Arulmigu Raghavendra Swamy Temple is located in the city of Erode, Tamil Nadu. The temples built in honour of Acharyas are generally known as Brindavans with a garden of Tulsi plants. Crowd is always huge. The foundation soil for constructing the Brindavan was brought from the Original Brindavan in Mantralaya. People belonging to various communities and religions, castes and languages contribute their services to Sri Raghavendra. The temple belongs to Madhwa community.
People throng the temple of Sri Raghvendra with their prayers for relief from debt burdens, child boon and for remedy from illness. People pray for removal of obstacles in marriage talks and for child boon.The temples built in honour of Acharyas are generally known as Brindavans with a garden of Tulsi plants. This Brindavan is the first in Tamilnadu and is very ancient and the third in India.
Acharya Sri Raghvendra was born to Sri Thimmanna Bhattar and Srimathi Gobikambal in 17th Century. They lived near Hosapet in Bellary County. His talent began to show even when he was very young. Young Raghavendra learned all the vedas and shastras under the advice of Sri Suthirendra in Kumbakonam. His wedding life is a tragedy. His wife fell into a well and committed suicide. Sri Raghavendra took to pilgrimages to various shrines. His miracles include elevating an ignorant man to a high post, bringing a famine in Thanjavur to an end and making it a fertile land again and bringing back to life his sishya (disciple) who died of snake bite.
Sri Raghavendras came to know that Mantralaya was the place where Vishnu Bhakta Prahlada perform Yagna and wanted to have his Brindavan (Samadhi-monument) there for himself. He chanted the song composed by himself, “Indu Enake Govinda” and reciting the Narayana Nama, entered the Brindavan and attained Jeeva Samadhi. The Prindavans Construction began in South India. 250 years ago a Vedic Scholar Ramachar went to Mantrayalaya in Andhra and brought the Mruthika (holy sand).He took the mantrika (holy sand) and carried it on his head to Erode all the way by walk and built a small Brindavan on the banks of Cauvery and conducted the consecration –Kumbabishekam.
The stone Mandap and and a tower on the Anjaneya Shrine. A Sanskrit scholar who worked at the Mahajana High School collected donations from the devotees, using granite stones to build a huge Brindavan in Mantralaya in the year 1912. The consecration of the Brindavan was also celebrated the same year. A Rajagopuram – the main tower – with Ram-Sitha-Anjaneya was built in 1938. The dark Mandap (hall) here is called the Bat Mandap. It was demolished, now a new hall is built.
- Morning 6.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m.
- Evening 4.00 p.m. to 08.00 p.m.
- Telugu New Year
- Sri Rama Navami
- Madhwa Navami
- Three days Raghavendra Jayanthi Aradhana in Avani month (August-September)
- Sri Narasimha Swami and Hanumath Jayanthi are grandly celebrated in the temple.
- Nirmalya Visarjana puja – 6.00 a.m,
- Milk and Panchamirtha abishek – 9.00 a.m.
- Nivedhana – 11.00 a.m.
- Mangala Aradhana – 11.30 A.M
- Deepa Aradhana – 12.00 a.m.
- Mangala Aradhana (Only on Thursday) – 12.30 A.M
- Sandhyakala puja – 6.00 p.m.
Nearest Bus Stand is Erode Town Bus Stand. Arulmigu Raghavendra Swamy Temple is 3.6 km from the erode bus stand,directly Buses are available to this temple.
Nearest railway station is Erode railway station, 4.7 km from Arulmigu Raghavendra Swamy Temple to Erode railway station.
Nearest Airport is Coimbatore Airport, 95.1km distance between the Arulmigu Raghavendra Swamy temple to Coimbatore Airport.
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