your travelogue is very useful n definitely it will help the future generation to know more about our temples and its importance very easily ..
We are planning to start a TRUST to protect temples which in a very sad state today. We want your help to identify the temples which require more attention and service. we want to meet u personally .
thank u sir
I am from Chennai and I am living in Bangalore. My ancestors were origin of pudukkottai. I understand there is a temple called – வம்சவ்ருத்தீ ஸ்வரர் – please let me know if there is any such temple by that name.
hey there raju sir! this is sri saravanan here,i just need your help to found out a ugra kaali amman temple which is located somewhere in trichy,tanjore,pudukottai,kadaloore or around those areas. really dont have an idea where that temple is located but i’m sure its a rare withdrawn temple……. it is the place where our ancestors lived before 100 to 150 years.
we guys here have been surfed all over the net and even visited those district and tried to find out the temple! but no use… if u or anyone reading my post heard or went to UGRA KAALI AMMAN TEMPLE around those places which i mentioned please let me know about it.. it will be a big helpful to us :) thankyewh!!!!!!!
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Wonderful work. Keep it going. I would love to be of any help. There is a book, South Indian Shrines, by P.V.Jagadisa Aiyar, published by Rupa & Co, in the year 2000. Could be useful to you – Usha Rajeswari, Thiruvanmiyur, Filmmaker
I need your Help .Can you Locate a Temple for Panchamuga Mahalakshmi ? It may sound strange for you or many who might not have heard Mahalakshmi having 5 faces. But yes she is having. It was told by my Guruji who is Meenakshi amman Upasakar ( he is not the Usual Upasakar as many think) . he does not even take a penny for Arul Vakku which is given by the Goddess Meenakshi Devi through him .He says there is Temple for her in South India or in TN. or there might be a Sannidhi for Pancha muga Mahalakshmi some where Kindly help to locate through your Friends
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By: shyamala rachakonda on December 10, 2014 at 10:53 pm
Im writing this mail on behalf of BP Trust(reg),have recently visited the Vadathillai temple near Vengal.This temple is 1300 years old spread on a 2 acre land with no maintenance.
The temple houses a 5ft tall shivalingam, this temple is so special for one important fact that Then Thillai is Chidambaram and Vadathillai is this Paphareshwar temple,since its a remote temple its not maintained well.
I work for a Indian MNC as Regional Sales Manager, apart from im the Treasurer for this Trust which has 20 registered members.
I own a light music orchestra through which we have planned for a Devotional Music Show and spend the collection towards restoration of this temple,please let me know if you can help me in this Project.
You have mentioned following parihara places for child birth:
1) Ettiyathali near Aranthangi
2) Karuvalarcheri temples
Kindly let me know the names of the temples in these two places and God to be worshipped. What pooja we have to perform in these temples.
I am aware of other two temples. I request you to kindly let me know the details for us to visit all the four places for prayer for getting child.
This is my personal experience
I visited Thiruvengadu for child birth. before going there i browsed This website and came to know that there is a special god Agoramoorthy. and for that agoramoorthi every sunday night 10 pm poojas were performed. especially during kaarthigai month 3rd sunday they are doing this pooja in very grand manner. this i dont know. after reaching there only i came to know this.
Sunday morning i reached there. myself and my wife had holy dip in all temple tank. the tank is very neat and safety wise ok. no problem. i had darshan lord Swetharanyeswarar. Lord Agoramoorthy, later i visited nearby temples and returned in the evening. and i again visited this temple around 9p.m. while i reaching the temple already abishegam was started. lot of crowd. i didnt expect that much. it went up to 11:45 p.m. (mid night) very very lucky person i am. after abishegam 1 hour gap for alankaram. around 12:45 screen opened. Lord Agoramoorthy was decorated very beautiful. no word to narrate. around 1:30 am all are completed.
next day kaarthigai month monday again morning i went to temple and took holy dip and again had darshan of Lord Swetharanyeswarar. and i returned back to home.
after 2 months my wife conceived. in the month of october 2011 my wife gave birth to beautiful girl baby. To return my thanks to lord Swetharanyeswarar i put my daughter name as “Swetha”. Here one interesting fact is her star is Magam. No one in my family born in magam star. When i checked magam star temples first Thirvengadu name is coming. I really wondered very much.
this year i am going there to offer my thanks with my daughter “SAI SWETHA” .
FIRST, PLEASE, NOTE , PARIHARA SHOULD BE DONE ONLY BY THE RESPECTIVE PERSON, WE CANT TRANSFER THE PAPA AND PUNIYAS OF THE PERSON TO ANOTHER EVEN IT IS BLOOD RELATIVE OR ANOTHER., IF U WANT TO PERFORM PARIHARA, WE NEED MORE DETAILS, OF WHAT PARIHARAM DOES THE PERSON NEEDED, SINCE THERE ARE VARIOUS REASONS,
ALSO PLEASE NOTE, PALMISTRY IS THE RIGHT ASTRO METHOD THAN ASTROLOGY, TO FIND THE MARRIAGE OR MOST PREDICTIONS, SINCE LINES IN THE PALM CANNOT BE ERASED FOR A PERSON, IT IS GIVEN BY GOD, A RIGHT PALMIST PREDICTION NEVER WENT WRONG, EVEN IF THE ASTRO PREDICTION GOES WRONG,
Hi I am trying to find details about Kundichetty Perumal temple Alambadi especially the distance, route from Bangalore. I would also like to visit Tiruvennamalai temples. Is there any guidance you can give.
