Thursday, January 5, 2017

Srinivasa Perumal Temple, Thiruvannamalai, Srivilliputhur, Virudhunagar

Srinivasa Perumal Temple, Thiruvannamalai, Srivilliputhur, Virudhunagar
Srinivasa Perumal Temple is dedicated to Hindu God Vishnu located in Thiruvannamalai Village near Srivilliputhur in Virudhunagar District of Tamilnadu. It is located at about 5 kms North of Srivilliputhur in the back drop of the Western Ghats.  Here Lord is seen in a handsome standing posture. The temple is celebrated as Tirupati of South.

The temple is celebrated as Tirupathi of South. According to tradition, Lord of Seven Hills came here for hunting and stayed here itself to take care of his devotees. The Mount is but Adishesha (divine snake) himself. The Lord offers all that his devotees need. There is a holy spring at the foothills with Lotus and other water flowers that ensure cleansing of the sins of the devotee with boons of his/her need. It is named Koneri Theertham.

The Temple
The temple looks superlatively beautiful.  The tank opposite the temple is very pleasing to look at. Lord Srinivasa Perumal is in standing posture. The appearance of this Deity is the re-embodiment of Lord Venkatesa Perumal of Tirupathi. The adoration of this God can be equated to a pilgrimage to Tirupathi. 

At downward slope of this hill is the Gopalswamy temple, in the eastern part. Vanappechi Amman temple is found in the western side. A tank called “Koneri Theertham” is at the foot of the hill. On the bank of this tank, a 12' height and 8' breath statue of Lord Vinayaka exists.

There are broad steps to climb up to this hill. At present, a ceiling has been set up over these steps for providing shadow to the climbing devotees. Here, every Saturday is considered to be significant for worship. One has to climb over 150 Steps to reach the Sannidhi.

The temple poojas are Eka Pera Vithanam under the Vaikhanasa Agama System with the Moolavar being a Sthaanaga Veera- positioned as a single idol without Utsavar and consorts at the hill temple.

Temple Opening Time
The temple is opened from 6.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and 4.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.
The temple conducts monthly Saturday pujas and special pujas on Saturdays in the month of Purattasi (September-October). Puratasi Saturday is special at this temple. The temple is open from 1 am for early morning pooja to 8 pm on these days.
The Utsava deity of this temple who resides at the Andal temple in Srivilliputhur is one of the five Perumal who go on a procession in their Garuda Vahana on the fifth day of Aadi every year.
Those unable to visit Tirupathi may visit this temple and offer their prayer commitments. Wedding proposals, child boon, business development, farm profits are the prayers placed at the feet of the Lord by devotees.  It is firmly believed that prayers for promotion in jobs are positively responded by the Lord. Tonsuring, donating cattle, utensils and measuring articles made of silver and gold, cash and other articles are largely offered by devotees especially on Saturdays in the month of Purattasi (September-October).
Sri Srinivasaperumal Temple,
Virudhunagar District
Mobile: +91 94874 02557 / 94425 47533
This holy place Thiruvannamalai, being called South Thirupathi, is on the top of a small hill, just 3 Km away from Srivilliputhur in Tamilnadu. Mini Buses from Srivilliputhur go to the foot of the hill. Auto from Srivilliputhur and back will cost Rs. 150-200/-

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