Sunday, 18 October 2015


18th October 2015.
Joined the 159th Uzhavaram of  Sevas at Sri Kothanda ramar Temple, Nandambakkam on 18th October 2015.  Planned previously attend both Uzhavaram and Heritage Volunteers meet. Since the Volunters time was preponed to 10.30 Hrs skipped the meet and joined with Sevas for the Uzhavaram.  This uzhavaram main task was to cleaning of all the sannadhis. The tasks was over by 12.00 Hrs and had our lunch after announcement and Kootu prarthanai.  It was told that  12 years before the first Uzhavaram of Sevas was started in this temple. It was a proud moment for the Sevas who are continuously associated.
Moolavar   : Srinivasaperumal.
Thayar      : Sri Alarmelmangai Thayar.
Some of the important features of this temple are…..
  1. This place was mentioned as Brindaranyam in Valmiki Ramayan and Nandhavanam  in Kamba Ramayan. The name latter changed to Nandambakkam. Also the  names of  adjacent  Villages are associated with Ramayan like Ramapuram.
  2. While Rama passes through this village in search of Seetha, he stayed here as per the request of Sri Bringi Muni ( Bringi Malai – St Thomas mount ), Ramar Stayed here.
  3. Before 65 years when Parthasarathy of Triplicane came to Eekkattuthangal, came here also.
  4. The specialty of this temple is Sri Rama blesses us in pattabhisheka kolam with Seetha on his lap and Lakshman, Bharathan ans Sathrukkan are witnessing.
  5. The Temple is facing east with a 5 tier Rajagopuram. Vilakku thoon ( now adorned with electric bulb ), Dwajasthambam, Palipedam and Garudalwar are at the entrance.
  6. In the outer prakaram  sannadhi for  Astashara mandapam, Namalwar, Anandha Anjeneyar, Nandhavana Kannan, Sakkarathalwar, Paithra Urchava Mandapam, Maha urchava mandapam, Nandhavanam with Krishnar.
  7. In the muka mandapam sannadhi for Thirukachi Nambikal, Sri Ramanujar, Manavala mamunikal and Kannadi aria.
  8. In the inner mandapam sannadhi for Sri Anjaneyar, Sri Alarmel Mangai Thayar,  Andal and Sri Ramar Pattabisheka moortham ( facing south ).
  9. Dwarabalakrs are at the entrance of Sanctum. Moolavar Sri Srinivasa Perumal is with Sridevi and Boodevi.
  10. The temple  was built by the prime minister Sanjeevarayar of Sri Krishna Devarayar of Vijayanagara kingdom about 750 years before. There is no inscriptions available and the mandapam pillars and ceiling  are very old.
  1. Sri Balaji of the temple in-charge may be contacted over his mobile 9841195446
  1. The temple is kept open between 07.00 Hrs to 12.00 Hrs and 16.00 Hrs to 20.30 Hrs.
  1. The temple is about a km from NandamPakkam, Chennai Trade centre.  Nandampakkam is on the way between Guindy to Porur all the buses leading to Porur, Poonamalle will stop at Chennai Trade centre.
 The five tier Rajagopuram ( Constructed during the year 2002 to 2003)
 Front view of the temple  Karudathoon, Palipedam, Dwajasthambam and garudalwar sannadhi 
 Narayana mandapam 
 Front view of the temple  Karudathoon, Palipedam, Dwajasthambam and garudalwar sannadhi 
 Vasantha mandapam 
 Front view of the temple  Karudathoon, Palipedam, Dwajasthambam and garudalwar sannadhi 
 Muka mandapam.- Vijaya nagar period Pillars and ceiling.
 Entrance to Nandavanam 
 Nagaraja Kannan  
 Chakkarathalwar sannadhi 
 Chakkarathalwar urchavar 
 Chakkarathalwar sannadhi - Urchavars 
 Ramanujar & Manavala Munikal sannadhi vimanam 
 Andal Sannadhi vimanam 
 Sri Alarmel mangai thayar sannadhi Vimanam –Moolavar Vimanam -  Andal Sannadhi vimanam  

 Anjeneyar under the neem tree 
 An un-realistic elephant relief on the steps of  new Urchavr Kalyana mandapam 
A Vijayanagara Period Pillar in the dump yard 
 South side Rajagopuram behind Anjaneyar sannadhi 
 Anjaneyar - a closer look 
 Ramar sannadhi in Pattabhisheka kolam – Seetha on the laps of Ramar and Bharathan, Lakshmanar and Sathrukkan 
 New Urchavar Kalyana mandapam ceiling painting 
 Urchava Vahanangal 
 Urchava Vahanangal 
 Dhakshinamurthy in moolavar vimanam 
 Anjaneyar sannadhi  
 Deepa mandapam – the details of deepam 
 Sevas at work   
 Sevas at work – boosting the energy 
Sevas at work

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