Thursday, June 7, 2018

Chitra Radha Vallabha Perumal Temple, Kuruvithurai, Madurai

Chitra Radha Vallabha Perumal Temple, Kuruvithurai, Madurai
Chitra Radha Vallabha Perumal Temple is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu located at Kuruvithurai Village near Cholavandhan in Vadipatti Taluk in Madurai District of Tamilnadu. Presiding Deity is called as Chitra Radha Vallaba Perumal and Mother is called as Shenbagavalli Thaayar. Though the primary deity of the temple is actually Lord Vishnu, the temple is famous as Lord Guru’s shrine. Since it is Guru Parihara Sthalam, Guru Peyarchi day is the biggest day of the year at this temple with lakhs of devotees visiting the temple on that day.






Legends
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History
The temple, in its current form and structure, is believed to have been built in the early 12th century A.D. during the rule of Jadavarma Vallabha Pandya.






The Temple
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Temple Opening Time
The temple remains open from 07.30 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and from 03.00 p.m. to 06.00 p.m.
Festivals
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Singers
While this is not a Divyadesam, Nammazhwar in his Thiruvaimozhi verse sings in praise of the Lord as ‘Chithirath Ther Valavaa, Thiru Chakarathhaai, Arulaai….’ referring to both the ‘chariot and the discus’ used to demolish the asuras leaving one to wonder if Nammazhwar had actually directed his praise at Chitra Ratha Vallabha Perumal here at Kuruvi Thurai.
சித்திரத் தேர் வளவதிரு சக்கரத் தாய் அருளாய்
எத்தனை ஓர் உகமும் அவை ஆய்அவற்றுள் இயலும்
ஒத்த ஒன பல் பொருள்கள் உலப்பு இல்லன ஆய், வியவு ஆய்
வித்தகத்தாய் நிற்றி நீ இவைஎன்ன விடமங்களே
Prayers
Chitra starrers pray to Lord of the temple for relief from adverse planetary aspects, especially those facing adverse Jupiter aspects and take up remedial pujas. Devotees perform Tirumanjanam to Perumal and offer vastras. Those who visit this temple and offer sincere prayers to Vallabha Perumal and Guru Bhagwan are said to be relieved of Guru Dosham and other obstacles in life. Thursdays are said to be special Prarthana and parikara days at this temple.
Contact
Chitra Radha Perumal Temple,
Kuruvithurai – 625 207,
Vadipatti Taluk, Via Cholavandhan,
Madurai District
Mobile: +91 94439 61948 / 97902 95795
Mobile: +91 91592 36762 / 97903 55234
Connectivity
The Temple is located at about 2 Kms from Kuruvithurai, 20 Kms from Vadipatti, 10 Kms from Sholavandan, 11 Kms from Sholavandan Railway Station, 26 Kms from Batlagundu, 34 Kms from Madurai, 34 Kms from Madurai Periyar Bus Stand, 38 Kms from Mattuthavani Integrated Bus Terminus, 34 Kms from Madurai Railway Junction, 45 Kms from Madurai International Airport. Take Bus No. 68 from Periyar Bus Stand in Madurai to reach Kuruvi Thurai in an hour. Several buses are available between Madurai and Sholavandan. Chennai to Tirunelveli Nellai Express stops at Sholavandan (4.45 a.m.) From Sholavandan Railway station, one can reach Kuruvi Thurai within 30 minutes.

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