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Sri Pallikonda Perumal temple



Moolavar : Pallikonda Perumal
Urchavar : NA
Amman / Thayar : Ranganayaki
Thala Virutcham : NA
Theertham : NA
Agamam / Pooja : NA
Old year : 500-1000 years old
Historical Name : NA
City : Pallikondan
District : Vellore
State : Tamil Nadu

Singers:

   NA


Festival:

   Chithirai Brahmmotsavam in April-May, Vaikasi Visakam Garuda Sevai in May-June, Aani Jeshta Tirumanjanam in June-July, Aadi Fridays Tiruvadipooram in July-August, Sri Krishna Jayanthi, Purattasi Navarathri in September-October, Tirukarthikai in November-December,Vaikunda Ekadasi in December-January, Thai Giri Pradakshinam in January-February, Masi float festival in February-March and Panguni Uthiram in March-April are the festivals celebrated in the temple.


Temple's Speciality:

   After Lord?s departure from Vaikundam, accompanying Him, divine serpent Adisesha offered himself as a bed to Perumal first in this place only, according to the history of the place-Sthala Purana. As Perumal took His reclining form in the milk ocean, the river also is named Palaru ? Milk River. Staying in this temple for a night and worshipping Perumal ensure salvation to the soul, according to Brahmmanda Purana. The idol of Lord is made of Salagrama stone.


Opening Time:

   The temple is open from 8.00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and from 4.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.


Address:

   Sri Pallikonda Perumal Temple, Pallikondan ? 635 809, Vellore.


Phone:

   91- 94439 89668, 94436 86869.


General Information:

   Mother Ranganayaki graces from a separate shrine.? Acharya Udayavar, Lord Sri Rama, Lord Navaneetha Kannan, Sri Andal, Sri Anjaneya, Acharya Manavala Mamunigal,? Sri Garuda Bhagwan, Saint Kulasekhara Azhwar and Saint Nammzhwar shrines adore the inner prakara of the temple.? Beejachalam hill is 2 km from this place.


Prayers:

   Devotees pray for happy settlement of wedding proposals standing delayed and for the reunion of couples separated from each other.


Thanks giving:

   Devotees perform Tirumanjanam to Lord and Mother with Tulsi leaves archana.


Greatness Of Temple:

   Weddings are conducted in the temple in large numbers.? Those wedded here live loving each other, believe the devotees.? During foreign invasions, original Ranganatha was hidden and replaced with a small idol.? Pujas are even today performed to small Ranganatha.? He is known as Chotta Ranaganathar.


Temple History:

   Sri Mahalakshmi and Sri Mahasaraswathi once entered into a debate about the supremacy of the one over the other.? They approached Lord Brahmma who said Sri Mahalaskhmi was superior.? Angry Saraswathi left Brahmma, came to Sasia hills in Earth and began penance to attain supremacy.? Meantime, Lord Brahmma organized a Yajna dedicated to Lord Vishnu.? As a rule, such rituals should be performed along with wife by the side.? Brahmma invited Saraswathi to join him the Yajna but She refused.? Brahmma created a woman with the attributes of Maha Saraswathi, named her Savitri, married her and began the Yagjna.? This further infuriated Mother Saraswathi.To destroy the Yagna, Saraswithi took the form of a river, Ksheera Nadhi and began flooding furiously. Brahmma took asylum in Perumal who placed Adisesha across the river and prevented the spate. Perumal spoke to Saraswathi and made Her understand that Savithri was not different from her. Brahmma and Saraswathi joined together again. As Lord chose so willingly this place and took the reclining form, He is named Pallikondan (taking reclining form). He is also called Uthara Ranganathar.


Special Features:

   Miracle Based:?Lord Vishnu in the temple is made of Salagrama?


*Sources from Dinamalar.com




 
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