The annual Brahmotsavam(Purattasi uthirattathi) to SriPallikonda Ranganathar Temple (Thiruthettriambalam) to be held from 19.9.2015 to 28.9.2015 with 4000 divyaprabandha sevai and sathumarai. This year the trustees and bhaktas, have decided to celebrate the festival on grand scale starting with Dwajarohanam with the help of asthigas. Please note that the annual income of the temple is below rs.10,000/-. Even with this the temple kainkaryaparals such as archakar, paricharakar could not be paid well where charitable trust/philanthropic gentlemen help the temple for performance of daily pooja. For all the 10 days upayadars are available on smaller scale. However,we require the following for which we have no upayadars:-
This is the only Lord Vishnu temple among the 108 Divya Desas known as Ambalam. People in Tirunangoor know this temple as Pallikonda Perumal temple only. Of the 11 Perumal who came to this place, Perumal in the Temple is but very Sri Ranganatha of Srirangam. Worshipping Perumal here is equal to worshipping Srirangam Perumal. In the east faced Temple Lord Perumal is in a reclining form on the Adisesha bed with four hands. His head and right hand are on a wooden stand. The left hand is on the hip. Mother Sridevi is on the head side and Mother Bhoodevi is at the feet side.
Demon Hiranyakshan took the earth and hid in the Padala Loka – the world below the earth. All the sages and Devas reached Lord Vishnu for protection and restoration of the world at its original place. Lord Agreed to take the Varaha incarnation – a colossal swine form with a horn at the nose. Mother Mahalakshmi said that what she could do if He leaves Her. So asked Adisesha the divine serpent serving Lord as bed, umbrella etc. Perumal advised them to go to Palasavanam and meditate upon Him. He said that Lord Shiva also would join them and promised that He would be back after destroying the demon.
Lord Perumal also said that this place would be called Tiruthetri Ambalam in Kaliyuga-the present period. Adding, Perumal said that staunch devotee Sri Bashyakarar would bring 108 scholars initiated to Vaishnavism to this place and that He would take care and protect all beings. Lord left for Padala Loka, destroyed the demon, rescued earth and placed it in its own place.
Lord came to Palasavanam as promised to Mother Mahalakshmi and Lord Shiva and granted His darshan. He also relaxed here after the war with the demon half closing His handsome red eyes. Hence, Perumal is praised as Senganmal Ranganathar – Lord with red eyes.
It is strongly believed that devotees are elevated by the grace of Perumal to royal levels and prayers for such positions are immediately responded by the Lord.