Thursday, March 28, 2013

Shri Lakshminarayana temple Varahur

After visiting the appakudathan temple I decided to travel another 10 kms down the same road beyond thirukattupalli and see this temple.This temple is famous for its uriyadi festival during Gokulashtami . It is associated with Shri. Narayana theertha swami of Andhra who setteled here and wrote the krishna Leela tharangini and many other compositions

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When I visited the temple there was a Kalyanaotsavam being performed which I was able to witness and get blessings in the form of hot puliyogarai at the end!!

THe main diety is Shri Lakshminarayana with MahaLakshmi seated on his left thigh.The utsava vigraham is Venkatesa perumal for whom kalyana utsavam is done.

For a more detailed article on the temple and shri Narayana theertha see

Article from the Hindu on Narayana theertha Swami

Shri Hari anna's blog on this kshetram