108 Divya Desam(108 temples of Vaishnava) BY:DIVYA VENKAT
WHY 108 TEMPLES ARE IMPORTANT? • 12 alwars sang about 108 temples of Vaishnava. • Alwars mean they are immersed in god.
SRIRANGAM • **FIRST** of the Sri Vaishnava Divya desams. • Heaven on Earth (Bhooloka Vaikuntam). • This deity was worshipped by Lord Rama • So it is millions of years old!! • There are 247 songs about this temple. • Tallest Temple Tower on the Earth (236 feet high) SRIRANGAM
THIRUMALA&THIRUPATHI • This is the richest temple. • According to the legend, the temple has a self manifested murti of Lord Vishnu. • The lord is believed to reside here for the entire Kali Yuga. THIRUMALA & THIRUPATHI
VARADHARAJA PERUMAL TEMPLE IN KANCHIPURAM • Ancient temple built by the Chola Kings. • The Legend is that Lord Brahma worshipped Lord VaradharajaSwamy in Krita Yuga. • Birth place of Vedanta Desikar. • Garuda Seva, a grand utsavam done in Vaikasi month is said to be the most special Festival. KANCHIPURAM
ALWAR THIRUNAGARI • Birth place of Nammalwar. • The temple has a very old tamarind tree. ALWAR THIRUNAGARI
SRIVILLIPUTTUR • Birth place of Sri Andal and Periyazhvar. • Thiruppavai (30) & Nachiyar thirumozhi (143). • "Soodi kodutha Sudarkodi” • 192 feet the oldest tower – logo of Tamilnadu government. • Tallest chariot in the world.
AHOBILAM • Lord Vishnu took avatar as narasimha here for pure bakta Prahladan. • To prove that god is everywhere.
QUIZ TIME ! • Who are the 2 Alwars born in Srivilliputtur? • Which is the #1 temple of Vaishnavas? • Which temple is the Richest temple of Vaishnava? • Where was Nammalwar born? • Thirupathi or • Alwarthirunagari? • How tall is the tower of Sri Rangam temple?
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