Sri Veda Narayana Swamy Temple of Maha Vishnu in the form of Matsya Sannadhi Street, Tirupathi Road, Nagalapuram, Nagalapuram-517589

This is one and only temple depiciting the Matsya Avatar of Lord Vishnu. Sun rays fall at the feet on the first day, on the chest on the second day and on forehead on the third day. This happens once in a year, 12, 13 and 14th days of Phalguna Month (Panguni in Tamil)(in the month of March)

Temple Etiquette

  • Footwear not allowed inside

    Footwear not allowed inside
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    Footwear to be left outside the temple. In summer be careful of the hot paving stones.

  • Prasad and donation

    Prasad and donation
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    Use your right hand to accept prasad and give donations. The left hand is considered unclean in India.

  • Dress conservatively

    Dress conservatively
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    Avoid shorts, skirts, tanktops and do not expose legs.

  • Avoid cellphones

    Avoid cellphones
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    Use of cell phones is restricted normally. Photography is restricted in some temples.

  • Circumambulation or pradakshina

    Circumambulation or pradakshina
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    Devotees are to walk around the sanctum sanctorum in a clockwise direction


About Sri Veda Narayana Swamy Temple

Among many incarnations of Lord Vishnu, only a few temples depicting the earlier incarnations of Lord Vishnu is available.

The best among these temples are the Sri Veda Narayanaswamy Temple, which is located in Nagalapuram. Lord Vishnu takes the form of Matsya Avatar(Fish), which is the prime form among the ten avatars.

This is one and only temple depiciting the Matsya Avatar of Lord Vishnu.

According to Purana's, the history of Sri Veda Narayanaswamy Temple goes as far as the beginnings of the Universe.

According to legends, this is the place where Lord Vishnu took the form of a fish to go underwater and retrieve the Vedas after defeating the demon Somaka.

After defeating the demon the Lord Vishnu, rests here with the same avatar (Matsya), along with goddesses Sridevi and Bhudevi.

Matsya, blessing the people for the rest of the eternity.

Here the Lord takes the Stature of Dushta Nirvahana (world purification) with the Sudarshana Chakra in prayoga (ready for deployment).

The temple is thronged by thousands of devotees every day, seeking blessings to face and succeeding in the challenges in their lives.

Sri Veda Narayanaswamy is also a relief from the dosha's concerning financial and Vastu bad effects. It is also well renowned for relief from skin diseases. Also, it is beleived that those who pray for Growth in Education, will get their boon fulfilled as he retrived the Vedas from the Demon.

Skin Diseases, Vaastu Dosha and Growth in Education are the prayers rendered at this temple.

According to Purana's, Lord Brahma once took a nap and the Vedas involuntarily slipped out of his mouth. An Asura known as 'Somaka' lie waiting for this occasion. He immediately stole the Vedas and went hiding in the depths of the ocean.

To retrieve the Vedas, the Deva's sought the help of Lord Vishnu to retrieve the Vedas and bring the world back to its original balance.

The Vedas are the vital knowledge required for the creation and running of the universe. With no further issues, Lord Maha Vishnu, took Mathsya avatar and found the demon Somuka in the depths of the ocean. After a fight lasting years, the Lord was able to defeat the Asura and retrieve the Veda's.

Thus Lord Vishnu effectively gave back the world its normal cycle and order.

This temple was built during the time of Sri Krishna Devraya. It is said that he named this town as Nagalapuram in memory of his mother Nagamba.

As Lord took the form of Matsaya to save the Vedas, this temple is called as Veda Naraya Swamy and the devotees can see many Brahmins sitting a side and reading Vedam.

Interesting fact of this temple is as the Lord here is facing towards west, Sun rays fall on the Lord during the Sunset (6pm to 6.15pm).

The Interesting factor in this temple is "Sun rays fall at the feet on the first day, on the chest on the second day and on forehead on the third day. This happens once in a year, 12, 13 and 14th days of Phalguna Month (Panguni in Tamil)(in the month of March).

Recently while cleaning the temple tirtham (Pond) they found a rare kind of fish in the pond with different colours.

Many people came to see this miracle as this is the temple dedicated to mathya avataram.

 

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