Thursday, 28 May 2020

Perumal With Dhana Rekha (Money Line) In His Palm - Varadaraja Perumal Temple - Keezha Thiruvenkatanathapuram - Tirunelveli

Varadaraja Perumal Temple is dedicated to Hindu God Vishnu located at Keezha Thiruvenkatanathapuram Village in Thirunelveli District of Tamilnadu. This ancient temple is located at about 800 meters East of Mela Thiruvenkatanathapuram Temple on the bank of the river Thamirabarani. Due to the abundant presence of Red Soil around the temple, this place got the name Sengani, where Sen meaning Red and Kani meaning Land in Tamil. The presence of abundant red soil in and around the temple gave this place the name "Senkani", where "Sen" meaning "red" and "kani" means "land" in Tamil. The name later changed to "Sangani".

Keezha Thiruvenkatanathapuram Temple
Keezha Thiruvenkatanathapuram Temple
Varadaraja Perumal Temple is situated on the banks of the Thamirabarani River. It was built by King Veerapandian in the twelfth century. On the northern side of the temple lies the Kubera vassal, which is the main entrance. A bamboo tree serves the Sthala Viruksham (Main tree of the temple). Since the Lord has all the positives in his "Dhana Regai", this Sthala is called as Shukra Sthala. Shri Varadaraja Perumal is present with four hands along with the consorts Sridevi Thayar and Bhoomadevi Thayar. As the Dhana Regai (prosperity line) runs on the right hand of Varadaraja Perumal, the belief is that if a devotee places a coin in the hand of the Lord, it will multiply. Hence, the Lord is called Dhana Regai Perumal.
The story goes that a king from Tirunelveli visited this place. As the priest was unwell and could not help with the darshan, it is believed that Varadaraja Perumal himself came here disguised as the priest and performed pooja. Hence, the Lord here is referred to as ‘Vaala Vaikum’ Varadaraja Perumal.

Keezha Thiruvenkatanathapuram Temple
Keezha Thiruvenkatanathapuram Temple
He has Chakra and Dhana Regai (money yielding line) in his right hands and Sangu and Gadayutham in his lefts hands. It is a belief that by getting the money blessed by keeping it in his Dhana Regai, one would never be in trouble due to lack of money. The Lord here is also called as "Then (South) Kanchi" in synonymous to Kanchipuram Varadharaja Perumal.

Temple Timings:

Morning Timings : 07:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Evening Timings : 05:00 PM to 07:00 PM
On Special Occasions timings might differ.

Temple Location:

Located half a kilometre North of Mela Thiruvenkatanathapuram is the 14th Century AD Varadaraja Perumal Koil in Keezha Thiruvenkatanathapuram. Brigu Rishi is said to have undertaken penance in this forest area of Saali Vaadi Puram. Thiruvenkatanathapuram is a village with a temple located approximately 40 km (25 mi) from Tirunelveli, a district headquarters in Tamil Nadu, South India. The village is located on a hillock and the temple is located at an elevated plane surface. There are three roads from Tirunelveli, and daily bus service is available to the temple entrance.

Temple Address & Contact Details:

Varadaraja Perumal Temple,
Keezha Thiruvenkatanathapuram,
Tirunelveli District,
Pin Code : 627 006.
Tamil Nadu.
Phone : 97891 32401

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