Indian Vedic Science & Horoscopes

 
Home Astro Services Healing Rudraksha Homa Astrology Login

Browse Category
 Pujas
 ·Ganesh Puja
 ·  Navagraha Pujas


 Homams
 · Ganapathy Homam
 · Mahalakshmi Homam
 · Lakshmi Kubera Homam
 · Navagraha Homam
 · Swayamvara parvathy Homam


 Astro Services
 · Ask One Question
 · Match Making Report
 · Life Prediction Report


 Gem stones
 · Aquamarine
 · Yellow sapphire
 · Amethyst
 · Ruby
 · Emerald


 Free Tools
 · Hindu Calendar 2011
 · Currency Convertor

Temples of India


AMMAN TEMPLES :

1.Sri KarumariAmman Temple :

LOCATION OF THE TEMPLE :

Sri KarumariAmman Temple is situated at Thiruverkadu, a small town near Chennai, Tamilnadu, India.

HISTORY OF THE TEMPLE :

One day Devikarumari took the image of old nomadic lady and went to Sun to forecast his future. Without realising her as Devikarumari, He simply neglected her. Devikarumari immediately vanished. Sun has lost it's brightness and its glory started declining. Realising his mistake He begged Devikarumari to forgive and excuse him. Sun also requested Devikarumari to celebrate Sunday as the day of Devikarumari. Devikarumari also accepted it. He also got permission from Her to pour on her sun rays twice in a year in the month of Panguni and Purattasi.

DIVINESS OF THE TEMPLE

Once upon a time Vinayagar performed Abisekam (pouring holy water) on Devi Karumari using Valampuri Conch which made Karumari extremely happy. So She blessed him when poojas were performed the first pooja would be done to Him only.That is why only after offering prayer to Vinayagar

at the left side of flag staff we should go round the temple corridor. While Lord Siva was ruling Thiruverkadu along with Balambiga, Devas who were tortured by demons rushed to Lord Siva and prayed him to save them. Lord Siva wanted to remove their sufferings and to give them peaceful life. So Lord Siva told Uma Devi alias Thiruverkkani that he is going to the kingdm of Deva to redress their grievances and till His return He empowered Thiruverkanni to perform all the five sacred duties ( Creation, Protection, Destruction, maintain and bless) and gave her ashes from his body. In turn, Goddess Verkkani ordered Agasthiar to select a place at north eastern side to rule the world. When Agasthiar was thinking about a place an auspicious voice said, "Agasthia! the place where you are standing itself is going to be a sacred one". Agasthiar when turned, Goddess came near him and said this place would remove all sins. She performed five sacred duties with the help of ashes given by Lord Siva. At that time she appeared in the form of seven divine powers.

AUSPICIOUS DAYS

Thaipoosa Latcharchana and Poornima Latcharchana are very auspicious. Other important festivals are. Masi magam, Tamil new year, Panguni uthiram and Garudaseva. Sundays are very special. The temple performed "Maha Kumbhabhisekham" on 3rd April 2006.Book puja and get the blessings of Goddess Karumari.




2.Sri Karpagambal Temple :

LOCATION OF THE TEMPLE :

Sri Karpagambal Temple is situated at Mylapore in chennai, Tamilnadu, India.

HISTORY OF THE TEMPLE

The Moolastana deity is Lord Shiva, the Kapaleeswarar & Amman is Karpagambal. The Kapaleeswarar Temple in Mylapore, is one of the ancient temples of South India. Karpagambal worshipped the Lord in the form of a peacock (Mayil in Tamil) & hence the area came to be called Mylapore. DIVINESS OF THE TEMPLE

Parvati is the wife of Lord Shiva.Worshipping Goddess Parvati and Lord Shiva makes ones life free from all difficulties.Knowledge, Strength and Prosperity one would get when blessed by Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati.

AUSPICIOUS DAYS

Six worship services are offered each day here.


3.Sri Kamakshi Amman Temple :

LOCATION OF THE TEMPLE :

Sri Kamakshi Amman Temple is situated at Mangadu, a suburban area of Chennai, Tamilnadu, India.

HISTORY OF THE TEMPLE

This temple is said to have been in existence from ancient times. Kamakshi or Parvati is enshrined here with her austere peance and meditation.The best part is that the Goddess is standing on a needle and doing meditation. This temple is believed to have been in existence during the peirod of Aadi Sankaracharya.Sri Adi Sankara came here and installed Ardhameru (Sri Chakra) which is rare of its kind in India.The sanctum here enshrines Kamakshi, and a Sri Chakram.


