Thursday, February 18, 2010

Kuzhal mannam Lakshmi Narayana Temple

Lakshmi Narayana Temple of Kuzhalmannam Gramam
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Situated in the heart of the agraharam, this ancient temple is considered
as the jewel for its beautiful workmanship. The entrance to the temple
is through a Mukha Mantapam. The carving of GajaLakshmi, the
pillars and various scroll work on the ceiling give an elegant look.
When we enter the temple, the non-stop Nama Japa "OM NAMO
NARAYANAYA" emanating from the temple is welcoming the
devotees and it gives solace and peace to all.
The main Prathishta is Lord Narayana along with Lakshmi, the goddess
of plenty and prosperity. Here Lakshmi is sitting on Lord Narayana's
left thigh. Lakshmi Narayana Swami the presiding deity of the
agraharam has been showering on his devotees with beautiful blessings.
He is reputed for the blessings for Santhanabhagyam.
The floors of the Namaskara Mantapam are built in white marble. The
temple SreeKovil wears a decorated look with Granite flooring. The
front side of the SreeKovil, Sopanam and Sreekovil doors is covered
with beautifully designed brass sheets. Sreekovil doors are covered
with Ashtalakshmi figures.
Important festival days - LakshmiNarayana Temple
Navarathri, Uriyadi Ratholsavam, Vaikunta Ekadasi, Makara
Sankranthi, Sasthapreethi, SriRama Navami, and Prathishta Dinam
Main Offerings - Lakshmi Narayana Temple
Performing Navarathri Vilakku, Abhishekam, Kalabham Charthu, Pal
payasa Nivedyam.
Now this temple has become a dynamic centre of spirituality and
attracting more and more devotees. Many are coming forward to
perform Upanayam and marriage at this temple.

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