Vishnu temples

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  1. vmur

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    Re: 108 Tirupathikal....Guide to all these temples...

    Thanks for the information Subbu sir. The website provides very good info on the 108 Divyadesams. One of the NavaThirupathis, Thirukkoloor is our family's kuladeivam(Husband's side).

    This is for those who would like to visit NavaThirupathi and surrounding temples in Pandya Naadu.

    We were there in 2006 to visit the NavaThirupathis and other temples in and around Thirunelveli. We stayed in Hotel Janakiram (the hospitality and the food was very good, the rooms were very neat, the A/C rooms to stay were just Rs. 250 a day ). It is a walkable distance from the Thirunelveli Railway station and just opposite to the main bus stand. The reception organized a car for us to visit all the Navathirupathis and Thiruchendur one day, and the next day we went to Sankaran Koil and Nellaiappar koil. The taxi rates were pretty affordable, Rs. 750 a day. We had excellent darshan of all the Kolams of our Lord Vishnu and a very good darshan of Lord Muruga in Thiruchendur.

    The next day, we went to Sankaran Koil (Lord Sankaranarayanar and Gomati amman). The mavilakku can be purchased at the temple entrance. Beware of hawkers though. The Goddess looks so enchanting and amazing. There is a Nagaraja "puthu" where you can make offerings if you have Sarpa Dosham. Nellaiappar koil is a treat for the eyes with it's carvings and you can see that the sculptures there are quite different from those in Thanjavur Kumbakonam belt. They have more of a Kerala influence I guess. ( I am not an expert in this at all). What I am trying to say is that, inspite of being a novice, we can really appreciate the sculpture and worksmanship. The temple is also very neat and well maintained. Goddess Gandhimathi in her Poo Pavaadai alankaaram is a divine treat for the eyes and the soul.

    If you are in Nellaiappar temple, don't forget to buy Thirunelveli halwa at the Iruttu kadai.. OUT OF THIS WORLD. They make it fresh daily, serve it in fresh banana leaf and finish it that evening itself. They make it fresh again the next day. You can get it packed too. The shop is open only from 6-8 pm daily.

    The other hotels you can stay in Thirunelveli are Hotel Bharani (It is next to Hotel JanakiRam, it was still undergoing upgrades and construction), Hotel Aryas (opposite to Janakiram). I heard Aryaas even has WiFi, hey, but who wants to browse the internet when we can be eating hot Thirunelveli halwa, aapams and Kuzhi paniyaarams :-D . I would strongly recommend Hotel JanakiRam, they have a rooftop restaurant too. They serve traditional South Indian plus Thirunelveli specialities and North Indian Punjabi dishes. They even packed us breakfast for the train journey on time early morning in very neat packs.

    Next time, we plan to stay for a few more days and visit Rameshwaram, Uttarakosamangai, Thirupullani and Suchindram. Hope the day comes soon.

    Regards
    Vidya
     
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    Re: 108 Tirupathikal....Guide to all these temples...

    subbutr sir,
    many thanks for posting such a good information on 108 divyadesa temples. I stayed for about six month at coimbatore, When i visited some music shop at ramnagar, I picked up a video on these temples it was very nice. It covered only for a mintues each temples. but goin through your posting it has given very good information on each temple and worth preserving.

    Once again thanking you sir, for your good effort and I expects many more from you.

    with regards,
    padma Iyangar
     
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    Narasimha temple

    How to reach poovarasankuppam narasimhar temple from Chennai ?? Guide,pls.
     
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    Re: Narasimha temple

    hi ridgemma

    I was enthralled by the picture of the deity i saw in a friend's house...they told me it is poovarasankuppam narasimhar...

    Poovarasankuppam, a small village about 15kms from Villupuram district in Tamil Nadu, India.

    Temple is open between 8am - 12.30pm and 4pm-8pm on all days

    You can visit from chennai by taking a cab to vilupuram. or take a train to villupuram.and from there to the temple. (It depends on your schedule..)

    For more details check out...
    Lakshminarasimha Swamy

    Hope this is useful....
     
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    Re: Narasimha temple

    by road it is on cuddalore-villupuram-panrutti highway

    from cuddalore-15 kms
    from villupuram - 20 kms

    Parikkal is also a narasimhar temple near poovarasankuppam - panruti - tholudhur - parikkal


    regards
    vidyasundar
     
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    Re: Narasimha temple

    Thank u Shanvy, Vidya

    I was also told that visiting parikkal, abhishegapakkam and poovarasankuppam on the same day will result in complete fulfillment of wishes. It is most effective if sm1 is particularly suffering due to black magic or chronic disturbance from enemies. Did ny1 try ?
     
