THIRUCHANAGODE ARDHA NAREESHWARA.[ BONE TEMPLE].

ARDHANAREESHWARA

ARDHANAREESHWARA

GOLDEN KAVACHA ALANKARA

GOLDEN KAVACHA ALANKARA

ARDHANAREESHWARA

ARDHANAREESHWARA

NAGA OF THIRUCHANAGODE

NAGA OF THIRUCHANAGODE

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UPPALIAPPAN TEMPLE NEAR KUMBAKONAM.

OPPALIAPPAN TEMPLE. OPPALIAPPAN.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               OPPALIAPPAN.Temple_Elephant. Oppiliappan-Perumal-Temple                                                                                                                                                                                                                         THE OPPALIAPPAN TEMPLE IS A NARAYANA TEMPLE.

LOCATED NEAR THE VILLAGE OF THIRUNAGESHWAR

IN THANJAVUR DISTRICT OF TAMILNADU.THE

PRESIDING DEITY IN THIS TEMPLE IS LORD OPPALIAPPAN

PERUMAL [UPPU MEANS SALT],WITH HIS CONSORT SRI

MAHALAKSHMI AND HER FATHER SAGE MARKANDEYA .

THE TEMPLE IS REGARDED AS  ONE OF THE 108 DIVYA

DESAMS.THE TEMPLE IS LOCATED ABOUT 7 KM FROM

KUMBAKONAM. STHALA PURANAM: MARKHANDEYA

RISHI WORSHIPED  THE LORD VISHNU AND DESIRED 

FOR THE BOON THAT LAKSHMI SHOULD APPEAR AS HIS

DAUGHTER  AND THE  LORD HIMSELF SHOULD BECOME

HIS SON- IN-LAW.AFTER SEVERE PENANCE ,LAKSHMI

APPEARED AS A BABY ,MARKHANDEYA FELT THE

PRESENCE OF LAKSHMI AS THE INCARNATION IN THE

FORM OF A  BABY AND REALIZED THAT A PART OF HIS

DESIRE HAD BEEN FULFILLED.HE TOOK POSSESSION

  OF THE BABY AND RAISED HER. WHEN THE YOUNG

GIRL REACHED ADOLESCENT AGE,THE LORDAPPEARED

AS A OLD MAN AND ASKED FOR THE HAND OF

MARKHANDEYA’S DAUGHTER IN MARRIAGE .

MARKHANDEYA REPLIED THAT ,”YOU ARE VERY RIPE AND

OLD,MY DAUGHTER IS TOO YOUNG AND SHE DOES NOT EVEN

KNOW HOW TO COOK WITH PROPER SALT CONTENTS.YOU MAY

GET ANGRY AND CURSE HER IF SHE DOES NOT COOK PROPERLY

.YOU MUST FORGIVE ME AND BLESS ME  BUT THIS WILL NOT

WORK OUT.TO WHICH THE  OLD MAN REPLIED THAT,”IF YOUR

DAUGHTER COOK WITHOUT SALT ,THEN I WILL BE STILL TAKE

IT AS MY BEST FOOD ,BUT I WILL NOT LEAVE FROM HERE

WITHOUT MARRYING HER”.WITHOUT KNOWING WHAT TO DO

MARKHANDEYA SOUGHT THE HELP OF LORD VISHNU.IT WAS

THEN THAT HE REALIZED ,THAT THE OLD MAN WAS NONE

OTHER THAN LORD VISHNU HIMSELF. MARKHANDEYA ASKED

FOR FORGIVENESS AND OFFERED HIS DAUGHTER’S HAND IN

MARRIAGE TO THE LORD.SINCE THE LORD HAD SAID ,”I WILL

ACCEPT THE FOOD THAT IS NOT SALTED  AS MY BEST AND AND

MOST DESIRED FOOD .THIS TEMPLE ”PRASADAM”,IS ALWAYS

DONE WITHOUT SALT IN ANY FOOD.NO ONE SHOULD EVER

TAKE ANYTHING THAT CONTAINS SALT IN TO THIS TEMPLE

,AND PURANAS INDICATE THAT SUCH PERSONS WHO

KNOWINGLY DO SO ARE BELIEVED TO SUFFER IN HELL.

LORD LAKSHMI NARASIMHA AND ANJANEYA SWAMY TEMPLE,NAMAKKAL,TAMILNADU,INDIA.

NAMAKKALNAMAKKAL HANUMAN IS FAMOUS FOR A LIFE SIZE HANUMAN

STATUE  CARVED OUT OF A SINGLE STONE .THE IDOL  IS 18 FEET

TALL WITH JAPAMALA IN HAND AND A SWORD IN THE WAIST

AND STANDS UNDER OPEN SKY.OPPOSITE TO THE HANUMAN

TEMPLE THERE IS A TEMPLE OF NARASIMHA.

