Friday, June 2, 2023


At a distance of 1 km from Thiruparkadal Bus Stand, Four km from Kaveripakkam and 43 km from Vellore, The dual temples of Prasanna Venkatesa Perumal and Athi Ranganatha at Thiruparkadal are located on Chennai – Bangalore Freeway on the banks of Vegavathi River. The 2 temples are located very shut to one another with a Pushkarini in entrance of them. The Prasanna Venkatesa Perumal Temple has each Shiva and Vishnu and the Ranganatha Swamy Temple has Vishnu and Brahma – subsequently it’s a Trimurthi Kshetram.

The Prasanna Venkatesa Perumal temple is devoted to Lord Venkateswara. The deity is standing on an Aavudaiyar, which varieties a part of the Sivalinga. It’s uncommon to have darshan of each Vishnu and Siva in the identical sanctum. The Sprawling temple was renovated by Vijayanagara kings. It additionally has shrines for Alamelu Mangai, Anjaneya, Garuda, Rukmini, Sathyabhama. This temple was patronized by Krishna Daveraya, and an idol of him is positioned contained in the sanctum.

In accordance with historical past, as soon as Sage Pundareeka, a Vishnu devotee, was on his approach to Kanchipuram to worship Lord Varadaraja. He received delayed and determined to worship the Lord on the close by village temple earlier than the Ekadesi was over. He noticed a small temple and Pushkarini at this village. After shortly bathing within the pond, he went into the temple solely to discover a Shivalinga within the sanctum. Upset that he had not received a glimpse of Lord Vishnu as he had anticipated and fearful that he wouldn’t be capable of worship the Lord earlier than the auspicious time was over, he walked out of the temple. An outdated man appeared earlier than him and requested him why he was so unhappy. When Sage Pundareeka narrated what had occurred, the outdated man instructed him that what he had seen was certainly Lord Vishnu’s shrine and invited him to go together with him contained in the temple. On reaching the Sanctum Sanctorum, the outdated man disappeared and Lord Vishnu gave darshan to the Sage as Venkatesa Perumal standing over the Shivalinga. From that day, the Lord is named Pundareeka Varadhan and the Pushkarini is named Pundareeka Pushkarini.

The opposite temple is Sri Ranganatha Temple, the place Lord Vishnu is seen with Brahma on his naabikamalam. The presiding deity is round 6 ft lengthy accompanied by his consorts Sridevi and Bhoodevi and Brahma seated on the lotus flower rising from the Lord’s navel. In accordance with the legend, Brahma searching for the Lord’s assist to cease Saraswati flowing within the type of River Vegavathi to destroy the Yagasala the place he was performing the ritual to see the Lord. The Lord obliged him by mendacity throughout the course of the river. On Vaikunta Ekadasi, Lord Vishnu is adorned with flowers and particular poojas are carried out..

Timings: 7.30 AM to 12 PM and 4.30 PM to 7.30 PM

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