Holy Pilgrimage -Divya Desam Temples in Tamilnadu State -17

Holy Pilgrimage – Divya Desam Temples  




Thiruvaaipadi - Sri Navamohana Krishna Perumal Temple, Aayarpadi (UP)



Temple Location :
This Divyadesam is found 8 miles away from Mathura.
To reach this Temple, one has to travel 3 miles from Mathura and cross the bridge on the Yamuna river.
After that, travelling 5 miles in the bus, from there, we can reach the Temple of Gokulam.
Sri Krishnar, who was born to Vasudevar and Devaki in Mathura, was brought up by Nandagopan and Yasodhai in Aayarpadi. This is the place where Sri Krishnar spent all of his childhood days.
The temple where the Alwars did the mangalasasanam of the perumal is not in existence now and the idols now found are said to be installed in the later stage.
Soordasar, who is one of the Sishyas of Sri Vallabhacharyar was a blind person and after he was brought up to this temple, he was blessed with Sri Krishnar and praised the perumal with lots of poems.
In the life of a person, there are two main relationships that will continue and end till our lives. One is the mother and the next is the wife. For Sri Krishnar, there are two mother, Devaki who gave him the birth and the other one is Yasodha who helped him to grow and lead his life. Like how he got two mother, he got two wives also. One is Rukmani and the other one is Sathyabama. Thus, Sri Krishnar gives importance to both of his mothers and his two wives. To explain this, this sthalaperumal Navamohana Krishnan gives his seva along with his two wives, Rukmani and Sathyabama in Nindra thirukkolam.
The Aayarpadi Sthalapuranam is closely related with Mahakavi Soordasar and Sathyabama. In the previous Janmha, Soordasar lived as Akroorar, who is one a great bhakta of who is considered to be great person in character and a great Vishnu bhaktan.
One day, Sathyabama was feeling lonely in the palace and she was in an urge mood to see Sri Krishnar. But, Sri Krishnar was not able to come to the palace at that time. At that time, Akroorar came to the palace. On seeing the restlessness of Sathyabama he asked for the reason why she was restless? She told that she wants to see Sri Krishnar that too in one minute, if he doesnt come in a minute, she will sacrifice her life. As her name is Sathyabama, she will do whatever she says. Hearing this from Sathyabama, Akroorar went in search of Sri Krishna. He could not find him anywhere. The time is also running and it is almost to end of a minute. Without knowing the consequencer, Akroorar he himself changed into Sri Krishnar and stood infront of Sathyabama. On seeing this, Sathyabama could not recognize that it is only Akroorar who had come there as Sri Krishnar and she started to talk to him in love words.
After this, Akroorar went towards Sri Krishnar and told him what had happened. On hearing this, Sri Krsihnar got angry on him and shouted at him that he has imitated as the perumal (Paramathma) and has comitted a very bad sin and that is his eyes saw Sathyabama in a different way. so, Sri Krishnar gave him a Sabham that in the next Janmam he will be born as a blind person and Sathyabama as an ordinary working person. But, at the same time, he said once they get the Gnana, their Sabham will be rectified.
Like the Sabham, Akroorar born as "Soordasar", in the next Janma. Inspite of being blind only in vision, he Gnana was so bright and he always praised the Lord through his sougs and finally he got the Sabha vimochan through Sri Krishnar.
About 4 miles away from Aayarpadi, there is a place named "Purana Gokulam" and a Krishnar temple is found and people say that it should be considered as the Gokulam. The Yamuna river flows in front of the purana (old) Gokulam temple and idols of Nandagopar, Yasodha and Balaramar are seen. Small child Krishnar idol lying down in wooden cradle is also found.
This Gokulam divyadesam is said to be found with lots of childhood leelas performed by Sri Krishnar and bhaktas are advised to visit both Gokulam and Purana Gokulam.
The Moolavar of this Gokulam sthalam is Navamohana Krishnan. Moolavar is found in Nindra thirukkolam facing his thirumugham towards east direction. Prathyaksham for Nandagopar.
There are two Naachiyaars found along with the perumal in this sthalam and they are Rukmani piratti and Sathyabama piratti.
  • Periyalwar - 10 Paasurams
  • Andal - 5 Paasurams
  • Thirumangai Alwar - 7 Paasurams.
Yamuna river.
Hema Kooda Vimaanam.



