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Sri Kalamegha Perumal Thirumoghur

This is one of the Pandiyanadu divyadeshams near to Madurai . Nammalwar and Thirumangai alwar has sung praising this Lord . As per the legend Dhurvasa Maharishi cursed Indira, to loose all his wealth, when he was not given respect. Due to this the devas lost their strength and the Asuras regained. As per theContinue reading “Sri Kalamegha Perumal Thirumoghur”

Azhaghar Koil Madurai

Located at a distance of 21 km away from Madurai, Alagar Koyil Temple, also known with the name of Azhagar Kovil is one of the prominent temples situated at the foothills of Alagar hills. This temple has high religious significance as well as presents a captivating architecture. What makes it even more enchanting is theContinue reading “Azhaghar Koil Madurai”

Sri Sowmya Narayana Perumal Thirukostiyur

This is one among the Pandiyanadu divyadeshams and is situated at Thirukostiyur a small village near Thirupathur , Sivagangai district Tamilnadu . As per legend asura Hiranyakashipu prayed to Brahma for a boon that he would not be killed by Devas, human race, animals or by weapons. Having secured the boon, he went on aContinue reading “Sri Sowmya Narayana Perumal Thirukostiyur”

Koodalazhagar Madurai

This temple is located amongst the city of Madurai in the parallel road of Meenakshi Amman temple . Dedicated to Lord Vishnu , the Koodal Azhagar Temple, located in the centre of Madurai city is one among the Pandiyanadu divyadeshams . Goddess Lakshmi as Mathuravalli . Beautifully sculpted and carved by adding different shades ofContinue reading “Koodalazhagar Madurai”

Sri Satyamurthy Perumal Thirumayam

This beautiful rock cut temple is among the 108 divyadesams of Sri Vaishnavas and comes under Pandiya naadu divyadesams. The temple is inside a huge fort and adjoining is the Sathyagiriswarar temple of Lord Shiva. The presiding deity is Sathyagiri nathan/Sathyamoorthy perumal with prayoga chakra and shanku in his hands and is swayambu moorthy. AdjoiningContinue reading “Sri Satyamurthy Perumal Thirumayam”

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 VillageContinue reading “Sri Srinivasa Perumal Thiruvanamalai”

Aadhi Jaganatha Perumal Thirupullani

During our Pandiyanadu divyadeshams tour , we first visited Sethukarai . Sethukarai , meaning the edge of the sea at Sethu , a tiny village near Tirupullani , finds a prominent place in the Ramayana. It is believed that Lord Rama constructed a bridge of floating stones across the sea to Srilanka , with theContinue reading “Aadhi Jaganatha Perumal Thirupullani”

Aanamalai Yoga Narasimhar

Yoga Narasimha Perumal Temple is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu located at Narasingam in Aanaimalai in Madurai District of Tamilnadu. The Temple is located at the foot of the Aanaimalai hills. This is a rock cut temple and the main deity Narasimhar is carved out of the rock . The temple is a goodContinue reading “Aanamalai Yoga Narasimhar”

Thirupullamboothakudi Vallvil Ramar

Valvil Ramar Kovil at Thiru Pullaboothangudi is one of the 108 Divya desams and one of the Vaishnava Navagraha Parihara kshetrams around Kumbakonam. The Moolavar is Valvilraman and the Utsavar is Raman at this temple. The thayar or the Lord’s consort at this temple is Hemambujavalli. The holy water is Jatayu theertham. The vimanam isContinue reading “Thirupullamboothakudi Vallvil Ramar”

Sri Manikundra Perumal Thanjavur

This temple is a cluster of 3 temples together making a divyadeshams . 1. Manikundra Perumal 2. Nela Megha Perumal 3. Sri Narasimhar The 3 temples are near each other and is known as Thanjai Mamani koil . Mangalasasanam was done by Thirumangai alwar, Nammalwar and Bhoodhathalwar. In ancient days this place was called asContinue reading “Sri Manikundra Perumal Thanjavur”

Hara saabha vimochana Perumal Thirukandiyur

This temple is one of the Cholanadu divyadeshams near Thiruvayaru in Thanjavur . Moolavar is Hara saabha vimochana Perumal in standing posture . Thayar Kamalavalli and Thirumangai alwar has sung praising this Lord The Lord gave dharshan to Lord Brahma Lord Shiva and King Mahabali . As per Hindu legend , Brahma, the Lord of creationContinue reading “Hara saabha vimochana Perumal Thirukandiyur”

Thiru Kabisthalam

Thiru Kavithalam or Kabisthalam is one of the 108 divya desam temples situated near Kumbakonam in Papanasam . The perumal in this sthalam is called ‘Gajendra Varadhan’. The sthalapuranam of this temple is also associated with that of the elephant Gajendran . Gajendra performed pooja to Maha Vishnu using the lotus flowers from this pondContinue reading “Thiru Kabisthalam”

5 Jyothirlingams of Maharashtra

1. Bhimashankar 2. Triambakeshwar 3. Grishneswar 4. Aundh Nagnath 5.Parali Vaijnath We visited all 5 Jyothirlingams of Maharashtra in last November (2019) . It was a 4 days trip . This trip too we planned it through Sanjay tours . What is the difference between jyotirlinga and shivling? Basically a “Linga” is an Image of Lord Shiva .  For the sake of his devotees ,Continue reading “5 Jyothirlingams of Maharashtra”

