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Thiru Ooragam (Ooragathaan) – Sri Ulagalantha Perumal Temple, Kanchipuram.

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Sri Ulagalantha Perumal Temple is a temple dedicated to Vishnu located in Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu, India. Constructed in the Dravidian style of architecture, the temple is glorified in the Divya Prabandha, the early medieval Tamil canon of the Azhwar saints from the 6th–9th centuries AD. It is one of the 108 Divyadesam dedicated to Vishnu, who is worshipped as Ulagalantha Perumal and his consort Lakshmi as Amudavalli. The temple is believed to have been built by Pallavas, with later contributions from Medieval Cholas, Vijayanagar kings and Madurai Nayaks. The temple is found in Big Kanchipuram and situated close Kamakshi Amman Temple. The temple is unique among Divya desams as it is the only temple complex that houses four different Divyadesams namely Thirukkarvaanam, Thirukaaragam, Thiruooragam and Thiruneeragam.

We have visible the lord in one of a kind pose in various temples. He could give his dharshan in Nindra thirukolam (Standing pose), Kidhanda thirukolam (Sleeping pose) or Irundha thirukolam (Sitting pose) or while he’s on foot (temples in which the lord is depicted as Thivikraman). In this Divya Desam emperuman is specific in all counts.

Emperuman has manifested in the shape of Adhiseshan, the 5 headed snake in this temple. He is found in a seperate sannidhi next to Ulagalandha perumal in Thiru Ooragam. Ooragam signifies snake and lord Vishnu gave dharshan to Mahabali as the serpent lord, this area came to be called Ooragam and the lord is known as Ooragathan.
Mahabali Chakravarthy, the grandson of Prahaladhan, did a very large yagam (or) homam to get the Devendra logam, which is called “Swargham”. But, the lokam belongs to Indiran, who is the King of that lokam. Being a top notch devotee of Sriman Narayanan, he was capitulated by means of temptation and deceided to acquire the Devendra Lokam. To make him understand and to punish him, Sriman Narayanan took the Vaamana avathar (dwarf) and requested for 3 feets of his land. On listening to this, Mahabali stated that he can take three feets of his land. But as a marvel to Mahabali, Sriman Narayanan who got here there as Vaamanan (dwarf) grew up in top, and his head touched the sky. Using step one, he measured the sky and earth and with the second feet or step, he blanketed the heaven and greater tha it. Finally, he asked for the 0.33 ft of land. For this, Mahabali surrenders his very own head because the 1/3 toes and became subsequently bleassed by way of Sriman Narayanan.

When his head changed into stamped through Emperumaan’s ft, he could not get the dharshan of Thirivikraman. Mahabali saw the lord only as Vamanan and wanted to look the lord as Trivikraman. He undertook penance at this divya desam, lord changed into pleased and gave his dharshan as Trivikraman, because the lord become towering he become not capable of see the lord fully, up on his request lord gave his dharshan as Aadiseshan (Ooragathan) which can be visible subsequent to Ulagalandha Perumal.

The moral that is defined by the Perumal is that all the matters which can be in exisit in this global belongs to Emperumaan, Sriman Narayanan and that is cleary explained throught the Ulagalandhan (Thirivikrama) Perumal.

All the residing matters (Jeeva raasis) and its Aathmaas belong to the Emperumaan’s feet and it is explained thru “Thiru Ooragathaan”.
In this Sthalam, Ulagalandha Perumal, Thirivikraman gave his Prathyaksham for Ooragam, who’s the Aadhiseshan. Both Aadiseshan and Thirivikraman are the other ways the Emperumaan giving seva on this sthalam.

Over 30 feet in top of Ulagalandha Perumal
Left leg is visible lifted at a proper perspective(to the body), parallel to the ground.
Right leg is visible placed on Mahabali’s head
2 hands on his left hand stretched out relating to the two steps he took to degree this international
1 stretched finger on his proper hand shows the query the Lord posed to MahaBali as to wherein he could area his third step

The giant Ulagalantha Perumal is unique to Kanchipuram and a Lord of this size, and on this form, cannot be visible in any other Divya Desam.

Inside this Sthalam, other three divyadesams namely, Neeragam, Karagam and Kaaravannam are observed.

There is not any Utsava murthy (processional deity) nor any thaayaar.

Doing Thirumanjanam (divine bathtub to Perumal) for Ooragathaan is stated to treatment all sorts of issues.

It is assumed that this Lord fulfils the prayers of unwedded women and childless couples.

One popular notion is that this lord fulfils prayers of unwedded girls for early marriage. A framed photo of this lord may be located on the internal prakaram of Perundevi thaayaar(thaayaar sannidhi in Varadarajar temple – Kanchipuram), the photo is identified as ‘Kalyana Naagar’. You can be aware devotees tracing the profile of the lord with manjal(turmeric) prasadam.

Tiruooragam
The important shrine of temple is most generally referred as Peragam, while the smaller shrine wherein the photo of the snake god Adisesha is houses is known as Tiruoorgam. As per traidition, Mahabali at the foot of Vamana could not view the Viswaroopam and asked to have a smaller shape. Vishnu obliged and regarded as a snake in a smaller shrine. The shrine is frequented by way of childless couple praying for offspring.

Tirukkaragam
The shrine is placed at the third precinct of the temple. As consistent with Hindu legend, sage Garga accomplished his penance at this temple and received information. The area as a result derived its name Garagaham, which later became Kaaragam. The presiding deity of the shrine is Karunakara Perumal facing north and seated on Adisesha and his consort Padmamani Nachiar. The temple tank related to it’s miles referred to as Agraya Tirtha and the vimana is called Vamana Vimanam or Ramaya Vimanam.

Tirukkarvanam
The shrine is positioned inside the second precinct. The presiding deity is known as Kalvar and faces north, whilst his consort is Kamalvalli Thayar. Gauri Tatakam and Taratara Tatakam are the temple tanks associated with the temple and the vimana is referred to as Puskala Vimana. There is a separate for Aranavalli Thayar.

Tiruneerakam
The temple has no presiding deity, however just a festive picture likely added from other shrine. The pictures of the pageant deity, Jagadiswara, going through East and having four palms, is housed in a corridor in the 2d precinct. The water body associated with the temple is Akrura Tirtham and the vimana is Jagadiswara Vimanam. As according to Pillai Perumal Aiyangar in his Nurrettrutiruppatiyantati, Vishnu discovered himself to a sage in the shape of a infant in a banyan leaf.

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