Gujarat Temple



Thiru Dwaraka - Sri Kalyana Narayana Perumal Temple



Temple Location :
This Divyadesam is found on Bombay-Oka port rail line.
To reach this Temple, one has to travel via Ahmedabad, Rajkot and Jam Nagar.
Dwaraka railway station is 20 miles away from Oka port and from there we can reach the Temple.
This sthalam deals all the stories that deal with the way he became the king and ruled the empire and ended the Krishna Avathaar for which it is taken.
Vada Mathura is the sthalam which is the Janma Bhoomi (birth place) of Sri Krishnar; Aayarpadi is the sthalam where he was brought up and lead his childhood days and this sthalam, the Dwaraka is the place where his Punya Avathaar ended. Sri Krishnan showed his seva for Brahma devan, Indiran and all the other Devars and for Vasudevar and Devaki in prison in Vada Mathura divyadesam (Janma Bhoomi). The same Krsihnar showed his seva for Nandagopar who brought up Sri Krishnar in Aayarpadi.
After all of his duties are over and the purpose for which he took the Krishna Avathaar was over, he was killed by an archer, ulupadhan, who aimed at Sri Krishnar's feet thinking it as an white pigeon. Thus, the avathaar of Sri Krishnar ended in Thiru Dwaraka. In Dwaraka Sri Krishnar showed his seva to Rukmani, Sathyabama, Jambhavathi and other Ashtamagarishis, his friends, his sons, neighbours and all of Aayars in Dwaraka. These all persons thought that Sri Kannan belongs to them, but he belongs to all the Jeevathmas in this mighty world.
Draupadhi who was also named as "Paanjali", married Panja Pandavas and she treated Sri Krishnar as his own brother. When Draupathi was ill - treated in the midst of Duriyodhan's palace, Sri Krishnar gave her clothes thereby protecting her. Thus, he gave his seva to Draupathi also.
There was a king in Mathura by named "Gargeya" who doesnt have any children. All the Yadhavas teased on him and as a result of it, he did a severe tapas towards Lord Shivan to bless with a son who would ride out the Yadhava families. Finally, on satisfied fully on the tapas of the king, he gave who was named as "Kaalayavannan". Gargeya king and he handed over the Kingdom to him, so that he could ride away the Yadhavas. He collected all of his troops to make an attack on the Yadhavas.
Knowing this beofe, Sri Krishnar asked the ocean king to help him out from this, by giving a place in the ocean a small town can be created and is ruled by Sri Krishnar.
Sri Krishnar asked Vishwakarma to build the town in the land and the place was built in a beautiful way with lots of streets, theerthams etc. It was built so beautiful that on seeing it one can say that place as an entering point (Dwaram) to heaven. Since, this place served as the Dwaram (entering point) to the heaven, this sthalam is called as "Dwaraka". So, Dwaraka is the place where all the Yadhavas in Mathura are transferred to Dwaraka.
Kaalayavannan attacked Mathura but at that time, since Sri Krishnar and Balaramar are born as a normal human being, they could not defend him and ran away from him and hide in to a cave. At the same time, Musukundan was resting there in the cave due to the strain against his fight again the devars.
Musukundan had got a peculiar varam and it is if any one kicks him, (or) whoever wakes him up they will be burnt to ash. Likewise, when Kaalayavannan entered into the cave and found Musukundan and awakened him. As soon as Musukundan opened his eyes, Kaalayavannan was burnt into ash. Finally, Musukundan felt on the feet of Sri Krishnar and asked for his Vimocchan. For that Sri Krishnar explained him that in his next birth and in the next Janmam he was blessed by Sri Narayanan in Badrikasramam.
Another person who got the blessings and seva of this sthalaperumal in Kuchelar, one of his poor brahmin and he was one of his friends. As soon as Sri Krishnar saw Kuchelar, he invited him and asked him to be seated.
Sri Krishnar asked him whats the reason he had come for to meet as if he doesnt know the reason. But, the Emperumaan can easily understand why he has come for. At that time, Kuchelar gave him some Aval (rice tht is converted to aval after being soaked in water then dried up and struck hard). On getting the Aval, Sri Krsihnar was so happy on Kuchelar and asked him that he will give some of his countries for him. But, poor Kuchelar doesnt want any of them, but he came only to see his one among his old friends. Admired by the great friendship character of Kuchelar, Sri Krishnar converted his old hut into a very big house and made him as a wealthy person. This shows how a relationship must be should be between the Paramathma and Jeevathma.
It is said that the Dwaraka sthalam exists in two parts. One is found near to the Dwaraka railway station and is known as "Gomuki Dwaraka" and the other is known as "Pate Dwaraka" which is found 20 miles away from Gomuki Dwaraka. It is believed that only in pate Dwaraka, Sri Krishnar lived along with all the Yadhavas and his pirattis.
In Pate Dwaraka, the moolavar is Dwarakanathji, who is found along with Sangu and Chakkaram in Nindra thirukkolam. In his heart, Sri Lakshmai is found and separate sannadhis for Kalyanarayar Krishnan, Thiruvikrama moorthy, Sri Lakshmi Narayanar, Devaki, Jambavathi and Rukmani are found.
The temple is opened for worship from 5 Am in the morning and all the Alangarams (different ways of dressings) for the perumal are done infront of the bhaktas itself. In the morning, Dwaraknathji is dressed as a small child, and then as a king and after that as an old aged sage. Ekantha seva and Thirumanjanam (bath gives to the perumal with holy waters) are done.
About 2 Kms from Dwaraka, there is a separate temple for Rukmani is found, where the idol is made of white marble in standing pose and the idol is said to be very beautiful.

