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Servarayan Perumal Temple

Dear Perumal,

Just when adiyen thought there had been no opportunity to visit any new temple of late…

Adiyen came across a hilltop temple at Yercaud called the Servarayan (anglicised to Shevaroy) temple.

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A small cave temple with a low ceiling inside, one has to go bowing down all the way to see Perumal and Thaayar vigrahams (idols)! 🙂

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There definitely was a distinct sensation when standing inside the cave, in front of Perumal. Servaraya Perumal, along with Kaveri Thaayar, are considered the protectors of 65 villages near the hill.

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Servarayan Perumal Temple (front view) – There is a cave inside!

I don’t think it’s specifically a traditional Sri Vaishnavite temple per se, but it is a Vishnu temple nevertheless, with Perumal’s insignia – shangu, chakkaram, thiruman, pictures of Hanuman and 108 Divya Desams.

Srimathe Ramanujaya Namah l

Srimathe Narayana Namah l

 

 

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Dear Ramanujare,

I have made a youtube video on an incident from your life. This is based on something I had read in a Tamizh Bhakti magazine which was lying around at home. Used some illustrations from there as well. Unfortunately I don’t know animation. Otherwise would have made a proper movie. But this powerpoint sort of thing would do okay to start off with. I am so sorry if I have not done justice to your holiness in anyway!

Here is adiyen’s humble but happy attempt:

Ramanujasya Charanau Sharanam Prapadye l