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Independent temples for this incarnation are few and the existing ones too are comparatively less popular. nor zeal for undertaking pilgrimage with as much enthusiasm as for the rest of the temples of other avatars is apparent. Of course. many temples. deemed. constructional, chronologically. sculpturally and spiritually famous and considered most praise-worthy and indispensably visit-worthy both by commoners and scholars; or theists or tourists have given due importance in representing this incarnation either in separate niches or panelled adorations. Along with the other nine, this Matsyarupa figures greet the viewers, alas! no ritualistic worship with definite periodicity is discernable. It can be surmised that Matsyavatar ends with the fulfilment of one object securing the Vedas from that asuradhama Somaka. who managed to steal them and hid himself in the sea. Nothing memorably adorable act was performed by the lord after it. The very restoration of Vedas - the repository of vignana is indeed an act Herculean, calling forth instant prostration and constant adoration; for. nothing can be turned out in the dark, dismal, deadening world without the effulgence of intelligence enshrined in the Vedas. The plea for immediate restoration was found extremely essential. anti instantaneous action by the Lord was prayed for all the Maharshis. Could the cosmos breathe and remain firm in its place and maintain order without the Vignana guiding her perpetually? Would, the Kaladevatha assess the regularity of its motion, if Vignana is concealed? Should not the earth know its exact position on the axis in its revolution? Vignana is the be-all and end-all of the progressive activity in the world. Maharshis - the Vignanabhaskars, ardently prayed for its restoration most and Mahavishnu reacted favourably at once and incarnated as Matsyavatar to accomplish the deed. Yet. the Lord too ordained no special worship, nor attempted to invest it with charisma making mankind spell-bound by it. Hence the existence of infinitesimally negligible number. against the temples for the other incarnations which even the astronomical figure confesses its inability to cover them.

Of the very few shrines said to have been receiving regular ritualistic prayer services. the Vedanarayanaswamy temple at Nagalapuram. enshrining the Matsyarupa Mahavishnu deserves first mention. and the Sankhodara shrine situated in the Dwarakadish Mandir at Beti Dwaraka follows next But here in the latter the worshipful Matsyarupa goes by the name of Sankodhara. The origin and object-of this avatar too is basically different from the accepts version. Let us listen to the priest after visiting first the Vedanarayanaswamy temple; yet there is another famous one at Kancheepuram, reckoned as one among the 108 Divya Desams dedicated to Srimannarayana.


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