Friday, March 16, 2007

Varadaraja Perumal, Ulagalandha Perumal, Pachai vannar and Palvanna Perumal Temple. Kancheepuram.

  1. Varadharajaperumal temple:

    This is One of 108 Divya desam in Chinna Kancheepuram.

    Main deity: Varadharajaperumal and his consort known as Perundevi thayar.
    Teertham is Vegavathi, Ananthasaras Brahma teertham and well.

    Importance: The main sanctum is 40’height with 43 steps to go. In the basement we see Azhagiya Singa perumal in sitting posture and Arithra devi thayar.

    Lord Vishnu in the form of mountain was holded by Iravathi Hence the name Athigiri. Varadaraja perumal in punyakoti viman came down to bless Brahma for the yagam he performed. Brugu muni, Naradha, Saraswathhi and indra were blessed by Varadharajar.

    Hanuman and Sukran were transformed into lizard for their sin and they penenced here and were blessed by Vishnu. There are two lizards to the roof of temple and everyone is allowed to touch them and will be relieved of all ailments.

    Atthi Varadhar is of wood and it is kept in anantha saras teertha, is taken out once in 40 years and pooja is performed. Devotees can have darshan of him at that time. We see Chakrathazhwar in separate sanctum near Ananthasaras teertham and at the back Adi seshan holding Narashima moorthy.

  2. Ulagandha perumal:

    This is one of 108 Divya desam near Kamakshi amman temple.

    Main deity: Ulagalandha perumal of 35’ height & 24’width. His left leg lifted up to sky and 2 fingers of left hand and one finger of right lifted up. We see Aranaravalli thayar in different sanctum.Teertham is Naga teertham.

    Importance: During vamana avathara Vishnu asked for 3 steps of land from Mahaballi. Mahabali agreed to give & for one step of Vishnu, Mahabali was under the feet of vamana and was unable to lift and see the complete form of Vamana.

    He penanced here and Vamana was pleased and reappeared infront of him and even then he was not able to See the complete form, to his request he is in the form of Adiseshan in the same temple.

    There are other three deities also in the same temple which were once up on a time in different places nearby which is unknown.

    Thiru Neeragam: one of 108 Divya desam.

    Sri jagadeesa perumal and Neelamangala valli thayar are main deity. The teertham here is known as Akrura teertham.

    Thiru Karagam: one of 108 Divya desam.

    Main deity: Thiru Karunakara perumal and his consort known as Padamamani nachiyar.

    Thiru Karvanam: one of108 Divya desam.

    Main deity: Kalvar with Bhoodevi and Sridevi. Kamalavalli nachiyar in different sanctum.

  3. Thiru pavalavanna perumal:

    This is One of 108 Divya desam. 1kms distance from kamakshi temple.

    Main deity: Pavala vanna perumal in standing postureand his consort known as pravaravalli thayar.
    Teertham is Chakkra teertham.

    Importance: The main deity is of red shade which is unique. When Saraswathi sent asuras to spoil the yagam done by Brahma, Vishnu came to rescue of Brahma and fought with asuras and he was with blood stains so the colour for pavala vannar.

  4. Pachai vannar: Vishnu temple.

    the temple is sen to the other end of Pavalavannar perumal street.

    Importance: Brugu maharishi performed yaga here to have laksmi devi as his daughter and he married her to Vishnu here.

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