of Vishnu: All about the Alwars, the works of the Alwars, historical
background, the shrines, their geographical distribution and more.
wise index pointing to the divya desam shrines all over India with details on
historical background, temple layout, architecture, iconography, festivals etc.
|The Ranganathar temple
at Srirangam in Tamilnadu is the
foremost of the 108 Divya Desams and is a repository of history and art.
||The Venkateswara temple
at Tirumala-Tirupati in Andhra Pradesh
is the most visited temple in India.
||The Parthasarathy temple
at Tiruvallikkeni is a historic
monument coexisting with the hustle and bustle of Chennai.
|The Padmanabha swami
temple at Tiruvanandapuram in
Kerala is a vast temple complex steeped in tradition.
in the lofty Himalayas was visited by Adi Sankara several centuries ago.
in Gujarat, enshrining Krishna is an integral part of Indian mythology related to Krishna.
|The five Krishnaranya
shrines of Tamilnadu are Tiruvazhundur,
Tirukkannankudi, Kapistalam, Kannapuram and Kannamangai
||The massive Varadaraja Perumaal temple complex
is the foremost of the 14 Divya Desam shrines in Kanchipuram,
||Shrines associated with the Pancha
Pandavas in Kerala are Chengannur
, Tiruppuliyur , Aranmula , Tiruvamundur
near Kumbhakonam hosts a spectacular chariot procession in the month of January.
in Andhra Pradesh, Sholingur near
Chennai are home to ancient hill temples enshrining Narasimha.
||The Trivikrama avataram
of Vishnu is enshrined at Tiruoorakam
at Kanchi, Trikakkara in Kerala, Tirukkovalur near Tiruvannamalai, & Sirkazhi near Chidambaram.
is the birthplace of Andal, whose hymns are sung through the
morning hours of the month of Margazhi in Tamilnadu.
and Mathura are an integral part of
Indian mythology and have been revered by the hymns of the Alwars.
|The presiding deity at Nachiyaar Koyil near Kumbhakonam
in Tamilnadu is taken out in procession on a stone Garuda mount (Kal Garudan).
temple within the city and the Kallazhagar
temple in the suburbs are the well known Divya Desam shrines in the Madurai
temple near Tirunelveli enshrining Azhagiya Nambi is of great
and Alwar Tirunagari are the foremost
of 9 shrines in the Tirunelveli region addressed by the saint Nammalwar
in his hymns.
near Madurai is closely associated with incidents from the life of Ramanujacharya.
and Tirupatisaram in Kanyakumari
district, worship is carried out as per the Kerala Tantram protocol.