Sunday, February 22, 2009

Sri Yogananda Narashima swamy temple, Vedadri, krishna district.

  1. Yogananda Lakshmi Narashima Swamy temple:

    Main Deity is Yogananda Lakshmi narashima Swamy.

    The temple is on the bank of River Krishna. It is situated at 10 Kms from Chillakallu on National high way No.9 from Vijayawada to Hyderabad.

    Importance: Here the Lord is existing in five forms different from each other known as Pancha Narashima Moorthy.

    Namely Jwala Narashima on vedasikara of the mountains, Saligrahma Narashima in the River Krishnaveni.

    Yogananda Narashima erected by sage Rishya Sringar, as Lakshmi Narashimar on his own peetam.

    Veera Narashimar on garudadri situated at a distance of 5kms from east to Vedadri.

    The Brahma Purana says Somasura stole the Vedas from Brahma, and hid himself into the ocean. Lord Brahma approached Lord Vishnu to help him out to get back the vedas from the asura.

    Sriman Narayanar took the form of fish {mathsaya avatara} and entered deep into the ocean and rescued Vedas from asura. The Vedas took human form and thanked Lord Vishnu, and asked Lord to stay with them on their heads. Lord agreed to stay till the time comes and he asked them to stay in River Krishnaveni as saligrama stone.

    After Hirnaya kashapa vadam Lord Narayanar who incarnated himself as Narashimar, stayed as Jwala Narashimar on the mountains head at vedadri in fulfillment of his words to veda purushas.

    Lord Brahma requested Jwala Narashima to stay at sathya lokha as saligrahama, and Lord Narashimar obliged to do so. Even before Lord Brahma could offer his prayer to Lord, sathya lokha was consumed in flames.

    Lord Brahma personally brought the Saligrahma moorty to the River Krishnaveni and erected it on the saligrahma mountain.

    Krishnaveni prayed to Narayanar, to allow her to worship him daily. Here Lord Lakshi Narshimar the incarnation of Sriman Narayanar fulfilled the desire of both veda purusha and river Krishnaveni.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

yadagiri gutta Secunderabad AP.

Lakshmi Narashima Swamy:

This is a cave temple on the top of a hill 60 Kms away from Hyderabad,6 kms away from Raigiri railway station.

Main Deity: Swayambu Lakshimi Narashima Swamy.

Once the sage Rishyasringa muni's son Yadagiri, who penanced here in the cave with the blessings of Anjaneyar on this hill between Bhongiri and Rayagiri in Nalgonda district hence the place is known as Yadagiri Gutta.

Lord was pleased with his devotion and appeared in five different forms. Yadarishi sought to see him with his consort Lakshmi on his lap.

We have to go through an entrance which narrows itself into a dark cave, to have the darshan of the main deity Lakshmi Narashima Swamy. Lord Narashima is found sculpured to the rock.

Alwars are seen worshipping Lord here. The rock formation in the hill are considered as Jwala Narashima and Yoga Narashima respectively.

On the hillock there is a Siva temple also.

Down the hill a kilometer away there is Narashima swamy temple which was the first place Narashima reveled himself.

As we climb few steps we see padam which denotes to Narashima climbed up to gutta from there.

Puranic knowledge city near Yadagiri gutta.

The place is still under construction and its going to get opened shortly.
Near the entrance we see a big statue of pancha muka Hanuman and pancha mukha Siva.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Sri Ranganadhar temple, Jiyaguda, Hyd.

  1. Ranganadhar temple:

    Sri Ranganadhar temple of Jiyaguda is 4kms from Afzalgung, Hyderabad. the temple is 500 years old.

    As we enter we see Dwajasthambam and Garuda azwar in front of the main deity in the main hall. There is a beautiful bunch of brass lamp

    Main deity: Ranganadhar in sleeping form on Adiseshan with Goddess Sridevi, Boodevi, Neeladevi beside him and Brahma in lotus.

    He has rested his head to one hand, one to side, third one holding sanku and fourth one holds chakkra. The main deity is small in size.

    There are 2 small sets of brass idols of Narayanar with Sridevi and Bhoodevi in standing posture. Abishekam is performed for vishnu in saligrama form which is in the main sanctum.

    We find brass sudarshanar inside the sanctum. seperate urchava vigram is also there.
    As we go around the main sanctum, we see Thayar in different sanctum known as Lakshmi.

    The main deity was installed by Vanamamalai jeeyer. There is a well in the temple premises in which the water is clear and one can see the bottom.

    There are some brass idols in different small sanctum of which one exclusive piece is Ranganadhar idol exactly like the main deity.

    we find Anjaneyar in seperate sanctum and Navagraha is also seen which is a rare thing in vaishnava temples.

Sri Ranganadha swamy temple at Rangbagh, Hyd and Peddamma temple, Jubliee hills

  1. Ranganadha Swamy temple:

    Sri Ranganadha swamy temple is located at Rangbagh, Nanakram guda Hyderabad, which is about 17 kms from central Hyd. The temple is about 350 years old.

    The temple and its surrounding lands were purchased by Seth Shival pitti in the year 1861. It was a part of the private property of the Pitti family till 1954. Now it is transferred to trust which was created by pitti family.

    This is the only temple of the present day which has re-aligned rituals of worship with traditional dance during Brahmotsavam. This was started in the year 1966 and it has marked a new chapter of indian dance.

    As we enter in we see Dwajasthambam with brass covering. we first pray to garuda and Hanuman in front of Ranganadhar to main hall.

    Main deity SRi Ranganadha swamy is carved from a single black stone. Ranganadhar is in relaxed reclining posture under the hood of Adi seshan. We see Sridevi, Bhoodevi, Neela devi beside him and Brahama on lotus.

    Ranganadhar is resting his head on a hand and facing deciples who come to temple. Sanku and chakkra to two hands and fourth one is to the side.

    To the same stone on the top we see incarnations of Dasavatharam which is rare thing. Pancha lokha urchava moorthy of all deities are seen inside the main sanctum.

    As we go around the main sanctum we see seperate sanctum for Acharas and Ramanajacharya. One more sanctum is there for goddess Laksmi made of black stone. Urchavar is also there in pancha lokha.

    Annual brahmaotsavam is celebrated and utsava moorthy are taken around with various vahanas.

  2. Peddamma temple :

    The temple is thousand years as per the legend. This temple is in Jubilee hills.It is on the main road.

    The goddess inside the main sanctum is sitting on simha vahanam as santha swarupam.

    The legend says Goddess after slaying the demons visited the place to quench her thirst at the well situated here and she was seen by a sheperd and that moment goddess turned into an idol. a small temple was built at that time in thr same place.

    In 1993-94 the temple has developed with sanctum sanctoram,and Raja gopuram.
    As we take a round of the main sanctum we see Nava matha sculptures in a small sanctum.

    Next to this temple in the same premises there is another temple where Valamburi ganesha is seen. To either sides in different sanctums Goddess Lakshmi Devi and Goddess saraswathi are seen.

    There is seperate sanctum for Nagadevata in the same premises of Peddamma temple

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