Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Bhaktavatsala Perumal Temple, Thiruninravur, Thiruvallur

Bhaktavatsala Perumal Temple, Thiruninravur, Thiruvallur
Bhaktavatsala Perumal Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu located at Thirunindravur near Chennai City in Thiruvallur District of Tamilnadu. 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. It is one of the 108 Divya Desam dedicated to Vishnu, who is worshipped as Bhaktavatsala Perumal and his consort Lakshmi as Ennai Petra Thayar. Thirunindravur is also the home town of Pusalar, the Nayanar saint.





The temple is believed to have been built by the Pallavas of the late 8th century AD, with later contributions from Medieval Cholas and Vijayanagar kings. A granite wall surrounds the temple, enclosing all the shrines and two bodies of water. There is a five-tiered Rajagopuram, the temple's gateway tower, in the temple. Six daily rituals and three yearly festivals are held at the temple. The temple is maintained and administered by the Hindu Religious and Endowment Board of the Government of Tamil Nadu. This sthalam is under the control of Periya Jeeyar of Tirupathi - Tirumala. The Temple is situated very close to the Hridayaleeswarar Temple in Thiruninravur.





Legends
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History
The temple was built during the Pallava period of 9th century as seen from the various inscriptions in the temple. The earliest inscriptions of the temple are dated between 820 and 890 AD during the period of Nripatungavarman. There are inscriptions from the later Chola kings like Rajendra Chola II (1051–1063 AD), Vira Rajendra (1063–1070 AD) and Rajaraja Chola II (1146–1173 AD). The Pallava inscriptions mention this place as Ninravur and some of them quote it as Virudhurajabhayankar-chaturvertimangalam, a sub-division of Punarkottam.
The Temple
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Temple Opening Time
The temple remains open from 07.30 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. and from 04.30 p.m. to 08.30 p.m.
Pooja Timings
·        Ushathkalam Pooja – 7 a.m.
·        Kalasanthi Pooja – 8:00 a.m.
·        Uchikalam Pooja – 12:00 p.m.
·        Sayarakshai Pooja – 6:00 p.m.
·        Irandamkalam Pooja – 7:00 p.m.
·        Ardha Jamam Pooja – 8:30 p.m.
Festivals & Religious Practices
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Literary Mention
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Prayers
It is the faith of people that worshipping Sri Adisesha on Wednesdays with ghee lamp and offering milk porridge – Paal Payasam – as Nivedhana would relieve those affected with snake aspects and from the adverse effects of Rahu-Ketu planets. It also strengthens the benefit of the Mangal Sutra of women. Those facing problems in wedding proposals pray to Lord and Mother. Devotees offer Vastras to Perumal and Mother on realizing their wishes. Women come here to pray since Goddess Sudhavalli is believed to give longevity to their husband’s life. A visit to this temple is said to help people recover lost wealth/glory. So, devotees facing loss of wealth, property disputes and other money problems, visit this temple to regain their lost wealth and glory.
Contact
Bhaktavatsala Perumal Temple,
Thiruninravur – 602 024,
Tiruvallur District
Phone: +91 44 5517 3417 / 2639 0434
Mobile: +91 93805 16055 / 9840192735
Connectivity
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