... a continuation post to Sri Pallikondeeswarar , Suruttapalli.
05th January 2017.
After breakfast at Surutapalli, we continued our yathra further towards Nagalapuram, where we used to take our lunch hosted by a devotee. The morning walk was difficult due to hot sun and no trees to take shelter. Vardhah has not spared trees in Adndhra Pradesh also. Reached Nagalapuram, Sri Saibaba Temple and had our lunch. Taken rest up to 15.30 Hrs and had the dharshan of Sri Vedha Narayana Perumal.
Moolavar : Sri Vedha Narayana Perumal
Thayar : Sri Vedhavalli Thayar
Some of important features of this temple are....
The temple is facing west with an entrance arch in which Perumal’s 10 avathara stucco images. The temple has 3 Rajagopurams on south, North and west. Palipedam, Dwajasthambam are immediately after the Rajagopuram.
In the outer parakaram Sannadhi for Veera Anjaneyar, Lakshmi Narasimhar, Kothanda Ramar and Vedhavalli Thayar.
The sanctum sanctorum consists of sanctum, Artha amndapam, Mahamandapam and Mukappu amndapam. In the inner prakaram sannadhi for Vishwak senar, Lakshmi Varahaswamy, Venugopalaswamy, Lakshmi Narayana Swamy, Hayagreevar.
In the sanctum Sri Vedhanarayanaswamy is with Sridevi and Boodevi. At the entrance to the sanctum Sri Nagaraja Ganesh and Vishnu Durgai are in standing posture. In koshtam, Vishnu Durgai, Brahma, Lakshmi Bhuvaraghava Swamy, Veera Dhashinamurthy and Ganapathy. ( similar to a Shiva Temple ).
As per the legend this is the first avatha mathsya ( fish ) sthalam of Perumal. The demon Somukasuran took the captivity of 4 Vedhas and kept under the sea. Perumal took the form fish and defeated the demon and released the 4 vedhas. Also it is a miracle that sun’s rays used fall on the moolavar on 3 days in a year.
The temple will kept open between 06.30 Hrs to 20.30 Hrs with a lunch break for 3 hours
HOW TO REACH:
The Andhra Pradesh buses used to passes through the place.
Share autos available from Pitchathur.
... to be continued ( Ramagiri Sri Valeeswarar Temple )
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