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Aalayam Kanden (Temples I noticed): Sammohana Gopalan, Mohanur

Sri Sammohana Gopalan Shrine at Mohanur

 It was an article by Shri A M Rajagopalan, in Kumudam Jothidam that I learn approach again in 2007-08 that launched me to Sammohana Gopalan. The article carried an image of Krishna as Ardhanari with Radha occupying the left half of his physique. 

The article additional talked about that worshipping Sammohana Gopalan and reciting the Sloka devoted to him would result in concord in discordant {couples}. I pulled out the web page and saved it extra out of fancy for the type of Sammohana Gopala. Quickly, a colleague spoke to me about an issue her niece was going through along with her husband. The woman was newly married and had moved overseas. The husband nevertheless appeared disinterested in her. In a brand new land, with no associates or kinfolk to open up to or search recommendation, the woman went into deep melancholy and at last my colleague might make her share what was bothering her. The woman had misplaced her father and was the older of two daughters. Realising her mom had gone by means of loads of issue to get her married, and fearing the way forward for her youthful sister, the woman one way or the other needed to make her marriage work, however didn’t know the way. 

When my colleague requested me for recommendation, I used to be instantly reminded of Sammohana Gopala and so gave her a replica of the image and sloka asking her to ship it to her niece. The woman  began chanting as many instances as she might in a day and was worshipping the {photograph} of Sammohana Gopalan with sincerity. Very quickly, her religion led to adjustments within the boy and in a bit over a yr’s time, they had been travelling to India with their new born to supply thanks on the temple in Mohanur.

This was the primary of 4 events through the years that adopted. In every of the circumstances, praying to Sammohana Gopala with devotion gave the specified outcomes. With each occasion, my want to go to Sammohana Gopala grew.  Final month, I had a chance to go to Dharapuram and so deliberate to go to Mohanur as properly. 

Krishna with Bama and Rukmini on the Sammohana Gopalan Temple

The Sammohana Gopalan shrine is discovered throughout the Kalyana Prasanna Venkatramana Perumal temple in Mohanur. This temple could be very well-known for its Sathyanarayana Puja on Thiruvonam Star when individuals from throughout India congregate on the temple and gather “Mattai Thengais” (Unskinned Coconuts) for prayers of training, marriage, going overseas and so forth. These coconuts are positioned within the pooja room and worshipped till the prayers are answered. They’re then introduced again to the temple, skinned and  provided to the Lord.

The Lord although now often known as Kalyana Prasanna Venkatramana Swamy was initially often known as Mohana Srinivasan. Equally, Lord Shiva on this Kshetram is called Achaladeepeswarar. In response to the previous sthalapuranam, he’s known as Kumareeswarar. Kumari refers to Mohini.  The Lord known as Mohana Srinivasan due to his nature to draw devotees together with his divine magnificence. He’s seen to be one with Lakshmi as he solely carries the Srivatsam on his chest as a substitute of the type of Lakshmi. Due to him, the city got here to be referred to as Mohanur. Sammohana Gopala, a Rahasya manifestation of Lord Krishna on Rasapoornima day was put in right here in a seperate shrine within the type of a portrait.

With increasingly more individuals benefitting out of the worship of this very distinctive kind, an idol was consecrated within the yr 2013.

The type of Sammohana Gopalan:

The type of Sammohana Gopalan

The deity has a peacock feather on his crown on the appropriate facet, and a Kondai (hair bun) with an extended plait on the left. The ears sport totally different earrings. There are 4 arms on all sides. The rear arms maintain Shanku (Conch) and Chakra (Discus). The Chakra destroys ache, struggling, negativity and evil. The Shanku denotes victory over evil, not shedding your cool throughout troubled instances and pleasure.

The 2 arms within the center maintain an Ankusham (an elephant goad) and a lotus flower respectively. The Ankusham is utilized by the Mahout to regulate an elephant when he loses his senses. Equally, the Lord controls the ego and failure of intelligence between the couple to revive concord of their lives. The Lotus is made up of the flower which denotes the spouse and the stem which denotes the husband. The core of the flower represents Dhampadya Dharma which attaches the flower to the stem . The petals are dependents or relations who encompass the couple. 

