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Sri Prasanna Venkataramanar temple

Moolavar : Prasanna Venkataramanar
Urchavar : NA
Amman / Thayar : Alarmel Mangai
Thala Virutcham : Arappu and Tamarind
Theertham : Chandra Pushkarini
Agamam / Pooja : Pancharathram
Old year : 500 years old
Historical Name : NA
City : Chinna Tirupati, Karuvalli
District : Salem
State : Tamil Nadu




   Chitra Poornima in April-May; Vaikasi Vasanth Utsav in May-June, Aani Tirumanjanam in June-July; Vaikunda Ekadasi in December-January; Navarathri in September-October and Sri Rama Navami are the festivals celebrated in the temple.

Temple's Speciality:

   Lord Prsanna Venkataramana Perumal is a swayambumurthi.

Opening Time:

   The temple is open from 5.00 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. and 3.30 p.m. to 6.00 p.m


   Sri Prasanna Venkataramanar Temple, Chinna Tirupati, Karuvalli ? 636 305, Salem district.


   91- 4290 - 246 344.

General Information:

   Perumal graces the devotees in His standing posture.? Sweet pudding ? Sarkarai Pongal is offered as nivedhana to Lord.


   Devotees pray to Lord with special dressings ? alankaras for wedding, child, prosperity and promotion and education boons.? To cure their cattle from disease, devotees pray to Flute Krishna in the prakara with butter covering.?

Thanks giving:

   Devotees perform Tirumanjanam to Lord offering vastras.

Greatness Of Temple:

   There is a small idol of Lord Venkataramana outside the temple.? People use to submit their prayers and seek the approval of Lord for commencing any work they have in mind and speak to Him as if to a relation.? They place a Tulsi leaf on Perumal?s shoulders for permission.? If the leaf falls down, it indicates the approval of Lord.? People in the surroundings follow this practice for generations.?According to scriptures, this hill is the part of the Ananda Parvatha that fell here during a contest between Vayu and Adisesha. Lord appears in this temple as in Tirupati, hence this place is known as Chinna Tirupati. The Aadhi Swayambu is in the sanctum sanctorum before Prumal. Mother Alarmalu Mangai Thayar graces from a shrine separately in the Artha Mandapa

Temple History:

   Lord Venkatesa in Tirupati came out for a bath.? He could not get the Arappu powder ? soap nut powder ? for the bath.? Mother Alamelu Manga was also not available to help Him.? He set out in search of Mother but could not find Her.? He found the Arappu plants here, enjoyed a good bath and allured by the beauty of the hilly place, stayed here itself then.? Later, a shepherd found that one of the cows was pouring its milk on an anthill.? People of the place were happy to see the Swayambu Perumal inside the anthill and built this temple.

Special Features:

   Miracle Based:?Lord Prasanna Venkataramana Perumal is a swayambumurthi.?

*Sources from Dinamalar.com

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