Bhaktavatsala Perumal Temple, Thirunindravur

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Bakthavatsala Perumal Temple
Bakthavtsala perumal gopuram.jpg
Bakthavatsala Perumal Temple is located in Tamil Nadu
Bakthavatsala Perumal Temple
Bakthavatsala Perumal Temple
Location in Tamil Nadu
Coordinates: 13°6′41″N 80°1′34″E / 13.11139°N 80.02611°E / 13.11139; 80.02611Coordinates: 13°6′41″N 80°1′34″E / 13.11139°N 80.02611°E / 13.11139; 80.02611
Name
Proper name: Bakthavatsala Perumal Kovil
Location
Country: India
State: Tamil Nadu
District: Thiruvallur
Location: Thirunindravur
Temple Details
Primary Deity: Bakthavatsala
(Vishnu)
Architecture and culture
Architectural styles: Dravidian architecture
History
Date built: 6th Century AD
Creator: Pallavas

Sri Bakthavatsala Perumal temple is a Hindu temple, located at Thirunindravur near Chennai, India. It is one of the 108 Srivaishnavite divyadesams.

The Temple[edit]

The temple is built during the Pallava era, and is estimated to be 1500 years old. The temple has a 5 tier gopuram at the entrance. The Moolavar(presiding deity) of the temple is Lord Bakthavasala. The Moolavar is at a standing position facing east. The height of the Moolavar is around 10 feet. The Utsavar(procession deity) is called Patharaavi is made of panchaloka and is accompanied by two consorts as in most Vaishnavite temples. There is a separate sannidhi for Ennai Petra Thayar also called Sudhavalli, the consort of Lord Bakthavasala. The temple also has separate sannidhis for Andal, Chakkarathazhwar, the Alwars and Sri Ramanuja. On the banks of a lake a few meters behind this temple is another temple for Lord Rama. In this temple there is a beautiful statue of Hanuman lifting Rama and Lakshmana on his shoulders. The temple is administered by the Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments department of Tamil Nadu government. His Holiness the Pedda Jeeyar of Tirupathi is the permanent trustee of the temple.

Legend[edit]

Legend is that Varuna, Samudraraja had worshipped Lord Vishnu here. It is also said that Lord Vishnu after visiting this place followed by Lakshmi, stayed here. Hence it is called 'Thirunindravur'. It is also that Thirumangai Alvar did not sing any paasuram(songs) here and Lord followed him till Thirukadalmallai and sang song in praise of Bhaktavatsala Perumal from there.

Composers[edit]

The temple is mentioned in two hymns (1089 and 1642) of Thirumangai Alvar in the Nalayira Divya Prabhandam.

Easy Paasuram to Learn(Tamil)[edit]

Poondavattham Pirar Kadainndhu Thondupattu

Poynnnnoolai Meynnoolen Renrumodhi

Maandu Avattham Pogaadhe Vamminenndhai

Envanangkap Paduvaanai Kanangkaletthum

Neendavatthaik Karu Mugilai Emmaanrannai

Ninravoor Nitthilatthaith Thotthar Solai

Kaandavatthaik Kanalerivaay Peyvitthaanaik

Kandadhunnaan Kadalmallaith Thalasayanatthe!

Same Pasuram in Tamil:

1089
பூண்டவத்தம் பிறர்க்கடைந்து தொண்டுபட்டுப்
பொய்ந்_லை மெய்ந்_லென் றென்றுமோதி
மாண்டு,அவத்தம் போகாதே வம்மினெந்தை
என்வணங்கப் படுவானை, கணங்களேத்தும்
நீண்டவத்தைக் கருமுகிலை எம்மான்தன்னை
நின்றவூர் நித்திலத்தைத் தொத்தார்சோலை,
காண்டவத்தைக் கனலெரிவாய்ப் பெய்வித்தானைக்
கண்டதுநான் கடல்மல்லைத் தலசயனத்தே. (2) 2.5.2

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