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Sri Oppiliappan Perumal temple

This temple is in Thirunageswaram near Kumbakonam. This temple is also known as Thiruvinnagar of Venkatachalapathy temple . Oppiliappan means none is equal to this Lord . It’s also avatara sthalam of Bhumi devi .

This is one among the Cholanadu divyadeshams.

Sthalapuranam : legends says Lord Vishnu comes in disguise as a old man and asks Markandeya Maharishi ‘s young daughter ( Bhumi devi ) to get married to him , on a panguni ( march to april ) thiruvonam (star) day . Markandeya Maharishi refuses saying shes a small child not used with household works dont know cooking too . The Lord Vishnu says that he will accept even if its served without salt . Markandeya Maharishi prays to Thirumala Venkatesha Perumal and finds out the old man is the Lord Vishnu himself and agrees to get them married . On aipasi ( sept to oct ) thiruvonam day the wedding took place . Some say upu means salt as he mentioned he will accept without upu the name to this Lord is Uppiliapan .Till date the prasadham here are offered to the Lord without salt .

Both panguni n aipasi thiruvonam festival are celebrated and aganda deepa ( big lights ) are kept , Goddess Lakshmi graces us from this deepa dharshan . One having this deepa dharshan is considered to be lucky .

Poygai alwar Pei alwar Nammalwar and Thirumangai alwar has sung pasurams on this Lord and got his anugrahas

Inside the temple
Temple corridor
The temple from outside
The temple corridor
Carvings on the walls
The main deity

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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