Monday, November 7, 2011

Report on Velamur Temple Pavithrothsavam and photo links

Sreemathe RangaRamanuja Mahadesikaya Namaha
Currently Pavithrothsavam is under way in many of Temples under our Andavan Ashramam management. To name them, they are Velamur, Bangalore-Sripuram and Mumbai-Dombivili etc.

Yesterday, I had the opportunity to visit Velamur Sri Sundara Varadaraja- Sri LakshmiNarayana Perumal Koil. All of you will be aware that this is the temple very much nurtured by H.H., during His Poorvaasharam period, in parallel to working as a School teacher there.

This is the same village, where Saama Vedam flourished under the leadership of Acharyan Upanishd Bhashyakaarar Sri Ranga Ramanuja Mahadesikan in those days. Due to British colonial problems, many of those Veda vidwans abandoned this village and settled in safer places.

But it is fortune that our Acharyan had the opportunity to recide in this place for many years and at the same time the Temple is also taken care of.

After taking over Acharya Peedam in our Ashramam, with the blessings of H H , many improvements to the Temple has taken place. As per His wishes the Temple was fully renovated, a new Sannathi with Vimanam for Upanishad Bhashyakaarar has come up, a beutiful 3Tier Rajagopuram was erected. We have already reported about the Maha Samprokshnam was performed on 13th May 2011, in the immediate presence oh H H, who incidentally shares the same Tirunaamam as Upanishad Bhashyakaarar,as , Srimath RangaRamanuja Mahadesikan.

After the last Mahasamprokshanam, the first Pavithrothsavam is now under way at Velamur. Tomoroow 8th Nov., 2011,is the final day.

I have taken snaps of Velamur Temple, views its Rajagopuram , Uthsava Perumal with Ubhaya Naachimaars during this Pavithrothsavam. You can see the Pavithrams adorning the dieties ,very much pleasing different colours.. We enjoyed seeing Moolavar also having those gorgeous colours along with garlands of flowers. To enjoy all thes, you must visit this temple, if possible, tomorrow itself, as it is the final day. The functions will be stretching upto midnight, with Perumal Veedhi Purappadu.

In case you miss to be there tomorrow, you may make it on Thursday, 10th November, when Annakkoodai uthsavam, takes place.

You may all enjoy viewing the limited pictures, taken on the evening of 6th November,2011, by clicking on the Picasa web link given below.

Velamur is located on Melmaruvathur to Vandavasi Road, about 12 Kms. from MelMaruvathur, near another village Ramapuram.

R Srinivasan.


  1. Dear Mr.Srinivasan, I am Anand and my native is velamur. I am planning to visit my native after a long time. Please let me know the opening timings and the contact details of Velamur Sundara Varadhar temple. Please e-mail the details to

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