JAYA ANJANEYA SWAMI TEMPLE, LALAPET, KARUR, T NADU
The beautiful village by name Lalapet is situated near
Kulithalai in the Karur District, Tamil Nadu. You enter the village abutting
the river Cavery surrounded by green lashing paddy fields, banana gardens and
coconut grow, the sight will mesmerise you.
Perumal Kovil of Lalapet
Around three hundred years back an interesting incident
had taken place in this village. There was a beautiful temple in the village
for Sri Varadharaja perumal. People from the surrounding village used to
visit the temple. But they found visiting the temple hampered during the
rainy days and especially when river Cavery flow to the brim. Then the
villagers decided to shift the Perumal temple to the nearby village by name
Kallawpallee. The work progressed well and the Perumal temple of Lalapet was
shifted to Kallawpallee.
Dwajastamba of Kovil
In the process they tried to shift the 'dwajastamba' of Perumal temple
of Lalapet also. The 'dwajastamba' was made of granite stone, and it
was not yielding off the ground. It was then decided to dig the earth around
the 'dwajastamba' to dislodge it. When they started digging, then that
wonder had happened. In the presence of the villagers, a liquid red in colour
started oozing from the earth around the 'dwajastamba'. On council of
elders of the village, it was decided to drop the idea of moving the 'dwajastamba'
from its original place.
Divine Direction of Anjaneya
There was a divine direction to one of the village
elders by none other then Sri Anjaneya moorthi Himself to build a temple. As
directed, an idol of Sri Anjaneya Swami was established right below the 'dwajastamba'.
The idol is south facing and adores the name 'Sri Jaya Anjaneya'. In the days
that followed, the sannathi was built for Sri Anjaneya Swami. 'Maha
kumbabishakam' was performed for this temple once in 1940 and then in the
Not only that the establishment of this temple has this
unique background, there is also a wonder stone which also indicates the
blessing and presence of the Lord in this wonderful and peaceful place in
Wonder stone of Temple
There is a wonder stone in this temple which is oval
and slightly flat in shape, which is believed to fallen from the hands of Sri
Anjaneya when He was carrying the 'marunthu malai' to Sri Lanka. The
Bhakthas whether male or female will observe the sanctity and take
bath in the water drawn from the well of the temple in the morning hours.
With the wet cloth the Baktha mounts on the wonder stone and place
both his hands on the ground adjacent to the wonder stone. The Baktha
will 'smaran' Lord Sri Anjaneya Swami to fulfill his desire.
Then that wonder happens. The wonder stone starts
moving i.e. rotating. If the wish of the Baktha is to be fulfilled by
the Lord, then the wonder stone rotates towards the right direction. If the
wish of the Baktha is not to be fulfilled by the Lord, the wonder
stone then rotates towards the left direction. Once the wonder stone starts
moving then the Baktha will also have to rotate in the direction
without taking out his hand from the ground. If the wish is not justified
then the wonder stone just does not move, rotate at all. It is said that
Ekadesi (11th day after new moon day or full moon day), Thursday,
Saturday or Sunday morning time before nine is most suitable time for this.
H.H.Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Jagatguru Sri Chandrasekarendra
Saraswathi Sankaracharya Swamigal, Sri Jayendra Saraswathi Swamigal, Sri
Sankara Vijayendra Swamigal had visited this temple.
A visit to this peaceful kshethra and simple
looking temple in the serene surrounding will boost the virtuous quality of
the devotee, which is inborn in any human. The blessings of Sri Jaya Anjaneya
will carry the devotee to the new height of his noble thoughts. Come to get
the blessing of this 'Bhakthavatsala' Sri Jaya Anjaneya.