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“He solves your problems regarding properties.. is the belief”

Sri Sthala Sayanaperumal Temple
Reviewed August 28, 2018

If you have a problem regarding your property or buying one.. its believed that he solves it.The Goddess is also called nilayambigai... You can find the The Shrine of the perumal reclining with his hands rested on the ground.. marking that he will help regarding lands.. A nice temple close to the mamallapuram bus stand... not many visitors know about the same

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Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

This Temple is the centerpiece of the town. It is where the chariot is housed. I was disappointed to find that the chariot ceremony was past. Believers become quite anxious during that event and the drama unfolding is not to be missed.

The arches and courtyard seem to be much older than the actual Temple. If you wander around to the sides you’ll see some of the true ancient aspects of this property. I spent a few different times of the day looking at it.

Not being part of the religious experience first hand does limit my knowledge of it. Very impressive nonetheless.

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Reviewed March 6, 2018

Right as you come out of the shore temple complex we see this temple .Access is easy and darshan is relaxed.Of the same antiquity as the other temples (approx. 1000 years plus) the temple is peaceful and there as a huge as the srirangapatnam temple is still very impressive.

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Reviewed January 14, 2018

This temple is among the 108 Divya Desam, or must visit holy temples and it lies in the 61st place on that list. Lord Vishnu appears in the teaching posture having his hands on the chest. It is said that Mahabali Chakravarthy ruled this sthala and as per the boon that he got from Vamaana, one of the incarnations of Lord Vishnu this sthala is named as "Mahabalipuram". Once, Mamallapuram or Mahabalipuram sea region was a dense forest. Sage Pundareeka was performing penance here. He saw a lotus flower in a nearby tank and liked to place this flower at the feet of the Lord Narayana in the Milk Ocean. After picking up these flowers, he went towards the Lord's feet but the sea obstructed his march. To make his way, he began to dry the sea by removing the water day and night. This went for years. He got too tried and he cried "Oh Lord if I am your true devotee, let the sea dry and make way for me. Till such time I reach you these flowers should not fade off ". He was fully concentrating on the Lord. Lord appeared before him as an aged man. That old man asked the sage to get him some food, as he was very hungry and also advised him to stop this impossible task. The sage asked the old man to hold his flower basket and wait till he brought food for him, saying that he was determined to see Perumal in Tiruparkadal, place the flowers at His feet and would not rest till then. The sage then went to bring food for the old man. Before he returned, Perumal wore all the flowers on His Thirumeni. It was shock for the sage to see his Lord.

As Lord appears in his reclining posture, he is praised as Sthala Sayana or reclining Perumal. As there were 7 temples here, the place was then called Seven Temple City in Tamil. All of them were swallowed by the fury of sea. Pallava king Rajasimhan built three temples then, of which two became prey to sea fury again. The remaining one is the present Lord Sri Sthala Sayana Perumal temple. This is also under the attack of sea waves. Considering a possible future calamity, Vijaya Nagar king Parangusa built a temple within the city of Mamallapuram in the 14th century and installed Perumal. All poojas are dedicated to this Perumal only now. It is the belief of the devotees, that worshipping Sthala Sayana Perumal means worshipping Perumal in His Vaikuntha dham itself directly.

Must visit place !!! Photography not allowed inside the temple.

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Reviewed October 22, 2017

Sri Sthala Sayanaperumal Temple is located right next to the Mahabalipuram bus stand. The temple is very old and has lot of history. It is meant to help the needy for issues in health and wellness. The temple is one among the 108 Vaishnavite temples and hosts Sthalasayana Perumal (Lord Vishnu) and Nilamangai Thayar.

The temple is open from 7.00 AM to 12.00 PM and from 3.00 PM to 8.00 PM.

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