The Moolavar of this Dwaraka divyadesam is Kalyana Narayanan. He is also called with the names as Dwarakadesan and Dwarakanathji. Prathyaksham for Droupadhi, Kuchelar, Sathyabama, Rukmani, Arjunar etc. Moolavar in Nindra Thirukkolam facing his thirumugham towards west direction.
The thaayar of this kshetram is Kalyana Naachiyar. She is also called as Lakshmi Shree. Along with her, Rukmani piratti, Ashtamagashis also seen as pirattis in this sthalam.
  • Periyalwar - 5 Paasurams
  • Andal - 4 Paasurams
  • Thirumangai Alwar - 2 Paasurams
  • Thirumazhisai alwar - 1 Paasuram
  • Nammalwar - 1 Paasuram.
    Total - 13 Paasurams.
  • Gomathi river.
  • Prabhas theertham (the junction point where Gomathi river joins the sea).
Hema Kooda Vimaanam.



Vinnulaga Temples



ThirupPaarkadal - Sri Ksheerapthi Nathan



About the Temple:
This is one among the Vinnulaga thirupathi, where all humans cant reach there with the human body, and only our soul (Aathma) can reach there. This Thirupathi cant be viewed through our ordinary eyes.
This Thiru Paarkadal Divyadesam doesnt exists in this mighty earth. Because of this, along with out human body, we cant able to see this sthala perumal. It is situated lots and lots of miles away from the Earth, crossing the sky and above it, the perumal is found on the Aadhiseshan in Bhujanga Sayana and facing along the South direction which is said to be the direction of Yamadharman and watching his activities.
All Devars are said to be persons where shadow doesnt fall and their feets doesnt touch the land. Likewise, the perumal in Paarkadal in watching all of the activities of all Aathmas and depending upon their pavam (sin) and Punyam (good) activities, he is the final Mukthi.
The Perumal is found on all Jeevathmas and he is the person who is leading all of us to a good path.
Emperumaan separates as Vasudevan, Sangarshanan, Prathyumnan and Anirudhan. Vasudevan is capable of giving Gnanam, Sakthi, Tejas and is said to have the hamsam of Sriman Narayanan. Sangarshanan is said to be having the great qualities like Sakthi and Gnana and is said to be the hamsam of Lord Shivan. Prathyumnan is said to be the hamsam of Lord Brahmadevan and is a great Gnana person. Anirudhan is said to be the hamsam of Parasakthi and Lakshmi piratti and has the inbuilt qualities like richness, Gnana and Sakthi.
Vasudevan in equivalent to Kesavan, Madhavan and Narayanan. Sangarshan is equivalent to Govindan, Vishnu and Madhusoodhanan. Prathyumnan is equivalent to Thiruvikraman, Vaamanan and Sridharan. Anirudhan is equivalent to Rishikesan, padmanabhan and Damodharan.
These all 12 are referred to as 12 Sooriyars and chandiras who is found along in all 12 directions (sides) there by making all Jeevathmas to emerge, lead their life, calculating their Pavam and Punyam.
"Om Namo Nrayana", the Ashtakshara Manthram is surrounded all over this divyadesam and by saying this mantram, we can also reach the Thiruppaarkadal Nathan in this divyadesam.
This Thirupaarkadal divyadesam doesnt exists in this mighty earth. Because of this, along with out human body, we cant able to see this sthala perumal. It is situated lots and lots of miles away from the Earth, crossing the sky and above it
The Moolavar of this divyadesam is Sri Ksheerapthi Nathan. Also named as "Thiruppaarkadal Nathan". He is found on the Aadhiseshan in Sayana - Kidantha thirukkolam facing his thirumugham towards South direction. Prathyaksham for Brahma devan, Rudran (Lord Vishnu) and all other Devars and Rishis.
There are two Thaayars found in Thiruppaarkadal divyadesam. They are Kadal Magal Naachiyaar and Sri Devi thaayar.
  • Periyalwar - 5 Paasurams
  • Andal - 3 Paasurams
  • Kulasekara alwar - 2 Paasurams
  • Thirumazhisaialwar - 13 Paasurams
  • Thondaradippodialwar - 1 Paasurams
  • Thirumangai alwar - 10 Paasurams
  • Poigai alwar - 1 Paasuram
  • Bhoodathalwar - 2 Paasurams
  • Pei alwar - 4 paasurams
  • Nammalwar - 9 Paasurams
    Total - 50 Paasurams.
  • ThirupPaarkadal.
  • Amirtha theertham.
Ashtanga Vimaanam.



