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Sri Surya Narayana temple Arasavalli

” Harshavilli purivasam , Chayosha Padminiyutham Suryanarayanam Devam Nowmi Sarvartha Dayakam “ A sloka on Lord Surya narayana The Ancient Hindu Temple of Sun God  – “Lord Suryanaryana Swamy Temple” located at Arasavalli in Srikakulam Town, Andhra Pradesh, India. This is one of unique and most visited Pilgrimage Temples in India. The Original name isContinue reading “Sri Surya Narayana temple Arasavalli”

Simmachalam Varagha Narasimhar

We stayed in Vizag in Lakshmi residency near railway station . Simmachalam is about 10 kms from this Hotel . Simhachalam : Simhachalam is called “Hill of Lion “ . ( simha means lion , achala means hill ) , It is near Vishakhapatnam in present Andhra Pradesh Its presiding deity is Lord Varaha LakshmiContinue reading “Simmachalam Varagha Narasimhar”

Chakra Thirtha temple Odisha

The holy land of Odisha is divided into four kshetras. These kshetras are named after the four names of weapons of Lord Vishnu such as sankha (conch shell) chakra (disc) gada (mace) and padma (lotus). Puri Dham is known as Sankha Kshetra. This is a small temple with the main diety as the same as Puri jaganath temple. Lord Balaramar Subhatra and LordContinue reading “Chakra Thirtha temple Odisha”

Anegudde Vinayagar temple Kumbakshi

Anegudde Sri Vinayaka Temple, Kumbashi is in Kundapur taluk, Udupi District, Karnataka. From Gokarna Mahabaleshwar temple we reached this temple by 3 pm as there was a special pooja being performed the temple was opened. Kumbashi is a small village situated in kundapur (32 km from Udupi). As per the legend when there was aContinue reading “Anegudde Vinayagar temple Kumbakshi”

Swamimalai Murugan

SWAMIMALAI MURUGAN TEMPLE Swamimalai Swaminathaswamy Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to god Murugan. It is located in Swamimalai, 5 km from Kumbakonam, on the banks of a tributary of river Cauvery, 250 km from Chennai, the capital of Tamil Nadu, India. The temple is one of the six holy shrines of Murugan called Arupadaiveedu.Continue reading “Swamimalai Murugan”

Palamudhir Cholai Murugar

Located 25 km away from Madurai, Pazhamudhircholai is one among the 6 prominent abodes of Lord Muruga, called as Arupadaiveedu. Others important abodes of Lord Muruga are Thiruparankundram Subramanya Swamy Temple, Palani Dandayudhapani Swami Temple, Swamimalai Swaminatha Swami Temple, Tiruchendur Senthil Andavar Temple and Tiruttani Subramanya Swamy Temple. Its admist the dense forest very nearContinue reading “Palamudhir Cholai Murugar”

Sri Durga Parameshwari Kateel

Sri Durga Parameshwari temple Kateel .The temple is around 25Km away from Mangalore . You can visit Nellithirtha and this temple together. This temple does not close from morning to evening. You can still have the dharshan of the Goddess Durga Parameshwari in the afternoon. We had visited this temple during my mangalore spiritual trip.TheContinue reading “Sri Durga Parameshwari Kateel”

Thiruparankundram

Thiruparankundram Murugan Temple or Subramanya Swamy Temple is one of the Six Abodes of Murugan, located at Thiruparankundram, Madurai , Tamil Nadu in India . The main deity being Lord Murugar with both his wives Valli and Deivayanai .The temple is built in rock-cut architecture and believed to have been built by the Pandyas duringContinue reading “Thiruparankundram”

Sri Boo varahaswamy Srimushnam

Located 35kms West of Chidambaram in the Kattu Mannar Koil Taluk is the historical Bhoo Varaha Swamy temple in Sri Mushnum. Unlike typical moolavar deities in Vishnu temples, the Lord here is in the form of a small vigraham signifying the Varaha Avataaram. A visit even once to this temple and sincere prayers to LordContinue reading “Sri Boo varahaswamy Srimushnam”

Thirumoozhikalam

This temple is one among the 13 malainadu divyadeshams . The word “Thirumozhi” has been corrupted and called as Thirumoozhikalam . Thirumoozhikkulam temple is located in between Angamaly in Ernakulam district and Mala in Thrissur district. Thirumoozhikkulam is one among the 32 Brahmin gramams in Kerala. This is the place where Hareetha muni the sonContinue reading “Thirumoozhikalam”

Brihadeeswarar temple Thanjavur

This temple in Thanjavur was built by Rajaraja Cholan . It’s called as Thanjai Periya koil (big temple) . This temple is situated in Thanjavur 350kms south west of Chennai. It’s also called as Brihadeeswarar koil or Rajarajeswaram . This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva .The lingam installed here is 12 feet height .Continue reading “Brihadeeswarar temple Thanjavur”

