Melkote Cheluvanarayana swamy temple and Yoga Narasimha temple

Cheluvanarayana Swami Temple

Chevulavanarayana Swami and Thayar

About the Temple

The main deity of the Cheluvanarayana temple in the yadavagiri hills here is Lord Tirunarayana or Cheluvanarayana. The utsavar here is called as Sampath Kumaran, Ramapriya and Selva Pillai. The temple has three important crowns namely Vairamudi, Raja Mudi which is a gold crown having precious stones given by Raja Wodeyar and Krishnaraja mudi. The Vairamudi festival is an annual affair and is held during the months of March and April. People from all over Karnataka state flock to Melkote to have darshan of the lord adorned with the diamond crown.

Sri Ramanujacharya stayed in Melkote for 14 years and the place is one of the three important places dedicated to this acharya of Vaishnavas. The place is an abhimana sthalam .

How to Reach

Melkote is about 140 kms from Bangalore and around 50 kms from Mysore. It is situated in Mandya district of Karnataka, India.

Nearest Rail head- Mysore
Nearest station: Mandya
Nearest Airport- Bangalore


                                       View of Pushkarni from Yoga Narasimha Swami Temple

The huge pond of the temple is known as Kalyani Theertam


Cheluva Narayanaswami
Yadugiri Nachiyar
Ramanuja (Thamar ungandha tirumeni)
Paramapada Natha (Alvar sannidhi)
Pillai LokacharyaYoga Narasimha Swami Temple

Yoga Narasimha swami temple on hill is believed to be installed by Prahalada. The view from the top is breathtaking and the entire town of Melkote looks amazing from this temple.

Yoga Narasimha Swami

View from Yoga Narasimha Swami Temple

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Sri Ranganatha Temple, Srirangapatna

About the temple

The temple is the abode of Lord Vishnu as Sri Ranganatha swamy. The lord is resting on adhi sesha here and the temple is on kaveri banks. The temple has a big gopuram and huge walls surrounding it depicting ancient architecture.

Srirangapatna is among the Pancharanga kshetram along the river kaveri, others being srirangam, tiruvindalur, kumbakonam and Koyiladi.

How to Reach

Srirangapatna is on the Bangalore –Mysore State Highway. It is closer to Mysore at just 13 kms while it is 125 kms from Bangalore.

Nearest Rail head- Mysore
Nearest Airport- Bangalore


Sri Ranganatha Perumal
Ranganayaki Thayar
Bhaktha Hanuman
Lord Srinivasa
Vaishnava Acharyas

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"Bhaktha Hanuman Shila Murthy is made up of Saligrama Shila. Such a beautiful Shila Murthy is not available anywhere in other places. Abhishekam for this Shila Murthy performs every year in the Month of December on the Occassion of Hanuman Jayanthi. " - Contributed by Sri Vasudevan
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Veeraraghava Perumal Temple, Tiruvallur

About the temple

 The temple is one among the 108 divya desams of vaishnavas and a part of tondai naadu divyadesams. Amavasya days are believed to be auspicious for visiting this temple.

The presiding deity Veera raghava perumal is in a reclining position in the temple. The lord’s right hand is positioned on Salihothra Munivar’s head while the left hand is in the Gyana Mudra position indicating the teaching of the four Vedas to the Lord Brahma.

How to reach

Tiruvallur is on the Chennai Tirupati highway. A diversion takes you to the temple.

Nearest Rail Head- Tiruvallur
Nearest Air Head- Chennai

Share autos are the common mode of transport to the temple, although Public transport buses are also there connecting the bus stand and railway station. The temple is close to the bus stand.

Offerings to the Lord

The Lord’s abhishekam is performed only with sandalwood oil.

Salt and pepper offered to the god is believed to cure diseases and restore good health to the devotee. Small metal form of parts of body and other symbols are available in the nearby shops and these are put in the hundial by devotees for curing particular disease. This sthala is also believed to bless people with putra Santana. The lord is popularly known as Vaidhya Veeraraghava Perumal.


Veeraraghava Perumal
Kanakavalli thayar
Vedanta Desikar
Lakshmi Narasimha

Hrith paapanasini-The temple’s Pond

A dip in this holy water is capable of purifying even sins committed by mind.

Temple Timings and Contact Details

The temple is open from 6.30 am to 12 noon in the mornings and from 4 pm to 8 pm in the evenings.

The priest Sri. PVS Bhattar can be contacted at 27660378(STD Code-044)

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Sri Adhikeseva Perumal, Sriperumbudur

About the Temple

The temple is the abode of Maha Vishnu in the form of Adhikeseva Perumal and the birth place of Sri Ramanujacharya. It is also known as the avatara Sthalam of Swami Ramanujacharya.

Krishna Statue in front of the main temple

Sri Ramanuja's Birth Place

The utsava murthi of Sri Ramanujacharya is known as than ugandha thirumeni in tamil, meaning the idol embraced by the acharya himself.

The temple doesnt have a swarga vasal since is is believed that praying to Lord Ramanuja is the way to heaven.

How to reach-

The temple is 60 kms from Chennai….A diversion on Chennai-Bangalore Highway to the right from Chennai leads to the temple.

Nearest Railhead- Chennai
Nearest Airport-Chennai


Sri Adhikeseva Perumal
Sri Ramanujacharya
Sree Yatirajanathavalli Thayar
Sri Rama

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Sri Aprameya Swamy / Navaneeta Krishna temple, Dodda Mallur Temple

About the temple

The presiding deity of the temple is Sri Aprameya Swamy. However it is more popular as the Navneeta Krishna temple. Aprameya swamy gives darshan in standing posture with shanku chakra in upper two hands and Gadha and padma in the lower hands. It is believed that Sri Rama had stayed here for many years and worshipped the Lord here and hence Sri Aprameya swamy is also called Sri Ramapreya swamy. Outside the temple is a mandapam dedicated to and called "Purandara dasa mandapa" for composing the popular krithana "Jagado dharana" at this temple immersed in the beauty of Lord Navaneeta Krishna. This ancient and beautiful temple is said to have witnessed several miracles. Worshipping Lord Navaneetha Krishna here is supposed to mitigate 'Putra Dosha' and ' Sayana Dosha'.

How to reach

The temple is about 60 kms from Bangalore on the Bangalore Mysore highway. There is a big arch on the left side of the highway while coming from Bangalore after Channapatna leading to the temple. Most of the trains on the Bangalore - Mysore section stop at Channapatna. The temple can be reached by taking an auto from there. By road, doddamallur temple is located on the Bangalore - Mysore highway just 3 kms from Channapatna bus stand. Auto charge about 25-30 Rs for one way trip to the temple. By air, the nearest airport is Bangalore.

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Ramapreya Swamy
Aravindhavalli Thayar
Navaneetha Krishna
Vaikuntanatha swami
Vedantha Desika
Pillai Lokacharya
Manavala Mamuni

Temple timings and contact details

The temple is open from 8 am to 12.30 am in the morning and from 5.30 pm to 8.30 pm in the evenings. The contact person name is Sri Embar venu at 9448077348.

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