An annual event which takes place every year in November, the month of Iyppasi wa conducted on the 13th Nov,sunday this year, 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. Thousands of devotees across the region and other parts of India were present during the occasion.
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.