Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Vijayaraghava Perumal Temple (Thiruputkuzhi), Kanchipuram

Vijayaraghava Perumal Temple (Thiruputkuzhi), Kanchipuram
Vijayaraghava Perumal Temple (Thiruputkuzhi) is a small temple town in TamilnaduIndia. It is situated about 7 miles west of Kanchipuram and half a kilometer from Balu Chetti Chathiram which lies on the Chennai – Vellore highway.



This Divyadesam is situated about 7 miles away from Kanchipuram in west direction. This Temple is among the 108 divyadesams of Sri Vaishnavas and comes under Tondai Naatu divyadesams in Kanchipuram. This is the only divyadesam that is a bit far from other 14 divyadesams of Kanchipuram.




The presiding deity is Sri Vijayaraghava perumal in a sitting posture and Thayar in a separate Sannadhi is called Maragathavalli Thayar. In this Shrine, the presiding deity appears keeping Jatayu on his thigh. Whenever the Lord comes in procession, equal importance is given to Jatayu also. As a mark of respect to Jatayu, the flag post and Balipeeta are outside the temple.





There is no proper lodging facility near this Temple. Thirumangai Alwar wrote 2 pasurams. Sri Rama came here and done the last rites for Jatayu, as his father. This temple is a place where all can do their rites to their forefathers. One of the beliefs in this temple is Boon for child is given to those who don't have child.





Legends
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The Temple
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Temple Opening Time
The temple remains open in the morning from 07.00 am to 12.00 p.m. and in the evening from 04.00 p.m. to 07.00 p.m.
Festivals
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Religious Importance
Thiruputkuzhi is believed to be the birth place of Yadava Prakasa, the teacher of Vaishnava saint Ramanuja and also that of Pinpazhagiya Perumal Jeeyar. Vedanta Desikar, composed hymns, praising the presiding deity. Thirumangai Azhwar has also revered the temple in his verses.
The temple follows Pancharaktha Agama and the worship practises are carried out by hereditary priests belonging to the Porakathi Bhattar sect. Special poojas are done on every Amavasai in a grand way.
Literary Mention
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Contact
Arulmigu Vijayaraghava Perumal Thirukoil,
Thiruputkuzhi, Kancheepuram – 631502
Kancheepuram District, Tamilnadu.
Phone: 044 - 2724 6119 / 2724 6501
Connectivity
Thiruputkuzhi is a small temple town in TamilnaduIndia. It is situated about 12 Kms west of Kanchipuram and half a kilometer from Balu Chetti Chathiram which lies on the Chennai - Vellore highway.
By Road:
The Temple is located 12 kms west of Kanchipuram on the Madras - Bangalore Highway, near Balu Chetty Chathiram (about 75kms from Madras). Select Buses between Chennai and Vellore stop at Balu Chetty Chathiram. Several local buses available from Kanchipuram. Buses between Chennai and Vellore stop at Balu Chetty Chathiram. Several local buses are available.
By Train:
Kanchipuram railway station is the nearest station serves with trains from Chennai and to all other major cities.
By Air:
Chennai is the nearest airport.

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