Thondaradipodi Azhwar Thirunakshatra Utsavam at Thirumandangudi


Thondaradipodi Azhwar thirunakshatram was celebrated grandly yesterday (Margazhi Kettai, January 9, 2013) at Azhwar’s avathara sthalam Thirumandangudi. The following are some of the photographs taken during the utsavam…

Photo Courtesy: Sri Madhusudhanan Uppili

Thirumandangudi thirukkoil is an ancient temple of Lord Ranganatha: Located between the Coloroon and Cauvery about 1km West of Pulla Bhoothangudi Divya Desam is an ancient and historical over 1000years old Ranganatha temple in Thiru Mandangudi, the birth place of Thondaradipodi Azhvaar, one where Lord Ranganatha is seen in a rare standing posture.While this is a temple dedicated to Lord Ranganatha, being the birth place of Thondaradipodi and one where Lord Ranganatha acceded to the Azhvaar’s request and provided him a special darshan, this temple is referred to as the ‘Thiru Mandangudi Azhvaar’ temple.

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