In the holy city of Kanchipuram, stands the Adi Kesava Perumal temple, where the divinity of Lord Vishnu is worshipped. The temple was praised in the hymns of the Alwar saints as the 108 sacred abodes of Vishnu, making it one of the divyadesams. The shrine is the birthplace of Ramanujan, a revered Vaishnavite saint, credited with popularising Vaishnavism in the country. It is said that Ramanujan transferred his powers to an idol and gave it to his disciple before his death and it is this idol that is installed in the temple. The gold plated shrine in front of the hall of Ramanuja is the contribution of the Maharaja of Mysore.
The legend regarding the temple revolves around the Boodha Ganas, who requested Lord Vishnu to relieve them from a curse by Lord Shiva. Vishnu created a spring here through a serpent named Anantha. He gave his darshan to the Bhoodha Ganas from the bank of the theertha which relieved them of the curse. To show their gratitude, the Bhoodha Ganas erected this temple for Adi Kesava Perumal.This temple is part of the famous Kanchipuram Divya Des...View more
The temple is built in Dravidian style of architecture with intricately and colourfully sculpted tiered gopuram. There is a mandap in front of the temple where Sri Ramanuja was born. The deity of the Lord is in granite and in the standing posture. There is a shrine for Garuda facing Adi Kesava. There is a vast temple pond next to the shrine with a small stone manadapa in the centre.
Devotees are advised to wear clean and conservative attire. Western dresses are not allowed in the temples of Tamil Nadu
Sriperumbudur is the birth place of Sri Ramanauja, one of the greatest Vaishnava saints of all times. He was a Hindu theologian, philosopher and spiritual leader. The former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated here in 1991.
The priests perform regular pujas and rituals to the deity. The temple has six various rituals performed through the day.
Flowers, clothes, ghee lamps, milk abhishekam to Ramanujam.
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