• Vishnu

Sri Tiruvengadam Udayan Temple

The Sri Tiruvengadam Udayan Temple is located in Ariyakudi and is dedicated to God Sri Tiruvengadam Udayan. This temple was set up by the Nattukottai Nagarathar community. The well known Ganesha temple in Pillayarpatti is just 15 kilometers away from this temple. There once lived an ardent Vishnu devotee in this community by the name Sevukan Chettiar. People who visited him carried their offerings to place it in the hundi and this hundi was carried by the Chettiar each year on his head and placed at the temple at Tirupathi temple. He walked the whole way to Tirupathi each year and during one such voyage he fainted. The compassionate God manifested before him and said that the God himself will come to his place. As per the God's direction Chettiar went towards the direction of west and found a Tulsi plant and coconut shell signifying the God's place. As the clearing of the land to erect the temple began the idol of the God was unearthed. The devotee did not want to place the God as in Tirupathi so he installed him along with his consorts Sridevi and Bhoodevi. The famous temple of God Thiruvengadam udayan in then tirupati ariyakudi.

Significance

Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-

  • Merit in education
  • Seeking child boon
  • Removal of hindrance from marriage talks
Shlokas

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.

Timings

6.00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m. 4.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.

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