Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Thiruppulla Boothankudi Divya desam

This temple is near Kumbakonam city. On the way there is one more Divya desam called Adhanoor. Many buses from Kumbakonam bus stand pass through this temple.

The final funeral of Jadaayu was done under a “ Punnai” tree in this temple by Lord Rama himself.  Lord Vishnu gave his dharshan to Sri Rama and Sri Ramar gave his Dharshan to Thirumangai Mannan later.

This temple is beautiful and recently renovated by a businessman. Lord Vishnu showed Dharshan for himself at this temple. Sri Ramar born and brought up as an ordinary human being, met Lord Parasuramar (Previous avathaar). He minimized or reduced the egos of Parasuramar by defeating in a war with him and finally got his friendship and his blessings.

temple Timings
7.30 am to 12.00 pm
4.30 pm to 07.30 pm

Temple address:
5/17 Sannidhi Street,
Pullam Bhoothangudi SO'
Swami Malai Via 612301.

Contact:- Gopal Bhattachar, Tel No. 94435 25365

Thirukkudanthai Divya desams

This temple is in the heart of Kumbakonam city very near to Peria kadai Theru. Local buses towards Dharasuram will stop at this stop. There are autos and share autos available. Many temples are near by , so it is better to fix an auto for half day after negotiation.

This temple is along Kaveri River and is one of the Pancha Ranga Kshetrams. Sarangapani Koil has maximum number of Azhvaars (7 of them)  singing praise of Lord Vishnu after Srirangam and Tirupathi(Total 51 Pasurams).

There are two entrances, Uttara vassal opens when the sun reaches the tropic of Capricorn (Uttarayanam), in the north and Dakshina vassal  opens when the sun reaches the tropic of Cancer, in the south(Dhakshinayanam). There is no swarga Vaasal at the Saarangapani temple.
Recently the Ther Thiruvizha after about 50 years started celebrating in grand manner.

Temple timings:

Morning 7am –12 30pm and Evening 4pm-8pm
Soundara Raja Bhattar @ 94863 10896/ 0435 2427218

Thiru Aadhanoor Divya desams

This temple is very near to kumbakonam town and is also nearby Swamimalai Murugan koil. Devotees can reach by direct buses form Kumbakonam bus stand. This is temple is on the way to Pulla boothangudi temple. 

Divine cow Kamadhenu, which came out of Thiruparkadal the milky ocean, prayed and got Dharshan of Lord Vishnu in this holy temple and hence the name Aadhanoor. The temple has a 3 step raja Gopuram.

Sthala Vriksham is “ Padali Maram”. This temple is refereed as “ Adhirangeswaram” in Puranas  , which means that this temple has been built even before Sri Rangam Ranganathar temple. So this temple’s specialty is equivalent to that of Sri Rangam temple.

Thirumangai Alwar was short on construction items and funds to complete the construction of the big walls of the Srirangam temple. Sages adviced him to go to Adhanur  Divyadesam for help. Once here, he found a business man coming towards him with an empty Marakkal (a measuring bowl) in his hand.

When asked why he was carrying an empty measuring bowl with him, the business man answered that he was a messenger of Lord Ranganatha and that he would get what he wanted if he held the empty bowl in his hand and recited thrice the name of his favorite Lord.

Thirumangai  Alwar agreed and asked for wages for all those working here. The business man laid a condition. For all those who worked sincerely here, the sand would turn to Gold. For those who were lazy and insincere, the sand would remain as is.

Temple Time : 7:30am-12:30pm and 5:30pm-8:30pm
Temple Address:
Seshadri Bhattachar @ 0435-2441025 
Adhanur Divya Desam
Pullabhoothangudi Via,
Papanasam Taluk,
Thanjavur Distt. Pin. 612 30

Thiruvelliyankudi Divya desam

This temple is very near to Kumbakonam neqar Thirupanandal village. Devotees can reach by buses available from Kumbakonam bus stand.

The moolavar statute is made of colorful sudhai, a very rare Dharshan. Painting of this moolavar is done 600 years back with natural herbals and till date the color is as bright as new.
It is one of the 9 vaishnava navagraha kshetram dedicated to Sri Sukran. Sri Sukran is belived to bring wealth, prosperity and happiness during 'sukra dasha' - hence visiting this temple on Friday will bring the greatest benefit of both Vishnu dharshan and Sukra Dharshan.

It is believed that a visit to this temple will cure devotees of their eye problems including helping regain lost vision.Since Lord Shukra, Lord Indra, Lord Brahma, Markandeya Maharishi, Parasara Maharishi, Mayan were all blessed by Lord Kolavilliraman specially here, visiting this temple gives all the Puniyam (Value of good deeds) gained by having Dharsan at all the 108 divyadesams.

Garudan in this Sthalam has Sangu and Chakkaram in his hands, which will be generally found in the hands of the Lord Vishnu. Nowhere else we can see such a special dharshan of Garudan. Also in this kshetram alone Sri Garuda is in Udyoga position ( getting up position ) ready to hand over the Sangu and Chakram to Sriman Narayanan.