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Sir, i want some clarification about pariharam. Recently one joshiyar ask my husband to do virajita yagam in one of the devi temple. I dont know what temple. But i just want to know, what for it is and where ist possible with authentic purohits and budjet… Pls pls reply to me as soon as possible.
sir, please add a special criteria, to visit temples, i.e., nearby or in the sub urban train route, i.e., when u add a temple add a criteria as train or bus, since most of them would be visiting the temple in the sub urban train or temples nearby by railway stations, and temples by bus.
i have a plan to inform thru ur web, to tell temples near by train stations.
for e.g., chennai sub urban route.
1. chennai to tirutani route.
stations; chennai central,– temples near sowcarpet will come to these
station. and basin bridge– temples located mint will come to this station.
and sevvapet road– the singandeeswarar temple in tiruvur, will come
to this station,
so whenever u add a travelogue or temple, please add the nearby train
or bus station, if available, so that it gets catagorized, and more reachable
he did not ask wrongly.It was nothing wrong what he asked.But
what mr Rajendran did is more than enough.Rest of ground work
can be done by us.I guess we can find temples near by bus stand of cities.We are not that lazy enough.Sorry if i was rude.
also sir, when u visit, please stick a sticker in the temple premises to visit
ur website for more details like “for more details of temples visit
also please start accepting donations from public for performing this
divine goal, so that all devotees will contribute money and take part with
u. and the goal performs very well,
i think many of the temples will be unknown to most when we travel in
a main road or bye pass in that area, and where it will be known to that
area of public, i suggest u to arrange a small flexi or plate and place
it to the important road nearby naming, an important temple waiting for
u, since we cant name all the temples ,
for this u will be in need of money i said to start accepting contributions
to a specific bank account, so that anyone can just transfer or deposit
in that specific bank account, and all goes well.
By: arvind babu r on April 29, 2014 at 2:57 pm
please get us the history and details of thiru gangadeeshwarar temple pursawalkam and arulmegu baadaala ponniamman temple in kilpauk both are said to tbe very very old so far no one has been able to give the details
dear Mr.Raju, thanks for making a detailed visit to temples and bringing to this world. you can join with sasidharan – uthiramerur he has excellent work of finding ancient temples with history updating in facebook. I am from tirunelveli live in Chennai. any details from tirunelveli pl approach me. I can find as much as possible thanks and wishing you all best Rajaran 9445340788
By: ram on July 11, 2014 at 10:39 am
Putarjuna ishwaran is very great shiva temple in thiruppudai maruthur a more than 1000 years sthalpuranam 15 km from tirunelveli jn in the banks of thamaraparani river. Can some one give me details about this temple.
People pray to the Lord for removal of obstacles in marriage proposals and evil aspects on children, cure from prolonged illness, solution for problems in family, for prosperity in family, for excellence in academic pursuit, and development in business.
Devotees perform special abishek with silk clothing and other pujas to Lord and Mother to realize their prayers. They also offer sari and bangles to Mother, tie cradles, offering sweet porridge to Mother as nivedhana.
Indira, the king of Devas once held Jupiter in high esteem as his Guru. As Jupiter did not give much respect to him, he adopted Viswarupa a demon as his Guru then. Indira came to know that Viswarupan was more concerned with the welfare of his own community ignoring that of the Devas and performing yagnas for the demons. Indira simply killed Viswarupa by strangulating his neck and incurred the Brahmmahati sin for committing the murder. Indira came to this place with his wife Indirani, bathed in the Surendra Moksha Theertha on the banks of Tambiraparani, performed penance on Lord Shiva and got relieved of the sin.
Karuvur Chithar, celebrated Shiva devotee came to this place to worship Shiva. When he reached the northern bank of Tambiraparani, the river was in spate and could not cross the river to reach the temple. He spoke to Lord Shiva saying, “being in the midst of Marudha trees spilling fragrance from their flowers, can’t you help me to reach you.” Lord just leaned on a side to hear Chithar more clearly keeping his hand on the ears. The Lord advised Karuvur Chithar to simply cross the river with his thoughts resting on Him. Chithar did so and worshipped the Lord to his full satisfaction. As the Lord leaned on a side to hear Chithar, He is found leaning on a side.
There are scars on the head and chest of the Lord caused by injuries of sickle cut and horns of a deer. Hence no abhishek is performed but only an oil application instead.
Mother Gomathi Amman on the left of Lord’s shrine is brought from Komal hills as directed by a voice. She has the Rudraksha body and graces the devotees. A Brahmmadanda – staff-is also installed before the Lord on the right side.
The Devas – those in the celestial world – once begged the Lord to show them a place on earth equal to Kasi-Varanasi. Lord asked them to place His Brahmmadanda on the floor which moved towards River Tambiraparani and stood at Tirupudaimarudur where the temple stands today. Lord Shiva said that the place where the Brahmmadanda stopped was the place equal to Kasi.
The region was under the rule of Veeramarthanda then. He came to this place dense with Mardha trees for hunting. He targeted a deer which hid itself in the hole of a tree. The king ordered to cut the tree to get the deer out. But blood came out of the tree where the king found a Shivalinga with a hit on the head caused by the instrument. He heard a voice saying that Shiva himself graced them through the deer. He built the temple as directed by the Lord.
Miracle Based: Lord Shiva, a swayambumurthi graces leaning on a side slightly. There are scars of a sickle cut on the head and a hit of deer on the chest.
Srisailam is thalaiarjunam,thiruvidaimaruthur is idaiarjunam,and thirupudaimaruthur is kadaiarjunam.