Annual Utsavam at Sathyagalam to be held on 13th of November 2011
An annual event is to be held in November in the month of Iyppasi – 13th Nov., a Sunday with Sri Parakala Swami gracing the occasion, when a grand tirumanjanam is performed on the banks of the Kaveri for Swami Desikan and his mentor Sri Hayagrivan. This is indeed an event not to be missed, for such is its grandeur and the spiritual rejuvenation that the participants experience and for the opportunity of having a sacred dip in Kaveri in the month of Thula.
About the temple: The presiding lord of Sathyagalam temple is Sri Varadharajar perumal and his consort Peruyndevi thayar. When Srirangam was being attacked by Muslims, Swami Desikan moved along the Kaveri river and settled down at Sathyagalam for almost 12 years. Swami Desikan has written several books during his stay here.
How to reach : Sathyagalam is about 125 kms from Bangalore on Kollegal route. After reaching maddur on the Bangalore Mysore highway, take a left turn towards Kollegal when travelling from Bangalore. Buses towards Kollegal pass through Satyagalam. The temple is close to Sathyagalam Hand Post. Nearest Railway station: Maddur on Bangalore-Mysore route and Nearest Airport: Bangalore
Sannadhis : Sri Varadharaja Perumal Sannadhi
Sri Peruyndevi thayar sannadi
Swami Desikan Sannadhi
Specialty of the temple: Swami Desikar in this temple is found in Ninra Thirukolam (standing posture) as compared to other temples where he is in sitting posture. It is said that he was standing and curiously looking at Srirangam to check if everything is set right for him to return. Swami Desikar is standing on Kooramsanam that was formed naturally by granite for Swami’s daily anusthtanam.
Temple Timings and Contact details: The temple is open from 6 am to 10 am in the mornings and from 5 pm to 7 pm in the evenings. The priest to be contacted is Sri Madhavan Bhattar at 09880561934.