Friday, May 4, 2018

Dasavathara Temple, Srirangam, Trichy

Dasavathara Temple, Srirangam, Trichy
Dasavathara Temple is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu located at Srirangam Town in Trichy District of Tamilnadu. This is the only temple for all the ten incarnations of Lord Vishnu, located on the banks of Coloroon (Kollidam) river, 1 Km North West of Lord Ranganatha Temple. It is believed that this temple is very ancient, over 1000 years old and is popularly called as Dasavatharam Sannidhi, Srirangam. Another special feature at this temple is the presence of multiple (10 of them here) Moolavar deities and just the one Utsava deity. The temple is administered by Ahobila Mutt.





Legends
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History
This Temple was built by Thirumangai Azhwar, but left incomplete, until Jeer Sri Adhi Van Sadagopa Yatheentra Mahadesigan, 44th pontiff of Ahobila Mutt, took control and finished the construction. It was here that the last of the Azhvars, Thirumangai Azhvaar, stayed to build the huge walls of the Ranganatha temple. The sannidhi is administered by Sri Ahobila Mutt, and all the Azhagiyasingars use this place as their Asthana during their stay in Thiruvarangam.






The Temple
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Vaishnavite Seers and Gurus Houses:
Sri Rangam is a unique place where a lot of Vaishnavite seers and Gurus lived. Tirumangai Alwar stayed in a house in North Chitrai Street. The devotees are allowed to visit this holy place. Similarly, the houses where the other Vaishnavite Gurus such as Koorathalwan, Mudaliyandan and others are located in the streets around the Ranganatha temple.
Thirumangai Azhwar House:

Mudali Andan House:

Koorathazhwar House:

Temple Opening Time
The temple remains open from 7.00 a.m. to 10.00 a.m. and from 6.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.
Festivals
A festival is dedicated to Tirumangai Azhwar on the Karthikai star day in the month of Karthikai month – November-December. A Chokkapanai Utsavam is also celebrated in this month. Unjal Utsavam is observed on all Fridays. Margazhi Utsavam during December-January is very devotionally followed. Beginning Kaisika Ekadasi, there are five festive days in the Karthigai month. On the Thiru Karthigai day, the Lord is taken on a procession around the 8 streets- 4 Chitra streets and 4 Uthara streets.
Literary Mention
While Thirumangai has sung 50 verses in praise of the Srirangam Lord, he has not let go the Dasavatharam lords and has praised them with a verse each in his Periya Thirumozhi (1408-17).
Prayers
Devotees flood the temple seeking relief from adverse planetary effects. Each Avatar of Lord Vishnu is linked to a planet. Matsya rules over Kethu; Koorma – Saturn; Varaha – Rahu; Narasimha – Mars; Vamana – Jupiter; Parasurama – Venus; Sri Rama – Sun; Balarama – Mandhi a sub-planet and Sri Krishna – Moon. Those facing problems through these planets visit the temple on birth star days pray to Lords for relief. Performing a relevant Avatharam Archanai and an equivalent pooja at this temple is said to liberate one from the respective Dosham and instantly activate positive energy in the devotees. This is the temple for relief from all planetary adverse effects. On realizing their wishes, devotees perform Tirumanjanam and offer vastras.
Contact
Dasavatharam Temple,
Srirangam, Trichy district.
Phone: +91 431 243 59 05
Connectivity
The Temple is located at about 1 Km to the North West of Srirangam Ranganatha Swamy Temple, 2 Kms from Srirangam Railway Station, 6 Kms from Trichy Chatram Bus Stand, 15 Kms from Trichy Central Bus Stand, 15 Kms from Trichy Railway Station, 11 Kms from Trichy and 16 Kms from Trichy Airport. Bus and auto facilities are available from Sri Rangam.

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