This package tour takes you to the main temples of Tamilnadu. It includes two padal petra sthalams, 2 Divya Desams and 1 Aarupadaiveedu. All the temples in this package are key pilgrim and tourist destinations.
Sri Ranganathswamy Temple
Five Faced Anjaneya Temple, Floating Stone & more.
Uchipillayar kovil is also known as “Malaikottai”. It is dedicated to Lord Ganesha.
This is a hill cave temple.
The construction of the hill is a marvel of architecture.
There are 417 steps to reach the hill temple.
One can have a full pleasant view of the Tiruchi city from the 275 feet tall hill top.
Devotees perform abishek to Lord Vinayaka with milk and offer garlands made of a grass called Arugampul.
Sri Ranganathar Temple
It is one among the 108 Divya Desams dedicated to Vishnu.
Srirangam is famous for its Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, a major pilgrimage destination for Hindus and the largest temple complex in India.
Srirangam among a few "self-manifested" shrines (Swayam Vyakta Kshetras) of Lord Vishnu.
Lord Sri Ranganatha of the temple appeared from the Milk Ocean.
It is believed that Lord Brahmma worships the Lord just before sunrise each day.
The gopuram of the temple is called the Rajagopuram and is 236 feet (72 m) tall, the tallest in Asia.
The Srirangam temple is one of the three temples of the God Ranganatha that are situated in the natural islands formed in the Kaveri river.
There is a gopuram fully made of gold, which is protected by electrical fence.
Sriranganatha swami at Srirangam temple, sriranganathar is called Anatha Sayana Perumal (seen in lying position in the five headed snake) and blesses with his three wives namely Sridevi, Boodevi and Renganachiyar in the first enclosure of temple Srirangam.
Legend has that Lord Rama performed aradhanam (pooja) to Vishnu's idol. As a symbol of love he gifted the idol to Vibishana (brother of Ravana of the Hindu epic Ramayana) to take back with him to Lanka. There was a condition that he could not set the idol on earth and if he did it would seat itself permanently. Vibishana took this idol and while traveling towards Lanka, came upon the banks of the river Kaveri. He placed the idol on banks of river Kaveri, while an utsavam was in progress. When the utsavam got over, the Lord refused to move as he loved the place (Srirangam). When Vibhishana requested him to come along with him, the lord refused but promised to bless Vibhishana by always facing South (the direction of Lanka, home to Vibhishana) Hence it is that the deity (in a reclining posture) faces South.
Thiruvanaikaval (Jambukeswaram) is a famous Shiva temple in Tiruchirapalli.
It was around 1,800 years ago.
It is one of the Panchabhoota Sthalams.
This temple represents the element of water. The sanctum of Jambukeswara has an underground water stream and in spite of pumping water out, it is always filled with water.
It is one of the 276 Paadal Petra Sthalams.
The temples idols are installed opposite to each other - Such temples are known as Upadesa Sthalams.
As the Devi was like a student and Jambukeswara like a Guru (teacher) in this temple. The sannathy of the goddess Akilandeshwari and the sannathy of Prasanna Vinayaka are in the shape of the pranava manthra called "Om".
It is one of the 108 Divyadesam dedicated to Vishnu.
Kallazhagar Temple in Alagarkoil where vishnu is worshipped as Kallazhagar(as Meenakshi’s brother)and his consort Lakshmi as Thirumamagal.
The Main tower entrance always remains closed, with the shrine of Karupana Swami. The very closed door itself is worshipped as Patinettaam padi Karuppan(meaning, the black Lord who (sits) at the Eighteen steps).Only Once in a year, the door is opened and Sudarshana Chakra the famous Vishnu's wheel, passes over through the open door.
The legend has it that sage Suthapas (Munivar) was bathing in Nupura Ganga at Azhakar Hill and did not pay heed to Durvasa Maharishi, who was passing by. The enraged Durvasa cursed Suthapas that he would turn into a frog until he is redeemed of his curse by Lord Sundararajar, who is also known as Kallazhakar. The Suthapas Maharishi, who is named as ‘Manduka maharisi’ munivar because of his frog status, performed ‘thapas’ (prayer) on the banks of river Vaigai. The Lord Kallazhakar comes from his abode in Azhakar Hill to redeem Manduka Maharishi of his curse. Since days, it is believed that the lord Kallazhakar comes to Thenur.