This temple is Pariharam for:

Who have lost their vision or impartial vision.
Who have Sukra Dhosham in their horoscope and delay in getting married.
Who have court cases.
Hence whoever is having trouble in life due to eye problems, Navagraha doshams, marriage problems, general ailments and other diseases, can do Homams for the specific purposes in this temple.
Temple Timings:-

This temple will be open from morning 8 till 11 am and evening 5 to 8 pm on Friday - on all other days, you need to call up the temple priest Mr. Ramamoorthy battachar and confirm the timing with him.

Contact: Information:-

Sri S. Rama Moorthy Battachar,
Land line number: 91 - 0435 - 2943152
Cell number: 91 - 9443396212 / 93457 94354

Sri. S. Ramamoorthy Battachariya
Sri Kolavilli Ramar Aalayam, Thiruvelliangudi,
Palakudi Post, Thirumangalakkudi ( Via),
Tanjore District, Tamil Nadu,
India - PIN - 612 102

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Kumbakonam Navagraha Temples

Temple name
Lord Shiva’s name
Distance from Kumbakonam
Suriyan (Sun)
 Sri Kasi Viswanathar
15 Km
Chandran (Moon)
 Sri Kailasanathar
Guru (Jupiter)
 Sri Aabhatsakayeswarar
Raaghu (North Lunar Node)
 Sri Naganathar
Bhudhan (Mercury)
 Sri Swatharanyeswarar
Sukran (Venus)
 Sri Agneeswarar
Kedhu (South Lunar Node)
 Sri Naganathar
Sani (Saturn)
 Sri Dharbaranyeswarar
Chevvai (Mars)
 Vaitheeswaran Kovil
 Sri Vaitheeswarar

All devotees can stay at Kumbakonam town for two days and complete visiting all the navagraha temples easily. You can learn more details Here...

Kumbakonam Divya Desam Temples

There are 11 Dhivyadesam temples situated near Kumbakonam Town which is a temple city,in Tanjore district, Tamil Nadu. 

1. Sarangapani Koil:
This temple is situated in the center of Kumbakonam town.
2. Sri Oppiliappa Perumal Temple:
Thiru Vinnagar - Sri Oppiliappa Perumal Temple is about 1 Kms. from ThiruNageswaram, which is 6 Km. from Kumbakonam on the way to Karaikal. 
3. Thiruvelliyankudi:
Thiruvelliyankudi - Sri Kola villi Ramar Perumal Temple is situated near Kumbakonam. This temple is very near to Thiruppanandhal. From Kumbakonam, we have to travel in a bus up to Anaikarai and from there to Senganoor and the temple is about 1 Km. away from this place. This temple can also be reached Via Chozhavaram, Muttakudi and Mayavaram
4. Pulla Boothankudi
Thiruppullam Boothankudi is about 6 Km. away from Swami Malai Sri Swamintha Swamy Temple in a village road which leads to Thiruvaigavoor. Very few buses are available and can be reached by car comfortably, coupled with Thiru Adhanoor Divyadesam.
5. Nathan Koil
Thirunandhipura Vinnagaram is called as Nathan Koil. Nathan Koil is about 6 Km. away from Kumbakonam near a village called Korkai. There are mini buses plying to this temple but only on certain timings. 
6. Aaduthurai Perumal Koil 
Thirukkoodaloor - Sri Aaduthurai Perumal Temple is situated about 20 Km. away from Kumbakonam near Swamimalai , 11 Km. from Thiruvaiyaru on the way to Kumbakonam and 6 Km. from Iyyampettai railway station.
7. Kabisthalam
Thirukkavitthalam - Sri Gajendra Varadha Perumal Temple now called as Kabisthalam is about 2 Kms. away from Papanasam Bus stop and Railway station in the Kumbakonam – Thanjavoor route and about 17 Km. from Kumbakonam on the way to Thiruvaiyaru. Frequent Buses are available from Kumbakonam to Tiruvayyaru and Kumbakonam to Thanjavoor.
8. Thirukkannamangai 
Thirukkannamangai - Sri Bhaktavatsala Perumal Temple is situated at about 40 Km., from Kumbakonam, 25 Km. from Thirucherai and 7 Km. Northwest of Thiruvaarur. Frequent buses are available from Thiruvarur and Kumbakonam.
9. Thiruccherai 
Thiruccherai - Sri Saranathan Perumal Temple is about 24 Km. from Kumbakonam on the way to Thiruvarur and 10 Km, from Nachchiar Koil. Frequent buses are available from Kumbakonam and Thiruvarur. The temple is in between the banks of river Mudikondan and Kudamurittiyaru.
10. Aadhanoor - Sri Aandu Alakkum Ayan Perumal Temple
Aadhanoor is about 3 Km. away from Swami Malai Sri Swamintha Swamy Temple and in between Thiru Pulla Boodhngudi - Swami Malai in a village road. Very few buses are available and can be reached by car comfortably, coupled with Thirupulla Boodhangudi Divyadesam.
11. Nachiar Koil
Thiru Narayoor - Sri Thirunarayoor Nambi Perumal Temple is one of the temples, located near Kumbakonam, Tamilnadu, near Kodavasal. It is about 10 Km. from Kumbakonam on the way to Kodavasal and Thiruvarur. The temple is popularly called as "Naachiyar Koil" and famous for the “Kal Garuda sevai”. Bus facilities are frequently available from Kumbakonam and Thiruvarur.

Devotees who wish to know more can read Here