Tuesday, August 9, 2022


Originally posted on March 24, 2020 @ 9:05 am

At a distance of 10 km from Tirunelveli, Sri Venkatachalapathy Temple is located atop Swetha Varaha hill in Mela Thiruvenkatanathapuram village on the banks of Thamirabarani River in Tirunelveli district. Also called Thirunankovil Temple, the temple is revered as ‘Then Thirupathi’ and visiting this temple is taken into account equal to visiting Tirupathi.

The temple is devoted to Lord Srinivasa, a type of Lord Vishnu. In accordance with the legend, Sage Pylor, one of many disciples of Maharishi Vyasa was meditated right here on the banks of the Thamirabarani River. Mahavishnu, glad by his penance, appeared earlier than him as Lord Srinivasa and blessed him. On the request of Sage Pylor, the deity agreed to be current on the place completely. The sage is chargeable for the constructing of the temple initially. The present construction of temple itself was constructed by Venkatappa Nayak about 700 years in the past.

This east dealing with temple is constructed as a ‘maada kovil’ with the primary shrine on the elevated platform. The sanctum homes the primary deity Venkatachalapathy alongside together with his two consorts Sridevi and Bhudevi. The deity is discovered with 4 fingers carrying conch and discus. It’s believed that Lord Venkatachalapathy of this temple will bless childless {couples} in the event that they carry out Pal Payasam pooja on the Shravanam day. In mahamandapa, the bronze idols of Garuda and Hanuman are discovered. The sub-shrine of Ramanujar, Senai Mudaliar and Vishvaksena are resent on this temple. Varadaraja Perumal Temple at Keezha Thiruvenkatanathapuram is about half a kilometer north of this temple.

Crucial competition of the temple is Garuda Seva. That is celebrated through the Thiruvonam day and on each Saturday of the Tamil Month of Vaikasi, which comes between September and October yearly. This is able to be one of the best time to go to the temple.

Timings: 7 AM – 11 AM & 5 PM – eight PM

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