Thirunallar Saneeswaran Temple History
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Thirunallar Saneeswaran Temple History

Thirunallar Saneeswaran Temple History

As per the Legend, Nala was the ruler of Nishada, he established a vast dynasty and the kingdom prospered under his rule. Nala wants marry Damayanthi, daughter of the King Bhima, ruler of Vidharbha. Nala sent his message to Damayanthi thru swan and they were in love. Meanwhile King Bhima arranged Swayamvaram for her daughter, Damayanthi married Nala during this ceremony.  Kali was jealous on Nala as he could not marry Damayanthi and decided to make their life hell.

Shani got the opportunity, when Nala did not wash his feet properly while preparing for his prayers, from then on Shani started acting on Nala.

Kali entered the mind of Nala’s brother, Pushkara and exhorted him to challenge Nala to the dice game. In the dice game, Nala lost his kingdom and left to forest with his wife. Nala left his wife by leaving a note while she is sleeping. With the help of Swaguhu, Damayanthi reached her father’s place and started living there with her kids. Nala became ugly with the bite from Karkotaka serpent. He then leading life as a cook and charioteer for the King Rituparna.

After 12 years of Shani Period, Nala got back his original form by wearing the magical garment and won the lost kingdom in the dice game and started living with his family.

Though he is out of Shani period, Nala was disturbed so he started spiritual expedition with his family. During their journey, they met Sage Bardwaja at Virudhachalam. Sage advised him to visit Thirunallar once for peace and happy living.

Nala visited Thirunallar with his family and had bath in Brahma Theertham and entered Sanctum Sanctorum of the temple. Nala got relieved completely from Shani effect.

 

Thirunallar Temple Timings

Morning Hours: 6:00 am – 12:30 pm

Evening Hours: 4:00 pm  – 8:30 pm

On Saturday’s

Morning Hours: 6:00 am – 12:30 pm

Evening Hours: 5:00 pm  – 9:00 pm

 

How to reach Thirunallar Temple?

By Road

  1. Temple is 59 km from Kumbakonam, 128 km from Pondicherry. Direct bus is available from Chennai to Thirunallar.
  2. Temple is 7.3 km from Karaikkal and 26 km from Nagapattinam.

By Train

  1. Thirunallar Railway station is located on the Peralam – Karaikkal Railway line.
  2. Mayiladuthurai is well connected to all parts of India, which is 32 km away.

 

Reference Link: http://gotirupati.com/thirunallar-temple/

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Tiruttani Temple History
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Tiruttani Temple History

Tiruttani Temple History

Tiruttani Temple History

 

It is said that, Lord Murugan want to Sri Valli, daughter of the King Nambiranjan. He sought help from Ganesha, who then frightened Srivalli by becoming an wild elephant. Murugan saved her from the elephant and expressed his wish to marry, srivalli expressed her willingness and they both got married here.

It is said that Indra (God for Heaven) offered Sandalwood Stone as part of marriage gift. Till today, Sandalwood paste applied to the Lord will be prepared on this stone.

Another interesting story attached with this temple, Lord Murugan who got married to Devasena, daughter of Indra (God for Heaven), received Iravath as a marriage gift. As Irvath started moving, Murugan noticed that Indra’s wealth started decreasing. Noticing this, Murugan decided to return his gift, for which Indra didn’t not accept. Indra then requested Murugan, that his wealth will be retained, if the Iravath face towards Him (Indra). That is the reason,  why the elephant image here at this temple facing towards East.

 

How to reach Tiruttani Murugan Temple ?

  1. From Tirupati Temple is 66 km away. Any bus which goes to Chennai in the Puttur and Nagari Route goes via tiruttani
  2. Train which runs from Tirupati to Chennai and vice versa, runs via Tiruttani. Daily trains are available from Tirupati at regular intervals.
  3. Nearest airport is at Tirupati which is 62 km away.

 

Reference Link: Murugan Temple History

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Tirupati Balaji Temple

Tirupati Balaji Temple

Tirupati Balaji Temple History from Brahma Purana

Once Vishnu wanted to have a change from his usual abode in Vaikunta. He asked Sage Narada to suggest a place on The Earth which would be suitable for diversion and sport. Narada suggested the neighborhood of the place where Seshachala came to be loacted later on. Subsequently Vayu and Sesha disputed their relative strength and entered into a serious dispute. Sesha wound his long body round a part of Meru and challenged Vayu to move it. Vayu did his best to shake the hillock but could not. Ultimately, Sesha opened his mouth to breathe and taking advantage of it, Vayu entered his body and blew of part of the hill. After the hill had traveled a long distance, Meru interfered and requested Vayu to leave it there and the later did so. Ashamed of his defeat, Sesha did penance thinking for Vishnu. Vishnu appeared before him with all his properties (Sanku, Chakra, Gadha) and offered a boon. Sesha, assuming the shape of a hill, requested the Lord to stay on his head, wanted the hill to be known as Seshachala. Vishnu thought of Narada’s suggestion, made previously, and agreed to live on seshachala.

