Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Thiruneermalai - Part 1- Ranganathar Temple

Thiruneermalai is one of the 108 Divya Desams and located near Pallavaram ( 4kms from there), chennai.

There are two temples dedicated to Lord Vishnu. One temple is on the base and another  on top of a hill. Long ago, this hill was surrounded by water when Thirumangai Azhwar visited the shrine. Hence it is called Thiruneermalai. (Neer in tamil means water and malai means mountain) . About 200 steps to climb will be woth the effort..!
Currently, the temple is being renovated. 

Work in progress..!

View of the tank from the hill top..

Lord Vishnu with his consort..

Needs repainting.. I was told it will be re painted..!

Being very near my place of residence, I visit this beautiful , little temple quite frequently. This is how it looked in 2006..!

Not much of changes in the temple..that can't be said of me though..!

Neervanna Perumal temple at the base of the hill...

Full Set of PHOTOS

A few VIDEOS will not be out of place here..!