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Sri Srinivasa Perumal Thiruvanamalai

Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple, Thiruvannamalai, Srivilliputhur, Virudhunagar.

It is located at about 5 kms North of Srivilliputhur in the back drop of the Western Ghats. Here Lord is seen in a handsome standing posture. The temple is celebrated as Thirupathi of South.

Srinivasa Perumal Temple is dedicated to Hindu God Vishnu located in Thiruvannamalai Village near Srivilliputhur in Virudhunagar District of Tamilnadu .
One has to climb about 150 steps to have the dharshan of this Lord . Backside of this temple is a foot print of the Lord ( Paadham) .

Legends

The temple is celebrated as the Thirupathi of South . According to tradition , Lord of Seven Hills came here for hunting and stayed here itself to take care of his devotees. The Mount is being Adishesha (divine snake) himself. The Lord offers all needs of his devotees . There is a holy spring at the foothills with Lotus and other water flowers that ensure cleansing of the sins of the devotees . It is named Koneri Theertham .

The temple looks superlatively beautiful . The tank opposite the temple is very pleasing to look at . Lord Srinivasa Perumal is in standing posture. The appearance of this Deity is the re -embodiment of Lord Venkatesa Perumal of Thirupathi. The adoration of this God can be equated to a pilgrimage to Thirupathi .

At downward slope of this hill is the Gopalswamy temple, in the eastern part. Vanappechi Amman temple is found in the western side . A tank called “Koneri Theertham” is at the foot of the hill. On the bank of this tank, a huge Lord Vinayagar statue exists .

There are broad steps to climb up to this hill. At present, a ceiling has been set up over these steps for providing shadow to the climbing devotees. Here, every Saturday is considered to be significant for worship .

We visited this abhimana sthalam during our Pandiyanadu divyadeshams tour .

The temple poojas are Eka Pera Vithanam under the Vaikhanasa Agama System with the Moolavar being a Sthaanaga Veera- positioned as a single idol without Utsavar and consorts at the hill temple.

Temple Opening Time
The temple is opened from 6.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and 4.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.

Festivals
The temple conducts monthly Saturday pujas and special pujas on Saturdays in the month of Purattasi (September-October). Puratasi Saturday is special at this temple. The temple is open from 1 am for early morning pooja to 8 pm on these days.
The Utsava deity of this temple who resides at the Andal temple in Srivilliputhur is one of the five Perumal who go on a procession in their Garuda Vahana on the fifth day of Aadi every year.

Connectivity
This holy place Thiruvannamalai, being called South Thirupathi, is on the top of a small hill, just 3 Km away from Srivilliputhur in Tamilnadu. Mini Buses from Srivilliputhur go to the foot of the hill. Auto from Srivilliputhur and back will cost Rs. 150-200/-

The huge Vinayagar statue
The entrance arch from here the steps starts
Reached on top
Sri Srinivasa Perumal
The paadham of the Lord

Published by Ranjini Madhavan

Iam a homemaker who like to travel to spiritual places and like to share my spiritual tours , pictures and my personal tour experiences .Though am not expressive to put it in words thought it would be easy for others who likes to travel these places so that they may know what all places to be covered and a sweet memories for myself.

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