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History

mUlavar – thiruvEnkatamudaiyAn (srInivAsar) with thAyArs

vadakarai is a small village near srIvillipuththUr dhivya dhEsam (15 Kms from Rajapalayam). There is a beautiful temple for thiruvEnkatamudaiyAn (srInivAsar) that is few centuries old, established by rANi (queen) mangammAL. rANi mangammAL once took betel nut using her left hand and in turn she was affected by dhOsham (mistake). In repentance for her mistake, she was advised by some AchAryas to perform some srI vaishNava Kainkaryam. According to their advice, she established the vadakarai village, built a beautiful temple for thiruvEnkatamudaiyAn (srInivAsar) and brought in many srI vaishNavas to live around the temple. Many vEdha vidhvAns, divya praphandha adhyApakas who hail from this kshEthram are are living all over the bhAratha dhEsam. There is an old saying “kamban vIttu kattuththaRiyum kavi pAdum, vadakarai kallum maNNum pallANdu pAdum” (கம்பன் வீட்டு கட்டுத்தறியும் கவி பாடும், வடகரை கல்லும் மண்ணும் பல்லாண்டு பாடும்) – Even the loom (weaving equipment) in Poet kamba’s residence will compile beautiful poems and even  rocks and sands in vadakarai will sing thiruppallANdu. There is also a common saying “kAdu karaikkup pOnAyO!” (காடு கரைக்குப் போனாயோ!) – did you go to kAdu and karai? kAdu means kArappankAdu (another wonderful kshEthram near thanjAvur) and karai indicates vadakarai – these 2 kshEthrams are considered very important.

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Few SrIvaishNavas from this kshEthram have become sannyAsis/jIyars and headed some of the mutts of our sath sampradhAyam. Some jIyars of the recent past/present.

  • SrI satakOpa rAmAnuja jIyar – vAnamAmalai mutt 28th pattam swamy
  • gOvindha yathirAja jIyar – srIperumbUthUr yathirAja jIyar mutt – varthamAna (current) jIyar

Deities/uthsavams

  • Presiding deity
    • mUlavar – srI dhEvi, bhU dhEvi samEtha thiruvEnkatamudaiyAn
    • uthsavar – srI Alamelumanga, padmavathi samthe Srinivasaperumal
  • Other sannadhis
    • garudAzhwAr
    • yAga sAlai
    • sEnai mudhaliyAr (viswaksEnar)
    • nammAzhwAr
    • emperumAnAr

uthsavams

  • Ani – varushAbishEkam – jyEshtAbishEkam – 2 days
  • purattAsi – 3 days uthsavam completing on thiruvONam (sravaNam)

kramam/routine – timings

Timings

  • 7AM to 9 AM (nithya thiruvArAdhanam)
  • 5:30PM to 7:30 PM (thiruvilakku/lamp lighting)
  • Every sunday: Moolavar Thirumanjanam

sEvAkAla kramam

  • Morning – thiruppallANdu, thiruppAvai

puRappAdu kramam
During uthsvams only.

Events/Gallery

Contacts

Temple Location:
Vadakarai, near Rajapalayam, Srivillipuththur,
Virudhunagar district,
TamilNadu

Temple Archakar: S.Sudarsanam, Vadakarai
Phone:09786214660

Buses:
From Rajapalayam to Vadakarai (every 45 minutes)

Notes: Temple maintenance and Nithya Thiruvaradhanam are performed only by the help of devotees belong to this village living all over India. AnnanThirumaligai & Vanamaamalai mutts are there. Funds required for renovation and bringing them to functioning. Any devotees willing to donate may kindly view the below details & do the needful.

THIRUVENKATAMUDAYAN THIRUKOIL NITHYA KAINKARYA TRUST.
INDIAN BANK.
RAJAPALAYAM.
A/C NO.6026861366 .
IFSC CODE: IDIB000R006

For cheque or draft, IN THE NAME OF “THIRUVENKADAMUDAYAN THIRUKOIL NITHYA KAINKARYA TRUST”.
Postal address:
V.G.GOVINDAN. TRUSTEE,
N038, JANATHACEM COLONY, SANKARANKOIL ROAD,
RAJAPALAYAM.626117
TamilNadu.
cell: 09659003385

1) V.G. Govindan,Trustee
Phone:09659003385,
Email: vggovindan1957@gmail.com

2) G. Sudarsanam,Member
Phone:09731452113
Email:sudarsanamg@yahoo.in, vadagaraisudarsanam@gmail.com

3) K.S.ShankaraNarayanan, Member
Phone:09884417799

4)S.Sowmya, Member
Phone:9894212288

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About Sarathy Thothathri

Disciple of SrImath paramahamsa ithyAdhi pattarpirAn vAnamAmalai jIyar (29th pattam of thOthAdhri mutt). Descendant of komANdUr iLaiyavilli AchchAn (bAladhanvi swamy, a cousin of SrI ramAnuja). Born in AzhwArthirungari, grew up in thiruvallikkENi (chennai), presently living under the shade of the lotus feet of jagathAchArya SrI rAmAnuja, SrIperumbUthUr. Learned sampradhAyam principles from (varthamAna) vAdhi kEsari azhagiyamaNavALa sampathkumAra jIyar swamy, vELukkudi krishNan swamy, gOmatam sampathkumArAchArya swamy and many others. Full time sEvaka/servitor of SrIvaishNava sampradhAyam. Engaged in translating our AzhwArs/AchAryas works in Simple thamizh and English, and coordinating the translation effort in many other languages. Also engaged in teaching dhivyaprabandham, sthOthrams, bhagavath gIthA etc and giving lectures on various SrIvaishNava sampradhAyam related topics in thamizh and English regularly. Taking care of koyil.org portal, which is a humble offering to our pUrvAchAryas. koyil.org is part of SrI varavaramuni sambandhi Trust (varavaramuni.com) initiatives.

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