Sri Oppiliappan Pattabhisheka Ramar Temple

Brief History of the Temple

Thiru Shreenivasan (S/o Ramanujachar), native of Velinallur, Income Tax Officer by profession, was a staunch Rama Devotee. He had been living with a regular practice of Srimath Ramayana Parayanam. He was blessed by the Lord to build a temple. To fulfill his desire, he contacted Shree U.V. Thirukannan Narasimha Raghavachariar, disciple of Srimath 42nd Azhahiya Singar. With blessings, the said Swamy advocated to start a Trust called “Sree Shreenivas Trust” with vital contribution. Such being the case, the Lord showered His Choicest Blessings upon one Shree Shreenivasan, who had come forward from Bombay (New Mumbai) to sell his land at Madipakkam to raise the proposed temple and did so. Accordingly he registered the land in the name of the Trust, spending the money so far collected. With the great guidance of Azhchur D. Sreenivasachar, Agama Vidwan of Shri Ahobila Mutt, the work was started in 1984 and completed on 04/09/1987, within a short span of time. In the presence of the following Swamees:-

1. Azhchur Sreenivasa Swamy
2. Kanchipuram Sreenivasa Swamy
3. Vadakupattu Aravamudhan
4. Mukkur U.V. Lakshmi Narasimhachariar

The following Deities were erected and a Mahasamprokshanam was performed :

1. Moolavar – Pattabisheka Ramar
2. Uthsavar – Bhoomi Thayar Sametha Sri Oppili Appan

Subsequently in 1992,. Shree Sudarshana Azhwar Sannathi was added alike Thirumohur and in 2000, it was proposed to add Moolvar Sri Oppili Appan alike Uppiliappan Temple, Kumbakonam, with an expenditure of 30 lakhs. Accordingly, in Avani 2003, Uthiradam and Thiruvonam Stars, the following Lords were installed as moolvar and a Maha Samprokshanam was perfored for:

1. Sri Bhoomidevi
2. Sri Oppliappan
3. Markandeya Maharishi

Present Functioning of the Temple:

To maintain the vast temple in a regular and continuous manner, in 2005, “Sri Oppiliappan Pattabisheha Rama Sri Padha Service Sabha” was started and in 2007, the website by name was started. With the great cooperation of the devotees, 104 celebrations are being done annually.

The following regular Uthsavams are conducted :

a. Sri Oppiliappan Thirumanjanam on every Thiruvonam Star Day with Ghee Deepam and Sahasranama Archana
b. Sri Rama Thirumanjanam & Thiruveethi Purappadu on every Punarvasu Star.
c. Pavithrothsavam in the Adi Month.
d. Sri Oppiliappan Varshika Uthsavam in Avani month.
e. Thirumaavilakku Submission in Purattasi month.
f. Navarathri Utsavam
g. Parivettai, Vanabhojanam Utsavam
h. With effect from 2009, the Lord has been giving His Grace to adjacent villages. Also, Theppotsavam in Kathikeyapuram Lake is being conducted.
i. Rama Navami Utsavam in Chitrai and a Visit to Nanganallur
j. Pancha Garuda Seva Uthsavam at Nanganallur