                 THE CITY LIES AT THE FOOT OF A HUGE ROCK UPON

WHICH THERE IS A FORT.[NAMAGIRI HILL]

ONE MORE SPECIALTY OF THIS TEMPLE IS AS FOLLOWS.LORD

HANUMAN DONT LIKE ROOF OVER HIM ,WOULD LIKE TO STAY IN

OPEN SKY IN PAST CENTURIES ,MANY PEOPLE TRIED MANY

TIMES TO BUILD ROOFFOR SRI HANUMAN,BUT LORD HANUMAN

DID NOT ACCEPT IT.FOR ONE OF THE DEVOTEES IN DREAM SRI

HANUMAN DECLARED AS FOLLOWS;”MY SUPREAM  MASTER

LORD NARASIMHA STAYS INSIDE CAVE ,THERE IS NO ROOF

  FOR HIM AS HILL IS THE NATURAL ROOF BY ITSELF,SINCE MY

MASTER DOES NOT HAVE THE ROOF,I DONT WANT TO STAY

UNDER THE ROOF.LET ME LIVE IN OPEN SKY AND DO THE

SERVICE FOR LORD NARASIMHA FOR EVER. 

NAMAKKAL ANJANEYA NAMAKKAL ANJANEYAR, FIVE ALANKARAM NAMAKKAL ANJANEYAR NAMAKKAL GOLDEN KAVACHA NAMAKKAL HANUMAN NAMAKKAL NARASIMHAR NAMAKKAL PUSHPA ALANKARAM B NAMAKKAL SWAMY NAMAKKAL namakkal_fort Namakkal_Anjaneyar Namakkal_HanumanTemple NamakkalAnjaneyar NamakkalAnjaneyar

THIRUMANANCHERY TEMPLE OF MARRIAGE

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THIRUMANANCHERY  IS A VILLAGE   LOCATED NEAR KAVERI

RIVER IN NAGAPATTINAM DISTRICT.THIRUMANAM MEANS

MARRIAGE CHERRY DENOTE THE VILLAGE.ALMIGHTY

MARRIED PARVATHI AT THIS PLACE.

SO THE VILLAGE IS  CALLED MARRIAGE OF VILLAGE.

THE NEAREST RAILWAY STATION IS KUTTALAM.IT IS VERY

NEAR TO KUMBAKONAM AND MYLADUTHORAI.

AS PER LEGEND THIS FAMOUS TEMPLE HELPS TO OVERCOME

THE OBSTACLES OF MARRIAGE.SO MANY PEOPLE ARE VISITING

TO THE TEMPLE AND BENEFITED.IN THE TEMPLE THERE IS A

SPECIAL POOJA FOR THEPERSON  WHO SEEK FOR A NICE

PARTNER .AFTER THE MARRIAGE COUPLEHAVE TO VISIT THE

TEMPLE TO RETURN OR DISPOSE THE PRASADAM IN

THE TEMPLE POND .

TEMPLE TIME.-6AM TO12 NOON.

3PM TO 8PM.

VIDHYAS TEMPLE VISIT

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Darasuram temple of architecture

Untitled-6 copydarasuram imagesdarasuram koildarasuramimages darasuramdarakonamThe temple of airavatheshwara in Darasuram [tamilnadu] dating

from the second half of the 12th century is one of the biggest

temples erected by the chola dynasty with those of tanjore

gangaikonda chola puram and thirubuvananam. Remarkable

monument for its architecture and its great decorative wealth.It

has been registered in the world heritage list of the UNESCO in

2004.This temple is a store house of art work.one can see

magnificent work of art and the finely chiseled work on each and

every stone,carved to perfection.Even the steps leading to the

temples has a story to tell.The ceiling of the temple has exquisite

carvings,minute work on pillars fills the mind with awe and

fascination.The main mandapam of this temple is in the form of a

chariot drawn by horses.This temple is protected under UNESCO

world heritage monuments.The presiding deity here is

Airavatheshwara [shiva] and his consort periyanayaki

[parvathi].The legend is that the deity here was worshipped by

airavatha [elephant] the mount of lord indra.

How to reach-Darasuram is about 4kms from Kumbakonam on

 83km.the nearest RAILWAY STATION  is Kumbakonam and many

buses ply from Kumbakonam to Tanjore route.Trichy is the

nearest airport,the distance being to Darasuram. Accommodation

-Kumbakonam has many budget,luxury,and deluxe hotels.