Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Gunaseelam Sri PrasannaVenkatachalapathy temple, Tamilnadu

Prasanna Venkatachalapathy temple is a famous Vishnu temple in Gunaseelam  about 20 Kms. from Trichy.This temple attracts lot of pilgrims and people also believe that worshipping the deity here helps one to cure mental and physical ailments. Pilgrims stay here for about 48 days ,worship God and partake the prasadam from the temple and get relief from their problems.The temple looks neat and clean.

Legend is that sage Gunaseela used to visit Tirumala to have the darshan of Lord Balaji , once he requested God to come to the place where he was and God obliged, pleased with the sage's devotion. The temple is small when compared to the huge temples I have visited. There is a mandapam and a water tank outside the temple.
How to reach- Trichy is well connected with rail, road and air. 
accommodation facilities are excellent as this is quite big town which attracts lot of tourists.

23 comments:

Arti said...

Seems like a very beautiful place. The story behind the temple is also heart warming.
Great post Chitra, Have a nice week ahead:)

chitra said...

Arti, thank you so much..

EC said...

We did go there some 2 months back..however I wasnt very happy with the way this old temple has been renovated with a new look..they could have tried to retain the ancient feel according to me..anyways, I felt the eyes of the Lord were very attractive..we got to stay there for a few minutes as there wasnt much rush and pooja was just going on..nice pictures Chitra

Mridula said...

Beautiful pictures and the flowers in the pond look divine too!

Sushma Mallya said...

Beautifully clicked photos chitra..and lovely post!

Sridharan said...

The pond looks beautiful too Chitra.. Nice temple and post..!

A said...

Beautiful temple. Did you stay there for 48 days?

Team G Square said...

Nice temple ,but its looks completely renovated .

chitra said...

EC,
yes, after renovation it looks a pretty new temple but the idol here resembled Lord Balaji if Tirupathi but idol small in size.

chitra said...

Mridula, thanks . There wasn't much to click.

chitra said...

Sushma ,
long time ....happy to see you.

chitra said...

Sridharan,
thank you so much.

chitra said...

A,
I didn't stay . But saw many pilgrims staying there and coming to temple for partaking the prasad.

chitra said...

TGS,
Though this temple doesn't come under 108 Vishnu temples it is very popular in this region.

sm said...

nice shots
48 days pray you must have heard lot of stories

....Petty Witter said...

Small but beautiful, many thanks for yet another wonderful post.

chitra said...

sm, I could see the devotees waiting for their daily prasad.

chitra said...

PW,
thank you so much.

Insignia said...

chitra, this is my family kuladaivam. We are planning to visit it. :) I havent visited it yet though I have lot of trips to Srirangam where my extended family folks have priests working in the temple :)

P.N. Subramanian said...

Beautiful pictures as usual.As EC sir has pointed out, the temple looks quite new. I was unable to come earlier due to my cataract operation.

chitra said...

Insignia , that is good..I remember you mentioning about your people are working in Srirangam temple. You can visit that also then.

chitra said...

PNS,the temple is old got renovated recently.
Hope you are ok post cataract operation. take care.

s.mukundan said...

I am frequently visiting this temple since 31 years.Our kula deivam. Usually be go for car festival. Tirupati balaji, tan doni malai temple god, uppiliappan temple god, and gunaseelam god are brothers.