the banks of Thakkan Kulam at Sholingur, is a shrine
with an image of Varadaraja Perumal,
seated on the Garuda vahanam.
Town Temple |
Utsavar deity at the Sholingur Town Temple
is Bhaktavatsalar. The Adikesava
Perumal Sannadhi of the Town Temple is also a sacred
one. People pray for rain at this sannadi by performing
an abishegam, with 1008 pots of offerings
which include ghee, honey, oil, fruits. Interestingly
for all the water and offerings poured on the deity,
there is no outlet inside the sanctum sanctorum.
All the offerings get absorbed at the foot of the
deity. In the Sholingur Town Temple there are separate
sannadhis for Saint Ramanujar, Lord Srinivasar,
Lord Narasimhar and the Doddacharya. There are also
sannidhis for Andal, and the other 11 Alwars, The
Town Temple renovation was funded by Janardhana
Raja, a ruler of Karvet Nagar ( near present day
Pallipet, in Vellore district), The two people who
helped Doddacharya in the renovation were Takka
Reddy and Chidda Reddy. Even today their descendants
perform kein karai, ( service to the lord
) during the festival periods at the Town Temple.
Since there is no Moolavar ( mail icon in the sanctum
sanctorum) at the Town temple there is no Dhwajasthambam
( holy flag mast).