Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Mamallapuram 7 : Sthalasayana Perumal Temple

The temple is one of the 108 Divyadesams. It is just next to Mamallapuram bus station.

This temple's origin dates back to 14th century when it was built by Vijayanagara emperors and renovated in 19th century.
 It is a small temple with two major Shrines for Lord Sthalasayana Perumal and Nilamangai Thayaar. This is the avatrasthalam(Birthplace) of Bhoothathazhwar, the 2nd Azhwar. There is also a separate shrine for Lord NarasimhaLord Vishnu is in a posture of lying down on the floor, much like Sri Ranganathar of Srirangam.

Has been glorified by sacred hymns by Azhvars-Great Saitns of Vaishnavism.
More details can be seen here and there is an interesting story here.

Don't miss the tasty Puliyoudharai prasadham sold at the stall here.. !

More PHOTOS of this colorful temple

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