Monday, August 27, 2012

Abhaya Pradhana Ranganatha Temple Karur


Twin Perumal Temples of Karur
A beautiful Ranganatha temple on the banks of Amaravathi
Displays his Karkodaga Anantha Sayanam Posture
Located 1km south of the Railway Station on the Northern banks of River Amaravathi off the Mettu Street is an ancient Abhaya Pradhana Ranganatha Temple in Karur, one that was constructed during the rule of Muchukunda Chakravarthy dating back several centuries.

Muchukunda also played a role in the construction of Kalyana Venkatramana Swamy temple in Thanthoni Malai on the outskirts of the city.

Providing darshan in a Karkodaga Anantha Sayana posture, Lord Ranganatha is believed to have promised abhayam to Markandeya Rishi protecting him from evil forces. Lord Ranganatha is seen in a beautiful Posture resting himself on the five hooded Serpent with his right hand placed on the Rishi’s head in a sign of blessing him and promising protection.

Belief is that Lord Ranganatha will provide abhayam to devotees who offer sincere prayers at this temple.
Festivals
Brahmotsavam in Chitrai
20day Utsavam in Margazhi
Opening of Swarga Vaasal on Vaikunta Ekadesi 

Quick Facts
Moolavar : Ranganatha East Facing Karkodaga Sayanam
Thaayar   : Ranganayaki Thaayar (Separate Sannidhi)
Utsavar   : Srinivasa Perumal

Time        : 630am-1130am and 430pm-830pm
Contact    : VV Narasimha Bhattar @ 94439 04088 or 04324 257640

How to reach
Auto from Railway Station / Karur Bus Stand will cost Rs.30

2 comments:

Conceptual Persistence said...

What is the meaning of the word Karkodaga ?

PRabhu S said...

At this temple, the Lord is seen in an Anantha Sayana Posture

Since he is sleeping on Kargodagan
(the Serpent Lord) have mentioned it/added it as (Karkodaga)AnanthaSayanam.

Prabhu