Tuesday, 1 November 2016

SRI PRASANNA VENKATSA PERUMAL TEMPLE AT KOTTUR, ZAMIN ADYAR, CHENNAI

01st November 2016.
This temple’s visit was planned on 6th November 2016. After seeing the clear sky with sun shine thought of visiting Sri Prasanna Venkatesa Perumal temple at Kottur, oherwise called a varaka shethram. Here it is..

Moolavar : Sri Prasanna Venkatesa Perumal
Thayar    : Sri Alarmelu mangai

This  Prasanna Venkatesa Perumal temple is on the banks of river  Adyar at Kottur in Zamin Adyar, Chennai. The place Kottur was called as Kottu - Idai - Konda - oor and later turned to Kottur.  In Sanskrit Kottur is also called as Rekhapuri.  The temple is on an elevated place, hence 2015 flood water didn’t entered in the temple area. 

The temple is facing east  with Anjaneyar  sannadhi on the opposite side of the road. At the gate ( inside wall ) Nagar and Gajamukar. In the outer prakaram Sannadhi for Sakkarathalwar & Sudharsana Narasimhar in a single stone ( similar to Sriperumbudhur temple ), Sri Venugopalaswamy  and Navagrahas. ( Navagraha sannadhi in Perumal temple is rare since,  Navagrahas will be kept ( avaahanam ) at the base of the moolavar. The Navagraha shrine was built in the year 1972. On the right side of Sanctum,  Mandapam for vahanas.

Opposite to Sanctum entrance Garudalwar, Palipedam and a Garuda thoon.
The sanctum sanctorum  comprises of Sanctum and Arthamandapam. In Artha mandapam Sannadhi for Sri Alarmel mangai Thayar, Andal and Alwars. We could spot old pillars  supports the artha mandapam.

It was told that Sri Venugopalaswamy  was found in the river Adyar,  brought by the fishermen. Latter moolavar  with sannadhi was built.

During 1971-72, archaeological Department  personnel inspected and estimated the age of the temple might be 970 Years. There is an inscription  in grantha  on the mandapam wall, which was not disturbed during renovation.

As per Battar Moolavar and Anjaneyar moorthams are very old. Those who could not go to Thirupathi, they can offer / pray to this  Sri Prasanna Venkatesa Perumal at Kottur and get similar blessing. And also Perumal will appear before the devotees depends on their Karma, hence called Sri Prasanna Venkatesa Perumal.  Also It was told that Perumal will only decide  to whom he has to give dharshan on that day.

TEMPLE TIMINGS :
The temple will be opened between 08.00 Hrs to 11.00 Hrs and 17.00 Hrs to 20.00 Hrs.

CONTACT DETAILS:
Battar Sri Srinivasan may be contacted for further details  through his mobile 9381007641.
The Thiruvanmiyur office phone numbers are +914424410477 and 9841328712

HOW TO REACH:
The temple is about 500 meters from Kottupuram MRTS Railway station and frequent buses are available  on Gandhi mandapam road and the temple is about 2 KM from Kotturpuram bus stop ( AMM School)

LOCATION OF THE TEMPLE: CLICK HERE




Sri Sakkarathalwar  & Sri Sudharsana Narasimhar Sannadhi. 



 Sakkarathalwar on east side  
 Sri Sudharsana Narasimhar on the west side 
 Venugopala Swamy  - fishermen brought from Adyar River 


 The very old inscription seems to be in Tamil but the Battar told that it is in grantham
 The Navagraha shrine was built in the year 1972- the epigraph tablet on the wall
 The inscription for the Alwars installation during the year 1978
 This inscription is about the sannadhi for nagar and Gajamugar constructed during 1968
--- OM SHIVAYA NAMA---

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