Parivettai Utsavam, Eri Katha Ramar Temple, Madurantakam

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Parivettai Utsavam was held on Kanum Pongal day (January 16, 2012) at Madurantakam Sri Kodanda Raman temple (Eri Katha Ramar temple). This parivettai utsavam is held every year since 1994 the Eri Katha Ramar temple. This is being held on The utsava murthy Karunakara Perumal goes to nearby Karunguzhi malai which is called Jnana malai.

It is told in the Madurantakam Kshetra Maahatmyam that while Raman returning to Ayodya through Pushpaka Vimanam, the Jnanagiri this mountain raised up and stopped the vimanam reminded Sri Rama, His word that he will give darsanam with sita to Sri Vibhandaga Maharishi who is performing thapas in this kshetra. Vibhandaka maharishi is the father of Rishyasringa maharishi who performed putra kameshti yaga from which dasaratha was blessed with payasam. So Rama remembered his words and got down in this malai with Sita. So Emperuman Karunakaran the archa murthi of Rama comes to this mountain every year.

About the Ranganathar Temple, Jnanagiri Mountain, Karunguzhi

Jnanagiri mountain is near Madurantakam lake and Karungizhi. Malapalayam is the small village at the bottom of Jnanagiri mountain. Madurantakam lake is compared to Srimad Bhashyakarar. The mountain is compared to Nathamunigal.

நம்மாழ்வார் எனும் நல மழை மேகத்தில் இருந்து கருணை எனும் மழை நாதமுனி குன்றில் வீழ்த்தது.
அதில் இருந்து உய்யக்கொண்டார் மணக்கால் நம்பி எனும் இரு ஆறுகளாய்
இராமானுஜர் எனும் ஏரில் வீழ்த்தது.
அந்த ஏரியை காத்த எம்பெருமான் ஸ்ரீ ஏரி காத்த ராமர்.
தடாக பாலன் என்று பஞ்ச சம்ஸ்காரம் ஆனவுடன் அசார்யனான பெரிய நம்பிகள் இராமானுசருடன் கருணை வள்ளலாம் மதுராந்தகம் எம்பெருமானை சேவிக்கும் போது மங்களா சாசனம். அதனால் இந்த எம்பெருமானுக்கு பெரிய நம்பிகள் சூட்டிய திருநாமம் “தடாக பாலன்” “ஏரி காத்த ராமன்”.

 

On the top of the jnanagiri  mountain there is a very old unknown dated Ranganathan temple. After 1994 when Eri Katha Raman’s utsava murthy Karunakaran started coming here for parivettai, a Hanuman temple was constructed by the devotees. then slowly local people started coming to this temple and the Ranganatha temple was reconstructed.

A road to reach the top of the mountain by car or bike also laid by the devotees. There is also 250 stepts leading to the temple from Hanuman temple.

The timing of the temple is between 7am to 10am weekdays
Weekends 7 am to 12 noon.

It is just 1.5 km close to the Kallaru bridge (just before Madurantakam).

Courtesy: Sri Villimabakkam Govindarajan Swami

 

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