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Vishnu Mayam Jagat
Index Introduction
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Malai Nadu Pandya Nadu
Divya Tirupathis
Temples Of India
Lord Siva To Be Adored The Devalayas Of Karnataka
Palani Dhandhayudhapani The Kovils Of Kerala
The Temples of North-West India Temples For The Triple Sects
Mata Kanakadurga of Vijayawada The Legend Of Mata Kanyaka Parameswari
The Temples Of North-East India Mantralya Mahakshetra
The Aalayas of Andhra Pradesh The Mandirs Of Maharastra
Mighty Atoms For Tiny Tots Lord Siva Of Sri Kalahasthi
Bhagawan Vithoba Of Pandharpur Bizarre Beliefs And Odd Traditions
Asoka Priyadarsin The Mother Of Melmaruvathur And Her Miracles
Vishnu Mayam Jagat Sarvam Sakti Mayam
The Temples Of Tamilnadu Hindu Ethos In Capsules - Vol I

Hindu Ethos In Capsules - Vol II

Hullo Tirupathi !
Uthuthshta Govinda Cum Jo Jo Mukunda The Miracles Of Gods For The Debacles Of Humans
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THONDAI NADU DIVYA TIRUPATHIS

Tiruvallur - Sri Veeraraghavaswamy Temple

Though the recumbent posture is monopolized enmasse, as it were, by Sri Ranganatha swamy himself, there are found here and there other deities too taking to reclining, most likely due to patron's taste and mental disposition. Siva's temple at Surutupalli presents the recumbent posture of Lord Maheswar and he is popularly called Pallikonda Sivapemman. In Tiruvallur too, Lord Sri Rama under the august name of Veera Raghavaswamy gives darsan in his reclining posture. These are, perhaps exceptions only. Here in this Vaishnava kshetra, Sri Rama is found lying and the decoration and chiseling of the icon are exceedingly elegant that the visitors raise their hands in veneration no sooner the archamurti gleams into their sight. It is a very old temple built according to Vastu sastra, and is imposing in dimensions and superb in sculptural decorations. The, immensity of the tower surmounting the broad mahadwara and several mini-shrines installed with parivaradevatas, in vast courtyards speak of its former glory. And patron's faith in divinity.

Almost all the Vaishnavate deities and icons of Alwars are duly set, up in grand mandaps and niches. Vijayakoti Vimana beautifies the garbhagtiha. The Goddess is called Kanakavalli. Agamic pujas is offered with great devotional zeal: Many kinds of traditions are established. With elaborate rituals, the periodical festivals are celebrated. It has an unusually big tank namely Hrutha bhanisini Pushkarini outside the compound and it has several legends. On account of Lord's munificent raining of boons on the deserving righteous saranarthas, this temple has a long record of splendid glory that excelled many temples of this region. It is a visit worthy temple, particularly for the main reason of Sri Rama's unique recumbent posture and its eyeful sight demanding soulful prayers. It is one of the 108 Divya Desams. worth indispensable visitation, says the sthalagna with beaming face.

It lies in the centre of Tiruvatlur town enjoying train and bus facilities, due to lying on the Madras-Arakonam broad ,guage fine.

 

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