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Every trip to Tirumala Tirupati has to begin with a darshan to Goddess Alamelumanga at Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple in Tiruchanur, near Tirupati city. Goddess Padmavathi is the incarnation of goddess Lakshmi and is the consort of Lord Venkateswara. If you leave Tiruchanur and go to the city of Tirupati, near the railway station there are two more well-known Vishnu temples. The first is the Sri Govindaraja Temple, Tirupati (ஸ்ரீ கோவிந்தராஜ சுவாமி கோயில், திருப்பதி), which…

Being a Vaishnavaite, I have been to Tirumala Tirupati for many times to offer my prayers to God Sri Venkateswara there. In the past, I have written about my trips to Tirupati – Visit to Tirumala Tirupati temple (2013) & Sri Venkateswara Museum, Tirumala. Here are some photos I took this evening in Tirumala Tirupati.

ஶ்ரீரங்கம் ஶ்ரீ ரங்கநாத ஸ்வாமி திருக்கோயிலில் ஶ்ரீ இராமானுஜர் (உடையவர்) சந்நிதி வாயிலில் இந்தக் காணொளியை வைத்துள்ளார்கள், நல்ல ஏற்பாடு. ஶ்ரீ இராமானுஜரை சேவித்து, பிரார்த்தனை செய்து செல்லாமல், அவரின் படைப்புகளையும் அவர் கூறிய நல்கருத்துக்களையும் விளக்கி, வருவோர் அவற்றைத் தெரிந்துக்கொள்ளும் வகையில் இது இருப்பது மேலும் சிறப்பு. கோயில் நிர்வாகத்திற்குப் பாராட்டுக்கள். #trichy #temple #ramanujar

Sahapedia had organized a heritage walk as part of Madras Week, to the famous Kapaleeshwarar Temple, Mylapore. Conducted by a friendly host Mr S Jayakumar, who is a Carnatic musician trained at Kalakshetra and an independent researcher on the cultural history of South India.  The walk started early in the morning around 7 AM from the East Gopuram entrance to the temple. In many of the Hindu Temples, the presiding deity faces the East side, here…

Vadapalani Murugan Temple is well-known to most devotees in Chennai, but unaware to many, there is an old Vaishnavaite (Vishnu) Temple next to it. Sri Adhimoola Perumal Temple also called Sri Gajendra Varadaraja Perumal Koil is situated on the road (Palani Andavar Koil St, Vadapalani) leading to the Murugan Temple when you are coming from Arcot Road. Entrance to the temple is ducked in between the many flower shops on the road, you need to look…