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Sri Ranganathar Temple, Thiruneermalai
Sri Ranganathar Temple in Thiruneermalai, a suburb of Chennai is one of the 108 Divyadesams of Sri Vishnu. This kshetram is also called as "Thoyagiri Kshetram". By visiting this Temple, one can get the Dharshan of Perumal in 4 Forms. Thirumangai Alwar and Bhoothathalwar have composed beautiful Paasurams, one of the compositions in Naalayira Divya Prabandham on Lord Neervannar.
"Mount Kailash" is the place dedicated to Lord Shivan and since the Perumaan tirunaama is Arulmighu Kailasanathar, this temple can be referred as the Bhoologa Kailasham. Kanchipuram's ancient Arulmighu Kailasanathar temple was built by the Pallava King Rajasimha Varman and his son Mahendra Varman in 8th century. It is believed that devotees who visit this temple will get rid of Kethu Dosham. When visiting this temple, one can be reminded of the great Mahabalipuram monuments because those typical Pallava style of a Pyramidal Tower, beautiful pillars can be seen here. The Kailasanathar temple is constructed out of sand stone and the Archaeological Survey of India is now trying to restore to their older conditions.
"Pancha" means Five. So, for Pancha Mugha Anjaneyar means Anjaneyar with Five faces. One of the faces will be of Anjaneyar's. The other four faces are the faces of Sri Narasimhar, Sri Garudalwar, Sri Varahar and Sri Hayagreevar. These five faces have unique characters and shaktis to explain.
Vishwaroopa Dharshan means showing His original representation in a very big way. As soon as we think of Vishwaroopa Dharshan, next second we will think of the great Dharshan of Sri Krishnar shown to Arjunan during the Mahabharatha war. Let us now know about this Vishwaroopa Dharshan ...
Kanchi Sri Chandrashekarendra Saraswati Swamigal is the 68th Sankaracharya of the Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam. He is populalry referred to as "Maha Periyaval" or "Paramacharya" by his disciples and followers.
"A frog had a rupee, which he kept in his hole. One day an elephant was going over the hole, and the frog, coming out in a fit of anger, raised his foot, as if to kick the elephant, and said, 'How dare you walk over my head?' Such is the pride that money begets!
A jnani cannot injure any body. He becomes like a child. The anger and egotism of a jnani are mere appearances; they are not real.
"A man is truly free, even here in this embodied state, if he knows that God is the true agent and he by himself is powerless to do anything."
"After installing the Deity on the lotus of your heart, you must keep the lamp of remembering God ever burning."
"As long as you are a person with an ego of your own, cannot conceive, think of or perceive God other than as a person."
"At a certain stage in the path of devotion, the devotee finds satisfaction in God with form, and at another stage, in God without it."
"Be not a traitor in your thoughts. Be sincere; act according to your thoughts; and you shall surely succeed. Pray with a sincere and simple heart, and your prayers will be heard."