The Vengeri Sri Subrahmanya Swami temple is located at Vengeri in Kozhikode . Kozhikode, also prominently known as Calicut, is a city in the state of Kerala. It is located in southern India on the West Coast known as Malabar Coast. Kozhikode is the third largest city in Kerala. The city lies about 380 kilometres (236 mi) north of the state capital Thiruvananthapuram.
About the temple
The Vengeri Sri Subrahmanya Swami temple is a temple dedicate to Lord Subramanya. The entire structure of the temple is located in the hill top unlike other temples in that region. It is more than thousand years old. The devotees of this temple believes that Lord Subrahmanya relish to be at highland and hilltops.
Legend and stories
Some hudreds of years back, in the golden period of Indian culture, sculpture, tradition and philosophy, a group of brahmins from Tanjore, popularly known as Thanjavur chanced to travel to West for reasons unknown. Beside the articles they were carrying, happened to be an idol of lord Subramanya. While crossing the land where the temple currently stands now, the team decided to take a break.
They put their baggage’s down and kept the idol of Lord Subramanya behind a Venga tree. The idol was placed leaning on the trunk of the tree for safety purpose, so that it wouldn’t fall down, and moved to the nearby river for bathing and washing. Once they were done with the work. They came back to get the idol, and to their surprise, they found that the idol had got stuck to the trunk and remained unmovable.
The Brahmins tried their best to lift the idol of Lord Muruga, but all their efforts ended up futile. Later they realized that, the place they kept the idol was a sacred spot and felt that it was the right location to build an abode for the lord and offer their prayers to him. They found that the location had similarities to Palani, where the temple for Lord Muruga as Dandayudapani is present. There was a beautiful stream flowing on the North of the location which provided with ample fresh water. The soil on the land had the smell of sandal and looked bright saffron in colour.
The tranquility of the place captivated the Brahmins. They understood that it’s Lord Subrahmanya’s desire to reside there and bless the humanity. With the help of people living in the village they built a beautiful temple for Subrahmanya Swami. The temple was completely in Kerala architecture and within short period of time, become very famous.
As the God found leaning towards the Venga tree, the temple is called Vengachari temple (chari means “leaning towards” in Malayalam).Venga Chari became Vengeri and later on, the village where the temple is situated also named after the temple as Vengeri.
The temple was in ruins for a long period and devotees were having a tough time due to the anger of the God. It was in 1990, the temple restoration works began, and within few years Sreekovil and Nalambalam buildings completed and regained the glory with Puna-pathishta of the God and started daily pooja. Now renowned committee of devotees takes care of the daily routine, special programs and annual festivals of the temple.
Puyam is very special occasion for Sri Subrahmanya Swami. The temple celebrates Puyam day of Makara month with special pooja, Abishekam. Subrahmanya sahasranama archana along with a host of activities are undertaken. Visiting temple on Taipuyam is believed to be very favorable.
Sashti Vratham is observed on the sixth day of the waxing phase of moon (ShuklaPaksha) in a Hindu calandar. Special poojas are carried out at this day in the temple. It is understood that Vratham observed on this day makes one’s married life successful.
The efforts to restore the temple and bring back to the glory started on August 15 of 1990. August 15 is celebrated as the day of recollection now. Special Pooja, Archana and Annadanamis held at the temple on this day.
Arti / Pooja / seva
2. Shashtikavaja Pushpanjali
3. Bhagyasooktha Pushpanjali
4. Aikyamathya Sooktha Pushpanjali
5. Purusha Sooktha Pushpanjali
6. Sree Sooktha Pushpanjali
7. Sahasranama Pushpanjali
8. Kaavadi Pooja
9. Nakshatra Pooja
10. Trikala Pooja
11. Visheshaal Oru Divasathe Pooja
12. Jala Abhishekam
13. Ilaneer Abhishekam (Draviam Ozhike)
14. Panineer Abhishekam (DraviamOzhike)
15. Basma Abhishekam
16. Chandana Jala Abhishekam
17. Paal Abhishekam
18. Thair Abhishekam
19. Enna Abhishekam
20. Neyy Abhishekam
21. Panchamritham Abhishekam
23. Sharkara Payasam
24. Paal Payasam
25. Neyy Payasam
26. Kadina Payasam
27. Vilaku Mala
30. Pazha Nivedyam (DraviamOzhike)
The Nearest Airport is Calicut International Airport also known as Karipur Airport.
The Nearest Railway Station is Kozhikode Railway Station 8 Km from Vengeri.
The temple is located at a distance of 9 km from Kozhikode.
Vengeri Sri Subrahmanya Swami Temple
Reg No. 363/90, Post Vengeri,
Calicut, Kerala, India,
Pincode - 673010.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- For protection from suffering and evil
Shadaananam Chandana Liptha Gathram Mahorasam Divya Mayoora Vaahanam Rudrasya Soonum Suraloka Naatham Brahmanya Devam Charanam Prapadye
Meaning -I always take refuge in the 6 faced Lord Guha, who has sandal paste smeared over his body, who is broad-chested, whose vehicle is the peacock, who is Lord Shiva's son and who leads the army of the Devas.
Heyswami Natha Karunakara Dheenabandho Shree Parvatheesha Mukha Pankaja Padmabandho Shree Saadhi Devagana Poojitha Padha Padma Vallesa Nadha Mama Dehi Karaavalambham
Meaning -O! Merciful Lord Swaminatha, who cares for the poor, who is the sun to Lord Shiva's lotus face, whose lotus feet are acknowledged by Lord Vishnu and the others, Valli's Lord, please uplift me by lending me your hand.
Ariru Thadanthozh Vazhga Arumugam Vazhga Veppai Kooru Sei Thanivel Vazhga Kukkudum Vazhga Sevvel Yeriya Magnai Vazhga Aanai Thun Anangu Vazhga Maarila Valli Vazhga Vazhga Seer Adiyar Yellam
Meaning -Oh Muruga, we hail your 12 strong shoulders for they protect us from our enemies, we hail your 6 faces, we hail the Vel, your weapon that broke apart the Krounja mountain to reveal the asura in it. We hail the bird, the cock, that is part of your symbol in the flag. We hail your peacock, that takes you all over the world, we hail your consort Devyani, who was brought up by Indra's white elephant, Airavadam, we hail your other consort, the flawless Valli. And we hail your Bhaktas who worship you as a prayer.
Uruvai Aruvai Uladhai Iladhai Maruvai Malarai Maniyai Oliyai Karuvai Uyirai Gadhiyai Vidhiyai Guruvai Varuvai Arulvai Guhaney
Meaning -O Lord Muruga, you have form and you are formless, you have everything and have nothing, you who exist in the smallest, in flowers, in a bell's ring, in the light. You are the embryo, the life, destiny and fate. Bestow your blessings on us as our guru.
06:00 am to 09:30 am and 05:30 pm to 07:00 pm.