In the month of July 2017, FSL-India, LTV Bangalore region organized a Cultural Event (CE) at Kanchipuram zone under a different theme.
Kanchipuram: Theme: Religion: Varadharaja Perumal Temple or Hastagiri or Attiyuran is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu, located in the holy city of Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu, India. It is one of the Divya Desams, the 108 temples of Vishnu believed to have been visited by the 12 poet saints, or Alwars. It is located in a suburb of Kanchipuram known as the Vishnu Kanchi, that is a home for many famous Vishnu temples. One of the greatest Hindu scholars of Vaishnava Visisht Advaita philosophy – Ramanuja, is believed to have resided in this temple. The temple, along with Ekambareswarar Temple and Kamakshi Amman Temple in Kanchipuram, is popularly known as Mumurtivasam (abode of the trio), while Srirangam is referred to as ‘The Koil’ (temple) and Tirupathi as the ‘Malai’ (hill). Among the Divya Desams, Kanchipuram Varadaraja Perumal temple is known as the ‘Perumal Koil’. This is one of the most sacred places for Vaishnavites. There is another famous temple of Varadarajaswamy in Kurmai, of Palamanermandal in Chittoor District of Andhra Pradesh, called the Kurma Varadaraja Swamy Temple. The Coordinator visited the place with 1 volunteer from Germany, and in the afternoon, they had lunch together after a 1-to-1 talk with the volunteer about the project and host family.
Feedback from Volunteers
- I was very interested to visit the temple at Kanchipuram. Here, I can feel peaceful in this place.
- I was excited that the shrine was really beautiful, and such a big building I have never seen.
- The story behind this temple and the lizard story is good to know, I got some useful information.