kasargod Sri Varadaraja venkataramana swamy temple :

God and Godess :

  • Venkataramana
  • Hanuman
  • Lakshmi
  • vinayaka

Location :

Kasargod Sri Varadaraja Venkataramana temple,
Kasargod / Kasaragood city, Anangoor, Choori,
Kasaragod district – 671121
Kerala.

Temple History :

Sri Varadaraja Venkataramana temple is located at Kasargod in Kasargod district of Kerala state. This is the most powerful temple of Lord Venkata Ramana in Kasargod district. Lord Maha Vishnu is the principle deity in this temple and giving darshan as Sri Varadaraja Venkata Ramana. Lord here is installed along with his consorts Goddess Sridevi and Goddess Bhoodevi. This is an ancient temple

In the later part of the 18 century, a handful of Goud Saraswat Brahmins were reportedly staying in Kasaragod town. There was no temple or place of worship for them and they used to visit Manjeshwara for the same. Then it dawned upon them to have a temple of their own to conduct religious, social and cultural activities. The prominent among the community, Pattanashetty. Santhappa Shanbhogue and Purohit Vedamoorty Anantha Padmanabha Bhat joined hands to form a committee of ‘Tens’ of the town. A mutt with thatched roof was constructed on the northern side of the present temple site and an idol Sri Kodandarama was consecrated on an auspicious day in 1772. The math became a center for the Goud Saraswat Brahmins in the town not only to worship but also to conduct cultural activities and to have social gatherings. As the temple achieve all-round development, in course of time, the Brahmins community felt that Temple should not only be renovated completely but also to have all the essentials of a Temple such as Amrithapadi, Nandadeepa etc, once the presiding deity is reinstalled (Punarprathishta) with all the Vedic rites and rituals.

In 1905, about a century ago, revered Srimad Sri VaradendraTeertha Swamiji, the then pontiff of Shree Kashi Math Samsthan installed the presiding deity of Sri Varadaraja Venkataramana exactly at the same place where we see the Sanctum Sanctorum and the idol of Sri Padmavathi Devi at the outer southeast corner of the Sanctum Sanctorum. The auspicious occasion was held on Chaitra Poornima of Vishwavasu Samvatsara. In 1910, the Sankeerthana Bhajana Saptaha got a serene beginning with the installation of Sri Vittobha Rukumai idols. There was also an urgent need for a Agrashala.With the Blessings of the revered Swamiji, the committee so formed was able to raise the required funds and accomplish this task satisfactorily. A single story building came up along with the Agrashala and it was befittingly named Shri Sukrateendra Mandir.

In 1957 The Gopuram in front of the Temple was reconstructed with a new single story building which stands even to this day. The Gopuram on the southern side was also constructed simultaneously. The Yajna was held from 20-4-1961 to25-4-1961.Over 25000 devotees from all over the country attended the function. Without the aid of the present day mode of transport and means of communication, the Yajna was organized with meticulous details and it was planned and organized for the first time in the history of the temple. The event was unique as even today the elders who attended the function still cherish the memory with awe. After considering the ‘prashna’ on 21-4-1990 entire building was renovated. The centenary building was constructed at Karandakkad Junction. On the eastern side of the Temple, an auditorium was built named Shree Varadendra Kala Mandir. Once in 3 or 4 years when need arises, Samoohika Upanayana will be performed.

Festivals :

  • Sahasra kumbhabhisheka
  • Vasanthotsava
  • Vaikunta Ekadasi
  • Hanuman jayanthi
  • Vinayaka chaturthi
  • Navaratri

Ticket price for rituals, darshanams & special sevas :

  • seva – one time seva (rs ) – Sashwat seva ( rs)
  • Vaishakhapanaka Pooje – 150 – 1800
  • Panaka pooje – 50 – 600
  • Visesh pooje – 400 – 4800
  • Vasantha pooje – 500 – 6000
  • Karthika mosaravalakki – 150 – 1800
  • Mosara Shunthi avalakki – 60 – 720
  • Mosara Sheera – 125 – 1500
  • Dashamidindi pallaki utsava – 700 – 8400
  • Utsava, Vasantha pooja, Brahmana – 1200 – 14400
  • Sattu deeparadhane – 450 – 5400
  • Khichadi pooja – 125 – 1500
  • Mangalarathi – 5 – 60
  • Hannukayi – 25 – 300
  • Ksheerapayasa – 75 – 900
  • LakshmiNarayana Hrudaya – 25 – 300
  • Sahasranamarchane – 15 – 180
  • Nagabhisheka- Ksheera – 15 – 180
  • Nagabhisheka Sheeyala – 20 – 240
  • Nagabhisheka Panchamrutha – 50 – 600
  • Nagabhishekam and Pooja – 150 – 1800
  • Gangabhisheka naivedya – 25 – 300
  • Saswatha nitya seva – 150 – 1800
  • Brahmana santarpane – 20 – 240
  • Suvasini – 20 – 240
  • Rangapooja – 1250 – 15000
  • Pulukabhisheka – 100 – 1200
  • Panchamrutabhisheka – 50 – 600
  • Madhana pooja – 125 – 1500
  • Ratri pooja – 125 – 1500
  • Trikala pooja – 375 – 4500
  • Trikala pooja with nitya naivedya – 425 – 5100
  • Nanda deepa oil – 15 – 180
  • Nanda deepa Ghee – 50 – 600
  • Ksheerabhisheka – 15 – 180
  • Astottara – 10 – 120
  • Flower pooja – 225 – 2700
  • Sheeyalabhisheka – 20 – 240
  • Anantha chaturdasi harivana – 51 – 612
  • Bhadrapada Ganahoma – 101 – 1212
  • Pavamana abhisheka – 125 – 1500
  • Sarvabharana seva – 1000 – 12000
  • Kalabhalankara – 250 – 3000
  • Varabheti – 105
  • Upanayana – 105
  • Homam – 250
  • Lord vinayaka
  • Ganapathi sahasranama – 15 – 180
  • Ganahoma – 500 – 6000
  • Durvarchane – 5 – 60
  • Astottararchane – 5 – 60
  • Appa / Modaka – 20 – 240
  • Deeparadhane – 125 – 1500
  • Sindhurarchane – 10 – 120
  • Lakshmi devi
  • Kumkumarchane – 5 – 60
  • Sahasranama – 15 – 180
  • Devi mahatyaparayana – 60 – 720
  • Navaratri pooja – 125 – 1500
  • Deeparadhane – 125 – 1500
  • Garuda
  • Garuda sukta – 5 – 60
  • Sarpabhaya parihara sukta – 5 – 60
  • Lord hanuma
  • Vayu stuthi – 10 – 120
  • Pavamana parayana – 10 – 120
  • Sindhurarchana – 10 – 120

Nearest Temples Around kasargod Sri Varadaraja venkataramana swamy temple :

  • Cherukkunnu Sri Annapoorneswari Temple – Kannur district – 75.00 km
  • Alakode Arangam Mahadeva Temple – Kannur district – 84.00 km

Nearest Bus Stations :

  • Kasaragod – 1 km
  • Kanhangad – 28 km
  • Melparamba – 6 km

Nearest Railwaystations :

  • Kasaragod – 2 km
  • Kanhangad – 26 km

Nearest Airports :

  • Cochin – 357 km
  • Calicut – 211 km
  • Kannur 116 km
  • Coimbatore – 377 km
  • Mangaluru airport – 60 km

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