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2020 Nagalapuram Temple Surya Puja Sri Veda Narayana Swamy Temple Dates

Nagalapuram Veda Narayana Perumal Temple Surya Puja from 23-03-2020 to 27-03-2020

Nagalapuram Veda Narayana Perumal Temple Float Begins from 23-03-2020 to 27-03-2020

Nagalapuram Sri Veda Narayana Swamy Temple is 63 km from Tirupati and 70.5 km from Chennai. If you have traveled from Chennai, Nagalapuram is located about 13.2 km from Uthukkottai on the road to Puthur, after Suruttuppalli.

The Surya Pooja Mahotsavam will be conducted for five days from March 23rd to 27th in the temple of Lord Sri Vedanarayana Swamy located in Nagalapuram, Chittoor.

Surya Pooja Darshanam will start from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM on every day from March 23rd to 24th and Thiruveedhi Utsavam will be by 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM during the festival.

Similarly, the Theppotsavam will be celebrated for five days from March 23rd to 27th during evenings from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM.

This temple is called Matsya Avataara Sthalam because the Lord here is seen in Mathsya Avatar. The main deity is Veda Narayana Swamy, as he is believed that he saved the Vedas from the demon Somakudu. The Lord is seen here with his wives Sri Devi and Bhu Devi and in one of his hands he holds the Sudarshana Chakra in prayoga (ready to be released)

The Pooja to the Lord of Surya, which occurs annually at the time of Sukla Dwadasi, Trayodasi and Chathurdasi of the Tamil month Panguni (Meena Maasam), which is approximately the last week of each month in March.

Surya Rays Sri Veda Narayana Temple

On the above 3 days, the sun’s rays can be seen from the horizon, entering the sanctuary from the main entrance of the gopuram and falling into the Lord’s Thiruvadi on the first day, Naabhi (navel) on the second day and forehead on the third day, at sunset (around 5:45 PM to 6:15 PM), since the Lord is looking west here. The deity is located about 600 meters from the main entrance of Gopuram and the rays of the sun must cross this distance to fall directly on the deity which has lasted for centuries. This event means Seva of the Sun God for the Lord to warm his chilled body since the Lord was underwater for many years during his war against Somukasura.

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