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Aalayam Kanden (Temples I noticed): Dharapuram Dasa Anjaneya Darisanam


That is the third within the sequence of articles on the ten Vyasaraja Hanumans of Dharapuram. Please click on right here to entry Half 1 and right here for Half 2.

After visting the Kadu Hanumantharaya Swamy temple, which is the central temple for all of the ten Hanumans, after which continuing in the direction of the Uttara Veeraraghava Swamy temple, the place we worshipped Veera Hanuman and Kottai Vaasal Hanuman, we had been in a dilemma as to which path to proceed subsequent. To the North was Virajimangalam, now identified  as Veerachimangalam and to the South was Dalavoypattinam. The remaining 5 Hanumans had been across the Kadu Hanumantharaya Swamy temple.

We determined to proceed to Dalavoypattinam which is about ten kilometres from Dharapuram. 

4. Dalavoypattinam Hanuman

Sri Varadaraja Perumal, Dalavoypattinam

The Varadaraja Perumal temple right here homes a Vyasaraja Hanuman. Inscription discovered on this temple from the third 12 months of Pandya King Sri Vallabha describe the deity as Jayamkonda Chola Vinnagar Emberumanaar. One other fragmentary inscription which solely names the king asThribhuvanachakravarti Ko… calls him Naraiyanur Nattu Devanayakaperumal.

Dalavoypattinam Hanuman

Presently this temple has solely two shrines – that of Varadaraja Perumal with Sridevi and Bhoodevi and of the Hanuman put in by Vyasaraja. The Hanuman is smaller than those now we have seen to this point. He’s seen with the standard raised proper arm in Abhaya Hasta and the left arm holding the Sowgandhika flower. 

Methods to attain right here: The Varadaraja Perumal Temple is discovered close to the Authorities Hospital in Dalavoypattinam. The GPS coordinates of all ten Hanuman shrines may be discovered on the backside of this text.

Temple Timings: The temple is barely open between 8 – 9.30 am within the mornings and 5-7 pm within the evenings. On Saturdays, the Bhattars can be found till 10.30 – 11 am relying on the group.

Contact: Rangaraja Bhattar – 99764 62736

5. Veeraraghavapura Agrahara Hanuman

Veeraghavapura Agrahara Hanuman

Because it was our first go to and with nobody to information us about the precise order to go to, we went about  randomly which we realised was a mistake. Some shrines closed early, whereas others couldn’t be approached due to their location.

It will have helped us higher if we had began with the websites that closed early after which gone to the bigger temples which remained open longer. Due to this fact, one other go to is warranted to finish those that might not be visited this time. 

Now coming again to the place we left off, we got here again to the Kadu Hanumantharaya Swamy temple space, to go to the remaining Hanumans earlier than continuing in the direction of Viranjimangalam (now known as Veerachimangalam) which is to the North.

All of the ten Hanumans have initially been put in within the open. Some have been subsequently lined with a shrine, whereas most nonetheless stay within the open.

Our subsequent cease was throughout the street from the Kadu Hanumantharaya Swamy temple. There’s a park a ways away and the lane proper subsequent to the park results in a Hanuman temple after a drive of a few kilometre and a half. Though this Hanuman has a shrine, apparently the shrine had closed the clergymen had left for the day. The strategy can be via the fields for about half a kilometre by foot. Whereas we stopped firstly of the bund on which one has to stroll to achieve the temple, we discovered Mr Mohan and his household coming again after testing the temple. They not solely advised us concerning the present scenario, but in addition supplied to assist us go to the opposite shrines that had been omitted. Because of Mr Mohan’s kindness we had been in a position to shortly go to the remaining websites and worship on the ones that had been open.

6 & 7. Arasamarathadi Hanuman and Bheemaraya Agrahara Hanuman 

Arasamarathadi Hanuman with the Bheemaraya Hanuman shrine behind it

From the Veeraraghavapura Agrahara Hanuman temple, we moved in the direction of the outdated Bheemaraya Agraharam. This street has not been talked about on Google Maps and subsequently however for Mr Mohan’s assist we’d not have been capable of finding it. There are two Hanumans right here – One beneath a peepal tree near the Amaravathi river, giving it the title Arasamarathadi Hanuman and the opposite in a shrine behind it. Sadly once we reached, the shrine had already closed and subsequently we had been solely in a position to worship the gorgeous Arasamara Hanuman.

8 & 9. Theppakula Hanuman and Amaravathi Hanuman

The Amaravathi River

Two Hanumans are discovered within the open a few kilometre away from right here, proper in the midst of the fields. One can attain them solely by strolling alongside the Amaravathi river and at the moment for the reason that crops are absolutely grown, there was no path accessible to stroll via. Solely after harvesting can these temples be approached.

10. Veerachimangalam Hanuman

Our final cease was at Veerachimangalam. Once more we’d not have been in a position to establish this location, however for Mr Mohan who drove again all the way in which with us, simply to point out us the temple, eventhough he had already lined it.

The Veerachimangalam Hanuman

The Veerachimangalam Hanuman shrine is discovered subsequent to the Shiva temple. This temple is at the moment closed for renovation and a brand new shrine is being constructed exterior. The Hanuman shrine has been left untouched however shouldn’t be in anyway managed, maintained or patronised by the Siva temple. The Octogenarian priest is helpless. Since he doesn’t obtain any devotees on the temple nor any funds for its each day repairs and upkeep, he retains the temple closed except somebody particularly asks for it to be opened for worship. Even after opening the shrine, he needed to search a bit to discover a piece of camphor to carry out the harathi. Since this was our final cease, we too had given away all of the oil and ghee we had carried for distribution. 

A humble request to the devotees who plan to go to this temple. Please carry pooja supplies and contribute no matter you’ll be able to to the priest. Even at this superior age, he’s caring for the temple and doing no matter he can to maintain it going.

Methods to attain right here: Veerachimangalam is about 6 kms from Dharapuram. The areas of all ten websites have been marked right here

Temple Timings: There are not any particular timings. The priest and his spouse keep shut by and the temple may be opened on request.

Contact: Shri Namperumal Bhattar – 90474 89370

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