This august archamurti has the unique distinction of being worshipped
by no less than Kaliyug Bhagwan Srinivasa, for the blessing of gaining reunion
with Mother Mahalakshmi, after that ignominous, haughty action of Brighu
And as the image of this Suryanarayana swamy, the Pratyaksha Daivam
was installed by Balaji Bhagawan Himself and offered twelve long years of
worship with lotus flowers grown in abundance in the Padma Sarovar lying in
front of the temple, its holiness is great. Realising the glorious role played by
the Sun god
and his infinite powers, responsible for birth and growth of the entire animate
world. Lord Venkateswara deemed it fit to adore him alone for fulfilment of his
,aspiration of Lakshmi kataksha and to take her to Vaikunta-his eternal abode.
Doesn't he know that the presiding deity of Suryamandala is no other than
Srimannarayana itself? Has not Sri Rama defeated the ten headed Ravana after
uttering the potent chant-Aditya Hridaya? Hence Balaji's preference for
Suryanarayana and his worship. He was rewarded fittingly as desired in the end.
temple lying on the eastern bank of Padma Sarovara and to the north of Sri
Alarmelmanga Tayar sannidhi in Sukapuri, the legendary name of present
Tiruchanur is extremely tiny but dainty in appearance. Although its modest size
and petite shape mirror not its intrinsic divinity, nor the sculptural
beautifications detain the viewers for long, it is worth a visit.