Thursday, December 31, 2009

Veda Narayana Perumal Kodikulam Madurai

Lord Ranganatha of Srirangam is believed to have stayed here for sometime during the Islamic Invasion

Located about 10kms East of Madurai and 3kms East of Yoga Narasimha temple is the Veda Narayana Perumal Koil in Kodikulam at the foot of Yaanamalai.

During the Muslim Invasion of Srirangam, Pillai Lokacharya (13th-14th Century AD), who lived for over a 100years, is believed to have brought Lord Ranganatha from Srirangam and kept him at the Veda Narayana Perumal Sannidhi here in Kodikulam.
He is said to have attained Moksham at this place.

Inscriptions at the Thiru Mogur Divya Desam refer to this place as Thungavan Kshetram on the banks of Brahmma Theertham.

In the 14th century AD, it is believed that this temple slid into ruins under the reign of Maravaraman Kulasekara Pandyan I and was later renovated by Sundara Pandyan, a Chieftain.

Pandavas, during their exile, are said to have come here and had the big rocks at this place as their sleep beds.

Temple Time: Opens at 8am… Priest can be contacted on the below number and he can open the Sannidhi for the devotees anytime during the day.
Priest : Veera Raghava Bhattar @ 94426 22181

How to reach:
Number of mini buses from Y. Othakadai to Kodikulam.
One can also visit the Yoga Narasimha temple at Narasingam and take an auto from there to this Sannidhi.


Krishnan said...

Good. May Lord MahaVishnu give you long life,peace and prosperity.

Wishing you the very best in the New Year 2011.

PRabhu S said...

Thank You.