Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Varadaraja Swamy Temple -Maddur Mandya District

Last weekend I was travelling to Mysore and I decided to visit Maddur Ugra Narashima swamy temple and Varadaraja swamy temple. This is my second visit to this temple. The history says King vishnuvardhana built this temple 1000 years back and has inscriptions in tamil. His mother lost her eye sight and Ramanujar came in King Vishnuvardhana's dream and advised him to take his mother to Kanchipuram Varadharajar Temple and she would gain her eye sight.

King Vishnuvardhana's mother was very old and she could not travel to kanchi. so the king brought the same people from kanchi who designed varadharajar and asked them to create a sculpture same as Kanchi varadarajar. pooja was offered everyday to Varadarajar and on the 48th day after the mangala aarthi she regained her eyesight. since the god answered the prayers he is also called as Nethranarayana. The moolavar is 12 feet height and the temple is very close to Ugranarashima swamy temple.

Maddur is 80 kms from Bangalore and can be easily reached by Bus/Train.
All  buses going towards mysore will go to maddur. The temple is 5-10 mins walk from the bus stand.
Kaveri express from chennai/mayiladuthurai express/Kanyakumari express and some major trains stop at maddur. The temple is far away from the railway station and auto charge will be 30rs.
Temple timings 8:30am-12pm, 5pm-8pm
Tirumanjanam is performed on first sunday of every month.

Please visit this temple when you visit to mysore and Vardarajar will answer your prayers.


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