This Srivaishnava Divya desam is located near the shores of Bay of Bengal. Mamallamallapuram now corrupted as Mahabalipuram is Varaha kshetram and a  famous tourist centre.


The sculptures speak volumes about the contributions of Chola,Pandya , Vijayanagara kings to this place  and it was an important trade center.  


This holy place also  glorified as   Thirukadalmallai  is the birth place of  the great Bhoodath Azhwar which is  55kms away from Chennai and one of the 22 Thondai naadu divya desam







VIMANA               :   PUNDARIKA


THIRUMANGAI AZHWAR(20 pasurams-1088-1107),

BHOODATH AZHWAR       (7 pasurams),



Legend reveals about  a  devotee  Sage Pundarika who  was on a piligrimage visiting various shrines, reached this place.  He was amazed to see  numerous 1000 petaled lotuses  in a pond. He immediately desired to offer them to Lord Ksheerabadhrinathan lying  at the milk ocean and this desire was also endorsed by asareeri( heavenly voice).


The sage was so immersed in bhakti that he started his way to Ksheerasagaram and as the ocean, Bay of Bengal was obstructing his path, he left the garland of flowers near the shore and  in the divine mood , attempted to  empty the ocean  which was an impossible task. This is as similar to the devotion expressed by the  the great Kulashekhara Azhwar who marched towards the sea to fight with the rakshasas along with Lord Rama  .


Pleased with the sage’s devotion, Perumal  appeared  as an old Brahmin  and took the audience of the sage .  The sage requested the Brahmin to take care of the flowers and left to Mahabalipuram to fetch some food. 

Bharat Kund,Nandigram

When the sage returned he was astonished to see Perumal lying on the floor on Adisesha with the garland of flowers near His Thiruvadi.  The sage  glorified  Perumal and pleaded  the Lord to continue to stay in this place and give darshan.  Thus, we can see the Perumal lying on the floor and the sage seated near His Thiruvadi.The temple priests were kind to explain about the sthala puranam .Adiyen offers humble obeisances to them .


Adiyen Ramanuja dasan


About Kazhiyur Varadan

Am seeker of true knowledge , aspiring to serve and share the divine pastimes of Lord and HIS devotees . Interested in meeting devotees and love traveling to all holy places . Major interest is to interact with devotees and be of some use to the world in spreading Lord's divine play . This blog is an attempt of knotting a garland of priceless pearls from Sri vaishnava Divya desam . .....Divya leelai .. .......and .Divyaanubhuthee shared by zillions of hari bhaktaas . Though Adiyen is neither competent or qualified in sharing this elixir of spiritual world , out of abundant mercy from asmath Acharyar His Holiness Sri Sri MudaliAnddan swamigal ,adiyen is attempting to reproduce the same which is done purely by the grace of AchAryar and the Lordships by hearing from various advanced devotees . Am like a bee collecting the nectar from sacred flowers and posting the same in this honey comb blog .. There can be few photographs which would have been uploaded from google images to practically have the feel of the holy place and be of some service to the devotees . In case the owner of the pictures /images, videos has any objections for this adiyen shall remove the same . If any of the images presented here violates copyright issues or infringes anyone copyright or are not under "Fair use" the same shall be removed ASAP . Anything erroneous in adiyens post is completely my fault/ignorance and anything noteworthy goes to the spiritual masters . Any faults are solely due to my poor understanding and seek pardon for my poor expression . All the divine pastimes shared are from the lectures and the ones shared by several advance devotees .All the compliments and praise belong to the great Spiritual masters for their mercy on adiyen ( your servant ) to share and re share in this blog to remain that bliss always ...... Seeking your blessings in this small service of sharing the divine posts .. Adiyen Ramanuja dasan Jai Sriman Narayana IMPORTANT 1) Spiritual Material posted in this blog are just for information purpose and for spreading awareness. Few divine pastimes which was shared in discourses and the holy place is being re shared which are subject to mistakes or discrepancies with time . So, kindly , don't be offensive and don't post any aggressive or illegitimate comments on the blogs due to the differences in opinions. 2) This blog may contain links to other sites through advertisement, user comments, articles. While Adiyen tries to link only to sites that are safe and secure, Adiyen am not responsible for the content or the privacy practices employed by other sites., since the linked site is not under the control of me, am not responsible for the contents of any linked site or contents of the links mentioned in the links site. Adiyen am providing this link just for informational and academic purposes only. 3) This blog may contain inaccurate, incorrect and clerical errors. Adiyen do not warrant nor assure the accuracy/correctness/completeness of the materials/articles or the reliability of any advice, opinion, comment or other information displayed or distributed through this blog . 4) We are in the service of spreading the divine pastimes of LORD and HIS devotees .Please correct adiyen in any shortcomings .
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  1. G ANAND says:

    Jai HO!! ____^0_____ divine.


  2. SATYA GOPALAN says:

    Hari Om! Devotion will never go unrewarded – proved by the life of a Rishi that only intensifies Adiyen’s Faith in Sthalasayana Perumal like a nail pierced by a hammer! The video perforates the Divinity via Nadasvaram in the midst of Swami’s description. Only Varadan could picturise such an atmosphere!
    Adiyen – Ramanuja Dasan -Jai Sriman Narayana!

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