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Saturday, August 02, 2008

My visit to Madhuramangalam Sri Embar Temple

It was one of the "Great Sundays" for me as i had the oppurtunity to visit Madhuramangalam - Sri Embar's birthplace. Worshipping / praying at Sri Embar's - Nephew of Udayavar Sri Ramanujar - Temple one can get rid of all problems concerning eyes. My grand parents has been telling me about this temple and this day i had the oppurtunity to go and it was a double bonanza with great dharshan of Sri Embar and also take blessings from the first Jeer of "Madhuramangalam Sri Emberumanar Jeer Math" 'Srimath Paramahasathyadhi Yathiraja Narayana Ramanuja Jeer Swamigal' who is on his Sathurmasa sangalpam from 18th Jul till 15th Sep'08.

If any of you (i suggest all) can spare time you can a part of this great celebration where in Sudharshana Homam, Sri Sukthi Homam, Thanvanthri homam, reciting Thivyaprapandhams are rendered on a day to day basis. The Math has started functioning in a new premises, planning to buy a place on their own, and have started a Patasala also under the name "Sri Ramannuja Sidhantha Vardhini" where in around 10 children are enrolled as on date. If possible you can also support this festival and the temple by contacting the Jeer at + 91 9245772289 or + 9445271545 or +91 9940646881. The temple of Sri Embar is in Madhuramangalam which is 25 km from Kanchipuram and 9 km from Sunkuvarchatram. After visiting this temple you can also got to Sriperumbudur and take the blessings of Udayavar Sri Ramanujar on your way back

My paternal grandparents have always been talking about this temple and my maternal grandfather is from this family jean of Sri Embar and it was like a home coming for me. I had taken my violin along with me and played few krithis in the sanadhi. We all had a pleasant day and returned home after having prasadam at the Math itself. Above are few pictures i was blessed to be with the Jeer and i also had the oppurtunity to perform before him and take the honour with his blessings.