5th January 2017.
This is the 31st Patha Yathra to Thirupathi from Shiva Vishnu Temple, T Nagar Chennai. The total distance will be 150 KM. Usually the Patha Yathra will start on early hours of 1st January 2017 ie around 2.30 Hrs and it will end on 4th evening. This time also due to official work I could not join on 1st Jan 2017, instead joined on 2nd day at Uthukottai. After dharshan of Sri Pallikondeeswarar, at Surutapalli.
Iraivan : Sri Malmikeeswarar, Sri Pallikondeeswarar
Iraivi : Sri Maragathambigai
Some of the important features of this temple are...
The temple is facing east with a 5 tier Rajagopuram. Sri Valmikeeswarar temple has the Dwajasthambam, Palipedam and Nandhi Mandapam. A small linga called Sri Ramalingeeswararar is in front of moolavar sannadhi and on his left Ramar, Laksmamanar and Seetha. In koshtam Vinayagar, Dhakshinamurthy and Ambal on his lap, Brahma and Durgai.
In the outer prakaram sannadhi for Ijavarakeswarar, Vishnu, Bairavar, Valmiki, Ekapatha thirumurthy, Poornapuskala Sastha Sri Sastha and Subramaniyar.
Ambal Sri Maragathambigai is in a separate sannadhi on the right facing east. Ambal is in standing Posture.
Sri Pallikondeeswarar is on the left of Main sanctum. Shiva is in reclining posture on the laps of Sri Parvathay ( After he swallowed the alakala poison) Around him are Ifrugu, Brahma, Mahavishnu, Markandeyar, Narathar, Chandran, Kuberan, Suryan, Agathiyar, Pulathiyar, Gowthamar, Thumburar, Vasistar, Viswamithirarar, Valmiki, Deventhiran, Vinayagar and Sri Vallidevasena Murugar.
The Prathosam is conducted in a grand manner in this temple.
The temple will be kept open between 07.00 Hrs to 12.00 Hrs and 16.30 Hrs to 21.00 Hrs.
The land line numbers are 08576-274971 and 278599
HOW TO REACH:
This temple is on the main road from Chennai to Thirupathi after Uthukottai.
Town buses are available from Uthukottai to Nagalapuram.
..... to be continued ( Nagalapuram Sri Vedha Narayana Perumal)
--- OM SHIVAYA NAMA---