Thanthondrimalai Venkata ramana Swamy temple :

God and Godess :

  • Venkataramana Swamy ,
  • Sridevi and Bhudevi.

Location :

Thanthondrimalai Venkataramana Swamy temple
Thanthondrimalai (Area) , Karur (City),
Karur district-639005
Tamilnadu.

Timings :

  • Morning 6:00AM – 1:00PM.
  • Evening 4:00PM – 8:00PM.

Temple History :

Arulmigu Sri Kalyana Venkateswara Swamy Temple is located at Thanthondrimalai, Karur of Tamilnadu State. This is the famous historical temple in Karur. Lord Perumal of the temple is a Swayambumurthi on a big rock in a standing posture. Devotees offer sandals as a contribution to the temple. Temples are the symbols of Tamil Culture. The Vaishnava temples have always had a significant place among the holy places in Tamil Nadu. One of the most sacred and sanctified of them is the Arulmigu Kalyana Venkataramanaswamy temple in Thanthondrimalai. This temple is located 4 km south of Karur on the Karur – Dindigul state highways via Gujiliamparai. Devotees pray to Perumal for the cure from pimples and scars in the body by placing salt, pepper, and jaggery in the temple. Devotees also pray for wedding and child boon. Lord responds without fail to prayers of the devotees regarding their health problems. Devotees perform abhisheka and Sandal Alankara to Lord. They celebrate wedding festival. Offer butter, sandal, vastras light lamps, tulsi garlands. Arrange preparation of Nivedhanas to Perumal and distribute it to devotees and arrange feeding-Annadana. This temple is also popularly known as ‘Then Thirupathi’ (Thirupathi of the south). Lord Thirupathi Venkatachalapathi himself has his abode in this holy place. He blesses and offers his devotees whatever they wish for.

History: There are many theories and stories on the name (Thanthondri). It is believed that this hillock has formed itself (Suyambu) and some others say that it was found by the most adherent devotees of the Lord. There was a king named (Thaamaan Thondrikon) who ruled over this region with his residence at this hillock. This is evident from the legendary poem (Puranaanuru) (Puranaanuru 399:30-34). A few say that this place would have been named after him.

Once in Thirupatrkadal, Lord Thirumal (Lord Vishnu) was conversing with his Lord Thirumagal (Lord Lakshmi). At that time Adhishesha (God of Snakes) was guarding the entrance. At that time the Vayu Deva (God of Wind) wanted to seek the blessings of the Lord. Adhishesha did not permit Vayu Deva to see Lord Thirumal. There started a debate between them on who is the strongest and the powerful. At that time, Lord Thirumal came out and wanted to solve the problem. So he gave them a task to accomplish. The task is Lord Adhisesha should hold Thiruvenkatamalai (Venkatachalam) with his body. The task of Vayu Deva is to use all his power to take the hill out of the clutches of Adhishesha. Then Adhishesha held the hill firmly. But Vayu Deva could not succeed in his attempt. So he was furious. He used all his power and transformed into a great cyclone and that broke the hill and it was thrown into pieces in all directions. One such piece is the hillock of Thanthondrimalai. This hillock has got the holiness of the Thiruvenkadamalai. All other pieces that were thrown out would also possess this holiness. Only because of this, this temple is called as the (Then Thirupathi).

Miracle: Once upon a time, there was a priest who performed the pujas regularly. Once his relative passed away and he sent his son who was a small boy to perform the puja. There is a custom that the Lord is decorated with the life size garland (Nilai malai). On that day a devotee came there with the Nilai malai. That small boy is so short that he could not decorate the Lord with that garland. So he cried and prayed the Lord to bend a little. Lord Perumal also bent for his convenience. Then the priest’s son happily decorated the Lord with the garland. Thus Lord Perumal has always lent his ears to the prayers offered by his devotees.

Festivals :

  • Pavithra Utsavam ,
  • Purattasi Utsavam ,
  • Maasi Magam and Teppani Utsavam ,
  • Abhaya Pradhana Ranganatha Utsavam ,
  • Vaikunta Ekadasi ,
  • Brahmotsavams

Ticket price for rituals, darshanams & special sevas :

  • Viswaroopa Darshanam – 6:00AM – 6:30AM.
  • Kaala Santhi pooja – 8:00AM – 8:30AM.
  • Thirumanjanam – 11:00AM – 12:00PM.
  • Saya Ratchai Pooja – 6:30PM – 7:00PM.
  • Ucchikala pooja – 12:00PM – 12:30PM.
  • Kalyana Urchavam ,
  • Maha Abhishekam ,
  • Santhanakappu ,
  • Gold Kavacham ,
  • Vasthiram ,
  • Thulabharam ,
  • Thomala Seva,
  • Nitya pooja(On the devotees Specified day) – Rs.1500/-
  • Thirumanjanam – Rs.60/-
  • Astothiram – Rs.2/-
  • Sahasranaman – Rs.10/-
  • Perumal Gold Kavacham – Rs.500/-
  • Perumal Silver Kavacham – Rs.100/-
  • Hanuman Gold Kavacham – Rs.200/-
  • Hanuman Silver Kavacham – Rs.50/-
  • Garudalvar Silver Kavacham – Rs.50/-
  • Puspa Ticket – Rs.10/-
  • Ear Boring – Rs.10/-
  • Patham Ticket – Rs.5/-
  • Thaligai Ticket – Rs.25/-
  • Sevai Ticket – Rs.2/-
  • Special Seva – Rs.5/-
  • Special Darshan – Rs.10/-
  • Speed Darshan – Rs.50/-
  • Marrage Registration fee – Rs.300/-
  • Video fee – Rs.150/-
  • Thirumana Mandapa rent – Rs.2625/-
  • Nitya Padi pooja – Rs.1500/-
  • Pavithrotsava Donation – Rs.100/-
  • Erumudi Fee – Rs.25/-
  • Annathiruppavadai fee – Rs.250/-

