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Located Place: Sri Sarangapani temple –Thiru kudanthai-Kumbakonam
Deity: Sarangapani swami, Goddess: Komalavalli Thayar
Theertam (Tank): Hemavalli pushkarani, Cauvery and Arasil Rivers
Temple Worship time: 7.00 AM to 12.00 PM & 5.00 PM to 9.00 PM
Temple contact no: 0435-2430349
How to reach: within 2 km from Kumbakonam Bus Stand.
The Town Thiru kudanthai located near Kumbakonam, Thanjavour, Tamilnadu, south India. And the main deity is Sarangapani and his consorts Komalavalli Thayar and it’s only one of the temple for Sun (Navagraha in Kumbakonam)
About Sri Sarangapani temple:
The Kumabakonam located Thanjavour south India. And the main deity is Sarangapani and his consorts Komalavalli. And it’s one the temple for Sun (Navagraha in Kumbakonam Tamil nadu)
And the temple constructed during the period of 15th century by Chola and Nayak Kings
There is a separate Sanctum (Sannidhi) for Sarangapani
Mahasamprokshanam also known as Kumbabishegam (Consecration ceremony) of the temple was held on 13 July 2015
The Hindu temple dedicated to lord Vishnu (Vaishnava) it’s one of the Divya Desa of lord Vishnu out of 108 divya shetram the God of Vishnu revered in Nalayira Divya Prabandam by the 12 Poet saints or Alwars this temple is known as “PANCHRANGA KSHETRAMS”.
“It’s one of the Pancharanga Shetram (Five) and the temples are (Five Rangam or Ranganathar)”
The Temple classified as “DIVYADESAM”. The 108 Vishnu temples that are revered in the Vaishnava canon. As per a Hindu legend, Nathamuni, who compiled Divya Prabandham by the twelve alvars, found only the first ten verses sung on Aravamudhan. Nammalvar recited the remaining 3990 verses unconsciously while he was in deep meditation and Nathamuni compiled all of them
“Mahamaham: Lord Maha Vishnu temple connected with Mahamaham Festival and the festival Happens once in 12 years“. And the temple are
Lord Graces from the sanctum along with mother Komalavalli Daughter of Sage Hemarishi and mother Maha Lakshmi. Lord Brahma is above his naval and sun on the head side.
The Sculpture of Narashima (Lord Vishnu Avathar) place around the sanctorum
Lord came here in Ratham (Chariots vehicle) to wed mother. And the temple also be constructed same like ratham (Ratha Shape). And the two entrance is called uthirayana and Dakshinayana.
The name Sarangapani Meaning Called ("one who has the bow in his hand")
Derives from the Sanskrit word (Sanskrit)
Sarangam meaning = bow of Vishnu
Pani meaning = hand
Sarangapani temple is considered 3rd in the line of Srirangam (First) and Tirupathi temples (Second). The temple is revered in Divya Prabandham
In the 7th–9th century Vaishnava canon, by Andal in one, Bhoothathalvar in two Periyalvar in three, , Thirumalisai Alvar in seven, Peyalvar in two, Nammalvar in eleven and Thirumangai Alvar out 25 Members
The temple is classified as a divyadesam, the 108 Vishnu temples that are revered in the Vaishnava canon. As per a Hindu legend, Nathamuni, who compiled Divya Prabandham by the twelve alvars, found only the first ten verses sung on Aravamudhan. Nammalvar recited the remaining 3990 verses unconsciously while he was in deep meditation and Nathamuni compiled all of them.
As per a temple legend, once a staunch Brahmin devotee of Aravamudhan spent most of his life to the service of the deity. At the end of his life, he felt his loneliness and prayed for his karma to be performed. Aravamudhan descended himself to perform the last rites on a Deepavali day. The ritual is performed annually by the priests and is one of its kind where death rituals are performed in the precincts of a Vishnu temple
Sage Bhirugu came to vaigunda to test the patience and tolerance quality of Lord Vishnu by hitting on his chest. Lord did not prevent the sage nor grew angry against Sage Bhiru at the same time he smiled mother Lakshmi asked the lord and how he could allow other male to touch her also while hitting him as the chest lord is her home
The sage fell in the feet of Lakshmi and said that he was given the job of finding a god so soft in nature for conducting a yagna to whom it was to be dedicated. I hit lord for this test and no motive. He also begged mother that she should be born his daughter
Mother Lakshmi happily blessed the sage Bhirugu she promised the sage to leave lord from and advised him to take on penance to realize his wish. The sage performed penance in kumbakonam and found mother on the hemapushkarani theertham on lotus
He took the child and named here komalavalli and gave his daughter to perumal (Vishnu) in a grand wedding. Perumal came to wed mother holding a bow-Sarnga, hence is praised as lord Sarangapani
“The place, thus is reversed as the Avathar-Sthala bith place of mother KomalaValli-Called as Lakshmi”
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