|According to the
Vaishnavas there are 8 such swayamvyakta places: Srirangam, Naimisaranyam, Tirupati,
Saligramam, Totadri,Haranarayaneswaram and Srimushnam. Kancheepuram, Trivandrum,
Azhagarkoil, Dwaraka, Tirupullani, Srinivasa Pushkaram, Narayanapuri and Kumbakonam are
also called swayamvyakta kshetras.
known by different names such as Medini and Sri Nivasam. It is considered by Vaishnavites
to be the place where the consort of Vishnu, Sri Devi, was born, brought up, married, and
is always staying with her consort. The peculiar significance of this place is indicated
by the particular incident stated below.