Nearest Temples Around Thanthondrimalai Venkata ramana Swamy temple :

  • Karur Kalyana Pasupateeswarar temple – Karur district – 4.00 km
  • Devarmalai Kathir Narasinga perumal temple – Karur district – 28.00 km
  • Kulithalai Kadamba Vaneswara Swamy temple – Karur district – 42.00 km
  • Mahadeswara Betta Male Mahadeswara temple – Chamarajanagar district – 50.00 km
  • Namakkal Narasimha swamy temple – Namakkal district – 54.00 km
  • Elumathur Arudra Kabaliswara swamy temple – Erode district – 56.00 km
  • Manapparai Nallandavar temple – Tiruchi / Tiruchirapalli district – 67.00 km
  • Tiruchengode Arthanareeswara swamy temple – Namakkal district – 69.50 km
  • Erode Sakti Vinayagar temple – Erode district – 73.00 km
  • Kangayam KariyaKali Amman temple – Tiruppur district – 78.00 km
  • Teppakulam Uchi pillayar Kovil – Tiruchi / Tiruchirapalli district – 78.00 km
  • Dindigul Srinivasa Perumal temple – Dindigul district – 80.00 km
  • Dindigul Kalahastheeswarar Gnanambigai temple or abhirami temple – Dindigul district – 80.00 km
  • Tiruchirapalli Jambukeswara Akhilandeswari temple – Tiruchi / Tiruchirapalli district – 81.00 km
  • SriRangam Sri Ranganatha Swamy Temple – Tiruchi / Tiruchirapalli district – 82.00 km
  • Uttukuli Vetri velayutha swamy temple – Erode district – 94.00 km
  • Thirupattur Sri Brahmapureeswara temple – Tiruchi / Tiruchirapalli district – 107.00 km
  • Palani Idumban temple – Dindigul district – 108.00 km
  • Palani Dandayuthapani temple – Dindigul district – 109.00 km
  • Thirumuruganpoondi Thirumuruganatha Swamy temple – Tiruppur district – 109.00 km
  • Avinashi Lingeswarar temple – Tiruppur district – 115.00 km
  • Narthamalai MuthuMari Amman temple – Pudukottai district – 120.00 km
  • Thiruvedagam Edaganatheswarar Temple – Madhurai district – 125.00 km
  • Madhurai Arulmigu Meenakshi Sundareswar temple – Madhurai district – 125.00 km
  • Pariyur Kondathu KaliAmman temple – Erode district – 129.00 km
  • Pollachi Subramanya temple – Coimbator district – 134.00 km
  • Tanjavur Brihadeeswarar Temple – Thanjavur District – 135.00 km
  • Thirumayam SatyaMurthy perumal temple – Pudukottai district – 138.00 km
  • Perur Patteeswarar temple – Coimbator district – 139.00 km
  • Madhurai Dhandayudhapani Temple – Madhurai district – 142.00 km
  • Madhurai Arulmigu Madana Gopala Swamy Temple – Madhurai district – 142.00 km
  • Peraiyur Naganatha swamy temple – Pudukottai district – 142.00 km
  • Satyamangalam Venugopala swamy temple – Erode district – 145.00 km
  • Bannari Bannari Mariamman temple – Erode district – 154.00 km
  • Avudaiyarkoil Atmanatha swamy temple – Pudukottai district – 173.00 km
  • Marudamalai Subramanya swamy temple – Coimbator district – 177.00 km
  • Sathuragiri Sri Sundara Mahalingam temple – Madhurai district – 190.00 km

Nearest Bus Stations :

  • Karur – 4.00 km
  • Namakkal – 36.00 km
  • Vellaikovil – 45.00 km

Nearest Railwaystations :

Karur Railway station – 5.00 km

Nearest Airports :

  • Tiruchirapally International Airport, Trichy – 87.00 km
  • Coimbatore International Airport,Coimbatore – 129.00 km
  • Madurai Airport,Madurai – 160.00 km
  • Calicut International Airport,Kozhikode. – 278.00 km
  • Cochin International Airport,Cochin/kochi – 282.00 km
  • Kempegowda International Airport,Bangalore – 338.00 km
  • Chennai International Airport,Chennai – 383.00 km

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