Chakrapani Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu located in Kumbakonam, Tamil Nadu, The temple situated at a distance of 2 km North West from Kumbakonam railway station. Vishnu appears in the form of a disk or chakra and reduces the glory of Surya (the sun), who then becomes his devotee. Like Shiva, Chakrapani has a third eye on her forehead. This temple one of the main temples in Kumbakonam.
About 3 km from Kumbakonam Railway Station, Chakrapani Temple is a Hindu temple located on the south bank of the Cauvery River in Kumbakonam in the Thanjavur district of Tamil Nadu. This temple is one of the main temples in Kumbakonam.
Chakrapani Temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu and depicted in the shape of a disk or chakra. Chakrapani with eight arms and Mother Sudarsanavalli with Arul darshan depicted. Like Shiva, Chakrapani has a third eye on her forehead. Brahma, Surya, and Agni depicted worshiping the Lord.
According to legend, Sudarsana Chakra, the disc, is the most powerful weapon of Lord Vishnu. He once sent his Sudarsana Chakra to Patala Loka to kill the demon Jalandasura. This weapon believed to have come out of the underworld through the river Cauvery. Lord Brahma, who was bathing in the river, impressed and installed the image of Sudarsana here. The temple known for its elegant pillars. There is a bronze statue of King Serboji II worshiping the Lord, as he said to cured of his illness by the grace of this Lord.
Chakrapani Temple attracts devotees who are mentally or physically weak due to illness or problems. Sudarsana Homam, Thirumanjanam and special lamp rituals called Sahasranamarchanai are some of the special pujas performed in this temple. Lord Surya surrendered to the Lord at this holy place. Therefore, those who are under the rule of Rahu and Ketu and are facing problems due to planetary movement in their life should pray to Chakra Raja for seven and a half-year Saturn period.
The temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu and depicted in the shape of a disk or chakra. Chakrapani with eight arms and Mother Sudarsanavalli with Arul darshan depicted. Like Shiva, Chakrapani has a third eye on her forehead. Brahma, Surya, and Agni depicted worshiping the Lord.
According to legend, Sudarsana Chakra, the disc, is the most powerful weapon of Lord Vishnu. He once sent his Sudarsana Chakra to Patala Loka to kill the demon Jalandasura.
Once, Lord Brahma was performing yajna on the banks of river Kaveri. He was impressed by the wheel and installed it there. In front of these chakra lights, the light of the sun, which was shining with extraordinary brilliance, became dim.
So, Sun became jealous of the Vishnu Chakra and increased his luster over the Sri Chakra to quell his pride, and the Chakra drew its luster to his Self and taught him a lesson. Then Surya realized his folly and surrendered at his holy feet. At this holy place, Sri Chakrapani Swami came out from Sri Chakra and gave darshan to Surya. By the grace of Sri Chakrapani Swamy, Surya prayed for the boon of building a temple to this Lord and naming this holy city of Kumbakonam “Bhaskara Kshetra”. It was granted. Bhaskara Kshetra became a famous pradhan place that gave benefits to many worshipers of Sri Chakrapani Swamy.
Sun God should be the presiding over all planets (Nava Grahas). He completely surrendered to the presiding deity of this temple. So, if one worships Sri Chakrapani Swamy, all the doshas will be removed by the nine planets (Nava Grahas).
The important religious events celebrated in this temple are the 10-day Brahmotsavam, Chariot festival, Pavithrotsavam in Chitra (April – May), Theppat festival, or Thepdotsavam in Vaikasi.
People suffering from seven and a half years of Shani, Ashtama Shani, Rahu Dosha, Rahu Buddhi, Ketu Dosha, etc. come to this Kshetra and pray to this Lord, that the dosha will be removed.
Chakrapani Temple Timings:
6 AM – 12 PM and 4 PM – 8 PM
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