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Sri Lakshmi Narayanar temple



Moolavar : Lakshminarayanar
Urchavar : NA
Amman / Thayar : Mahalakshmi
Thala Virutcham : Parijatham
Theertham : Dasavathara Theertha tank (Kulam)
Agamam / Pooja : NA
Old year : 500-1000 years old
Historical Name : Vempanjamhari
City : Veppancheri
District : Chittoor
State : Andhra Pradesh

Singers:

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Festival:

   Krishna Jayanthi (Birthday of Lord Krishna), Sri Ramanavami (Birthday of Lord Rama and Vaikunda Ekadasi in December-January.


Temple's Speciality:

   Krishna Jayanthi (Birthday of Lord Krishna), Sri Ramanavami (Birthday of Lord Rama and Vaikunda Ekadasi in December-January.


Opening Time:

   The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 8.30 p.m.


Address:

   Sri Lakshmi Narayanar Temple, Veppancheri, Chittoor, Andhra Pradesh.


Phone:

   NA


General Information:

   Passing the flag post (Kodimaram in Tamil and Dwajasthamba in Sanskrit), the devotee will have the darshan of Garuda and the Dwarapalakas- the securities. The tower above the sanctum Sanctorum has Lord Kannan.Sri Srinivasa Perumal graces in the temple with His Consorts Sridevi and Bhoodevi. The temple also has the shrine for the Sudarshana discus washing off all the sins of the devotees. The 12 Azhwars celebrated by the Viashnava cult appear from their respective shrines in the temple.


Prayers:

   Those facing problems in marriage talks, seeking child boon, burdened with debts, education, job opportunities, physically weak and ailing, those facing loss in business pray to Lord for solution and perform regular and prescribed pujas.The Ashtalakshmi temple is at the southern side. Drunkards are corrected if they pray in this temple. They reap many benefits by participating in the Rahukala Puajas on Tuesdays (from 3.00 p.m. to 4.30 p.m), Fridays (from 10.30 a.m. to 12.00 a.m.) and Sundays (from 4.30 p.m. to 6.00 p.m.).


Thanks giving:

   After realizing their prayers, devotees perform Tirumanjanam (abishek) to Lord.


Greatness Of Temple:

   The original name of the place is Vem Panjam Hari ?Vempanjamhari, meaning Vem-sin, Panjam-five and Hari-Lord Narayana. It means that Lord Narayana in the place destroys the sins of humans committed through their five senses. In course of time, the name changed as Veppancheri.The Dasavathara theertha kulam spring is very sweet and helps the devotee to wash off his/her sins. The Dasavathara (ten incarnations of Lord Narayana) statues installed around the theertha tank are very beautiful while Lord Krishna adores the centre of the tank in His celebrated Kalinganardana form. There is also a statue near the temple, 21 feet tall, sculpted in a single stone depicted with the 10 incarnations of Lord Narayana speaking volumes of Tamil temple architecture. The beauty of the statue is such that none could afford avoiding the view. The Ashtalakshmi temple is on the southern side of the temple. Devotees gather in huge numbers to join the Rahukala pujas performed here on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays. The crowd is surging to take part in the one lakh lamp worship (Lakshadeepa Puja) in the temple.


Temple History:

   The temple was built about 750 years ago in Andhra state by Kulothunga Chola III. The reputation of the temple began to decline due to successive invasions. Due to failure of monsoon, agriculture and cattle rearing suffered which was the main occupation of the people of the place. Many migrated due to famine seeking their livelihood elsewhere. Many were confused as they could not find a reason for the downfalls in their life. They gathered in a place and discussed the issue.A voice spoke to them from above. "If you begin your nithya pujas (daily pujas) as before with abishek etc., I will shower my grace on the village again. Your generations will become happier. Your cattle will be healthy and grow in numbers. Famine will disappear. I will clean you from your sins and protect you." The temple was renovated then and all pujas began as per agama rules and festivals as Brahmmotsavam followed. They are being meticulously followed.


Special Features:

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*Sources from Dinamalar.com




 
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