The Decrease arms maintain a sugarcane bow and a Pushpabana (an arrow product of flowers) these are the instruments of Kama (the God of Love) and Sammohana Gopala holds them to rekindle romance within the lifetime of the couple. The fourth set of palms maintain the flute from which he’s stated to play the Mohana Ragam, to unite the couple and make them concentrate on real love as a substitute of materialistic wants.

Praying to Sri Sammohana Gopalan:

{Couples} in search of to beat marital issues should observe the under talked about protocol:

Place the Sammohana Gopalan picture going through East. Gentle a lamp with ghee and provide a glass of milk, Kalkandu (Rock Sweet) and white scented flowers. Chant the Sammohana Gopalan Dhayana Slokam given under 12 instances and circumambulate the picture and the lamp 12 instances. Eat the milk and rock sweet as prasadam. Do that for 16 weeks.

These in search of childbirth, come to the temple after performing Kula Deivam worship on Thursdays for sixteen weeks and provide Mullaipoo to Sammohana Gopalan. They’re given butter provided to Samohana Gopala as prasadam to be consumed.

For individuals who are unable to go to each week, the priest takes care of the choices on their behalf after the primary week, whereas they proceed their prayers from their residences. They arrive again to the temple on the sixteenth week after which once more after their prayers are answered.

Aside from Sammohana Gopalan, the temple has a number of different shrines equivalent to Kalyana Prasanna Venkatramana Swamy, Goddess Padmavathi, Dhanvatri with a picket Navagraha Panel underneath which the devotees obtain a Churnam to alleviate them of illnesses, Lakshmi Hayagriva with Medha Saraswathi going through him, Lakshmi Varahar, Lakshmi Narasimhar and Hanuman.

Dhanvatri at Sammohana Gopalan Temple

Sri Sammohana Gopala Dhyana Slokam:

Sri Krishnam Kamalapatraksham Divya Abharana Bhooshitam

Thribhangi Lalithaakaram Athi Sundara Mohanam

Bhagam Dakshinam Purusham Anyam Stree Roopinyam Thatha

Shankam Chakram Chaankusham cha Pushpa Baanam cha Pankajam

Ikshu Chapam Venu Vadhyam Cha Dhaarayantham Bhujaashtake

Swetha Gandhaanu Lipthaangam Pushpa Vastra Sragujvalam

Sarva Kaamartha Sidhyartham Mohanam Sri Krishnam Aasraye 

For individuals who want to recite this poem in Tamil, poet Diwakara Tanujaha has penned a easy Tamil pasuram which has the essence of the Dhyana Slokam.

கன்னலின் சிலையும் கவின்மலர்க் கணையும் 

கஞ்சமுங் களிறு கட்டுமங் குசமும் 

மின்னுசக் கரமும் மிளிறுவெண் சங்கும் 

மெருகுசெவ் வதரம் மருவுமங் குழலின் 

இன்னிசைக் கூட்டி எண்கரத் தானாய் 

இடப்புறம் மங்கை வலப்புறமா ணாய் 

சென்னியில் கொண்டை பீலியுங் காண 

சிரித்தவ தனசம் மோகனக் காரன் 

மென்வெளிர் சாந்தம் மேனிபூ வாடை’

முத்திறம் வளைந்த மூர்த்தியாய் வந்து 

மன்னுவார் காதல் மணத்திறம் காக்க 

மோகனூர் நின்றான் மோகியார் உண்டோ? 

Our honest due to him. For extra such pasurams on lesser identified Vishnu shrines, do try our e-book ” Paadal Perum Paranthaman Aalayangal” in Tamil on

Methods to attain: Mohanur is a village on the banks of the river Cauvery in Namakkal district of Tamil Nadu. The temple is positioned within the Mohanur Agraharam. Mohanur is about 19 kms from Namakkal

Temple Timings: 7 am to 12 pm, 5 pm to eight pm

Contact particulars: Sridhar Bhattacharyar – 94429 57143 



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