu, you’ll see a big statue of Lord Anjaneya on your left side – Here, just opposite the Lord Anjaneya, there is a small road leading to Parikkal – Please take that road. Basically, on the Chennai : Trichy NH 45, after Madappattu, once you see the Lord Anjaneya statue, turn right to go to Parikkal.

    Please note, while in PoovarasanKuppam, please ask for directions to cross the river to go to Panruti via Kallippattu village. Literally, you’ll be driving through the dry river; it’s safe to drive through to cross the river as the sand has been hardened to ease the vehicular traffic. So, if you are visiting the temples during the monsoon, please ask the locals if it is safe to cross the river in your vehicle.

    If it is advised against crossing the river, then you need to take another route. That route will be, coming back to Siruvandhaadu – Pancha Maa Devi (Here you will take the Chennai: Kumbakonam Highways) – turn left for Panruti and from here onwards it’s the same route as above to Parikkal. The distance might increase by another 10 or 12 Kms; I’m not sure about it.

    Distances Chart

    From To Kms
    Pondicherry Singrigudi 12
    Singrigudi PoovarasanKuppam 26
    PoovarasanKuppam Parikkal 39
    Total distance from Pondicherry to Parikkal 77 Kms
    Parikkal to Villupuram is another 26 Kms.


    This distance chart is calculated using the route I mentioned above. There are different routes available to travel from PoovarasanKuppam to Parikkal. The route I frequent is as above, through Kallippattu village.

    Please note, while in PoovarasanKuppam, please ask for directions to cross the river to go to Panruti via Kallippattu village. Literally, you’ll be driving through the dry river; it’s safe to drive through to cross the river as the sand has been hardened to ease the vehicular traffic. So, if you are visiting the temples during the monsoon, please ask the locals if it is safe to cross the river in your vehicle.

    If it is advised against crossing the river, then you need to take another route. That route will be, coming back to Siruvandhaadu – Pancha Maa Devi (Here you will take the Chennai: Kumbakonam Highways) – turn left for Panruti and from here onwards it’s the same route as above to Parikkal. The distance might increase by another 10 or 12 Kms; I’m not sure about it.


    “Swathi” nakshtra dates for year 2009 – 2010

    Tamil dates Gregorian Calendar Day
    Maasi 3 -15/1/2009 Sunday
    Panguni 1 -14/3/2009 Saturday
    Panguni 29 -11/4/2009 Saturday
    Chitthirai 25- 8/5/2009 Friday
    Vaikasi 21 -4/6/2009 Thursday
    Aani 18 -2/7/2009 Thursday
    Aadi 13 -29/7/2009 Wednesday
    Aavani 9 -25/8/2009 Tuesday
    Purattaasi 6 -22/9/2009 Tuesday
    Ippasi 2- 19/10/2009 Monday
    Ippasi 29- 15/11/2009 Sunday
    Kaarthikai 27 -13/12/2009 Sunday
    Maargazhi 25 -9/1/2010 Saturday
    Thai 23 -5/2/2010 Friday
    Maasi 21 -5/3/2010 Friday
    Panguni 18 -1/4/2010 Thursday


    Our younger daughter was traveling with us. She posed a question, “Mummy, we’ve so many temples in our place itself. We don’t visit those temples as much as we visit these temples today. We get up early; get ready; travel a long way; why don’t we visit the temples in our area?”
    As a father, I tried to reason saying, “Yes ma!. We can also pray in those temples in our area but these three ‘Sthalas’ have a specific coincidence of being on a straight line. So that offering prayers and worshipping Lord Shri Lakshmi Narasimhar on Swathi Nakshtra day makes the children of the family to study well; long term disease just get cured; and debts if any, will be solved within reasonable limits.”

    My answer must have made a good reasoning to her. That’s what I thought. But immediately came another question. “Dad, if these three temples are said to be on a straight line, then why are you giving instructions to the driver to turn left here, right here like that”.




    For this question, the answer came in form of a book (Parikkal Sthala varalaaru – Parikkal Location History) at Parikkal Kovil itself. Let me give you that sketch here. I've also mapped these three Sthalas on Google earth.


    I would like to thank my wife who had encouraged me to take this divine trip and my younger daughter as she gave her fullest cooperation during the entire trip (around 450 kms in one day) by remaining hassle-free and jovial.

    I also thank Lord Shri Lakshmi Narasimhar for giving our family to get his darshan.
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    Last edited: Apr 26, 2009
  4. geevee68

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    Thank you all for your valuable inputs regarding my query about the temple.
    Iam waiting for a chance to go to Singaperumal koil first.
    Hoping to get the opportunity by this month end or next month.

    Geevee
     
  5. Ushie

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    Hi Paddy,
    I visited parikkal and poovarasankuppam Lakshmi Narashimar in one day, people told me visit abishekappakkam also but unable to do since I didnt know how cover 3 temples in one day. Next time I will follow your advice. Thanks:)
     
  6. geevee68

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    You are lucky that you were able to visit atleast 2 temples itself.Iam sure you will be able to do that soon enough.Iam still waiting my turn to go to one temple soon.

    geevee
     
  7. geevee68

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    I had a dream of shri Lakshmi Narasimhar in full form about 2-3 months back.The form was golden,getting good darshan. I was standing right infront of the idol.
    Waiting for HIM to call me....


    geevee :thumbsup
     
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    Read Raju's blogspot...a very informative site about temples in and around Tamilnadu.
     
  9. geevee68

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    Thank u for this information.
    I will go through that blogspot.

    geevee :thumbsup
     
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    Hi all
    Very much pleased and happy to read this thread. Our family are devotees of Narashimar.another important temple and the most blessed one is SHOLINGAR.it is near arakonam.u can get at arakonnum catch a bus and go to Sholingar.It is a hill temple and has more than 1000 steps.the diety there is very poweful.u also have hanuman temple there called chinna malai.Thios narashimar temple is called periya malai.Wish u people have time to viisit and get the blessins of OUR MARASHINGAR.

    sunita
     

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