Pazhamudir cholai Murugan Temple is the only one among Muruga’s Aaru Padai Veedu temples, where he graces the devotees with his consorts Valli and Deivanai.
The wedding festival is celebrated along with Skanda Sashti festival.
Also, this is the historical place where Lord played with the ripe Tamil poetess Avvaiyar asking her what fruit she wished, cooked or uncooked – Sutta Pazham or Sudadha Pazham.
Meenakshi Amman Temple
Meenakshi Amman Temple is dedicated to Parvati, known as Meenakshi.
There are 14 gopuram the tallest of which, the famous southern tower, rises to over 170 ft (52 m) and was built in 1559 and two golden sculptured vimanas, the shrines over the garbhagrihas (sanctums) of the main deities.
The temple attracts 15,000 visitors a day, around 25,000 on Fridays.
There are an estimated 33,000 sculptures in the temple.
It was on the list of top 30 nominees for the "New Seven Wonders of the World".
The annual 10-day Meenakshi Tirukalyanam festival, celebrated during April and May, attracts 1 million visitors.
Ramanathaswamy Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to god Shiva located on Rameswaram island
It is also one of the twelve Jyothirlinga temples.
It is one of the 276 Paadal Petra Sthalams.
The temple has the longest corridor among all Hindu temples in India.
There are two lingams inside the sanctum - one built by Goddess Sita, from sand, residing as the main deity, Ramalingam and the one brought by Lord Hanuman from Kailash called Vishwalingam.
There are about 1212 pillars in the outer corridor.Their height is about 30 feet from the floor to the center of the roof.
The main tower or rajagopuram is 53 m tall.
There are twenty-four Tirthas which are important.
Twenty-two of the Tīrthas are within the Rāmanāthasvāmī Temple.
Bathing in these Tīrthas is a major aspect of the pilgrimage to Rameswaram and is considered equivalent to penance.
Agni Tirtham is one of the Tirthas of Rameswaram.
The beach east of Ramanathaswamy Temple is known by this name.
This Tirtham is one of the most visited Tirthams of Rameswaram for a holy bath.
Pilgrims those who are plan for sacred bath in theerthas should first took bath in Agni theertham and followed by that bath in theerthas inside the temple.
The childless couples performing specific poojas (holy rituals) in the shores of agni theertha and offer their prayers to the Ramanathaswamy (The main deity of this temple), they believed that by performing these rituals and holy bath in rameswaram , they will be blessed with child.
Gandhamadhana Parvatam is famous for its beautiful sunrise and sunset.
It is a holy place for the pilgrims, who come to worship Lord Rama’s footprints.
The double storied Mandapam of the Ramjharoka Temple on this hillock houses the footprints of Lord Rama on the Chakra.
From this hilltop, pilgrims can view the entire island of Rameshwaram.
Five Faced Anjaneya Temple, Floating Stone
The temple is situated just 2 km from the main city temple and has a statue of Hanuman with senthooram.
In 1964, the idols of Lord Rama and Goddess Sita were brought from Dhanushkodi and placed in this temple.
It is believed that the floating stone used for constructing the stone bridge across the sea, lies outside this temple.
This floating stone was used for building Sethu Bandanam, the bridge connecting India and Sri Lanka.
Brihadeshwara Temple (locally known as Tanjai Periya Kovil) is dedicated to Shiva. It is also known as RajaRajeswara Temple.
It is one of the largest temples in India. This temple is 1000 years old.
The vimanam (temple tower) is 100 ft (30 m) high and is the tallest in the world. The Kumbam weighs around 80 tons.
There is a big statue of Nandi (sacred bull), carved out of a single rock measuring about 16 ft (4.9 m) long and 13 ft (4.0 m) high at the entrance.
The temple is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Tamil Nadu.
A widely held belief is that the shadow of the Vimana never falls on the ground.
Swamimalai Swaminathaswamy Temple is one of the six holy shrines of Murugan called Arupadaiveedu.
The shrine of the presiding deity, Swaminathaswamy is located atop a 60 ft (18 m) hillock and the shrine of his mother Meenakshi (Parvathi) and father Shiva (Sundareswarar) is located downhill.
The temple is believed to be in existence from the Sangam period from 2nd century BC.
The annual Vaikasi Visagam festival is attended by thousands of devotees from far and near.
As per Hindu legend, Muruga, the son of Shiva, extolled the meaning of the Pranava Mantra (Hindi: ॐ AUM) to his father at this place and hence attained the name Swaminathaswamy.
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