Sri Nathan koil Nandhipura vinnagaram

Nathan Kovil or Thiru Nandipura Vinnagaram Temple in Nathan Kovil, a village in the outskirts of Kumbakonam . This is one among the 40 Cholanadu divyadeshams . Moolavar is Jaganatha Perumal in sitting posture. Thayar Shenbhagavalli . Thirumangai alwar has sung praising this Lord. Nandi, the sacred bull of Shiva , is believed to have got his curses relieved by worshippingContinue reading “Sri Nathan koil Nandhipura vinnagaram”

Sri Kolavili Ramar Thiruvelliyangudi

Kolavili Ramar Temple is a temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu located 19 km away from Kumbakonam, Tamil Nadu, India on the Kumbakonam-Chennai highway . It is one of the 108 Divyadesam dedicated to Vishnu, who is worshipped as Kola Valvill Ramar and his consort Lakshmi as Maragathavalli . The great King Bali, was donating 3 steps to Lord Vamana (who was in the guise of a brahmana boy)Continue reading “Sri Kolavili Ramar Thiruvelliyangudi”

Andalukkun Ayyan Thiruaadhanur

Thiru Adhanur near Kumbakonam is one of the 108 Divya Desams dedicated to Lord Vishnu . Andalakkun ayyan temple here is one of the Vaishnava navagraha parihara sthalams around Kumbakonam. It is a Guru parihara sthalam. The main deity in this temple is Andalakkumayyan. He is present here facing East in Kidantha Kolam and BujangaContinue reading “Andalukkun Ayyan Thiruaadhanur”

Sri Sundaraja Perumal ThiruAnbil

This temple is 22 kms from Trichy and it’s one among the Cholanadu divyadeshams . Moolavar is Sundaraja Perumal Thayar name is Sundaravalli . Once Lord Brahma ( the creator) thought that he is the sole reason for the world living beings being beautiful. Lord Vishnu advised to brahma but still his ego didn’t go.Continue reading “Sri Sundaraja Perumal ThiruAnbil”

Sri Sarangapani temple Kumbakonam

This temple is located in Kumbakonam and along the coast of Cauvery. It’s one among the Pancha ranga sthethram . It’s one among the Cholanadu divyadeshams . The Moolavar of this temple is Sri Sarangapani. Aara Amudhan, Abayaryaapthamiruthan and Utthanasayi are the other names of Moolavar. Prathyaksham for Hema Maharishi. Moolavar is in Udhyoga sayana postureContinue reading “Sri Sarangapani temple Kumbakonam”

Sri Saranatha Perumal Thirucherai

Thiru Saranathan Perumal temple  at Thirucherai , is a village in the outskirts of Kumbakonam in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu , is dedicated to the Lord Vishnu . Its one of the Cholanadu divyadeshams . This temple is about 24 Km from Kumbakonam town on the way to Thiruvarur and is very near to Nachchiar KoilContinue reading “Sri Saranatha Perumal Thirucherai”

Sri Soundararaja Perumal Nagapattinam

From Mayavaram it is 40 kms to Nagapattinam . This temple is one among the 108 Divya Desams dedicated to Lord Vishnu and one among Cholanadu divyadeshams . Lord Vishnu is worshiped as Soundararaja Perumal and his consort Lakshmi as Soundaravalli . Lord Soundararaja Perumal is believed to have appeared for sage Markandeya , DhuruvaContinue reading “Sri Soundararaja Perumal Nagapattinam”

Sri Srinivasa Perumal Thirunarayur

At a distance of 9 km from Kumbakonam Railway Station , Nachiyar Kovil or Thirunarayur Nambi Temple is an ancient temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu, located at Thirunaraiyur village of Kumbakonam . The shrines in this temples areNaraiyur NambiVanjulavalli thayar (same sannadhi as the lord)Kal GarudaYoga NarasimhaHanumanSri RamChakrapaniLord Brahma is in standing posture in thisContinue reading “Sri Srinivasa Perumal Thirunarayur”

Gangai konda Cholapuram

We had an opportunity to visit this temple in January 2017 . It was a month before the Kudamuluku (kumbhabhishegam) a ritual done after renovating a temple . After reading Ponniyin selvan a book written by author Kalki who is famous in historical stories with fictional characters added to make it more interesting to readContinue reading “Gangai konda Cholapuram”

Appakudathan Thirupernagar ( Koviladi )

Kovil means temple and Adi means old or first and hence the Koviladi. The Moolavar is Appakudathan and the Urchavar is Appala Ranganathar. His Consort (Thayar) is known by the names Indira Devi and Kamalavalli. The sthala vriksham is Purasa tree or Vilva maram. The holy water or theertham is Indira Pushkarni or Mrityu VinasiniContinue reading “Appakudathan Thirupernagar ( Koviladi )”

Mannarkudi SriRajagopalaswamy

This temple is also known as ” Dakshina Dwaraka “. Here Lord Krishna is worshipped as Rajagopalaswamy and there is a big statue of Krishna in the sanctum . The large temple premises consists of majestic gopurams, seven halls along with several small shrines . As per the legends, Lord Krishna appeared in the dreamsContinue reading “Mannarkudi SriRajagopalaswamy”