In the state of Tamil Nadu in South India, Sri Kalyana Srinivasar temple is located in the small village named as Sanyasi Gramam in the district of Tirunelveli. The important deity of this temple is Kalyana Srinivasar (Sri Venkatachalapathi) (Lord Vishnu) and his consorts are Alamelu Manga Thayaru. The historical name of this particular place is Vidyagopalapuram.
The holy tree of this shrine is Vilwa. The holy water of this temple is Gopala Srinivasa theertham. The agamam or pooja of this shrine is named as Vaikanasam. This temple is about 500 years old. In this temple, the Lord is a replica of Sri Venkatachalapathi in Tirupati.
Major Festivals at Kalyana Srinivasar Temple
Devotees and pilgrims largely assemble in the festivals of Tamil New Year Day (Almost on April 14 or a day before or after sometimes), Rapathu (ten nights), Deepavali (the day with beautiful dressings (alankaras)) in October-November), Aanipooram (June-July), A 41 day (a period covering a mandalam) festival, Navarathri and Brahmmotsavam in Purattasi (September-October), Thai Pongal almost on January 14 and Vaikunda Ekadasi in December-January) are celebrated in the temple.
Kalyana Srinivasar Temple Timings
The temple is open for all the Hindus from 8.00 a.m. to 10.30 a.m. and 5.30 p.m. to 8.00 p.m
Sthalapuranam of Kalyana Srinivasar Temple
According to the local legends, the temple’s specialty is, “The presiding deity in the temple is an exact replica of the deity in Tirupati, hence this place is known as Then Tirupati (Tirupati of South). Lord Srinivasa has Sridevi and Boodevi in his right and left chest respectively and conch.” In the temple, the Vimana (tower) above the sanctum sanctorum is known as Ananda Vimanam.
Sri Kalyana Srinivasar Temple, Sanyasigramam, Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu