She is seated in the Padmasana posture on a Lotus. Thāyar
is giving darshan
her chaturbhujams, holding Lotus flowers in the two
upper hands and blessing devotees with two hands in
Varadha and Abhaya postures. In the same Sanctorum you
will find idols of Sri Andāl
and Sri Desikan. As you proceed to the North Western
ramparts of the temple, the next Sannidhi you see is
that of the renowned Lord Navaneetha (Thavazrar/ambegal(crawling))Krishna.
This Krishna figures in a lot of Purānas.
is believed that Sage Vyasa did the Prathishta of this
Vigraham. This lovely, adorable Krishna Vigraham depicts
Him in a crawling pose, holding his favourite butter in
his right hand. It appears as if Lord Krishna is
crawling towards you to invoke the maternal instincts
within you, compelling you to spontaneously shower your
love on him. His face is like Poorna Chandra Bimbam, his
doe-like eyes are very attractive and the curly locks of
his hair are a sight to behold. This Neela Megha Shayma
is crawling on a Garuda
He is adorned with a lot of jewels like amulets, chains,
necklaces and anklets. He flaunts his Pulinagam (Tiger
Claws dollar) as if to show off his prowess while the
priests make sure he wears it to avoid Kan Dristi Dosham
from his many devotees ogling at his boundless beauty!
While drinking in this lovely sight, you may think you
heard the jingling of bells from the cord he wears
around his waist and the gorgeous anklets adorning his
tender ankles, as he crawls
to your heart!!
beauty inspired Purandara dasa to compose the popular
krithi “Jagadoddharana Adisidalu Yashoda” when he
visited this sannidhi.
delicious Navaneetham he is holding in his right hand is
no ordinary butter but Gnyanam (self realization) shaped
like a butter ball. Parandhāman
is willing to share this precious treat with you, if
only you ask him for it, with a true mind.
Another boon that this God is famous for granting is the
gift of children to those who need it. The loads of
silver and wooden cradles in the Sannidhi offered by
people desirous of begetting offspring stand testimony
to this fact.This
is the Sannidhi of Lord Rāmanuja.
It is next to the one for Koorath Alwar, which you will
pass after walking from Navaneetha Krishna’s sannidhi.
Aprameya swami’s rathosthavam, pavithrosthavam and other
Uthsavams are all held close to Udayavar’s Sannidhi. Yāga
is in the immediate vicinity as well. Moving on, you
will see Vaikunta Nārayana
next to whom is a Sthambam in which hanuman appears as
a swayambhu Moorthy.
now in the divine presence of the majestic looking moola
of Lord Sri Aprameya made of Sāligrāma
It is an ancient Idol of the Lord.’ Prameyā’
means measurable quantity, Aprameyā
means immeasurable and since his mercy is of
immeasurable quantity, he is called so.
upper arms are holding the Shanka and Chakra and in the
lower two arms are the Gadhā
and Padma in the Abhayahastam mudra.
Mantapam houses Lord Aprameya’s Uthsavar in a sandal
wood Mantapam. He is bedecked with jewelry. This
Uthsavar is a replica of the Moolavar and is extremely
beautiful. Uthsavar is accompanied by Sri Devi and Bhoo
The Divine trio are accompanied by a Uthsavar Moorthy of
Lord Ramanuja and it appears as if he is doing
Kainkaryam to the Trinity.
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