Vijaya Varusha Pallavothsavam at Thirunarayanapuram


Pallavothsavam is being celebrated at Thirunarayanapuram (Mellkote) in a grand manner. Some of the photographs taken during the utsavam (from Days 1 to 7) can be viewed below. For previous year’s utsavam coverage, please visit

Photos Courtesy: Narasimhapriyan Nachi

About the temple:

Located about 35kms North East of Srirangapatna on the banks of the Cauvery in the Pandavapura Taluk-Mandya District of Karnataka at the foot of the Yadava Giri is one of the most sacred and historical Vaishnavite temples – the Thiru Narayana Perumal Koil in ThiruNarayanapuram (now Melkote), one that dates back to the Kretha Yugam. Brahma’s sons Sanatkumaras brought their father’s pooja idol ‘Lord Narayana’ and installed it at Melkote.

An interesting feature at the Thiru Narayanan temple is that there is a separate sannidhi for the Utsava deity, ‘Selva Pillai’ (Sampath Kumaran) not seen anywhere else. Only one day in the year, are both Moolavar and Utsavar deities seen together at this temple to celebrate the home coming of Selva Pillai Sampath Kumaran.

The following is an elaborate upanyasam about Ethiraja Sampath Kumaran…


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