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Sri Dasavatharam temple



Moolavar : All the ten incarnations of Lord Vishnu are installed in the sanctum Sanctorum
Urchavar : Lakshmi Narayana
Amman / Thayar : NA
Thala Virutcham : NA
Theertham : NA
Agamam / Pooja : NA
Old year : 1000-2000 years old
Historical Name : NA
City : Srirangam
District : Thiruchirapalli
State : Tamil Nadu

Singers:

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Festival:

   A festival is dedicated to Sri Tirumangai Azhwar on the Karthikai star day in the month of Karthikai month ? November-December. A Chokkapanai Utsav also is celebrated in this month. Unjal Utsav is observed on all Fridays. Margazhi Utsav during December-January is very devotionally followed.


Temple's Speciality:

   Though more than one procession deities are seen in temples generally, there is only one procession deity in this temple ? Lord Sri Lakshmi Narayana.


Opening Time:

   The temple is open from 7.00 a.m. to 10.00 a.m. and from 6.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.


Address:

   Sri Dasavatharam Temple, Srirangam, Kollidam River, Trichy district.


Phone:

   91-431- 243 59 05


General Information:

   There is a special shrine for Saint Tirumangai Azhwar.??The monuments of the 44thpontiff of Ahobil Mutt Jeer Sri Adhi Van Sadagopa Yatheendra Mahadesikan and His Guru 41st?Pontiff Srimad Azhagia Singar Srivan Sadagopa Lakshmi Narasimha Sri Sadagopa Yatheendra Mahadesikan are respectfully formed in the temple as special shrines.??These are praised as Tiruvarasu (Jeeva Samadhi ? where they shed their mortal coils.


Prayers:

   This is the temple for relief from all planetary adverse effects.??As every incarnation of Lord Vishnu is linked to one or other planet, devotees throng the temple to be freed from such problems.


Thanks giving:

   On realizing their wishes, devotees perform Tirumanjanam and offer vastras.


Greatness Of Temple:

   The temple is administered by Ahobil Mutt.??In the sanctum sanctorum, Lord Vishnu?s incarnations - Matsya (Fish), Koorma (Tortoise), Varaha (Swine with one horn on the nose) and Narasimha are with disc and conch only without any other weapons.?Vamana Avatara (dwarf brahmmachari) is with an umbrella.??Parasurama has His battle-axe.??Lord Sri Rama has His bow and arrow.??Balarama holds Plough.??Lord Sri Krishna is in a dancing form with butter in one hand.??Kalki has sword and the Kedaya a disc to prevent enemy?s sword.??Commander of the Vishnu army Viswaksena also is in the sanctum.??Lord Lakshminarayana, worshipped by Azhwars is the procession deity of the temple.Devotees flood the temple seeking relief from adverse planetary effects. Each Avatar of Lord Vishnu is linked to a planet. Matsya rules over Kethu; Koorma-Saturn; Varaha-Rahu; Narasimha-Mars; Vamana-Jupiter; Parasurama-Venus; Sri Rama-Sun; Balarama-Mandhi a sub-planet and Sri Krishna-Moon. Those facing problems through these planets visit the temple on birth star days pray to Lords for relief.


Temple History:

   Lord Sri Krishna declared that His incarnations were to establish the rule of Dharma and the nobles and to destroy Adharma and the wicked ? Parithranaya Sadhoonam, vinachayacha dushkrutham, Darma samsthapanarthaya Sambavami yuge yuge.??His incarnations are meant to make nobles happy.??Great Vaishnavite Saint Tirumangai Azhwar supervised personally the construction of Srirangam temple including Rajagopuram and the compound wall.??Pleased with his services, Lord granted him darshan in all forms of His incarnation.??The temple has this story behind it ? theDasavatharam?Temple, now standing majestically on the banks of?Kollidam?Rivergracing His devotees.


Special Features:

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*Sources from Dinamalar.com




 
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