Navaneetha Krishnan Temple, Arasalur, Trichy
|Architectural style:||Dravidian architecture|
|Address:||Navaneetha Krishna Perumal Temple,
Arasalur, Thottiyam,Trichy District.
|Phone||+91 90037 55195|
Legend / Local stories
This place is called as Arasalur as this place is full of Peepal Tree (Called as Arasamaram).
As Navaneetha Krishna Perumal is believed to take Kalki Avatar, this place is called as Asvathavur then corrupted to Arasalur.
Ashwatha Raja Puram:
The historical name of the temple was Ashwatha Raja Puram which in course of time became Arasalur. In centuries gone by, this was a place where Vedic chants were heard through the day.
The Aasuri clan form Karnataka stayed here on the way to Srirangam. It is believed that they built the temple that one sees in the current form and structure. Salt was sold in large quantities and the sale proceeds were used for the maintenance of the temple in centuries gone by.
Presiding Deity is called as Srinivasa Perumal in standing posture and is facing east. Utsavar is Navaneetha Krishna Perumal. Navaneetha Krishnan is seen with a butter ball in his right hand and providing a friendly welcoming gesture with his left. His right leg is seen placed on Lotus petals. Navaneetha Krishnan is seen flanked by Rukmini and Satyabhama. Namm Azhvaar, Ramanuja and Swami Desigan are all seen together in a Sannidhi next to each other.
Chandran and Suryan are seen on the upper wall of the sanctum offering their prayers to Lord Navaneetha Krishnan. Also, on the upper wall of maha mandapa are ancient carvings. Presiding Deity is guarded by Karuppanna Swamy in southwest, Bhagavathy Amman in northwest, Mariamman in northeast and Pidari Amman in southeast.
Shrines for Anjaneya, Lakshmi Narasimha and Lakshmi Hayagriva can be seen in the corridors. Hanuman is called as Kambathadiyan in this Temple and is facing south direction with Sanjeevi mount (Panacea Mountain) in his hand. People believe that, worshipping him will relieve them from the fear of Lord Yama (Yama Payam) and will be blessed to fulfill their desires.
Narasimha and Hayagriva are worshipped to get relieved from black magic, credit problems, marriage barriers and child barriers. Sukantha Kunthalambal Samedha Thayumanava Swamy Shiva Shrine is also present here. To the north of this place, there is a mount with full of herbs. This is believed to be formed from a piece of Sanjeevi mount fallen in this place.
Temple Opening Time
The Temple remains open from 06:00 am to 12:00 am and 04:00 pm to 08:00 pm.
Navarathri, Chitra Pournami, Margazhi 30day Utsavam and Panguni Uthiram- Kalyana Utsavam are the festivals celebrated in this temple with much fanfare.
This is a Prarthana Sthalam for the unmarried and the childless. Belief is also that one will be able to cross all hurdles and overcome any obstacles by performing an archanai here on the start birth day.
How to Reach:
The Temple is located at about 3 Kms from Thottiyam, 4 Kms from Thottiyam Bus Stand, 1 Km from Thirunarayanapuram, 18 Kms from Kulithalai, 19 Kms from Kulithalai Railway Station, 16 Kms from Mayanur Railway Station, 59 Kms from Trichy and 64 Kms from Trichy Airport. The Temple is situated to the south of Thottiyam off the Namakkal / Salem Highway. From Trichy, one can take Salem bound express bus to get down at Thottiyam Police Station. Take an Auto from here to reach the temple. By train, one can get down at Kulithalai (Mangalore Express from Chennai Egmore) stops here at 6 am. From Kulithalai, one can take a bus to Thottiyam via Musiri across the Cauvery bridge. Nearest Airport is located at Trichy.
Navaneetha Krishna Perumal Temple,
Mobile: +91 90037 55195