Thursday, January 5, 2012

Harasaba Vimochana Perumal- Tirukkandiyur, Tamil Nadu

This temple at Tirukkandiyur  is one among the divyadesams of Vishnu and  is very near to the town of Thiruvaiyaru and here  Lord Vishnu is known as Harasaba Vimochana Perumal as he liberated Hara  (Siva) from  a Saba (curse) which He incurred when he removed one of the five heads of Brahma. 

Moolavar , Main deity here is also known as  Bali Nadhar and Thayar is Kamalavalli. Idol in the temple resembles that of Balaji of Tirupati. A temple sans crowd and the serene atmosphere helps  one to  worship in peace.  Just outside   the sanctum there is separate niche for Chakrathazhvar .Near the main entrance of the  temple one would find the Hanuman shrine. Kamala Valli thayar has a separate sannidhi so has Andal. The 20 day festival in the month Avani is famous here.

Had an opportunity to visit this temple for a second time last week.

Thiruvayaru is the birth place of Saint Thayaraja ,the great Carnatic music composer who has composed hundreds of  hymns on the Lord Rama. Tiruvayyaru town is about 11 Kms from  Tanjore which is famous for its Big temple. 

How to reach-  Tanjore is the nearest town well connected by rail and road.The nearest airport is at Trichy which 60 Kms from Tanjore.


37 comments:

Mridula said...

The hanging object looks super!

chitra said...

Thanks Mridula, that is a flag post,the angle makes it appear like that.

Sridharan said...

Very nice Chitra.. I like the temple ... I would visit this when I visit Thiruvaiyaru (Yes.. I am yet to visit thiruvaiyaru...!)

chitra said...

Sridhar,
You would not miss this temple, this is on the main road itself.

....Petty Witter said...

To visit this once would be wonderful but to be able to do so again? Wonderful.

Thanks for yet another interesting and informative post Chitra, as always I enjoyed your accompanying photos.

chitra said...

Thanks PW,I got an opportunity when I had to take some of my guests around. Thanks almighty for that.

P.N. Subramanian said...

Nice to learn about Harasaba Vimochana Perumal. I intend to visit Gangaikondacholapuram and Darasuram. May be I could cover this temple also.

Team G Square said...

Nice temple , gopura looks grand .

Arun said...

Good one to start the New Year!!

R Niranjan Das said...

Beautiful temple.

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Arti said...

Looks peaceful indeed.. Loved the Ram, Laxman, Sitaji picture.

chitra said...

PNS, All this temples are nearby . So you would be able to cover this easily.

chitra said...

TGS,
thanks a lot.

chitra said...

Arun, thanks alot. happy New year to you.

chitra said...

Niranjan,
thanks a lot.

chitra said...

Arti, Happy you liked the pics. thanks.

EC said...

I love this stretch from Kumbakonam to Tanjavur -6 divyadesams are close to each other and can be visited in half a day's time..and not much crowd too in these temples

Abhilash said...

nice and useful discription Chitra.

Amma says that it is bad time for me and I should be visiting the temples daily. You know what, my watch also was dead last month so I guess the time isnt good. :)

chitra said...

EC, very true EC. But this time I visited only Navagrahas + Oppiliappan, Harasaba, and Srirangam.

chitra said...

Abhi, that is a nice excuse...Better visit a watch repairer.He will set the time right...:)

Anonymous said...

Hi Chitra,
Glad to read the history of the temple. So far how many of the divyadesams have you visited? Like to know more.

chitra said...

Anonymous...thanks..shall tell you.

Sanand said...

Again another very interesting temple related post from you, thanks!

chitra said...

Sanad,
Long time... , Very Happy New year to you.

Asha said...

never knew about this temple, though have visited thiruvaiyaru. As always, lovely photos accompany the post.

chitra said...

Asha, thanks..

ashok said...

happy new year Chitra!

chitra said...

Thanks Ashok.

sm said...

never knew about the birth place , temple.

Shri said...

Chitra it does look peaceful. Pongal Greetings and Wish you a wonderful year ahead.

R. Ramesh said...

chitraaajiii...nice to shout yr name fm here..ahah

chitra said...

Shri...thanks a lot. Pongal greetings to you also. tc

chitra said...

Ramesh...only thing is you are far..far away. Call out when you come down:)

R.Ramakrishnan said...

Nice post Chitra. Visited this temple about 3 years ago during a 3-4 day road trip covering Divya Desams & Thevara Sthalams from Thanjavur upto Nagapattinam.Must have touched around 30-35 temples during that visit. These temple visits are rejuvenating & re energizing and bring a lot of peace harmony & tranquility to our lives.
Pongal Vazhtukkal !

StarTraci said...

Beautiful, as always. I love the shade of blue. I hope you are well, my friend!

:-)
Traci

chitra said...

Traci, I am fine.Thanks.

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