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Srirangam (Thiruvarangam) is one of the eight self-mainfested holy shrines (Swayam Vyakta Kshetras) of Lord Vishnu. Being the only shrine benedicted by all the azhvars, it is considered as the first and the most important of the 108 Divyadesams sung by the Azhwars. Life in the temple town is the...
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Srirangam (Thiruvarangam) is one of the eight self-mainfested holy shrines (Swayam Vyakta Kshetras) of Lord Vishnu. Being the only shrine benedicted by all the azhvars, it is considered as the first and the most important of the 108 Divyadesams sung by the Azhwars. Life in the temple town is the most sought after, as this place is Bhooloka Vaikutham. This magnificent temple is most sought after, as this place Bhooloka Vaikutham. This magnificent temple is huge, spanning over 156 acres with full of architectural marvel The majestic Raja Gopuram is 236 feet high with 13 tiers and is the tallest temple tower in Asian Continent. It has seven prakaras or enclosures wherein 21 magnificent towers provide a unique sight to any visitor. As everything is big here, this shrine is know as Perial Koil, the Lord is received as Peria Perumal, the divine consort is hailed as Perial Pirattiar and the festival is called as Peria tirunaal. Not only this shrine is important in the religious map, but also in history as it has withstood the brunt of many invasions. This temple is erected on an islet formed by the Twin Rivers, Cauvery and Coleroon adding scenic beauty. The religious discourses of Sri U.Ve Velukkudi Krishnan are a montage in scholarship. His lecturers are of unparalleled caliber being governed by the three most important factors that define any discipline substance, soul and spirit. The Vidhwan is a personification of erudition with his stupendous study of the Bhagavadh Githa, Upanishads, the 4000 Prabandhams of the Azhwars, Srimad Bhagavadhams and generally all the vaishnavite Upanishads. His achievements as a leading Upanyasam Exponent justify his discussion. He has traveled widely both within India and abroad, where, apart from presenting lectures, he has conducted workshops and seminars for students on how to harmonize materialism with spiritualism. He has authored the books, “Kannanin Mungalil Ezhu”, and “Naan Kanda Nallathu, Jeernodharana service to temples through various Trusts, building of a memorial in Kerala for the Kulasekhara Azhwar and Sri Pillai Lokacharya at Kodikkulam, supporting patasalas for Vedas and Divyaprabhadams, conducting yatras to all holy places throughout the country and financial assistance to deserving students in the lower strata for the higher education are some of his ennobling efforts for the betterment of society.