DIVINESS OF THE TEMPLE

The temple stands for its exceptional beauty. It depicts the goddess Parvati performing one of her innumerable penance's by standing on one leg over five fires with the rudrakshamala held in one hand and an expression of serene contentment on her face. It is also said that Sri Vaikunda Perumal came to this place with gifts and ring for the marriage of Sri Kamakshi with Lord Sri Velleswarar, we can see the ring on Lord's right hand of the moolasthana vikragam (idol) of Sri Vaikunda Perumal.

AUSPICIOUS DAYS

Fridays are very special in this Temple.

4.Sri Kalikambal Temple :

LOCATION OF THE TEMPLE

Sri Kalikambal Temple is situated in Parrys,the heart of Chennai. In the state of Tamilnadu, India.

HISTORY OF THE TEMPLE

The great Maratha ruler Shivaji is said to have visited the Kalikambal shrine in Chennai, during his tour of the southern region of the Indian subcontinent. This temple enshrines Kalikambal and Kamateswarar and a host of parivara devatas. The history of the temple goes back to a few hundred years.

DIVINESS OF THE TEMPLE

It is said that the original location of this temple was closer to the sea shore and that it was relocated to its present location during the period of British rule in India.It is also believed that a firece ugra form of the Goddess was held in worship earlier, and that this form was replaced with the Shanta Swaroopa form of Kamakshi.

AUSPICIOUS DAYS

Tuesdays are very special in this Temple.

5.Sri Mariyamman Temple :

LOCATION OF THE TEMPLE

Sri Mariyamman temple is Situated at Samayapuram, a small town near Trichirapalli,Tamilnadu, India.

HISTORY OF THE TEMPLE :

Mariamman is a form of Shakti worshipped in Tamilnadu, and is associated with prosperity and health. There is a belief that worship of Samayapuram Amman icures for diseases such as small pox and chicken pox. History says that Shiva created Kali, out of the poison that he had swallowed, and decreed that he kill Daarukaasuran. Having originated from the Kaalakoota poison, she assumed the name Kaali.

DIVINESS OF THE TEMPLE :
This temple has separate shrines for the processional image of Mariamman and the moolavar in the sanctum. There is also a shrine to Karuppannasaami a local deity. It is believed that that this deity was once installed at the Sri Rangam temple near Tiruchirapalli. As the chief priest felt that he was suffering from some malevolent effect from the Goddess, he asked the workers at the temple to remove the idol from the temple. The workers carried the idol northwards and put it down in a place called Kannanoor and left it there. Some passersby who saw this idol left unattended in the middle of the village informed the local villagers who named the idol Kannaoor Mariamman and established a shrine there.

AUSPICIOUS DAYS

There are four main festivals conducted in this temple in the Tamil months of 'Thai', 'Masi', 'Chithirai' and 'Vaikasi'. The festival conducted in the month of 'Masi' (February/March) is called 'Poochorithal' (inundating with flowers). Fridays are very special.

6.Sri Meenakshiamman Temple:

LOCATION OF THE TEMPLE

Sri Meenakshiamman Temple is situated in the enormous temple complex which is dedicated to Shiva, known here as Sundareshvara and his consort Parvati or Meenakshi in Madurai, Tamilnadu, India.

HISTORY OF THE TEMPLE :

According to tradition, Indra once committed sin when he killed a demon, who was then performing penance. He could find no relief from remorse in his own kingdom. He came down to earth. While passing through a forest of Kadamba trees in Pandya land, he felt relieved of his burden. His servitors told him that there was a Shivalinga under a Kadamba tree and beside a lake. Certain that it was the Linga that had helped him; he worshipped it and built a small temple around it. It is believed that it is this Linga, which is till under worship in the Madurai temple. The shrine is called the "Indra Vimana". Malayadhvaja, and his queen, Kanchanamala, performed a sacrifice for a child, Lord Shiva caused Goddess Parvati Herself to step out of the fire as a little girl. She had three breasts. Lord Shiva told the couple that the third breast would disappear when she set eyes on he who was to be her husband. They were to name her "Thadathagai" and bring her up as if she were a boy. She succeeded her father to the throne at his death. She gained many military victories. Finally she marched on Kailasa itself. When she saw Lord Shiva, her third breast disappeared. The Lord told her to return to Madurai and said that He would marry her there.

DIVINESS OF THE TEMPLE

While the temple originated in times to which no date can be assigned, the structures that are standing today date mostly from the twelfth to the eighteenth century. They occupy a vast space, 258 m by 241m. There are the two main shrines, no less than twelve Gopuras, a tank and innumerable Mandapas. At every turn there is superb sculpture, magnificent architecture.

AUSPICIOUS DAYS

Six worship services are offered each day here.

VISHNU TEMPLES :-

1.Sri Rangamannar Temple:

LOCATION OF THE TEMPLE

Sri Rangamannar Temple or Commonly Known as Andal Temple is situated at Srivalliputhur, a small town to the south of Madurai, Tamilnadu, India.