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    Re: Perumal temples-Melkote

    Melkote located near <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:smarttags" /><st1:City><st1:place>Mysore</st1:place></st1:City> in Karnataka houses an ancient shrine to Vishnu, worshipped as TiruNarayana. This shrine is known for its long standing association with the spiritual leader Ramanujacharya. Melkote is also known as Yadavagiri, yatistalam, Vedadri and Narayanadri.
    The presiding deity here (moolavar) is known by the name Tiru Narayana, while the processional image of Vishnu goes by the name Selva Pillai or Sampath Kumara. Vishnu's consort is known by the name Yadugiri Taayaar. The image of Selvappillai is housed in the Rangamandapa. There are shrines to Yadugiri Taayaar and Kalyani Nachiyaar. The temple tank is known by the name Kalyani theertham.
    Legend has it this image of Vishnu was held in worship by Bhrahma. It is believed that the festival image Sampatkumara was worshipped by Rama and his son Kusha; hence the name Ramapriya. Legend has it that <st1:place>Krishna</st1:place> installed this image here at Melkote.
    Melkote has two distinct temples. The Tirunarayana temple at the foothills and the hill temple to Yoga Narasimha. Legend has it that the Yoga Narasimha temple image was installed here by Prahlada.
    King Bittideva of Karnataka who embraced the Sri Vaishnava way of life and patronized the saint Ramanujacharya, assumed the name of Vishnuvardhana and built five shrines known as the Panchanarayana temples. It is believed that at that time the Narayanapura shrine was in ruins and that both the images of Tirunarayana and Sampathkumara were missing and that Ramanujacharya discovered the image of Tirunarayana in the midst of Tulasi shrubs on the Yadavagiri hill and installed it back in the temple.
    Legend has it that during the Muslim raids of <st1:place>South India</st1:place>, the festival image of Melkote was stolen and taken away and that Ramanujacharya restored it from the court of the ruler. It is said that it a muslim princess had gotten attached to the image of Selvappillai and that being unable to part with it, she followed the Acharya to Melkote and then merged into the shrine there. In honor of this, there is an image of Bibi Nachiyar here.
    This temple is known for its Vairamudi Sevai in the month of March-April, when the image of Selvappillai is adorned with a diamond crown and taken out in procession. It is traditional belief that this crown is not to be looked at when it is not worn by the festival image; hence each year, during the occasion, the officiating priest picks up the crown from its chest with his eyes blindfolded and then places it upon the head of the image of Selvappillai. Thousands congregate to celebrate this occasion each year.
    Such was the hospitality of the residents of Melkote that they were reluctant to let Ramanuja leave for Srirangam. Hence, Ramanujacharya made an image of himself and left it behind. .
     
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    Re: Perumal temples-Srirangapatna ( Near Mysore )– in Karnataka

    SRI Ranganathaswamy temple-Srirangapatna
    Srirangapatna in the river Kaveri, is referred to as Goutama Kshetram, Vishnu as Ranganatha in the Ranganathaswamy temple, is said to be the period of the <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:smarttags" /><st1:place>Ganga</st1:place> ruler Tirumalaiya of the 9th century. Srirangapatna was the historic capital of Tippu Sultan. Several monuments relating to his rule are sprinkled across the island. Both Tippu Sultan and his father Hyder Ali are believed to have made endowments to the Ranganathaswamy temple.
    Srirangapatna is one of the Pancharanga Kshetras in the course of the river Kaveri. The other four are Srirangam Tiruvindalur, Kumbakonam and Koyiladi all in Tamilnadu, along the Kaveri as the river meanders in an easterly direction. Srirangapatna is also known as Aadi Rangam, Srirangam as Antha Rangam and Sivasamudram in Karnataka as Madhyarangam.
    This vast temple has an impressive gopuram and fort like walls and it exhibits a mixture of the Hoysala and Vijayanagar architectural styles. Ranganatha is portrayed as reclining on the bed of Aadi Sesha. Also enshrined are images of Gowtama muni and the river Kaveri. Ranganayaki Thaayaar is enshrined in the <st1:State><st1:place>North West</st1:place></st1:State> corner of the temple. There is also a shrine to <st1:place>Krishna</st1:place> here.
    The Alwars and the Acharyas of the Sri Vaishnava tradition are also enshrined here. Also seen here are images of Srinivasa and Panchamukha Anjaneya, said to have been installed by Vyasaraya. The Chaturvimsati pillars in front of the inner entrance bear carvings of 24 forms of Vishnu.
     
