Located 215 kilometres South of Madras at the passage of the past Chola kingdom, Thiru Chitrakoodam temple in Chidambaram is home to both Saivite and Vaishnavite Lords in Kanchipuram. Similar to Ekaambareswar and Kaamakshi temples.This temple is in Chidambaram in Tamil Nadu. Drop in at Chidamabaram Railway station in the Chennai to Trichy main line. Ample bus facilities are there. Staying arrangements are well furnished. In years passed by, the bearing to Thiru Chitrakoodam was given as North of the Cauvery, East of Sri Mushnam ( Aathi Varaahan temple) and West of the Bay of Bengal.This spot is likewise alluded to as Thillai Nagar, Chitrakoodam and Pundarika folks embraced retribution at this spot articulating the name of Govinda. And were blessed with Moksham.Hence this Lord came to be called Govindarajan. Lord is praised by Saints Kulasekhara Azhwar and Tirumangai Azhwar in their Prapandam hymns. Devotees take the pain of performing penance for long years by eating fruits alone, suffer under speedy winds or stand amidst five types of fire for the grace and darshan of Lord. Simply keep Lord with Mahalakshmi in His chest in your thoughts, go to Thillai Tiruchitra Kudam, where His temple exists with sounds of Vedic Mantras and smoke of sacred Yajnas, says Tirumangai Azhwar. 10 day Chithirai Vasanth Utsav in April-May and Gajendra Moksha are the festivals celebrated in the temple.
About the Temple
In this spot Udhanga Maharishi and ruler Uparisaravasu got the dharsan of the Lord as he is in Vaigunda Loga. Along these lines, the devout waterway Viraja which is considered to keep running over the fringe of Vaikunda loga is the theertham here. It's actual that god is one. Be that as it may, but at long last it will take to a definitive god just. So to demonstrate this the Vimaanam here is Anantha sathya Varthaka Vimaanam. To achieve Vaikunda is to accomplish existence without resurrection, and the perumal of this Kshetram would favor one in the event that we offer ourselves.
About the Deity
"The Moolavar of this Divyadesam is Sri Govindarajan. He is giving his seva Kindantha (Sleeping) Thirukkolam in Bhoga Sayanam confronting his thirumugham towards eest bearing. Prathyaksham for Thillai Moovayiravar, Paanini, Padhanjali and Vyakpathra Maharishi. Thayaar found in this sthalam is Pundaregavalli. She has a different sannadhi in this temple. known as Parthasarathy. He is in the sitting stance. Chitira Koodhathullan with two wives. Sri Rama in his Vanavasa Kolam (ie acts like in his timberland environment)."
Legend / Story
Once Nataraja (Shiva) and Thillai Kaali (Paarvathi) chose to show their moving aptitude and to see who would be advised to abilities among the two. Shiva admired Brahmma for his judgment, who requesting that they perform at Thiru Vaalan Kaadu. Not able to go to a choice, Brahmma guided them to Vishnu, who made a move sabha in Chitrakoodam, for the two to show their ability here.
Vishnu is accepted to have descend here and seen the move challenge in the middle of Shiva and Parvathi. With Shiva's stud tumbling down, the group of onlookers trusted that Shiva had lost. In any case, Shiva, proceeding with his move, got the stud with his leg and set it back in the ear while keeping on moving - Oorthuva Thaandam. Parvathi couldn't coordinate this and Vishnu judged Shiva the victor.
It is trusted that Vishnu was extraordinarily awed with duel with Thillai Kaali. Subsequently, Govindarajan is found in a dozing stance with his face coordinated towards Nataraja in the Northern course. All types of move can be found in fine art inside of this temple. One can see the Chidambaram Rahasyam (the Lord in the 'type of a Yantram') inside the sanctum of Nataraja, on his right side. The Chidambaram Rahasyam is secured with a screen and is appeared to aficionados at consistent interims.
Positions among the 108 Divyadesas of Lord Perumal. Ruler Brahmma with His four confronts for the most part shows up in a sitting stance on the maritime harmony of Lord Vishnu, here He seems standing. Of the Panch Bhooda Sthalas Space-Akash, Fire, wind, water and prithvi the earth this spot has a place with Akash. Master Perumal is confronting Akash. positions among the 108 Divyadesas of Lord Perumal. Master Brahmma with His four confronts for the most part shows up in a sitting stance on the maritime harmony of Lord Vishnu, here He seems standing. Of the Panch Bhooda Sthalas Space-Akash, Fire, wind, water and prithvi the earth this spot has a place with Akash. Ruler Perumal is confront.
10 day Chithirai Vasanth Utsav in April-May and Gajendra Moksha are the festivals celebrated in the temple. Festivals are Vasantha Utsavam: Aadi Pooram, Panguni Uthiram, Chitra Pournami, Jestaabhishekam.What's more, were honored with Lord came to be called Govinda Rajan East confronting Bhoga Sayanam Goddess Devaathi Devan, Paarthasarathy, Chitrakoodathullan, Azhvaar is 32 Paasurams- Kulasekhara Azhvaar and Thiru Mangai Azhvaar. Mangalasasanam:Thirumangaialwar - 32 Paasurams, Kulasekara Alwar - 11 Paasurams. Total - 43 Paasurams.
Pushkarani is Pundarega Pushkarani.
Vimanam is Saathvega Vimaanam.
Prasad & Offering
People pray here to be fair on their part in their endeavours.
Devotees perform Tirumanjanam to Lord and offer vastras.
Near By Temple
Lord Govindaraja Perumal temple is close to Lord Nataraja shrine in Chidambaram.
Near By Railway Station
Near By Airport
Sri Govindaraja Perumal Temple,
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Relief from diseases
- Purchase of vehicles
- Gain Knowledge
Achutham Keyshavam Rama Narayanam Krishna Damodaram Vasudevam Harim Shridharam Madhavam Gopika Vallabham Janaki Nayakam Ramachandram Bhajey
Meaning -Oh Lord who cannot be perished, who also has names like Keshava, Rama, Damodara, Narayana, Sridhara, Madhava, Krishna, Ramachandra the beloved of Janaki, let me say your name regularly.
Vasudeva Sutham Devam Kamsa Chanoora Mardhanam Devaki Paramanandham Krishnam Vande Jagathgurum
Meaning -I bow to you O Krishna, the ultimate guru, Devaki and Vasudeva's son, and the destroyer of Kamsa and Chanur.
Adharam Madhuram Vadanam Madhuram Nayanam Madhuram Hasitam Madhuram Hridayam Madhuram Gamanam Madhuram Mathuraa Dhipate Rakhilam Madhuram
Meaning -Meaning - Sweet are Your lips, sweet is Your face, sweet are Your eyes, sweet is Your smile, sweet is Your heart, sweet is Your gait, O Lord of Mathura, everything about You is sweet.
Alokya Mathur Mukha Madarena Sthanyam Pibantham Saraseeruhaksham Sachinmayam Devam Anantha Roopam Balam Mukundam Manasa Smarami
Meaning -I think of this Balamukundan as the one who looks lovingly at his mother's face while taking milk from her, who has eyes similar to the red lotus, who is the embodiment of truth and intelligence and other forms.