Raghumayi Sametha Pandurangan Temple at Thennangur !!!

                                
                          A MUST TO SEE TEMPLE IN OUR LIFE TIME !!!

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Location:
Thennangur is located near Vandavasi, 6kms before Vandavasi in the Kanchipuram – Vandavasi route. It can also be reached via Chenglepat and Uthiramerur. In the Chennai-Trichy highway, after Chenglepat and Vijaykanth’s Andal Azhagar College at Mamandur, there is a road towards right to Uthiramerur at Puthahathurai junction. Take that road and pass through Uthiramerur and go beyond till you reach the T junction with Kanchipuram-Vanadavasi road at Manampathy. Take a left there towards Vandavasi and Thennangur is 6 kms before Vandavasi. The temple is visible from the main road itself which is on the right side at about half a km from the main road.


         WE NEED THOUSANDS OF EYES TO SEE THY LORDS BEAUTY ..

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We visited Thennangur for the SECOND time about A WEEK BEFORE .The first thing that struck me was the atmosphere – the beautiful village, the agrahara street, Poori Jagannath style temple, the tall Vimanam with a saffron flag flying on top etc.,. In other words before even entering the temple I got delighted with the atmosphere. When we entered the temple more surprises / delights were in waiting. It is a medium sized temple, with neat praharams, gardens around, a big mandapam etc., and then from the entrance itself we could have a glimpse of the Pandurangan and Raghumayi since the deities are fairly big (10.5 feet and 8.5 feet high respectively). Wow, what a visual treat it was from the distance itself. We passed through the front mandapam which had rich and beautiful fiber optic paintings, claimed to be the first time in India, and then entered the sanctum sanctorum. The main deities were decorated beautifully as Thirupathi Venkatachalapathy and Thayar (this being the alankaram on every Saturday). Then Bhattacharyar explained about the temple in cordless mike! (first time, I was seeing that in a temple), absolute high tech and beauty.


          A PLACE TO FORGET OURSELVES & BE WITH THY LOTUS FEET

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When we landed at Thennagur, to our surprise, a board on the road side said, ‘Thennangur is the birth place of Madurai Meenakshi’. It was unbelievable for us. There is a nice temple for Madurai Meenakshi and Sundareswarar with beautiful paintings of their marriage in the ceiling and all the navagrahas are present with their spouses (may be they are attending the Meenakshi – Sundareswarar marriage?). There is also a Lakshmi Narasimhar temple nearby and we had wonderful dharshan of all the temples. By this time, the Bhattacharyar of the temple had become a family friend and he informed us of a ‘once in a year’ alankaram – the Guruvayurappan alankaram with full of fruits – on Tamil New Year day. Readily, we were there and it was an amazing alankaram again for Pandurangan and Rahumayee. Both deities were decorated only with high class fruits without even a slight defect on any of the thousands of fruits. What a beautiful decoration!!. With my limited linguistic capability, I have no words to explain but simply it was one of the amazing moments of our life.

              HEART SAYS GOVINDA, GOVINDA & YOU DONT KNOW WHERE YOU ARE !!!

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Our first visit to Thennangur was an amazing Thirupathi Perumal alankaram (they do this every Saturday) .

By Lords Grace We could perform KALYANA VURCHAVAM [ MARRIAGE CEREMONY] FOR THY LORD PANDURANGA ,SRIDEVI & BHUDEVI ON 12TH MARCH-2011.

Simply it came to mind TO GO ALONE & to perform this as we are entering our
60th year .

No words to express Our Joy as we were fully immersed in the beauty of Thy LORD &  PEOPLE RECITE " GOVINDA , GOVINDA"..

ENTIRE ATMOSPHERE HAS BECOME VAIKUNDAM ..

GREAT BALAJI 
Bhattacharyar WHO PERFORMS THY LORDS POOJAS ,  WAS EXPLAINING WHAT IS THIS MARRIAGE & EXPLAINED ALL OUR MARRIAGE RITUALS IN A LANGUAGE EVEN A CHILD COULD UNDERSTAND..

IT'S  TO REPAY OUR GRATITUDE & RESPECTS TO THY LORD WHO HAS GIVEN THIS LIFE..  WE ALL ENJOYED THY LORD'S MARRIAGE AS IF ITS OUR OWN FAMILY FUNCTION ..

IT'S THE  GREAT BLESSINGS OF LORD .

TEARS ROLLED DOWN FROM OUR EYES LIKE A FLOOD, WHEN BALAJI Bhattacharyar TOLD US TO EXCHANGE THE GARLANDS WHICH ARE USED FOR LORD'S MARRIAGE . ENTIRE GATHERING OF BAKTHAS ABOUT 300 , CLAPPED THEIR HANDS &SHOWED THEIR HAPPINESS .

