Sri Prasanna Venkataramanar temple
Moolavar : Prasanna Venkataramanar
Urchavar : –
Amman / Thayar : Alamelu Mangai
Thala Virutcham : Arappu and Tamarind
Theertham : Chandra Pushkarini
Agamam / Pooja : Pancharathram
Old year : 500 years old
Historical Name : –
City : Chinna Tirupati, Omalur, Karuvalli
District : Salem
State : Tamil Nadu
Chitra Poornima in April-May, Vaikasi Vasantha Utsav in May-June, Aani Tirumanjanam in July-August, Vaikunda Ekadasi in December-January, Navarathri in September-October and Sri Rama Navami are the festivals celebrated in the temple.
Lord Vishnu – Perumal in the temple is a swyambumurthy.
The temple is open from 5.00 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. and 3.30 p.m. to 6.00 p.m
Sri Prasanna Venkataramanar Temple, Chinna Tirupati, Karuvalli – 636 305, Salem district.
+91- 4290 – 246 344.
Lord Prasanna Venkataramana Perumal graces in the temple in a standing form. Sweet pudding – Sarkarai Pongal is offered as nivedhana to the Lord.
Devotees arrange special dressing (Alankaras) to Perumal and worship Him for a happy wedding, child boon, prosperity, job opportunity, promotion in position and good education. When cattle are infected with any disease, Vennaikappu (applying butter) is done to Lord Venugopala (Lord with flute) in the prakara.
Devotees perform Tirumanjanam to the Lord with Vastras.
Greatness Of Temple:
There is a small idol of Lord Venkataraman in front of the temple. Devotees place Tulsi leaves on the shoulders of the Lord and speak to Him as a friend about their plan of activities and seek his permission. If the Tulsi leaf falls, it means that the Lord had approved their plan. All people around this place follow this tradition generation after generation and begin any function in their homes only after the approval-permission of the Lord.
According to one story, this hill is a part of the Anandha Parvatha (parvatha-hill) that fell here by the blowing strength of Vayu during his fight with snake king Adisesha. This is also a replica of Tirupathi temple and Lord graces here as in Tirupathi., hence the place is known as Chinna Tirupati. The Swayambu is in front of the Lord in the sanctum sanctorum. Mother Alamelu Mangai graces from Her shrine in the Artha Mandapam.
Those unable to visit Tirupati can come and worship the Lord here gaining the same benefits as in Tirupati. The temple is noted for marriages as people believe that marital life would be happier if they marry in the presence of the Lord.
Lord Venkatesa once went for a bath. He wanted Arappu (soapnut powder) to wash his hair. Even Mother Lakshmi was not there to help Him. While he was searching for the powder, he came to this place and was enticed by the beauty of the hill and chose to stay here itself after a bath with Arappu, according to one story. Of the many cows grazing in the area, one was pouring its milk on an ant-hill. When people checked the ant-hill, they found Perumal as a swayambumurthy and built the temple.
First, the devotee should reach Omalur 29 km from Salem. They can then proceed to the temple in town buses.
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