Friday, October 27, 2017

Thirukkadigai, Sholinghur, Vellore

Thirukkadigai, Sholinghur, Vellore
Thirukkadigai Divyadesam is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Vushnu located at Thirukakadigai Village in Sholinghur in Vellore District of Tamilnadu. This Divyadesam is a complex of three temples, one at ground level, one at 750 feet high hill, enshrining Yoga Narasimhar and another at 350 feet high smaller hill, enshrining Yoga Anjaneyar. Yoga Narasimha Swamy Temple, Adhikesava Perumal Temple and Yoga Anjaneyar Temple are a group of three temples and known in Tamil as Big Hill Temple, Small Hill Temple and Town Temple. Both in Periya and Chinna malai, the Perumal - Sri Yoga Narasimhar and Sri Yoga Anjaneyar are found in Yoga Stage. The only Divya Desam with such special significance for Lord Anjaneya.

Constructed in the Dravidian style of architecture, the temple is glorified in the Divya Prabandha, the early medieval Tamil canon of the Azhwar saints from the 6th–9th centuries AD. A granite wall surrounds the temple, enclosing all its shrines uphills. The temple has a five-tiered rajagopuram at the top of hill, while the temple tank is located opposite to the temple, outside the main entrance in the foothills. As the presiding deity, here is Lord Narasimha the place could have been known as Simhapuram and as it was in the Chozha country it might have got the name of Chozhasimhapuram.

One who visits this temple and stays here for 24 minutes is said to attain moksham. The temple follows Thenkalai tradition of worship. Six daily rituals and many yearly festivals are held at the temple, of which the Karthikai festival during November - December, Brahmotsavam during the Tamil month of Chittirai (March - April), and Narasimha Jayanti during Vaikasi (May - June) being the most prominent. The temple is maintained and administered by the Hindu Religious and Endowment Board of the Government of Tamil Nadu.

The name Sholingapuram stems from the legend that a Chola Raja discovered a Shiva lingam and built a temple here (Chola Linga Puram, hence Sholingapuram). The Bhrama Puranam refers to this shrine as Katikachalam and Chintamani. It is also referred to as Vada Tiruvarangam. Sholingapuram is a town of historical importance as this is where a battle was fought between Hyder Ali and the British in 1781. The Malai Adi Vaaram (Bottom of the Mountain) of this temple is called "Konda Palayam". Konda means Hill and Palayam means a town.

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The Temple
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Temple Opening Time
·        Big & Small Hill - Morning 8 A.M to 5.30 P.M
·        Thirumajanam Abhisekam 9.00 A.M. 11. A.M.
·        Prathana Utsavam - 4.00 P.M
Worship Practices & Festivals
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Religious Importance
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Literary Mention
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Thirukkadigai Divyadesam,
Sholinghur 631 102,
Walaja Taluk, 
Vellore District.
Office Phone: +91 4172 260 255
Cottage Phone: +91 4172 2622256
Big Temple Phone: +91 4172 200368
Small Temple Phone: +91 4172 295999
Phone: +91 44 2232 1221
Priest Phone: +91 4172 262770 / 295999
Priest Mobile: +91 94442 74589 / 99443 30705
Fax: 04172-263515
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