Reference Link: Tirupati Temple History

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Puttur Bone Setting Hospital
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Puttur Bone Setting Hospital

Puttur Bone Setting Hospital

Puttur Kattu dates back to the year 1881, when the native medicine invented accidentally by Gopala Raju.

Bone setter Gopala found the herbal medicine from the locally available plants to treat the fractured bones. One day it happened to notice the limping of a sheep lamb and taking a kindness to it, applied a herbal paste prepared from the plants located in the puttur hills. He is surprised to notice the quick recovery of the sheep lamb. Later, Gopala Raju tested this herbal paste on other animals before successfully applying this medicine on Humans. Gopala Raju served wounded soldiers during World War I and became popular. This bone setting procedure then called by the name “Puttur Kattu”

 

How to reach Puttur Kattu Hospital ?

  1. Bone Setting Hospital is 2 km from Puttur Railway station. Share auto rickshaw running to hospital at high frequency. Puttur is 34 km from Tirupati
  2. Tirupati to Puttur bus frequency is quite high. Bus routes, Nagalapuram, chennai, Tiruttani, Tiruvallur, Nagari goes via Puttur.
  3. Puttur Bone setting hospital is 31 km from Tirupati International Airport.
  4. Chennai to Tirupati, runs via Puttur Railway station.
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Srimukhalingam Temple History
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Srimukhalingam Temple History

Srimukhalingam Temple History

Someswara Temple dates to 6th – 7th century A.D.

Madhukeswara temple dates to the first half of the 10th century A.D, built during the times of Chalukyan and Orissan rulers.

Bhimeswara temple dates to 980 – 1015 A.D built during the reign of Aniyankha Bhima.

Srimukhalingam Temple Darshan Tickets

S.No Event Ticket Cost
1 Free Darshan
2 Special Darshan Rs.15
3 Hair Offering Rs.10
4 Rudrabhishekam Rs.20
5 Sthalapuranam Rs.20
6 Lord Photo Rs.10

 

 

How to reach Srimukhalingam Temple ?

  1. Nearest Railway station is at Urlam, Railway Station Road, Kothapolavalasa, Andhra Pradesh 532425, which is 21 Km
  2. Temple is 46 km from Srikakulam
  3. Nearest Airport is at 164 km from Visakhapatnam
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srikurmam temple history
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srikurmam temple history

Srikurmam temple history

This temple is of million years old where outer structures were reconstructed many a time, the present structure is of 700 years old. This temple stories were mentioned in Kurma, Vishnu, Agni, Padma, Brahmanda Puranas.

This temple was visited by many great kings and saints, which includes Lava and Kusha (Son of Lord Sri Rama), Bala Rama Krishna, Sage Durvasa, Adi Sankaracharya, Ramanuja charya, Narahari Theertha, Chaitanya Maha prabhu.

His Holiness Sri Ramanujacharya prayed for Lord Vishnu at this place in 11th century. The deity, facing East till then, turned towards West to bless Archarya (similar to Udipidi temple in Karnataka). The Second Flag post was installed as the deity is facing West since then.

 

How to reach Srikurmam Temple ?

  1. Temple is 13 km from Srikakulam Old Bus station
  2. Temple is 15 km from Srikakulam main bus station
  3. Tempe is 25 km from Srikakulam Railway station
  4. Nearest airport is 110 km from Visakshapatnam.

Interesting places near to Srikurmam Temple

  1. Arasavalli Surya Deva Temple is 12 km away
  2. Sri Mukhalingam Siva Temple is 45 km away
  3. Narada Theertham
  4. Madhava Theertham
  5. Koutilya Theertham
  6. Chakra Theertham
  7. Narasimha Theertham
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Bhimeswara Swamy Temple Draksharamam
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Bhimeswara Swamy Temple Draksharamam

Bhimeswara Swamy Temple Draksharamam

Bhimeswara Swamy Temple Draksharamam

As advised by Maha Vishnu, Kumara Swamy used his Agni weapon to break the Siva Linga worn by the demon.  The Atma Linga broken into five pieces, the broken pieces tried to reunite by making the chant ‘om’.  To prevent this Indra, Surya (Sun), Chandra (Moon),  Vishnu and Kumara Swamy worshiped the Linga’s at the respective places.

It is said that Surya worshiped Linga at Draksharamam.

Bhimeswara Temple Draksharamam History

From inscriptions, it is known that this temple was built by Eastern Chalukyan king Bhima during 9th and 10th centuries.

In addition to the major powers, some of the minor chiefs such as Velanati Cholas, Durjaya, Gonkas, Velanti Gonka etc, who owed allegiance to the respective major powers or overlords, left their inedible imprints in the Draksharamam Temple as gleaned by the host of inscriptions which speaks volumes about their benevolent benefactions of every description.

 

How to reach Bhimeswara Temple Draksharamam?

  1. Temple is 30 Km from Kakinada Railway station
  2. Temple is 50 km from Rajamundry
  3. Temple is 25 km away from Amalapuram
  4. Nearest airport is at Visakhapatnam which is 185 km away.
  5. Nearest Railway station is at Kakinada

 

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