Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple is located in Papanaicken Palayam village, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. This temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu.
About the Deity
Perumal is another name of the Hindu God Vishnu, who is also called as Venkatachalapathy, Srinivasa and Balaji. In his commonest form, Vishnu is portrayed as having a dark complexion. The dark colour of the Lord represents the passive and formless ether, a great quality for a pervading god.
The peace-loving deity of the Hindu Trinity, Vishnu is the Preserver or Sustainer of life with his steadfast principles of order, righteousness and truth. When these values are under threat, Vishnu emerges out of his transcendence to restore peace and order on earth.
Venkateshwara means the Lord who destroys the sins of the people. According to the Hindu scriptures, Vishnu, out of love towards his devotees, incarnated as Venkateshwara and appeared for the salvation and upliftment of humanity in this Kali Yuga and is considered as the supreme form of Vishnu in this age.
The 10 Avatars:
Vishnu’s earthly incarnations have many avatars. His ten avatars are Matsyavatara, Koorma, Varaaha, Narasimha, Vaamana, Parasurama, Lord Rama, Lord Krishna, and the 10th incarnation called the Kalki avatar, that is still to take form!
Garuda, the Vahanam:
The Vahanam of Vishnu is the Garuda eagle, the king of birds. Empowered with the courage and speed to spread the knowledge of the Vedas, Garuda is an assurance of fearlessness at times of calamity.
Vishnu is also known as Narayana and Hari. The devout followers of Vishnu are called Vaishnavas, and his consort is Goddess Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth and beauty. He is known among his worshippers, as a saviour who replies to their prayers.
About the Temple
Ancient days, Pappanaicken Palayam was known as Pappanaicken Palayam Palyur & Pappanaicken Palayam Pudur. Palayur had a Mariamman temple and people living in Pudur used to go there for all festivals. As days passed on people of Pudur decided to build a Mariamman Temple and subsequently constructed a Perumal Temple in their vicinity. Rasakondalar Rangasamy Naidu came forward to offer his land to build both the temples.
Rangasamy Naidu’s sons, Periya Govindasamy Naidu, Bodi Naidu, Krishnama Naidu and their cousin brother Chinna Govindasamy Naidu and his son Venkatasamy Naidu had a burning desire to build a Perumal TempIe at Pappanaicken Palayam. As desired, they purchased a spacious land and the temple was built successfully.
Temple has the speciality of holding the footprints of many Aachariyars. Alwars, Thava Yogis, Vedha Vithukkals had visited the temple and have compiled Mangalasasanam in praise of the deity.
Kanchi Periyavar has worshipped Sri Srinivasaperumal temple and has showered his blessing to devotees. During his visit, he has praised the Lord as Janarthanan, meaning “God offering all wealth”.
Sri.La.Sri. Thirukudanthai Andawar Swamigal once visited the Temple. After accepting the Temple honours he spent more than half an hour in the Artha Mandapam and offered prayers to Lord Srinivasa. After that he met the Dharmakartha and told him that Lord Srinivasa gave him the Dartshan in the Temple just like he had once at Thirupathi and requested Dharmakartha and his family members to perform the Aradhanas for the deity regularly and seek his blessings.
How To Reach Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple
Nearest airport is Coimbatore airport.
Nearest railway station is Coimbatore railway station.
Nearest Bus stop is Papanaicken Palayam bus stop.
Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple,
Netaji Rd, P N Palayam,
Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu - 641037.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Freedom from diseases
- Relief from adverse effects from bad planetary aspects
- Relief from bondage
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.
The temple is open from morning 5.30 a.m. to 12.00 p.m. and in evening 5.15 p.m. to 8.30 p.m.