Athi Venkateswara Different Musical Notes From Hanuman Vanmutti

There seems to be no end to the number of temples in India which are astonishing in terms of architectural marvels and special characteristics.

And the contributions they make in rewriting Indian history.

Though I have written on many such temples,this is one is quite surprising as I thought I have covered all such temples in and around Myladuthurai,Tamil Nadu.

There is a temple near Myladuthurai dedicated to Vishnu as Vanmutti Perumal,which in Tamil means the God that touches the Heaven.

This temple has the Idol made of Athi Tree as the one in Kanchipuram Varadaraja Perumal temple.

The moolavar is Lord Vishnu and the Utsavar is Yoga Narasimha,which is a rarity.

In addition,there is Hanuman,whose body parts emit different musical notes from different parts of His body!

‘Sri Srinivasa Perumal, Kozhikuthi bestows Peace, prosperity, happiness and wealth.

The temple is more than 1400 years old. The presiding deity, Vanamutti Perumal is more than 12 feet tall and carved out of a single Athi (Fig) tree. According to legend, Vanamutti Perumal gave Viswaroopa Dharshan to Pippalar Maharishi…’

This temple Moolavar is worshipped with Sani Gayathri every morning.

This Gayatri is by Sage Pippala.

Will be writing on Pippala Maharishi.

The Lord is made up of single Athi (Fig) tree with 4 hands holding Sangu, Chakram, Gadhai. TulasiMalai, Ornaments, were beautifully carved. The Vimanam looks like an Umbrella which is known as ‘Chathra Vimanam’. There is a beautiful shrine for Lord Yoga Narasimhar. Those who worship Lord Narasimhar would be cured of all their ailments and find relief from various problems...
There is a beautiful shrine for Lord Anjaneya. The unique feature of this Lord Anjaneyar is that the tail is coiled with a bell which lies over the head of Anjaneyar. Here Anjaneyar is called Sapthaswara Anjaneyar since Seven Music notes are produced (Sa re ga ma pa dha nee.) when it is touched in different places. Many musicians used to visit the temple regularly. Musicians and dancers who lit the Ghee lamp is assured of success in their profession...

How to reach.


Moovalur is 3 km from Mayiladuthurai on the Kumbakonam road. Kozhikuthi is 3 km from Moovalur. Mini buses bound to Vaanathi Rajapuram from Mayiladuthurai pass through Kozhikuthi. From Mayavaram Bus Stand, drive on the Kumbakonam Highway. Take a right at Moovalur (3 kms from Railway station) and drive North 3 kms to reach Vanamutti. Alternately, from Mayavaram take the Poompuhar- Kallanai road (North of Railway station) to take a right at Chozhapettai to reach Vanamutti. The Temple is located at about 6 kms North West of the Mayiladuthurai Railway Station. Nearest Airport is located at Trichy.( )

To reach the temple please contact the following addresses :
No.7 Town Station Road
Mayiladuthurai-609 001
Tamil Nadu, India
Phone: 04364-223395
Mobile: 0-98424 23395
Mahalakshmi Subramaniam
Tulasi Apartments, Flat No.:3 Geetha Govindam
11(6) Kuppusamy Street, T.nagar
Chennai-600 017
Tamil Nadu, India
Phone: 044- 28152533
Mobile: 0-98400 53289 .

Temple inscriptions.

There are inscriptions on the granite walls which mention the divine power of the temple. At one place the inscription clearly reveals that this temple is known for “Sani Preethi Sthalam”. The inscription also reveals that there are 51 Saturdays in a year and 10 Vedic Pundits are to be fed after taking oil bath in all the 51 Saturdays..’

Reference and citation.

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