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Sri Kalyaana Srinivasar temple



Moolavar : Kalyana Srinivasar (Sri Venkatachalapathi)
Urchavar : NA
Amman / Thayar : Alamelu Thayar
Thala Virutcham : NA
Theertham : Gopala Srinivasa theertham
Agamam / Pooja : Vaikanasam
Old year : 500 years old
Historical Name : Vidyagopalapuram
City : Sanyasi Gramam, Tirunelveli
District : Tirunelveli
State : Tamil Nadu

Singers:

   NA


Festival:

   Tamil New Year Day (Almost on April 14 or a day before or after sometimes) Aanipooram (June-July), Deepavali in October-November), Navarathri and Brahmmotsavam in Purattasi (September-October), Vaikunda Ekadasi in December-January) Thai Pongal almost on January 14 and Rapathu (ten nights) are the festivals celebrated in the temple.


Temple's Speciality:

   The presiding deity in the temple is an exact replica of the deity in Tirupati, hence this place is known as Then Tirupati (Tirupati of South). Lord Srinivasa has Sridevi and Boodevi in his right and left chest respectively, conch and


Opening Time:

   The temple is open from 8.00 a.m. to 10.30 a.m. and 5.30 p.m. to 8.00 p.m


Address:

   Sri Kalyana Srinivasar Temple, Sanyasigramam, Tirunelveli..


Phone:

   91- 462 - 233 4624.


General Information:

   The Vimana (tower) above the sanctum sanctorum in the temple is called Ananda Vimanam.


Prayers:

   Devotees pray for the removal of difficulties in continuing education of children, obstacles in marriage talks, for child boon, good jobs, and success in endeavours. Worshipping Sri Anjaneya continuously ensures favours in litigations and total cure from diseases.


Thanks giving:

   Devotees offer Pushpa Angi Vastram (upper cloth with artistic designs), Nivedhanas (feeding he Lord), treating him on oonjal (a plank tied with chains from the roof on four sides moving to and fro), Tulabaram- offering something to the Lord such as plantain fruits, sugar etc. equal to one?s body weight). They also tonsure their heads here. Devotes also offer garlands made of Vada (Vada is a popular dish of Tamilnadu known throughout the world now), Tulsi and Betel leaves to Panchamukha Anjaneya (Anjaneya with five faces) in the temple.


Greatness Of Temple:

   Those unable to take a journey to Tirupati to execute their prayers do it in this temple here. Devotes facing obstacles in the marriage efforts believe that Perumal (Lord Srinivasa) would help them get a suitable life partner.A 41 day (a period covering a mandalam) festival is celebrated in a grand manner from the Deepavali day with beautiful dressings (alankaras). As the Lord in the temple is but a replica of Sri Venkatachalapathi in Tirupati, the place is praised as Then Tirupati (Tirupati of South).The Lord holds Sri Devi and Bhoodevi in His chest along with conch and discus in hands. He wears a golden belt on His hip with a chandrvamsa Sword. He also wears garlands of Sapthagiri, Lakshmi, Tulsi, Lotus and Shanbaga flowers with ankets on His feet. An exciting and sweet darshan. Mother Alamelu Thayar graces in the Arthamandapa (A hall). Standing by Her side is Panchamukha Anjaneya of five faces - his own, Varaha, Garuda, Lord Narasimha, and Lord Hayagriva with their respective weapons in hands. The devotee can worship simultaneously Lord Venkatachalapathi, Mother Alamelu Thayar and Panchamukha Anjaneya in this temple. Behind the Lord, Mother Lakshmi on the right and Sri Andal on the left grace from the walls.


Temple History:

   Lord Narayana with a view to protect mankind from its various ills, came to the Earth millenniums ago in the name Srinivasa and stayed on the banks of river Tambrabarani. Among the sages, Siddhas and Mahapurushas ? Mahatmas who came to know of Lord?s arrival, was an ascetic-Sanyasi. He felt a fear and doubt in his mind about a future if and when the human form of Lord Narayana came to an end and his departure to His own Abode, the Vaikunta. He began a severe penance to stop the Lord.Lord Narayana appeared before the Sanyasi and advised him to raise a temple in the place from where he would be protecting all his devotees. Thus the Kalyana Srinivasa temple came to being here and the place was named Sanyasi Gramam ? village. The temple is under private administration.


Special Features:

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*Sources from Dinamalar.com




 
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