Thursday, June 30, 2011

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Om namo narayanaya

With the blessings of the lord and great support from the visitors we have reached 6000 hits in a short period.

The photos of Srirangapatna temples have been shared in ISKON website and the Tirupathi Tirumala vaibhavam websites.

I would request you to provide comments and suggestions on this blog, as it will be helpful for me to concentrate in sharing more information and photos about the temples.we have had less than 5 comments for 6000+ hits.

Requesting your valuble suggestions and guidance to make this blog a wonderful medium in service to lord.

Sathish Kumar.

Monday, June 27, 2011

The SamprokshaNa Patrikai

The SamprokshaNa Patrikai for the Pancha Brundhaavanams at Sri Nrsimhapuram for the five Azhagiya Singars is attached .
The exact date for the samprOkshaNam is July 10 . Sri Nrsimhapuram is between the two dhivyadesams of AthanUr and
PullambhUtangudi . Please visit the dhivya desams and the sacred BrundhAvanams , which are PrArthanA sthalams .
Very close by are the dhivya dEsams of Thirukkudantai and Oppiliappan Sannidhi .
Please visit the SamprokshaNam and receive the PoorNAhUti prasAdham .

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Vaikasi Hastham - Kausik Sarathy - Picasa Web Albums

Friday, June 17, 2011



There are thousand and thousands of temples all over India in different size, shape and locations but not all of them considered to be in the Vedic way. 

Generally the temples are located in a place where earth's magnetic wave path densely passes through. It can be in the outer skirt of the town/village or city, even in middle of the dwelling place, or on a hilltop. The essence of visiting a temple is considered here. For every Srivaishnava, it is a must to pay a visit twice every day to the Vishnu Temples in their locations. In simple terms, these temples are located strategic to a place where the positive energy is abundantly available from the magnetic wave distributions of north/south pole thrust.

Because of its location where high magnetic values are available, the Main Idol is placed in the core center, and also because they place a copper plate written with some Vedic scripts, which is buried, beneath the Main Idol's placement known as "Garbhagriha" or Moolasthan, the copper absorbs the earths magnetic waves and radiates to the surroundings. Thus a person who regularly visiting a temple and taking clockwise rounds of the Main Idol's placement, automatically receive the beamed magnetic values absorbed in his body. This is very slow and a regular visit will make him absorb more energy. What scientifically it is known is positive energy. In addition, the Sanctum sanctorum is completely enclosed on three sides. The effect of all energies is very high in here. The lamp that is lit radiates the heat and light energy. The ringing of the bells and the chanting of prayers gives the sound energy. The fragrance from the flowers, the burning of camphor give out the chemical energy. The effect of all these energies is activated by the positive energy that comes out of the idol. This is in addition to the north/south pole magnetic energy that is absorbed by the copper plate and utensils that are kept in the Moolasthan known as grabagraham. The water is used for the Pooja is mixed with Cardamom, Benzoine, Holy Basil (Tulsi), Clove, etc. are mixed that is known as "Theertham". This water becomes more energized because it receives the positive ness of all these energies combined. When persons go to the temple for the Deepaaraadhana, and when the doors open up, the positive energy gushes out onto the persons who are there. The water that is sprinkled onto the people passes on the energy to all. That is the reason why, men are not allowed to wear shirts to the temple and ladies have to wear more ornaments because it is through these jewels (metal) that positive energy is absorbed in ladies. It is proved that Theertham is a very good blood purifier, as it is highly energized. Hence it is given as prasadam to the devotees

Lost energy in a days work is regained this way and one gets being refreshed slightly. The positive energy that is spread out in the entire temple and especially around where the main idol is placed, are simply absorbed in one's body and mind, for those who take a regular clock-wise round circle every day.  In addition at the temples they offer holy water about three spoons. This water is mainly a source of magneto therapy kind because usually they place the copper water vessel at the Garbhagriha. It also contains the values of cardamom, clove, saffron, etc to add taste and Tulsi (holy Basil) leaves are put into the water to increase its medicinal value! The clove essence protects one from tooth decay, the saffron & Tulsi leave essence protects one from common cold and cough, cardamom and benzoine known as Pachha Karpuram,  acts as a mouth refreshing agents! This way, one's health too is protected, by regularly visiting the Temples . The entire thing just become more energized locally, that the visit and consuming the holy water and the other offerings are worth for the visitor's health and longevity.
Apart from the above facts, each and every round taken in the temple is just simply burning fats in human body and in those days people regularly visited temples and never used to get sugar complaints/diabetic! In addition to it the Vedic chanting helps visitors some refreshing feeling in body and mind thus achieving mental peace, which is the ultimate aim of every soul. And in those days, it was quite rare, you'll see persons with Sugar level high in their blood. In fact, the regular round trip to the temple itself protects one from increasing sugar levels. 

Friday, June 10, 2011


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The Ananthapadmanabha Swamy temple, Malayadipatti

The Ananthapadmanabha Swamy temple, Malayadipatti, one of the rock-cut temples of Tamil Nadu.

