Karuvalli Prasanna venkata Ramana Temple :

God and Godess :

  • Lord Prasanna Venkataramana
  • Alimel Manga Amman
  • Lord hanuman

Location :

Karuvalli Prasanna Venkata Ramana Temple,
Chinnatirupati, Karuvalli Village, Omalur Taluk,
Salem district-636309,
Tamilnadu.

Timings :

  • Morning 6:00AM – 12:30PM
  • Evening 4:00PM – 8:30PM.

Temple History :

Arulmigu Prasanna Venkataramana Swamy Temple is located in a small beautiful hill near Karavalli at Marakottai village, Omalur town, in Salem district.This temple is situated beautifully with the surrounding wall of 215 feet length and 90 feet width.This temple has an entrance in east and north side.Arulmigu Prasanna Venkataramana Swamy Temple is famous for all Vaishnava temple in Salem district.This temple is the most historical temple as per the history of this temple, Lord Venkateswara in Tirupati came out for a bath. He could not get the Arappu powder (soap nut powder) for the bath. At that time mother, Alamelu Manga was also not available to help Him. He set out in search of Mother but could not find Her. He found the Arappu plants here, enjoyed a good bath and allured by the beauty of the hilly place, stayed here itself then. Later, a shepherd found that one of the cows was pouring its milk on an anthill. People of the place were happy to see the Swayambu Perumal inside the anthill and built this temple.

There is a small idol of Lord Venkataramana outside the temple. People use to submit their prayers and seek the approval of Lord for commencing any work they have in mind and speak to Him as if to a relation. They place a Tulsi leaf on Perumal’s shoulders for permission. If the leaf falls down, it indicates the approval of Lord. People in the surroundings follow this practice for generations. According to scriptures, this hill is the part of the Ananda Parvatha that fell here during a contest between Vayu and Adisesha. Lord appears in this temple as in Tirupati, hence this place is known as Chinna Tirupati. The Aadhi Swayambu is in the sanctum sanctorum before Prumal. Mother Alarmalu Manga Thayar graces from a shrine separately in the Artha Mandapa.It is believed that lord here always fulfills their desires without disappointing them.

Festivals :

  • Chithirai Festival : Chaitra Pournami , Tamil New Year
  • Vaikasi Vasantha Festival
  • Aani Thirumanjanam
  • Aadi Perukku Festival
  • Avani Avittam
  • Sri Jayanthi Festival
  • Puratasi Festival
  • Iypasi Deepavali
  • Thirukarthigai
  • Markali Festival
  • Thai Vlavar festival
  • Masi Festival
  • Panguni Uthiram

Ticket price for rituals, darshanams & special sevas :

  • Deepa Aradhana – Rs 2/-
  • Archana – Rs 5/-
  • Tulasi Vakku – Rs 25/-
  • Poo Vakku – Rs 10/-
  • Sahasranamam – Rs 25/-
  • Abhishekam – Rs 100/-
  • Marriage – Rs 500/-
  • Satha Peruvanai – Rs 200/-
  • Karuda Peruvanai – Rs 300/-
  • Anjaneya – Rs 500/-
  • Horse Vaganam – Rs 300/-
  • Special (workship) Pooja – Rs 20/-
  • Marriage Certificate – Rs 10/-

Nearest Temples Around Karuvalli Prasanna venkata Ramana Temple :

  • Macheri Bhadrakali temple – 15 km
  • Vadachennimalai Balasubramanya temple – 96 km
  • Theerthamalai Theerthagireeswar temple – 85 km
  • Koovagam Kothanadavar temple – 192 km
  • Parikkal Lakshmi Narasimha temple – 190 km
  • Singavaram Ranganatha temple – 192 km
  • Tirukoilur Ulgalanatha temple – 178 km
  • Bannari Bannari Amman temple – 127 km
  • Satyamagalam Venugopala temple – 127 km
  • Elumathur Kabaleeswara temple – 93 km
  • Pariyur Kaliamman temple – 102 km
  • Erode Sakti Vinayagar temple – 75 km
  • Srirangam Ranganatha temple – 161 km
  • Trichy Jambukeswara temple – 161 km
  • Tirupattur Brahmapureeswara temple – 157 km
  • Manapparai Nallandavar temple – 163 km
  • Tiruchengode Arthanareeswara temple – 67 km
  • Nammakal Narasimha temple – 81 km
  • Chettikulam Dandayuthpani temple – 165 km
  • Chettikulam Ekambareswara temple – 163 km
  • Siruvachaur Madhurakali amman temple – 162 km
  • Salem sugavaneswar temple – 29 km

Nearest Bus Stations :

  • Omalur – 12.00 km
  • Mecheri – 15.00 km
  • Taramangalam – 21.00 km
  • Salem – 25.00 km
  • Mettur – 36.00 km

Nearest Railwaystations :

  • Karuvalli – 0.60 km
  • Mecheri Road – 19.00 km
  • Salem – 26.00 km

Nearest Airports :

  • Coimbatore International Airport,Coimbatore – 167.00 km
  • Tiruchirapally International Airport, Trichy – 172.00 km
  • Kempegowda International Airport,Bangalore – 210.00 km
  • Calicut International Airport,Kozhikode – 325.00 km
  • Cochin International Airport,Cochin/kochi – 328.00 km
  • Chennai International Airport,Chennai – 329.00 km
  • Tirupati Airport,Renigunta – 330.00 km

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