ThirupParamapadham - Sri Paramapadha Nathan



About the Temple :
This Divyadesam is said to be the place where all the Aathmas finally get the Mukthi. To this divyadesam also, we cant enter along with our body, but only our Aathmas can enter. This divyadesam doesnt exists in Earth. Paramapadham means all the Jeeva Athmas that attain and mingle along with Paramathma and their by attaining Mukthi (Salvation).
Explaination on Pramapadham :
This Pramapadham divyadesam is also called as Vaikundam, Thirunadu, Perumilam, Vinnagam, Naranan Ulagu etc. After crossing the good and evil, one can attain this Divyadesa perumal. (ie) Our Jeevathmas will be surrounded by lots of good and as well as evil (or) sinful aspects. By crossing these, we can attain the Pramathma only if we perform lots of good aspects in our life.
In Paramapadham, all the times are the same, there is no morning, evening and night and if one attains Paramapadham, he will not feel hungry (or) rather than to sleep.

Our human body is made up of Panja Bhoothams, (ie) 5 different particles we can say. After death, our Aathma escapes out from the body made of Panjabhoothams to attain Mukthi. This Aathma tht comes out from the body is referred to as "Nith Soorigal". They could not be destroyed by any earthquakes, typhoons (or) Pralayam.
Emperumaan is found along with Lakshmi piratti beside him and Bhoomi piratti is bearing all the Aathmas, which finally merges into the divine foot of Sriman Narayanan and Neela devi, who gives all her help towards the perumal is also found.
Periya pirattiyaar is the hamsam of Thiruvarul of the Emperumaan. Bhoomi piratti is the hamsam of Enjoy and help.
So, the perumal along with Periyapiratti, Bhoomipiratti and Neeladevipiratti is found in this Paramapadha divyadesams.
Infront of the perumal, there is no rich or poor persons, and there is no any racism. But, it came out from ill - minded persons who though they are rich and superior over the poor persons and likewise the fight between castes came out. But, except Sriman Narayanan there is no other thing called as "Superior".
So hereafter, all should think of one god, irrespective of the caste and creed, but our final aim should be all own Aathmas should merge on to the Divine food of Sriman Narayanan. By saying "Om Namo Narayana", it is believed that all can reach his thiruvadi.
This Paramapadham divyadesam also doesnt exists in this earth.
The Moolavar of this Vinnulaga divyadesam is Sri Paramapadha Nadhan. He is found in Veetrirundha thirukkolam on Aadhiseshan facing along South direction, which is said to be the direction of Dharman. Prathyaksham for Aadhiseshan, Garudan, Vishwaksenar, Vishvakseniyar, Nithyasoorigal and Jeevathmas.
The Thaayar of this divyadesam is Periya Pirattiyaar.
Mangalasasanam: Periyalwar, Sri Andal, Thirumazhisai Alwar, Thiruppaan Alwar, Thirumangai Alwar, Poigai Alwar, Pei Alwar, Nammalwar have done Mangalasasanam on this perumal with 34 Paasurams.
  • Viraja Theertham.
  • Ayiramatha Theertham
Ananthaga Vimaanam.

Om Tat Sat

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