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The temple’s history and topography:

Sri Aprameya swamy Temple is a very ancient structure. Some historians date it back 3000 years, but local historic documents date it not less than 1500 years. There is evidence that this temple existed even before Lord Ramanuja’ s Digvijayam in Karnataka and it will not be a surprise if it was built much before Lord Ramanuja’ s Birth. There is a written document preserved to date, which mentions the Kainkaryam of lighting Nanda Deepam to Lord Aprameya in the year 980. This is a proof of the temple’s existence in that period.

Legend has it that Lord Rāma stayed here, in Dakshina Ayodhya, for many years and during this time, he worshipped Lord Aprameya. Hence Lord Aprameya is also known as Srirāmāprameya. Lord Rāma also performed Homams and other rituals in this place and even to this day, there are remnants of the structures where he conducted the Yagnams. In kshetram Mahatmiyam Kandam of Brahmanda Purana there is a description of Lord Aprameya in twelve chapters.

The specialty of the temple is it is standing on sand and not on any solid foundation. It appears from the style of construction of the temple, that it was expanded during the regimes of certain kings who ruled Mallur in the past.

Standing outside the temple, one can see the towering and beautiful Raja Gopuram. Built in the dravidian architectural style, one finds sculptures from the Dasa Avataram adorning the side walls (Madal) of the Raja Gopuram. The Maha Dwaram is 30 feet high. Opposite the Maha Dwaram is the tall Deepa Sthambam made from a single stone which vies with the Maha Dwaram in height, at 30 feet.


Facing the Rajagopuram, is the Purandaradasa Mantapam, a tribute to the composer of the famous krithi “Jagadoddharana Adisidalu Yashoda” which immortalizes his ecstasy on seeing the Navaneetha Krishna here, for generations to come.

Present day Purandaradasa Mandapam

Imaginary View of Purandaradasa singing Jagadodharana

Please click here to listen to Jagadodhdharana by Smt.M.S.S

Thanks to Audio company . It is fo noble cause kindly allow to play

As you enter the temple you pass the Mukha Mantapam, where you can see the huge Vahanams of Garuda, Shesha, Gaja, Ashva, Simha, Chandra Prabha, Samarabhoopala, Hamsa,Puppet Ashva and Hanuman. They are made of copper. Walking around the Prakaram, you will find ancient stone pillars adorned with figures from the Dasa Avataram and Lord Krishna’s Bāla Leelā. You can find inscriptions from the holy Granthams on the walls.

There is a Brindavanam in the south west. In the south east, you will find Madappalli or the Temple Kitchen. Walking on, you will see the Sannidhis for Madappalli Nachiyār, Nammālvar, Thirumangai Alwar, Madhurakavi Alwar,Thiruppān Alwar. Malavala Mamunigal’s Sannidhi and Swami Vedanta Desikan's Sannidhi provide opportunities to pay tribute to the stalwarts of vishishtādvaitism


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This website was started with the blessings of My Acharyan H H Sri Rangapriya Swami and also other Holiness of Sri Vaishnava Sampradaya.

What belongs to us is given as Bhiksha (ALMS) to us by Sriman Narayana and Pirati and hence All are free to use the contents and pictures of this web site with permission. Self and my Wife Geetha Sridhar travel extensively and locate all these ancient treasure troves left by our forefathers. We have been doing this as our Social commitment to the society , since last 8 years , hence as the fruits for our hard labour if you take permission and use , we will feel delighted. Please do not generate any controversies.

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We directly or indirectly do not involve in any money transactions, collections in the name of religion. This humble effort is created fully out of Devotion. We neither encourage people to contact us for any sevas in any Sri Vaishnava Temples nor for any allied worships. We strongly recommend you to contact the temple authorities (The concerned Executive Officer / Asst-Commissioner /Dy. Commissioner of Muzarai Department of State Government  I don't have their contact details { will try to get the info from Government and update once they give info )  regarding any of your prarthanas etc.

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