Srardha Samrakshana Narayanan Temple, Nenmeli, Kanchipuram
Srardha Samrakshana Narayanan Temple is dedicated to Hindu God Vishnu located at Nenmeli near Chengalpet Town in Kanchipuram District of Tamilnadu. Nenmeli is also known as Pundarikanallur or Pindam vaiththa nallur as the Lord Srardha Samrakshana Narayanan at Sri Lakshminarayana Perumal Temple here accepts offerings for the ancestors and forefathers called Pithrus. This Place is considered sacred and is equivalent to Gaya and Kasi.
The place where the temple is situated once was under the kingdom of Arcot Nawab. And, in this kingdom, lived an aged couple - Yagna Narayana Sharma and Sarasavani. Yagna Narayana Sharma had a Guru - Yagnya Valkiyar, who belonged to Suklaya jeer Vedam. Yagna Narayana Sharma worked as a Diwan in the Nawab kingdom and both he and his wife Sarasavani had a great bhakti towards Sriman Narayanan.
Because of bhakti, the money, which they wanted to pay to the Nawab, was spent towards Deiva Kainkaryam. And as a result of this, they both were ordered to be prisoned. But they don't want to accept the punishment and thought they spent the money only for good needs and for Deiva Kainkaryam. So, they went towards the Pushkarani of Thiruvidanthai Divyadesam and let their death happen in the Pushkarani.
But after their death, both of them were worried that they didn't have any children to perform the Srardham for them. It is Bhagavan Sriman Narayanan who knows all of his Bhaktas thoughts and he fulfills them. And, he himself performed the Srardham, Thithi for the couples and even today the first theertham is given to the family members of Yagna Narayana Sharma and Sarasavani.
And even today, the Perumal himself perform Srardham for the people, who doesn't have son or anyone else to perform and it is done during the time from 12 noon to 1.00 pm. That's the reason why the Perumal of this sthalam is called with Thiru Naamam - Sri Srardha Samrakshana Narayanan.
The Perumal of this sthalam is called with the thiru Naamam - "Sri Lakshmi Narayana Perumal". The Utsavar of this temple is "Sri Srardha Samrakshana Narayanan". The Maha Lakshmi Salagramam, which is found in the Moolavar Sannadhi, is said to be so powerful and sacred and by worshipping this, we are blessed by Maha Lakshmi with wealth, health and Sakala Soubhagyam.
· Srardha Samrakshana Narayanan
· Lakshmi Narashimha
People who want to perform Srardham in this temple can join during the time of Pithru Poojai by making the Sankalpam and dedicating it to the Perumal. The Neivedhyam done for this Perumal is Ven Pongal (or) curd rice and along with it, Perandai + Yel Thuvayal is dedicated and the Perumal accepts it with full of kindness. The Pithru Poojai, which is performed during Amavasai and Ekadesi Thithi, is said to equivalent to that of the Srardham that's being performed in Gaya.
Srardha Samrakshana Narayanan Temple
Brahmana Street, Nenmeli Post,
Via Nandham, Chengalpet – 603002,
Phone: +91 – 44 – 27420053.
Nenmeli is situated at about 6 kms from Chengalpet, on the road leading to Mahabalipuram, near Thirukazhukundram.