Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Valvil Ramar temple- Tirupullam Boothankudi- Tamil Nadu

Valvil Ramar temple is 7 th divya desam of Vishnu and here Bala Ramar is the Moolavar. Here  the Utsavar  Lord Ramar gives darshan in Chathurbhujam  form with Sree devi and Boodevi. The legend is assosiated with Ramayana. Rama is said to have given moksham to Jaytayu here. One would find Lakshmana  and Jatayu inside the sanctum depicted on the wall near the Lord Rama's lotus feet.  Lord is reclining here under the Punnai tree. There is a separate sannidhi for the the Goddess , Hemambhuja valli and a separate sannidhi for Yoga Narasimhar.It is also believed that Yoganarasimhar fulfills the wishes of aspiring job seekers.

Devotees pray here for their ancestors .A temple set in sylvan surroundings, an absolutely calm and quiet place.

How to reach- This temple is in Kumbhakonam ( Tanjore dist) and Tiru Adanoor another divaydesam and Swamimalai, one of the Aarupadai veedu's of Lord Muruga , are close by and about  which I would be writing soon.

More pictures in the link

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.