Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Azhagiya Manavalam Sundararaja Perumal Temple


This small obscure temple in Azhagiya Manavalam near Manasanallur (about 12 km from Trichy) is almost unknown. The small temple houses a gigantic deity Sundararaja Perumal  (means: Most handsome Lord), is truly beautiful.

This temple is not to be confused with Azhagiya Manavala Perumal Temple (also called Thirukozhi or Nachiyar Koil) in Woraiyur, a suburbTiruchirappalli in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu,

Good amount of information is available in the following links about this temple. No point in my repeating them. Instead, I will take you thought a virtual tour..!

http://prtraveller.blogspot.in/2009/09/sundara-raja-perumal-koil-in-azhagiya.html
http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-features/tp-fridayreview/quick-facts/article841396.ece

We waded though some dense plantain grove to reach this beautiful temple set amidst paddy fields and plantain groves.

We were the only tourists for that day, I guess.. The priest gave us liberally the Prasadham (Curd rice).. Perumal temple curd-rice is always deciduous..We almost finished our lunch with it..!
















See the picture tiles here..!