Sri Srinivasaperumal temple
Moolavar : Srinivasaperumal
Urchavar : Kalyana Srinivasar
Amman / Thayar : Alamelumangai
Thala Virutcham : Gooseberry
Theertham : Padmagiri Theertham
Agamam / Pooja : Pancharatham
Old year : 500-1000 years old
Historical Name : Padmachalam
City : Malaikottai Adivaram, Dindigul
District : Dindigul
State : Tamil Nadu
Chitra Poornima in April-May, 13 day Brahmmotsava in the month of Aani (June-July), Aadi Pooram in July-August, Navarathri in September-October, Vaikunta Ekadasi in Margazhi (December-January), Hanumath Jayanthi and Panguni Uthiram in March-April.
Chakkarathazhwar has a separate shrine in the temple. The idol has all the 10 incarnations of Lord Vishnu carved around. Lord Narasimha, behind Chakkarathazhwar is holding the disc (Chakkaram) in all four hands with a snake at His feet. Also Ashta
From 6.30 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and 4.00 p.m. to 8.30 p.m.
Sri Srinivasaperumal Temple, Malaikottai Adivaram, Dindigul – 624 001, Dindigul district. Telephone No. +91-451-2433 229
+91- 451 – 2433 229.
The presiding deity of the temple is installed under a Lotus shaped Ceiling – Padma Vimanam. Damodhara Vinayaka, Navaneethakrishna shrines are in the Prakara – inner corridor with shrines for the nine planets. Sri Vaishnava Acharyas Nammazhwar, Thirumangai Azhwar, Sri Ramanuja graces the devotees as procession deities. The temples of Kottai Mariamman and Abirami are just near this temple.
People pray for the improvement of the memory power of the children and their progress in education and also for the removal of obstacles in marriage alliances by conducting a wedding festival for the Lord offering Mangal Sutra to Mother Goddess. Archanas are performed with gooseberry leaves for remedy from hardships caused by Pitrus – ancestors’ anger.
Devotees offer Tirumanjanam, Vastras (Clothes) to the Lord and Sweet Pudding (Sarkarai Pongal) as Nivedhana.
Greatness Of Temple:
The temple is situated at the foothill of Dindigul Malaikottai with gooseberry trees representing the grace of Mahalakshmi, Goddess of Wealth. It is also considered equal to Tulsi leaves attributed to Lord Vishnu. A place graced by the Lord and the Mother. For removal of obstacle in marriage efforts and for the removal of the Doshas caused by the anger of ancestors, people worship the Lord with gooseberry leaves. Lord Srinivasa appears with his right hand towards the sky and the left pointing to the earth. Garuda is at the entrance in a big form. On the Chitra Poornima day (April-May) the Lord is taken to Kudaganur ( a river). Brahmmotsavam is celebrated in the month of Aani (June-July). On the Panguni Uthiram day (March-April) the wedding festival is celebrated. Andal Garland: While Mother Alamelu Mangai occupies the shrine on the right of the Lord, Andal occupies the shrine on the left of the Lord. Gomatha (worshipping the cow) puja is performed on Fridays with Thirumanjanam when turmeric and milk are given as Prasad to devotees. It is believed that women joining the puja will ever be Suvasinies and girls get a happy match. With the determination of getting the Lord Himself as her husband, Sri Andal took up fasting worship in the Margazhi month (December-January) known as Paavai Nonbu in Tamil, sung 30 sweet versus in praise of the Lord celebrated as Tiruppavail in Tamil Vaishavite literature. A Lamp Puja is performed all the 30 days of this month. During these days, the Garland placed on Andal is then placed on the Lord representing the greatness of Andal as Choodikodutha Nachiar. Ashtalaskhmi Narasimha: The idol of Chakkarathazhwar has all the 10 incarnations of Shri Vishnu. Behind this idol is Sri Narasimha with Ashtalakshmis (Sri Mahalakshmi in 8 forms) around him. There is also a snake at the feet of Lord Narasimha. This a very rare form ever seen in Vishnu temples. Special Tirumanjana Puja is performed to Lord Chakkarathazhwar on the Chitra Poornima day. Those seeking unity between husband and wife and relief from the burden of debts pray here. Sri Anjaneya: Sri Anjaneya graces in the corridor, his idol beautifully sculpted with the tail between the two legs. According to tradition, the Navagrahas (9 planets) live in his tail. For relief from any planetary affliction, devotees pray to Sri Anjaneya here.
Some devotees, seeking the darshan of the Lord, performed a Yagna here. A demon was causing troubles to them from performing the Yagna. Responding to their prayers, Lord appeared there and destroyed the demon. He was too furious at that time. The devotees prayed to Mahalakshmi to quench the fury of the Lord and the mother obliged the devotees. Both graced the devotees by staying there itself. Later, a temple was built here for the Lord with Sridevi and Bhoodevi as His Consorts with the name of Srinivasa.
The temple is at a distance of just five minutes walk from the Yanai Theppam bus stand in Dindigul on the Dindigul Madurai Road. Yanai Theppan bus stand is 2 km on the road to Madurai.
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