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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.



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)! 🙂


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.


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




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