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Sri Vanavenkatesa Perumal temple



Moolavar : Vanavenkatesa Perumal
Urchavar : NA
Amman / Thayar : NA
Thala Virutcham : Neem Tree
Theertham : NA
Agamam / Pooja : NA
Old year : 500 years old
Historical Name : NA
City : Thudupathi
District : Erode
State : Tamil Nadu

Singers:

   NA


Festival:

   The most important festival celebrated in the temple is the one on the fourth Saturday of Purattasi month (September-October). The other significance is that the temple of Karivaradaraja Perumal and Kasi Viswanathar temple exist in a vast complex together. Both Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu come in procession together on this festival day. Before the procession comes to a close, Sri Anjaneya comes from Thudupathi to Sriranga Goundenpalayam. At night special pujas and abhisheks are performed to Sri Anjaneya at the Vana Venkatesa Perumal temple. Till this function is over, people in Sriranga Goundenpalayam would be observing fast and would break it at night after Anjaneya Puja is over. Sri Anjaneya would leave Sriranga Goundenpalayam the next morning. Till then both Lord Shiva and Lord Perumal would be waiting for him at the entrance of the temple. Only after the arrival of Sri Anjaneya, all the Gods would enter the temple together. This tradition is being observed for the past 400 years. Depending on the Navarathri festival days, sometimes this festival would be celebrated in advance on the third Saturday also. People say that the weight of the palanquin would not at all be felt by the bearers during the 3 km journey between Thudupathi and Sriranga Goundenpalayam. They say it would appear as if the God is flying.


Temple's Speciality:

   Perumal is a swayambumurthi in this temple. There is a small pond nearby the temple. When the pond reaches the full level, Namakatti (as the sacred ash, namakatti is used by Vaishnavites for the forehead symbol called Namam-tilak). Generally Neem tree and neem leaves are attributed to Shakti worship. In this temple Vanavenkatesa Perumal graces the devotees from under this tree for the past four centuries.


Opening Time:

   The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and 4.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.


Address:

   Sri Vana Venkatesa Perumal Temple, Perundurai-Thudupathi, Erode district.


Phone:

   91-4294 - 245 617


General Information:

   The neem tree at the centre of the temple is covered by tall compound walls without any roof at the top. Snakes move in large numbers here.


Prayers:

   Devotees seek child boon, removal of obstacles in marriage efforts and for excellence in education.


Thanks giving:

   Devotees perform Tirumanjanam to Perumal and offer Vastras (clothing).


Greatness Of Temple:

   The temple is situated in a fertile and green environment in Thudupathi village in Perundurai Taluk in Erode district. Lord Vana Venkatesa Perumal is gracing the devotees for the past 400 years from this place. The neem tree is occupying a large area of the temple complex. There are no idols under the tree except 5 stones which the devotees worship as Perumal.For 40 families in Sriranga Goundenpalayam, Vana Venkatesa Perumal is the famility deity ? Kula Devatha. The white stones (namakatti) growing near the pond is applied to Lord?s forehead as tilak. The temple is under the administration of the Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowment department. Besides people of Sriranga Goundenpalayam, people from nearby villages too throng the temple and conduct various festivals.


Temple History:

   Except hearsay stories, there are no clear details about the history of the temple. Some stone carvings indicate the antiquity of the temple.


Special Features:

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*Sources from Dinamalar.com




 
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