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Sri Oppiliappan Temple, Tiruvinnagaram - Divya Desam

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In his ecstacy while praising the Lord, Nammalwar could not bear the separation with Oppiliappan. The Lord in His kindness, Himself embressed the Alwar, shared His happness with his devotee and decided to stay here permanently. This is how the Alwar's verses in praise of this Lord have been interpreted by ancient commentators. Further, in 9 of his verses in Tiruvaimozhi in praise of this Lord, Nammalwar has highlighted that God is dwelling even in mutually conflicting objects and thereby the Lord harmonises mutually contradictory objects. Tirumangai Alwar in his first decad eulogising the Lord here, observes that if only he can have the divine vision of the Lord, he would not desire family life here. He emphasises this point by repeating the same in 9 out of 10 verses. Those who had divine vision of the Lord here were Garuda, Kaveri River, Dharma devata and sage Markandeya, according to Purana. Vimanam: It is named as Suddhananda, meaning "pure happiness". Devotees who…

Thiru Naraiyur - Nachiyar Kovil - Divya Desam

Garudan (Kal Garudan)The beautiful stone idol of the  Garuda, which gains weight stage when taken out for a procession and reduces back to its normal weight while coming towards the temple. The excellent collection of copper idols of Various gods. Alwars and other important kings. Moolavar: The Moolavar of this sthalam is Thirunarayur Nambi. Also called as Srinivasan and Vasudevan. The Moolavar is giving his seva in standing posture being ready to marry the Thaayar, facing east (Kalyana thirukkolam). Prathyaksham for Medavi Munivar and Brahma devan.  Thayaar: The Thayaar found in this sthalam is Vanjulavalli Naachiyar. She is found next to the Moolavar in Garbhagriham ( Moolavar Sannadhi ). No Separate Sannidi for Thayar) Mangalasasanam: Thirumangai - 110 Paasurams.
Pushkarani: Mani mukthi Nadhi Theertham.Aniruddha Theertham.Pradhyumna Theertham.Samba Theertham.Sankarshana Theertham.Vimanam:
Srinivasa Vimaanam.

Sringeri

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We visited Sringeri on 21st and 22nd od Dec 2011 and Got The Blessings of  Jagathguru Sri Bharathi Tirtha Mahasamiji. It was a Blissful Visit to Sringeri Muth and Temples There. The Premises on  Banks of River Thunga is showered with Divinity, Calmness, Quietness, and whole atmosphere is spiritually charged.  When AdiSankarachaya  came to Sringeri, he saw an unusual sight on the banks of the Tunga. A cobra was seen spreading out its hood over a frog in labour pains, to give it shadow from the scorching mid-day sun. Struck with the sanctity of the place, which could infuse love between natural adversaries, the Acharya chose this very location to establish His first Math.Jagadguru Sri Adi Shankara Bhagavatpada established the first of the four Amnaya Peethams1 at Sringeri more than twelve centuries ago to foster the sacred tradition of Sanatana Dharma.
Sri Kappe Shankara - A Shrine on the banks of the Holy Tunga river in memory to the
glorious sight witnessed by Sri Adi Shankaracharya; A …