Sunday, August 19, 2007

Sri Vaishnava Temples

Srivilliputtur Divine home of the Saint-Poetess

Aaymur Another abode of Lord Venkateswara (Lord Venkata Varadaraja temple in Aaymur, near Thirukkuvalai, in Nagapattinam district)

Agaram Sri Anjel Perumal temple

Akkur As holy as Tirumala (Ambujavalli Nayikaa Samedha Lakshmi Narayana temple, 20 km from Kachipuram)

Ananthakrishnapuram Unsung but not forgotten (Lord Lakshminarayana in Ananthakrishnapuram village near Tirunelveli)

Avaniyapuram Five Lords of a hill temple (Located near Wandavasi in North Arcot district)

Bikshandarkoil/Thirukandiyur Temple for the Great Trinity (Bikshandarkoil and Thirukandiyur are two places where Siva, Vishnu and Brahma are seen near each other.)

Chennai Sri Lakshmi Balaji temple, Pallikaranai
• Sri Parthasarathy temple, Tiruvallikeni
Sri Lakshmi Nrisimha Temple, Maraimalai Nagar
The benign radiance of Gitacharyan (Sri Parthasarathy Swamy temple, Tiruvallikeni)
Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple, Keelkattalai
Where sage Brighu did penance (Sri Madhava Perumal Temple, Mylapore)
Eighty years of majestic presence (Srinivasa Perumal temple, Mylaore)
Srinivasa Perumal Temple, Mylapore
Srinivasa Perumal temple, Purasawalkam
Golden Satari for Udaiyavar
Twin temples of Koyambedu
Sowmya Damodara Perumal temple, Villivakkam
Yoga Narasimha Temple, Velacherry
Lord Varadaraja temple, Virugambakkam

Chettipunnyam Captivating deities at Chettipunnyam (Devanathaswami temple)

Coimbatore • Sri Varada Anjaneya temple

Devadanam Sri Ranganatha temple in Devadanam village, Ponneri taluk, Tiruvallur

Elanagar In need of attention (Elanagar Perumal Koil -- 25 km from Kanchipuram in Uthiramerur taluk)

Gunaseelam Akin to Tirupati (Sri Prasanna Venkatachalapathy temple -- 15 km southeast of Musiri in Tiruchi dist.)
For those in search of solace (Sri Prasanna Venkateswara temple)

Kalyanapuram Sri Srinivasa Perumal temple

Kanchipuram Kanchi temple in need of renovation (Devarajaswami Temple)
The great Light of Thiruthannka (The Deepaprakasar temple, Thooppul)
Reviving the glory of Pelapur temple (Lord Keerthinarayana)
Triad of sacred spots

Karappankadu Birthplace of Vaishnavite saints (Karappankadu temple can be reached by travelling via the Mannargudi-Pattukkottai bus route)

Krishnapuram An interesting temple tale (Sri Jayaveera Abhayahastha Anjaneya temple near Kadayanallur)

Kumbakonam Sri Ramaswamy temple

Kundrathur Sri Thiru-Uraga perumal temple

Kurumbur Picture of neglect (Adi Narayana Temple at Kurumbur in Tuticorin district)

Madurai • Festive time at the city of temples (Kallazhagar temple)

Maduranthakam Maduranthakam — unique and significant (Aeri Katha Ramar temple)

Manimangalam Ancient shrines near Sriperumbudur (Sri Rajagopala swamy)

Mannarkoil Sad state of a glorious shrine (A Vishnu temple near Ambasamudram)

Mannarkovil SRI Vedhanarayanar Rajagopalaswami Kulasekara Azhwar temple (2 km from Ambasamudram in Tirunelveli dist.)

