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Sri Govindaraja Perumal temple



Moolavar : Govindarajar, - Parthasarathy- Chakravarthi Tirumagan
Urchavar : Devadhi Devan
Amman / Thayar : Pundarikavalli
Thala Virutcham : NA
Theertham : 12 Theerthas
Agamam / Pooja : Vaikanasa
Old year : 1000-2000 years old
Historical Name : Thillai Vanam, Tiru Chitra Koodam
City : Chidambaram
District : Cuddalore
State : Tamil Nadu

Singers:

   Lord is praised by Saints Kulasekhara Azhwar and Tirumangai Azhwar in their Prapandam hymns.?Don?t take the pain of performing penance for long years by eating fruits alone, suffer under speedy winds or stand amidst five types of fire for the grace and darshan of Lord. Simply keep Lord with Mahalakshmi in His chest in your thoughts, go to Thillai Tiruchitra Kudam, where His temple exists with sounds of Vedic Mantras and smoke of sacred Yajnas?, says Tirumangai Azhwar.


Festival:

    10 day Chithirai Vasanth Utsav in April-May and Gajendra Moksha are the festivals celebrated in the temple.


Temple's Speciality:

    The temple ranks among the 108 Divyadesas of Lord Perumal. Lord Brahmma with His four faces generally appears in a sitting posture on the naval chord of Lord Vishnu, here He appears standing. Of the Panch Bhooda Sthalas ? Space-Akash, Fire, wind, water and prithvi the earth ? this place belongs to Akash. Lord Perumal is facing Akash.


Opening Time:

    The temple is open from 6.30 to 12.00 a.m. and from 5.00 p.m. to 10.30 p.m.


Address:

    Sri Govindaraja Perumal Temple, Tiruchitra Koodam, Chidambaram-608 001.


Phone:

   91- 4364 - 266 534.


General Information:

    People pray here to be fair on their part in their endeavours.


Prayers:

    Devotees celebrate their 60, 70 and 80th birth days in this temple.


Thanks giving:

   Devotees perform Tirumanjanam to Lord and offer vastras.


Greatness Of Temple:

   This is a land devotees seek for salvation. Kaveran the king of Kalinga had a daughter named Lopamudra married to Sage Agasthya. Sage changed Lopamudra as River Cauvery. Kaveran and his wife bathed in the river everyday and asked their daughter Lopamudra-Cauvery the means of attaining salvation. She advised them to go to Thillai Nagar and perform penance on Lord Vishnu to realize their wish and darshan of Lord. Pleased with their penance, Lord appeared with Mothers Sridevi and Bhoodevi and granted salvation to the couples.


Temple History:

   Lord Shiva and Mother Parvathi offered a grand dance performance in Kailash when they were in a happy mood. At the end, they wanted to know the winner. They approached Lord Brahmma. He was not able to decide. They sought the opinion of Lord Vishnu. He suggested a stage be built by divine sculptor Vishwakarma for the dance contest. The contest began. For every type of Thandavas (dancing) Shiva did, Mother Parvathi too did Her part thrillingly. They excelled each other. At the end, Lord Shiva simply lifted His right leg and kept it above His head which Parvathi could not. Lord Shiva was declared winner by Lord Vishnu. Lord Shiva stayed in this temple as Lord Nataraja and requested Perumal too to stay with Him. Lord Vishnu is here in His reclining posture.


Special Features:

    Miracle Based: The temple ranks among the 108 Divyadesas of Lord Perumal. Lord Brahmma with His four faces generally appears in a sitting posture on the naval chord of Lord Vishnu, here He appears standing. Of the Panch Bhooda Sthalas ? Space-Akash, Fire, wind, water and prithvi the earth ? this place belongs to Akash. Lord Perumal is facing Akash.


*Sources from Dinamalar.com




 
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