HISTORY OF THE TEMPLE

Periyalwar was born in this place and he was also named as "Vishnu Sitthar", since he had always the bhakti towards the Emperumaan in his mind. He constructed a small flower Nandhavanam and planted all of the flower plants, these flowers are made as Garlands and was dedicated to Villiputtoor Sri Rangamannar. Since, he gave his blessings (Aasi) for the perumal by singing the "Pallandu", he was named as "Periyalwar". As the daily work, periyalwar used to dedicate the Garlands to Sri Emperumaan, Rangamannar. One day, he saw that the Garland which should be around the thirumeni (body) of Rangamannar is found on the body of his daughter Sri Andal. On seeing this, Periyalwar got angry on her and warned her not to repeat the same ever after.On that day, in the dream of Periyalwar, Sri Rangamannar asked him not to get angry on the action performed by Sri Andal and he too added that from next day, he should be dedicated the Garland which is worn first by Sri Andal and that Garland only should be dedicated to him. He also said that he will accept her love and will marry her soon. Because of this, Sri Andal is popularly called as "Soodi Kodutha Sudar Kodi". Periyalwar explained the beauty of Sri Vishnu in Vada Madhura and in Thirumaaliruncholai, Sri Andal got over joy and had a stubburn mind that she should get married to Sri Vishnu. As her love towards Emperumaan, Sri Ranganathar of Sri Rangam, came in the dream of Periyalwar and asked him to come along with Sri Andal to Thiruvarangam. As his command, Periyalwar along with Sri Andal went to Sri Rangam. Sri Andal, on seeing Sri Ranganathar started to admire his beauty. Then, Sri Ranganathar acquired Sri Andal towards him and gave the father-in-law position to Periyalwar.

DIVINESS OF THE TEMPLE

In Moolavar Sannadhi, Sri Aranganathar having the instrument to ride the Chariot is found in Kalyana Kolam is found along with Sri Andal and Garudan. In all the Vaishnava temples, Garudan is found in the opposite side of the perumal sannadhi, but only in this sthalam, he is found along with the Thaayar. A separate statue is kept for Sri Andal in the Nandhavanam, where she was born, which is found on the North East direction of Sri Andal temple.

AUSPICIOUS DAYS

Vaikunda Ekadasi and Krishna jayanthi are very auspicious days, Oil kappu festival which is celebrated in the tamil month of Margazhi is very special.

2.Sri Rangamannar Temple:

LOCATION OF THE TEMPLE

Sri Ranganatha Swami Temple, is situated at Thiruneermalai. a village in the outskirts of Chennai, Tamilnadu, India.

HISTORY OF THE TEMPLE

It is said that once Thirumangai Alwar came here to get the Dharshan of the Perumal. At that time, the mountain was fully surrounded by water and he waited for six months to worship the Perumal. After all the water drained, he went up the mountain and worshipped the Perumal. The place where Thirumangai Alwar stayed is called as "Thiru Mangai Alwarpuram". In this temple, Muni Valmiki worshipped Eari Kidantha (Aranganathan), Iruntha (Narasimar), Nadantha (Thiruvikraman) Kola seva of the Perumal. After worshipping all the 3 sevas, he came down from the mountain to worship Lord Rama. Knowing this Lord Vishnu gave darshan as Sri Ramar and Lakshmi Piratti as Seetha and Aadisesha as Lakshman and Sangu and Chakram as Baratha chatrukanan. Lord Vigneshwar as Sugreev and Garudan as Hanuman.

DIVINESS OF THE TEMPLE

The Neervannar is found in Nindra (standing) thirukkolam facing his Thirumugham towards East direction. He is also named as Neelamugil Vannan. Prathyaksham (seva) for Thondaimaan, Brighu Munivar and Maarkandeyar.Lord Ranganathar is found in Kidantha (lying) position facing his thirumugham towards South direction and the Sayana kolam is referred to as "Manicka Sayanam". He is lying on the Aadhiseshan under Ranga Vimaanam.

AUSPICIOUS DAYS

Satuardays are special, Vaikunda Ekadasi and Masi maham are other famous festivals celebrated in this Temple.

3.Sri Varatharaja Perumal Temple :

LOCATION OF THE TEMPLE

Sri Varatharaja Perumal Temple, is situated at Kancheepuram. near Chennai, Tamilnadu, India.

HISTORY OF THE TEMPLE

Once Brahma was performing a 'yaga' on the banks of the river Vegavathi. Goddess Saraswathy who had a dispute with him earlier wanted to disrupt his 'yaga'. So she caused the river Vegavathy to flood and wash away the sacrificial fire. Brahma prayed to Lord Vishnu to save his 'yaga'. Lord Vishnu then came in the form of 'Yathoktakari Perumal' and laid himself across the river thus arresting the flow of the river until the 'yaga' was concluded. He then transformed himself as Lord Varatharaja Perumal to give blessing to those assembled. Brahma then prayed to him to remain in that place for ever so that his devotees could receive his blessing.

