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Friday, July 29, 2016

Sri Anjaneyar at Nagari, on way to holy Thirumala

Thirumala Thirupathi Temple – the  sacred and most reverred temple of Sri Venkateswara is located on the seventh peak – Venkatachala hill of Tirumala.  The Lord stands tall as bestower of all boons and lakhs of people reach here to have a glimpse – a few seconds darshan of the Lord.    As you travel, One can also enjoy the beautiful hills of Vrushabadri, Anjanadri, Neeladri, Garudadri, Seshadri, Narayanadri and finally Venkatadri.  The very thought of the Holy Thirumala devoids us of any sin ~ and brings happiness in mind.

Of the routes from Chennai, perhaps the most used one is Thiruvallur – Thiruttani route.  Approx 50 km before Tirupathi is the municipal town of Nagari, considered gateway of Andhra from Tamilnadu.  This small place is famous for cotton textiles made by power looms.  Few kilometres away is Puttur, the place known for bone-setting.

Lord Anjaneya, [Maruthi, Ramabaktha Hanuman  (Son of Vayu, the Wind God)],  is considered a  terror to demons (Rakshasas),  is present wherever people sing in praise of Lord  Rama, presenting himself with joyous tears in His eyes and folded hands over His head. And to that Anjaneya, We  offer our salutation.  At Namakkal is  famous temple of Lord Anjaneya at Namakkal. Lord Hanuman in viswaroopam of 18 ft is standing and looking straight in to the feet of Lord Lakshmi Narasimha, situated not far away.

In Andhra and in many places in the North, there are many tall statues of Hanuman -  the one at Samarlakota is very tall. On the highway leading to Tirupathi, at Nagari, on the main road itself stands this 31 feet tall Sri Ramabaktha Hanuman. A couple of photos taken during an earlier trip are posted here.

Adiyen Srinivasa dhasan.
29th July 2016-07-29

~ a plaque here has the name of Cine actor Chiranjeevi as donor among others.

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