Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Lamp Is Being Lit With Tender Coconut Water Instead Of Oil - Sri Noorondhu Swamy Temple - Denkanikottai, Krishnagiri

Sri Noorondhu Swamy Temple is in Nooronduswami Malai, a hamlet on the Karnataka-Tamil Nadu border in Denkanikottai taluk of Krishnagiri district in Tamil Nadu. This temple is located in the heart of harsh terrain of krishnagiri dist, and has no proper connecting roads, one has to pass thru' the uneven mud roads, gravels, and puddles to reach this temple. The temple is a simple one. Some 700 years ago there lived a swamiji (or siddhar) in this village. He was kind and very generous type. Whoever, irrespective of the time of the day, when asked for food, swamiji would give without any hesitations. The swamiji would never say ''NO'' to anyone.

Sri Noorondhu Swamy Temple
Sri Noorondhu Swamy Temple
So, people approached the swamiji whenever they needed food. One fine day, the villagers got suspicious and wanted to test Swamiji's powers. So, 100 villagers gathered at the swami's place and asked for food. The swamiji welcomed them all, asked them to take their seats. The 100 villagers sat down in line. Then swamiji went inside the cave, and brought a small can with little food inside in it. Villagers suspicion was growing stronger, they simply did not believe Swamiji could meet their expectations, and they expected shortage in food. However, Swamiji served all 100 people to their satisfaction. After serving all, even he sat down to have his food with them. By now, villagers understood his greatness, and realized their mistake. They asked for his forgiveness. Swamiji forgave them all. From that incident on, Swamiji abode came to be known as 101 malai where 101 represents the guests and the swamiji.

Sri Noorondhu Swamy Temple Entrance
Sri Noorondhu Swamy Temple Entrance
Today, the place where swami took jeeva samadhi, and the place where he meditated are the holiest places at the temple; a Shiva Lingam is erected to commemorate his greatness. What is Jeeva Samadhi? Jeeva meaning Life, and samadhi is a verb meaning buried so it is buried alive. In Kundalini Gnanam Jeeva samadhi is a person imbued with eternal life force. In this concept, by spiritual practices, life is not allowed to go out of the body. The seed cells in the body never get damaged. Such a person stops the functions of the body after completion of his or her mission by his or own will. Gnani will fix his or her mind with the Almighty and stop functioning. The body is then buried. That body will never decay whether it is thousand or ten thousand years, because the magnetic force in the body itself acts as a life force in the body.

Sri Noorondhu Swamy Temple Front View
Sri Noorondhu Swamy Temple Front View
As the swami lived in the cave, the cave became the temple. Temple is now a mutt, and swami Rajendra is the current pontiff of the Mutt. One of the popular beliefs is that one can light a lamp at the shrine only with tender coconut water. Yes, you heard me right. Just with tender coconut water the lamp (at the shrine) is lit. The lamp is on for more than 30 minutes before it is turned off. You can light a lamp with coconut water only if you're a good person. Well, every day 100s of people flock to this temple to light the lamp and get his blessings. It is a wonder that a lamp is being lit with mere tender coconut water instead of oil. This is possible only at the temple sanctum sanctorum and the lamp does not light up outside!

Lamp Inside Sri Noorondhu Swamy Temple
Lamp Inside Sri Noorondhu Swamy Temple
Sri Noorondhu swamy betta (hill) and temple situated close to the border between Tamil nadu and Karnataka in India. Though a village of Tamilnadu the villagers are Kannadigas. Three places are related to the Swamy. One, a mutt in the village as admin centre functioning for twelve generations, where the priest and others reside. Second, the Swamy’s tomb and the third is the place where the swamy lived, the temple a few kms away.

Sri Noorondhu Swamy Temple Sanctum Sanctorum
Sri Noorondhu Swamy Temple Sanctum Sanctorum

Temple Timings:

07:00 AM To 06:00 PM
On Special Occasions timings might differ.

Temple Location:

Sri Noorondhu Swamy Temple is in Nooronduswami Malai, a hamlet on the Karnataka-Tamil Nadu border in Denkanikottai taluk of Krishnagiri district in Tamil Nadu. The village is accessible by car with little difficulty for short distance and located away from civilisation. One can get auto from Anchetty, it is around 30 kms to 101 swamy malai. It is a very nice place surrounded by a very small village.

Temple Address & Contact Details:

Sri Noorondu Swamy Temple,
Kottaiyur, Denkanikottai,
Krishnagiri,
Pin Code : 635 102,
Tamil Nadu.

1 comment:

  1. pl also read about o my visit to this place....
    https://raja2372.wordpress.com/2016/03/22/sri-noorondhu-swamy-temple/comment-page-1/#comment-4

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