DIVINESS OF THE TEMPLE
This is the place where Ramanujar, who used to bring holy water to Lord for Thirumanjanam, was spotted by Alavandar as a successor to him. It is from this place that Ramanujar was sent to Srirangam by Thirukkachi Nambi with the blessings of Lord Varadharaja. Srirangam is the foremost of the eight self-manifested shrines (Swayam Vyakta Kshetras) of Lord Vishnu . It is also considered the first, foremost and the most important of the 108 main Vishnu temples (Divyadesams). This temple is also known as Thiruvaranga Tirupati, Periyakoil, Bhoologa Vaikundam, Bhogamandabam. In the Vaishnava parlance the term "KOIL" signifies this temple only. The temple is enormous in size. The Learned say that Lord Varadaraja is the god referred to by Nammalwar in his “Thiruvai mozhi”. In conformity with this saying Nammalvar appears in this temple without “Gnana Muthra “ and by keeping his hand on his Chest.

AUSPICIOUS DAYS

On the eve of Egadesi, Poonirma ( Full Moon Day), Amavasi (New Moon Day). Sri Perumal Utchavam will take place where " Thirumajanam" & Thiruveedhi Ulla will be taking place at the Temple. Each Friday special poojas are beign offered to Lord Perumal, Lord Maha Vishnu.

4.Sri Parthasarathy Temple :

LOCATION OF THE TEMPLE

Sri Parthasarathy Temple, is situated at Triplicane, Chennai. the capital of Tamilnadu, India.

HISTORY OF THE TEMPLE

A king by name Sumathi, showered his love toward the Balaji of Thirumala. But he wished to worship Balaji as Krishna. For the sake of him, Balaji Appeared in front of the king as Krishna, at this place in the pose which he stood in the Mahabharath war. At the end of that war he decided not to hold any weapons, so he appeared here only with a conche in his hand. hence this temple is known as parthasarathi temple.

DIVINESS OF THE TEMPLE

The Moolavar of this sthalam is Venkata Krishnan. Along with Rukmani Piratiyar, he holds sword in one hand, Varadha Muthirai on the other hand and his brother Balaraman on his right, Sathaki on his left, son Prathyumnan, Grand son Aniruthan are also found near the Moolavar. This is one of the Sthalam where the Perumal shows his seva along with his three generations. He is found in standing (Nindra thirukkolam) position and facing his Thirumugham towards East direction.

AUSPICIOUS DAYS

Brhamotsavam will be celebrated in a grand manner every year, Vaikunda ekadasi is very special in this Temple.

5.Sri Lakshmi Narashimaswami Temple :

LOCATION OF THE TEMPLE

Sri Lakshmi Narashimaswami Temple, is situated at Sholingar of Vellore district, Tamilnadu, India.

HISTORY OF THE TEMPLE

Once, there was a king by named "Hiranyan" did a strong tapas and got the varam. To kill him, Sriman Narayanan took the Avatharam of Sri Narasimhar. To get the seva of Narasimha avathar, Saptha Rishis (7 great Rishis) started their tapas here. Within 1 Kadigai, Narasimhar gave his seva as "Yoga Narasimhar". So this sthalam is called "Thirukkadigai". Kadigai represnts the fraction of time. Since the Perumal gave his seva to the rishis within a kadigai, this sthalam is called as "Thirukkadigai".Indirathuyman, the King of North Madurai killed the Asuraas who were giving problems to Rishis and people over here. Since, he helped the rishis and bhaktas, he was given the Vajrayudham by Indiran (Weapon of Indiran) to Indirathuyman. To help him, Yoga Narasimhar asked Anjaneyar to help him.

DIVINESS OF THE TEMPLE

Yoga Anjaneyar is found in chinna malai in Yoga Nilai (stage). This is one of the said story about this Divya desam. To make Prahaladhan (Son of Iranyan) happy, Yoga Narasimhar gave his seva for 1 Kadigai in Yoga Nilai. Because of this, the sthalam is also called as "Kadikasalam". It is said that even if we sleep for 1 Kadigai in this sthalam, we will get Mukthi. That kind of nature and speciality, this Kshetram has got.

AUSPICIOUS DAYS

Karthigai festival is very special. All the fridays and sundays of tamil month Karthigai, are celebrated in grand manner.Narashima jayanthi is very auspicious day.




Disclaimer | Secure Payment | Sitemap | Refund Policy | News Room | Contact Us

Network Site: Indian Bhumi | Social Initiative: Universal Foundation

Copyright © 2014 Varahamihira Solutions Private Limited. All rights reserved.