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The neglected shrine of Anantha Padmanabhaswamy at Malayadipatti, one of the rock cut Perumal cave temples of Tamil Nadu, needs to be refurbished.
Located 45 km from Tiruchi in Malayadipatti, a remote village in the Kulattur Taluk of Pudukottai district is a rock cut cave temple (facing North) for Anantha Padmanabhaswamy. The temple dates back to around 1200 years to the late eighth century A.D./early ninth century A.D.
In the centuries gone by, Malayadipatti was also referred to as Thiru Valattur Malai and was known for two rock cut temples – one dedicated to Siva and the other to Vishnu- both hewn out of the same rock.
Elegant architecture
While the rock cut style is more reminiscent of the temple at Thirumaiyyam (also in Pudukottai district) and the stucco decorations there, the Perumal temple at Malayadipatti is more of the Mamalla style with elegant pillars. The pillared hall contains large panels cut in the side walls filled with scriptures including those of Narasimha and Varaha.
The 15ft Moolavar is a beautifully carved image of Lord Anantha Padmanabha in a sthala sayana posture lying on the serpent Adisesha and is similar to the one seen in Thiruvananthapuram divyadesam. While his right hand is hanging down in a posture of blessing the devotees, the Lord's feet rest on a lotus. Performing pujas with Lotus flowers is a speciality in this temple. One can find interesting paintings on the ceiling above the Anantha Padmanabhaswamy idol. 
Inside the sanctum are Pundareekaksha, in a standing posture, with the Gandharvas seen performing puja. Malola Narasimha in a sitting posture, Lord Vaikunta Natha with Sridevi and Bhoodevi and Chaturbhuja Hayagriva also in a sitting posture are found inside the sanctum. On the wall are two demons, Madhu and Kaitabha, who threatened to kill Brahma - but were slain in the process. The two Dwarapalakas, Jaya and Vijaya, at the entrance are not conventional sculptures and are more in the form of portrait sculptures.
Legend has it that Diwakara Rishi, who in a fit of rage tried to disrupt the yagna of King Indradyumna, was cursed to lose his powers. He is believed to have undertaken penance here invoking the blessings of Lord Vishnu, who, pleased with the rishi's sincerity, appeared as Anantha Padmanabhan in the sayana posture and blessed him to get back his lost yogic powers and knowledge. The temple is an abhimana sthalam.
Interesting insights
There are several inscriptions that provide interesting insights about the temple. An eighth Century A.D. inscription refers to Danti Varma Pallava and the Siva temple which is adjacent to the Perumal temple. The structure of the Malayadipatti cave temple and the Lord have similarities to the Sthala Sayana Perumal Divya Desam at Thiru Kadal Malai (Mahabalipuram).
Inscriptions also refer to the renovation undertaken in 960 A.D. by Raja Kesari Sundara Chozhan.
A 16th Century AD inscription relating to the period of Achuthappa Nayaka of Thanjavur refers to gifts of villages and other grants made to this temple describing the Lord as ‘Kan Niraintha Perumal' and to this place as Thiruvai Malai. Another inscription dating back to the same period refers to the Lord as Thiru Vaazha Vantha Perumal.
The temple appointed a full time Bhattar recently. But for a temple with such rich inscriptions and being part of the select rock cut Perumal temples of Tamil Nadu and given that this has been classified as a heritage monument, it would be good to give both the temple and the village a complete face lift. Accessibility to the temple must also be improved too.
Contact: Pudukottai HR & CE Board at 04322 221084
Festivals at the temple
Procession on the Full moon day during the Tamil month of Chithirai.
Theerthavari on Maasi Makham.
Temple time: 7a.m.-11 a.m. and 5 p.m.-6.30 p.m.
Quick Facts
Moolavar: Ananthapadmanabhan in Sthala Sayana Posture
Thayar: Kamalavalli Nachiyar.
The Lord: Referred to as ‘Kan Niraintha Perumal' and ‘Thiru Vaazha Vantha Perumal'
Features of the temple
Belongs to the eighth Century A.D. Rock Cut Cave temple.
Has the Mamalla style of architecture.
How to reach
One can reach Malayadipatti by taking the Tiruchi - Keeranur - Killukottai route (17 km from Keeranur) or Tiruchi-Thuvakudi–Poyyakudi-Asur-Sengalur route.
The temple is 33 km from Pudukottai.
Auto/Taxi fare from Tiruchi will be around Rs. 500.

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Monday, June 6, 2011

77th Tirunakshatra celebrations from Bangalore , 4th June, 2011

Veda /Prabandha parayana goshti

Visuals of Perumals:

conclusion of veda parayanam at

Satrumurai Vedam

Friday, June 3, 2011

Renovation of Sri Varadaraja Perumal temple

Neglected for a few centuries, the ancient Sridevi Bhudevi Sametha Sri Varadaraja Perumal Temple situated at Valayathur Village, Arcot Circle, Vellore District, Tamil Nadu – 632 504, is getting a face lift.
Valayathur is on the Arcot – Arni route, roughly about 15 km from either side.
The temple is in a dilapidated condition and there has been no pujas or rituals being performed, at least for a few decades, confirm villagers.
The idols of the Lord and His Consorts are beautifully sculpted.
Sri Valavanadeesar Trust is taking up the task of renovating this temple.
Quite a task
The renovation plan includes rebuilding of the sanctum sanctorum of the presiding deity, sannidhis for Garudazhwar and Chakkarathazhwar, renovating the vimanam, building prakaram and repairing the compound walls besides arranging for the daily pujas after Samprokshanam.
The Valavanadeesar Trust has already renovated a 1300-year-old temple, also called the Valavanadeesar, in the same village. Kumbabishekam was performed and regular pujas are held twice a day.
The trust takes care of the affairs of the temple, for a year now, with the help of the villagers and other devotees.
Contributions, in the form of DDs/cheques/money orders, may be drawn in favour of Sri Valavanadeesar Trust and sent to V. Ananthakrishnan, president, Sri Valavanadeesar Trust, No. 72, Seventh Street, Sai Nagar, Virugambakkam, Chennai – 600 092. Phone No. 044-2479 3723, 98410 58871.