Thiruvanthipuram

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Thiruvahindrapuram
திருவஹீந்திரபுரம்
Town
Thiruvahindrapuram is located in Tamil Nadu
Thiruvahindrapuram
Thiruvahindrapuram
Location in Tamil Nadu, India
Coordinates: 11°44′49″N 79°42′40″E / 11.747°N 79.711°E / 11.747; 79.711Coordinates: 11°44′49″N 79°42′40″E / 11.747°N 79.711°E / 11.747; 79.711
Country  India
State Tamil Nadu
District Cuddalore
Taluk Cuddalore
Block Cuddalore
Languages
 • Official Tamil
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration TN-31

Thiruvahindrapuram (Tamil: திருவஹீந்திரபுரம்) is one of the revenue village in Cuddalore district of Indian state, Tamil Nadu.[1][2]

Thiruvahindrapuram temple is one of the Divya Desam among 108 Divya Desam. The presiding deity is Lord Devanatha Perumal and Thayar (Goddess) is Hemabjavalli. There is also a hill temple dedicated to Lord Hayagriva. Many people reach here to perform Aksharabhyasam (the ceremony conducted for commencing education of a child).

The great Sri Vaishnava Guru Swami Vedanta Desika reached here as a human incarnation of the Lord's Ghanta (bell) who would attain fulfilment in his penance carried out on the Hill. When he was about 20 years old and had mastered all Sastras, he came to this place, worshipped Sri Nrisimha at the hill, prayed Garuda who appeared before him and initiated him in Hayagriva Upasana which helped Desika attain religious knowledge to its greatest depths.

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