A trip to Karaikudi temples

KARAIKUDI Karaikudi is situated in Sivagangai district can be reached from Trichy by travelling 70 kms and from Madurai 80 kms . Karaikudi has a railway station within . Nagarathar (Chettiar) communities and their houses are very famous in this region as they have done trade and business worldwide . PILLAYARPATTI This temple is ofContinue reading “A trip to Karaikudi temples”

A trip to Rameswaram and nearby places . Ramanadeeswarar Rameswaram

This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva named Ramanadeeswarar . This is one among the 276 Paadal petra Shivalayam and one among the 12 Jyothirlingams . Appar Sundarar and Thirugnana Sambandar has sung about this Lord . This temple is just 1km from Rameswaram railway station . We stayed in Hotel Tamilnadu run by ourContinue reading “A trip to Rameswaram and nearby places . Ramanadeeswarar Rameswaram”

Pachai Amman temple Thirumulaivoyal

This is a Amman temple in the ambattur area near Thirumullaivoyal . Pachai Amman temple is anchored at Thirumullaivoyal . This place is 23 km away from Chennai . We use to keep pongal (made out of rice n jaggery) in this temple aadi or thai (mid July to August) (mid January to mid February)Continue reading “Pachai Amman temple Thirumulaivoyal”

Navapashanam Devipattinam

Navapashanam (Navagraha temple) at Devipattinam is 32 kms from Rameswaram . Navapashanam – Devipattinam , Ramanathapuram district About the temple Navapashanam at Devipattinam is a small coastal village about 15 kms from Ramanathapuram. It is said that Sri Ram had prayed to the Nava grahas here by placing nine stones prior to going to warContinue reading “Navapashanam Devipattinam”

Thiru Uthirakosamangai

Thiru Uthirakosamangai is a Village located in the Ramanathapuram district , it is nearly 17 km away from the Ramanathapuram main bus stand . The Sri Mangalanathar – Magaleshwari Temple in the Thiru Uthirakosamangai is the main attraction among the tourists and the pilgrims . This temple is specially worshipped by devotees for marriage andContinue reading “Thiru Uthirakosamangai”

Sri Vaishnava Nambi Thirukurunkudi

In Thirukurunkudi there are 5 Vaishanava Nambi temples . These 5 temples together make a Pandiyanadu divyadesham and it’s near Thirunelveli . The adivaram temple consists of Lord Azhaghiya Nambi in standing sitting and sleeping postures . Thayar is named as Kunrunkudi valli . Thiruparkadal Nambi temple is just 1kms from Thirukurunkudi temple is aContinue reading “Sri Vaishnava Nambi Thirukurunkudi”

Nava Thirupathi

1. Sri Vaikundam , Srivaikuntanathan Permual TempleSri Vaikundam Temple is located 29 Kms from Tirunelveli towards Tiruchendur. Moolavar is named Vaikunthanathan in standing posture Thayar as Vaikuntavalli and Nammalwar has sung praising this Lord. As per legends Lord Brahma worshipped His creator Lord Vishnu . Somukasura a demon, defeated Brahma , the Hindu god of creation andContinue reading “Nava Thirupathi”

Srivilliputhur Andal

Srivilliputhur is a town in Virudhunagar district of Tamilnadu . The famous Srivilliputhur Andal temple is one among the Pandiyanadu divyadeshams . The Moolavar (main deity) is named Lord Rangamannar or Vadabhadrasayi and Thayar Goddess Andal . Here the Lord is in sleeping posture . Periyalwar and Goddess Andal both has sung praising this LordContinue reading “Srivilliputhur Andal”

Thothathri Perumal Vanamamalai Nanguneri

Vanamamalai Sri Thothatri temple is in nanguneri and very near to Thirukurunkudi another divyadeshams of Pandiyanadu . A must visit for all Sri vaishnavas , the Thothathri temple is located in a small village called Nanguneri in Thirunelveli. This temple is one of the Pandiyanadu divyadeshams. Moolavar Thothathri Perumal in sitting posture . Thayar namedContinue reading “Thothathri Perumal Vanamamalai Nanguneri”

Nindra Narayana Perumal Thiruthangal

This temple is one of the Pandiyanadu divyadeshams in Thiruthangal village , Virudhunagar district , Tamilnadu . Here the Moolavar is named Nindra Narayana Perumal , Thayar Shenkamalam .The Lord here is in standing posture . Thirumangai alwar and Boodathalwar has sung praising this Lord . Sthalapuranam once there was an arguement between the GoddessesContinue reading “Nindra Narayana Perumal Thiruthangal”