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Sri Devanatha Perumal temple



Moolavar : Devanathar
Urchavar : Achuthan
Amman / Thayar : Sengamalam
Thala Virutcham : Vilwa
Theertham : Garuda Theertham
Agamam / Pooja : NA
Old year : 1000-2000 years old
Historical Name : Thiruvaheendrapuram
City : Thiruvaheendrapuram
District : Cuddalore
State : Tamil Nadu

Singers:

   Saint Tirumangai Azhwar had praised the Lord of the temple in his Mangalasasanam hymns.


Festival:

    10 day Chithirai Devanatha Perumal Brahhmotsavam, Garuda Seva on the 5th day and Theerthavari on the 9th day when devotee crowd will exceed a lakh; Vaikasi Visakam, Nammazhwar Sathumurai 10 days and Perumal Vasanth Utsav 10 days in May-June; Narasimha Jayanthi; Aadi new moon day-Amavasya and Aadi Pooram in July-August; Aavani Pavithra Utsav in August-September; Sri Krishna Jayanthi; Purattasi Maha Desikan Utsav in September-October; Deepavali in October-November with festival for the first three Azhwars, Tirukarthikai in November-December; Hanumath Jayanthi and Vaikunda Ekadasi in December-January, Andal wedding festival; Bogi and Makar Sankranti in January-February and Panguni Sri Rama Navai in March-April are the festivals celebrated in the temple.


Temple's Speciality:

   Tiruvahindipuram was planned and developed by Adisesha. Lord Brahmma had performed penance here, hence the name Brammachalam for the place. The river brought by Garuda flows nearby in his name as Garuda Nadhi-river offering the same benefit to the devotee as in the Holy Ganga. The water of the river is red as blood during the monsoon due to a curse of a Rishi, it is said. Lord Narasimha in this temple has Mother Mahalakshmi on His right lap against the tradition on the left lap. The hill place also bears the name Oushadhachalam as a piece of the Sanjeevi mount fell here when Hanuaman was carrying the same to Lanka. The hill has many herbals with high medical value. Lord Lakshmi Hayagriva temple is here, the first ever temple raised for the Lord. Vaishnavite Acharya Vedanta Desikan had performed penance here, had the darshan of Lord Hayagriva and Garuda. They granted him boons too.


Opening Time:

   The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m and from 4.30 p.m. to 8.00 p.m


Address:

   Sri Devanatha Perumal Temple, Tiruvahindipuram-607 401. Cuddalore district.


Phone:

   91 04142 - 287515


General Information:

   The vimana above the presiding deity is of Suddha Satwa philosophy based. 6 pujas a day is performed in the temple according to Vaishnava rules. Those unable to fulfil their prayer commitment at Tirupathi can do it here.


Prayers:

   It is the staunch faith of the devotees that those praying at the feet of Lord Deanatha Perumal are blessed with economic stability, children, health and longevity. Devotees place jaggery, salt and pepper in the well of the temple seeking remedy for their illness of any severity. Those afflicted with adverse aspects of serpent planets Rahu and Ketu, pray for reversal of bad effects.


Thanks giving:

    Devotees offer Tulsi garlands and light ghee lamps and Maa Vilakkua little lamp made of a paste of rice flour and ghee. The also tonsure here. They also perform Tirumanjanam, abishek and offer pure white garments to Lord. They also arrange nivedhana to Lord and distribute the Prasad to other visitors. Some organize feeding-Annadhana also.


Greatness Of Temple:

    Perumal feeling thirsty ordered Garuda to bring Him water. As Garuda delayed to return, Adisesha struck the ground with his tail, made a spring and offered water to Lord. This spring is called Sesha Theertham. This is a prayer well where devotees put jaggery, salt and pepper seeking remedy for the illness they suffer. Those facing serpent effects pray here for remedy.


Temple History:

    Due to their pride and arrogance, the Devas of the celestial world were defeated by Asuras-demons and driven away from their place. All of them surrendered at the feet of Lord Vishnu at this place-Oushadhachalam. Lord promised them help. The Asuras sought the help of Lord Shiva to win again. Lord Shiva too promised His help. Seeing that the Devas beaten and defeated, Lord Vishnu applied His discus-Chakrayudha that chased and killed the demons. All surrendered at Lord?s feet. Lord Vishnu appeared before them as Brahmma, Vishnu and Shiva and pleased all. As He was the captain of the Devas, He was named Devanatha. Knowing that Lord Sri Narayana had decided to stay here for ever, Adishesha built a town, which we now call Tiru Ahindi (Adisesha) Puram (place) ? Tiruvahindipuram.


Special Features:

    Miracle Based: The river brought by Garuda is flowing nearby the place named Garuda Nadhi. The water of the river is red as blood during monsoon due to the curse of rishi, it is said.


*Sources from Dinamalar.com




 
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