Mavattakkudi Sri Venkatachalapathy temple in Tiruvarur district

Melasevel Sri Navaneethakrishnan temple (16 km from Tirunelveli to Ambasamudram road)

Nachiyar Kovil Where the Lord came seeking His bride

Nagapattinam In all His enchanting grace (Soundaryaraja Perumal Temple)

Nallattoor The Saviour as an endearing child (Sri Anjaneya temple near Tiruttani)

Namakkal Rock-cut shrines of Namakkal

Naranammalpuram Srinivasa temple renovated (Lord Srinivasa situated five km east of Tirunelveli)

Narasingapuram Narasimha temple in ruins (Lakshmi Narasimha Perumal shrine near Arakkonam on the Chennai-Tandalam-Perambakkam Road)

Nedungunam Stands for Rama's noble qualities (situated 24 km from Arani in North Arcot district)

Nemili Many a tale behind the Lord's posture (Veetrirunda Perumal Temple)

Nimishachalam Eternal Bliss in a minute (Lord Santhana Venugopala near Sholinghur)

Oothukkadu Dancing on serpent hood (about 7 km from Thirukarugavoor -- in Papanasam taluk)
Padur Sri Prasanna Venkatesa Perumal: Destroyer of sorrows (near Ulundurpet)

Pappanchavadi Hanuman's special avatar as Annihilator (Lord Panchamukha Anjaneya near Pondicherry)
Parikkal Fearsome and loveable (Lord Narasimha near Villupuram)
Pazhaiya Seevaram

Holy sangamam in the South (Lord Narasimha atop a small hillock, about 15 km east of Kanchipuram)
Pazhaverkadu

Sri Adi Narayana Perumal temple
Perumbakkam

Temple on land with unique distinction (Sri Venkata Varadaraja Perumal temple, near Villupuram)
Pudunilai Vayal

Sri Rajagopalaswami Temple (About 2 km. from Kizhnilaikottai in Pudukottai District)
Pullabhuthangudi

Glorifying the chivalry of Jatayu (Lord Valvii Rama temple near Kumbakonam)
Punnainallur

Enchanting images of Sri Rama (Sri Pattabirama near Thanjavur)
Sathyamangalam

Sri Venugopalaswamy temple
Sholingur

Great preceptor of Sholingur (Lord Lakshmi Narasimha)

Twin temples that draw devotees
Singaperumalkoil

Brahmotsavam at Singaperumalkoil

For the sake of a child-devotee (Padaladri Narasimha Perumal temple)
Singrikoil

Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swami Temple (about 25 kilometres from Vellore)
Srirangam

Sri Ranganathaswamy temple, Srirangam
Thailavaram

Sri Kalyana Anjaneya temple
Thatakanthapuram

Linked to the Ramayana (Sri Varadaraja Perumal temple near Nannilam)
Therazhundhur

King with a flying chariot (Sri Amaruviappan with His Consort -- 21 km from Mayiladuthurai)
Thiruaheendrapuram

Gorgeous outfit for deity (Sri Devanatha Swamy -- situated 3 km west of Cuddalore)
Thiruayarpadi

Sri Karikrishna Perumal temple (three km from Ponneri)
Thirucherai

Praised by Azhwar and Nayanmar (Lord Saranathan temple, 15 km from Kumbakonam)
Thiruchirupuliyur

Saranagatha Rakshaka Perumal temple (Situated 16 km south of Mayiladuthurai)
Thirukurungudi

Hailed by the Azhwars
Thiruvallur

Crowning glory for the Tiruvallur deity (Lord Veeraraghava)
Thiruvellarai

Thiruvellarai — land of the white boar
Tirumeyyam

Temples that reverberate with history (Pallikonda Perumal)
Tirumukkudal

Sri Venkatesa Perumal temple (in Kanchipuram dist.)
Uthiramerur

Democracy of a high standard — ancient example (Sri Sundaravaradaraja Perumal temple)
Varagunamangai

The Lord lays stress on Supreme Devotion (Lord Vijayasanar two km east of Srivaikuntam in Tuticorin district)
Vatarangam

Vatarangam, seat of Hari and Haran (Lord Ranganatha and Goddess Ranganayaki shrine near Sirkazhi)
Yanaimalai

The cave temple at Yanaimalai (Yoga Narasimha Perumal temple, eight km from Madurai, on the road to Melur)

1 comment:

Saravanan said...

Good one Mr. Narasimhan... Keep it up... good collections