108 Divya Desams !! Thirukkadithanam Sri Arpudha Narayana Perumal Temple!!

Jai Sriman Narayana !!

Thirukkadithanam is one of the 108 Divya Desams of Lord Vishnu located in Changanassery, Kottayam, Kerala. 

Presiding deity – Moolvar Arpudha Narayana Perumal /Amrutha Narayanan with his consort Goddess Sri Karpagavalli Nachiyar,

Theertham – Boomi Theertham

Vimanam – Punyakoti Vimanam

Sannidhis – Lord Krishna, Lord Narasimha, Lord Dakshinamurthy, Lord Ayyappa, Goddess Devi, Lord Chandra

Significance – This temple was built by Sahadeva, one of the Pancha Pandavas from the Great Epic Mahabharath

Prathyaksham to – King Rukmangadha

Mangala Sasanam – Nammalvar

Festivals – Karthikai, Janmashtami, Vaikundha Ekadashi,

Sannidhis – Lord Ayyappa, Lord Subramanya, Lord Ganesha, Serpent Gods, Lord Narasimha,

The legend has that King Rukmangadha was a righteous ruler from the Solar Dynasty.  He was a zealous devotee of Lord Vishnu; he honored Sages and Vedic Brahmins.  His Kingdom flourished with rich natural resources and the people were lived a prosperous life.  His uprightness brought admirers from Earth as well as Indra Loka.  Lord Indra wanted to test the virtues of King Rukmangadha and assigned the task to Maharishi Narada.  Maharishi Narada was received by the King with all honors and respect.  King Rukmangadha washed the feet of Maharishi, offered him a highly regarded seat and adorned him with a unique and fascinating flower garland.  Maharishi Narada was highly overwhelmed at the humbleness of Rukmangadha and returned to Indra Loka.  Lord Indra was deeply dissatisfied, decided to have possession of the rare and alluring flowers of various fragrances from King Rukmangadha’s garden.  He sent his men on this mission and they succeeded.  In this way, Lord Indra enjoyed the company of enthralling flowers of various fragrances for quite some time.  King’s men reported about the missing of flowers to King Rukmangadha.  Though the King appointed more squads to investigate on this matter, but everything went on vain.  At last, the squads captured the celestial servants of Lord Indra, as a result they lost their divinity and remained on Earth.  The virtuous King Rukmangadha observed Ekadashi Vrata faithfully and acquired merits; with the devoutness he had earned send back the celestial servants to Indra Loka.

This temple remains open from 5.00AM to 11.00PM in the morning and 5.00PM to 8.00PM in the evenings.

Jai Sriman Narayana !!

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