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    Re: Perumal temples

    Good to know about the temples in and around Tamilnadu.
    Thanks for the information, Kanaka and Padma.

    sriniketan
     
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    Temples in Tirupati & Tirumala..

    Hi all, am very excited ti post this thread about temples in Tirupati. Before is just used to go to Tirupati and Tirumala fo Lord Sri Venkateswara Swamy darshanam and come back... But now after marriage this place became mah place now.. My husband belong to this place.. he tuk me round to all temples in and around Tirupati, then only i came to know abt so temples over there..

    By god's grace am happy that i belong to such a divine place.. here are de list of temples one should visit in Tirupati...

    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Sri Padmavati Samovar Temple, Tiruchanoor..
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    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Tiruchanoor, also known as Alamelumangapuram, is about 5 km from Tirupati. The temple of Sri Padmavati Devi, the consort of Lord Sri Venkateshwara is situated here. It is said that a visit to Tirumala is fruitful only after visiting the Sri Padmavati Devi temple.[/FONT]

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    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Sri Govindarajaswami Temple..[/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Sri Govindarajaswami is the elder brother of Lord Balaji. His temple is the main landmark of Tirupati town. It has an imposing Gopuram that can be seen from a distance.[/FONT]

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    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Sri Kodandaramaswami Temple..[/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]This temple is situated in the heart of Tirupati town. The presiding deities are Sita, Rama and Lakshmana. [/FONT]The temple of Anjaneyaswami, which is directly opposite, is a sub shrine of this temple. According to legend, this temple commemorates the visit of Sri Rama to Tirupati.

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    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Sri Kapileshwaraswami Temple..[/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Sri Kapileshwaraswami Temple is the only temple dedicated to Lord Siva, in the pantheon of Vaishnava temples in Tirupati. It is situated about 3 km to the north of Tirupati, at the foot of the Tirumala Hills. The sacred waterfall called Kapila Teertham (also known as Alwar Teertham) is located here.[/FONT]

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    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Sri Kalyana Venkateshwaraswami Temple, Shrinivasa Mangapuram..[/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Sri Kalyana Venkateshwaraswami temple is at Shrinivasa Mangapuram situated 12 km to the west of Tirupati. According to legend, Lord Venkateshwara stayed here after his marriage with Sri Padmavati Devi, before proceeding to Tirumala.[/FONT]

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    <table border="0" cellpadding="1" cellspacing="1" width="100%"><tbody><tr> <td colspan="1" width="64%"> [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Sri Kalyana Venkateshwaraswami Temple, Narayanavanam:[/FONT]
    </td></tr> <tr> <td> [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Sri Kalyana Venkateshwaraswami temple at Narayanavanam is 40 km from Tirupati. Lord Sri Venkateshwaraswami and Sri Padmavati Ammavaru, daughter of Akasa Maharaja were married here. Sri Kalyana Venkateshwaraswami is the main deity here. The four sub-temples are,[/FONT]
    </td></tr> <tr> <td>[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]1) Sri Padmavati Ammavari temple[/FONT], </td></tr> <tr> <td>[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]2) Sri Andal Ammavari temple,[/FONT]</td></tr> <tr> <td>[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]3) Sameta Ramulavari temple,[/FONT]</td></tr> <tr> <td>[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]4) Sri Ranganayakula Swami temple,[/FONT]</td></tr> <tr> <td>[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]5) Sri Sita Lakshmana temple,[/FONT]</td></tr> <tr> <td>[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]In addition, there are five other temples attached to Sri Kalyana Venkateshwaraswami temple. They are,[/FONT] </td></tr> <tr> <td>[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]1) Sri Parashareshwara Swami temple,[/FONT]</td></tr> <tr> <td>[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]2) Sri Virabhadra Swami temple,[/FONT]</td></tr> <tr> <td> [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]3) Sri Shakti Vinayaka Swami temple,[/FONT]
    </td></tr> <tr> <td>[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]4) Sri Agasthishwara Swami temple,[/FONT]</td></tr> <tr> <td>[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]5) Sri Avanakshamma temple,[/FONT]</td></tr></tbody></table>
    And Finally Tirumala..
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    Hindus any where in world will visit Sri Venkateshwara's temple on the Tirumala hill, atleast one time in his life span...!! Bow


    What do u all say Iladies....
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