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Sri Varadaraja Perumal temple



Moolavar : Varadaraja Perumal
Urchavar : NA
Amman / Thayar : Perundevi
Thala Virutcham : Arasu ? peepal tree
Theertham : Vaigai River
Agamam / Pooja : Pancharathra
Old year : 500 years old
Historical Name : NA
City : Emaneswaram
District : Ramanathapuram
State : Tamil Nadu

Singers:

   NA


Festival:

   Vaikasi Brahmmotsavam in May-June; Navarathri in September-October and Vaikunda Ekadasi in December-January are the festivals celebrated in the temple.


Temple's Speciality:

   The temple is on the northern bank of River Vaigai. Presiding deity Lord Varadaraja blesses the devotees from under the Punyakoti Vimana in the sanctum sanctorum. Devotees worship the Vimana first and then Lord. It is believed that their sins would disappear if they follow this worship.


Opening Time:

   The temple is open from 6.30 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and from 5.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m.


Address:

   Sri Varadaraja Perumal Temple, Emaneswaram-623 701, Paramakudi, Ramanathapuram district.


Phone:

   91- 4564 - 223 054.


General Information:

   The Vimana above the sanctum sanctorum is of Punniakoti design.? The Navagraha- 9 planets shrine is in the prakara and that of the guardian deity Karuppanaswami is outside the temple.? Lord Emaneswaranar temple, worshipped by Yama the God of Death when he was dismissed by Lord Shiva while he tried to catch Sage Markandeya is just at a distance.


Prayers:

   People pray here for wedding and child boon.


Thanks giving:

   Realizing their wishes devotees perform special Tirumanjanam to Lord.


Greatness Of Temple:

   The temple is on the northern bank of River Vaigai.? Presiding deity Lord Varadaraja blesses the devotees from under the Punyakoti Vimana in the sanctum sanctorum.? Devotees worship the Vimana first and then Lord.? It is believed that their sins would disappear if they follow this worship.? Brahmmotsava is celebrated in the month of Vaikasi covering May-June.? On Purattasi Saturdays during September-October, Lord is dressed as Lord Venkatachalapathy in Tirupati.? On the third Saturday, Lord is dressed with Vaira Angi ornament.? Hence, He is also praised as Tirupati Perumal.? On Vaikasi Poornima day in May-June, Lord comes to Vaigai as Kallazhagar Perumal as followed in Madurai temple.? Then, the event of His granting salvation to Maharshi Maanduka is celebrated in a very grand manner.? Lord graces devotees on the Garuda Vahan on Chithirai (April-May) and Aipasi (October-November) full moon Panchami (fifth) day.Mother Perundevi shrine is at right of that of Lord. Behind is the shrine for Chackathazhwar appearing with 16 hands and wearing a crown of fire. Lord Srinivasa Perumal with Mother Alarmelmangai Thayar is in a separate shrine installed earlier. All pujas are performed in this shrine as followed for presiding deity.


Temple History:

   Lord Perumal appeared in the dream of a devotee living there and informed him that He was in an idol form in a canal there.? The devotee was very happy to find the Lord in the canal and installed in the name of Varadaraja Perumal.? The temple grew bigger and popular in the days that followed


Special Features:

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*Sources from Dinamalar.com




 
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