WOULD LIKE TO SAY ONE WORD: NO ONE WAS RELATED TO  US ,STILL ALL CELEBRATED OUR EXCHANGING OF GARLANDS  AS IF ITS THEIR FAMILY MARRIAGE..I HAVE HUNDREDS OF RELATIVES & STILL I WENT ALONE WITH MY WIFE TO HAVE DARSHAN OF LORD & TO PERFORM KALYANA VURCHAVAM[ MARRIAGE CEREMONY]. AFTER THE MARRIAGE WAS OVER , LORD HAS GIVEN US HUNDREDS OF RELATIVES WHO ARE UNKNOWN TO US..


IT'S GREAT MERCY OF THY LORD ON US  WHICH WE DID NOT EVEN DREAM & NOW I COULD UNDERSTAND WHY MYSELF & MY WIFE WENT ALONE WITHOUT ANY OF MY RELATIVES                                                    


                  OUR HEART FILLED NEARBY TEMPLES .

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The important holy places in thennangur are

  1. Pandurangan Raghumayi Temple
  2. Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple and
  3. Lakshmi Narayana Temple
  4. Matam
Pandurangan Raghumayi Temple

The uniqueness of this temple is reflected in the following. The Garba-Griha, Gopuram (sanctum-sanctorum) on the model of puri jagannath; the Chola type of Rajagopuram in its artistry and the presiding deities from Maharashtra. The tiny idols of Panduranga-Raghumayi manifested to a big-size (viswarupam). The speciality of the temple being the daily alankarams and the mural paintings of the mandapam.

Varieties of adornment:
Panduranga-Ragumayi appears in different adornments everyday. On Saturdays, they are dressed up like Thirupathi Venkatesaperumal, on Thursdays it is Nijapadha Dharisanam, on Fridays it is Velli Kavasa Alangaram, on Sundays it is Rajagopalan alangaram with a Rajasthan type of turban and on other days they are in their own attire.

Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple

The ancient name of the place now called “Thennangur” was Dakshina Halasyam. As this area was once full of forests, this was also known as Shadaranya Kshetra(6 Forests).

Pandya King, desiring to have a child, was exhorted to have a yagna done with the help of Sapta Rishis. It was here, in Shadaranya this yagna was said to have been done and a girl child appeared in this yagna. The king took the child to Madurai, and named her Sri Meenakshi; therefore Dakshina Halasyam is the birth place of Sri Meenakshi. As told by Kanchi Paramacharyar in this episodical background, this temple was built.

Every year the Meenakshi-Sundareswarar Kalyanam and othe festivals are performed in this temple.

Lakshmi Narayana Temple

This is an ancient temple renovated by Sri Haridoss Giri Swamigal. It is customary in this temple to have Sita Kalyanam festival, every year conducted by the Bhagavatha bakthas in the Bhajan tradition.

                    WISH TO SHARE WITH YOU ALL - BY THY LORDS GRACE...


Sri Balaji Swami informed the gathering , that new tamil year will be coming soon which is very auspicious  & which will come again after 60 years .They plan to decorate the left hand of Almighty Lord Balaji- (Temples main deity ) with Gold & will be there for Janmas to come & he informed the entire gathering to donate what every one wishes whether its 1 RS or any amount , but whole heartedly , as our contribution will be there for Janmas ..

So if any one is interested to take part in this very auspicious service to LORD ,kindly follow  as follows.
I am Only a Servant of Lord & In No way connected with this temple administration.

   " Lord PANDURANGA  Bless you all for your interest in divine affairs of Lord "

DD  is to be taken AT STATE BANK ONLY & IN THE NAME OF:
G.A TRUST,
PAYABLE AT VANDAVASI..


PLS SEND BY PROFESSIONAL COURIER .SEND A COVERING LETTER ALONG WITH DD MENTIONING THE PURPOSE FOR WHICH THIS DD IS SENT.

ADDRESS:
G.A.TRUST,
THENNANGUR -POST
VANDAVASI TALUK
PIN:604408.

OFFICE TELE-NO:04183225997
CONTACT :PRABHU BALASUBRAMANIAM -MANAGER OF TEMPLE

PLS CALL PRABHU BALASUBRAMANI & INFORM HIM AFTER SENDING THE DD.PLS FIND OUT FROM  HIM WHETHER HE RECEIVED THE DD . YOU WILL GET RECEIPT FOR DONATION AFTER 10 DAYS .PLS WATCH ALL THESE DAYS AS MENTIONED .

                                    ALWAYS CHANT THIS MAHA MANTRA..

                  HARE KRSNA HARE KRSNA KRSNA KRSNA HARE HARE
                        HARE RAMA HARE RAMA RAMA RAMA HARE HARE ...

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WHAT EVER HAPPENS ITS ALL FROM THY LORD RADHA KRSNA!!!

WITH HUMBLE SUBMISSIION TO THY LORD VASUDEVA !!!

SERVANT OF THY ALMIGHTY ,
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