In the district of Salem, Sri Prasanna Venkataramanar temple is situated in the tiny village known as Chinna Tirupati, near Karuvalli, in the state of Tamil Nadu in South India. The Chief deity of this temple is Prasanna Venkataramanar (Lord Krishna) and his consort is Alarmel Mangai.
The holy trees of this temple are Arappu and Tamarind. The historical name of this place is none. The holy water of this temple is Chandra Pushkarini. The agamam or pooja of this temple is called as Pancharathram. This temple is nearly 500 years old in this region.
In a grand manner, the following festivals celebrated are Vaikasi Vasanth Utsav in May-June, Chitra Poornima in April-May; Aani Tirumanjanam in June-July; Navarathri in September-October, Sri Rama Navami and Vaikunda Ekadasi in December-January in the temple. According to the local legends, “Perumal graces the devotees in His standing posture. Sweet pudding – Sarkarai Pongal is offered as nivedhana to Lord. Devotees pray to Lord with special dressings – alankaras for wedding, child, prosperity and promotion and education boons. To cure their cattle from disease, devotees pray to Flute Krishna in the prakara with butter covering.”
It is to be noted that special thanks giving pujas are offered to the Lord too by the devotees and pilgrims wholeheatedly at this shrine. Lord Prsanna Venkataramana Perumal is a swayambumurthi in this shrine. The temple is open from 5.00 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. and 3.30 p.m. to 6.00 p.m for all the Hindus. Devotees and pilgrims perform Tirumanjanam to Lord and wholeheartedly offering vastras.
Address: Sri Prasanna Venkataramanar Temple, Chinna Tirupati, Karuvalli – 636 305, Salem district. Tamil Nadu