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Sri Venkatachalapathi temple
 
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Moolavar: Tiruvengadam Udayan
  Urchavar: Srinivasan
  Amman / Thayar: Alamelu
  Thala Virutcham: Gooseberry
  Theertham: Srinivasa theertham
  Agamam / Pooja : Vaikanasa
  Old year: 500-1000 years old
  Historical Name: Tirunangoil
  City: Mela Thiruvengadanatha Puram
  District: Tirunelveli
  State: Tamil Nadu
 
Singers:
     
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 Festival:
     
  Brahammotsavam in Chithirai (April-May), Saturdays in Purattasi (September-October), Pari Vettai, Vaikunta Ekadasi in December-January, Thai Oonjal in January-February and Panguni Garuda festival in March-April are the festivals celebrated in the temple.  
     
 Temple's Speciality:
     
  As the structure of the temple resembles Tirupati, this is called Then (south) Tirupati. Lord Srinivasa is on a hill of white stones. As Akasha Ganga falls in Tirupati, it is River Tambiraparani falls here. Garuda the eagle vehicle of Lord Vishnu has the discus and conch in His hands.  
     
Opening Time:
    
 The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and 5.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m. 
   
Address:
   
  Sri Venkatachalapathi (Then Tirupati) Temple, Mela Tiruvengadanatha Puram, Tirunelveli district.  
   
Phone:
   
  +91- 462 - 2341292, 2340075 97918 66946 
    
 General Information:
     
 

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Prayers
    
 

Devotees pray for removal of obstacles in marriage efforts, remedy from illness, relief from snake planet aspects, child boon, trade development, family prosperity etc.

 
    
Thanks giving:
    
  Devotees offer special abisheks, clothe the flag post, arrange Garuda Seva, offering sweet porridge (Payasam) as nivedhana to Lord on Tiruvonam star day, tonsuring and offer things equal to their weight (Tulabaram) and offer jewels too. 
    
 Greatness Of Temple:
     
 

When Perumal took on a war to protect Mother Earth, He left His conch and discus with Garuda to protect the world which Garuda did till the return of the Lord.  Hence, Garuda in this temple graces with conch and discus.

 

The structure of the temple being similar to Tirupathi, the place is revered as Then Tirupati.  As the Lord in the North is on the seven hills with lower Tirupati and Kalahasthi, there is a Then Kalahasti named Sangani Kailanathar temple.  Here too, the hill is of white stones.  As Akasha Ganga falls exists there, three is Tambirabarani falls here.  Srinivasa Kattam has many sacred springs here as Pushkarani with other such springs in the north.

 

Child boon: Venkatappa Naicker, ruling this region then went on a pilgrimage to various sacred places seeking a child boon and finally came to this place.  When he had his dip in Srinivasa Gattam, he had a voice that he would be blessed with a child if he fed 1000 children quenching their hunger.  He followed the directions of the voice and was blessed with a child.  Immensely pleased with the male child he was blessed with, he built this temple, cured the land and made it fit for human habitation.  He named the place Tiruvengadanatha Puram after his name.

 

12 sage poets who eulogized Perumal in their hymns and celebrated as Azhwars wished to be at the feet of the Lord in this temple on the northern bank of River Tambirabarani.  The 12 steps leading to the sanctum sanctorum represent 12 Azhwars.  Lord Srinivasa graces devotees with all assurance.  Sri Anjaneya is on left front of the Lord as His Vahan.  Those unable to take a trip to Tirupati in north, offer their prayer commitments here.

 
     
  Temple History:
     
 

In days of yore, the place was but a jungle named Vaiprajyam.  Pailar the chief disciple of Sage Veda Vyasa performed penance on the banks of Tambirabarani on Lord Srinivasa, installing him in his heart as there was no idol then with millions of flowers.  On the seventh day, Lord appeared before Pailar in the form of Jyothi with His feet on the River.  Enjoying the darshan of the Lord, in ecstasy, the sage begged the Lord to stay here itself in the form as in Tirupati.  Responding to the prayer of the sage, Lord Srinivasa chose this place with His consorts Sridevi, Bhoodevi and Alarmelmanga Thayar.  Sri Garudazhwar graces in the temple with conch and discus.

 
     
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