Thursday, January 12, 2017

Rajagopala Swamy Temple, Komal, Nagapattinam

Rajagopala Swamy Temple, Komal, Nagapattinam
Rajagopala Swamy Temple is dedicated to Hindu God Vishnu located at Komal Village in Nagapattinam District of Tamilnadu. Presiding Deity is called as Raja Gopalan and Mother is Rukmini and Satyabama. This place is sacred land for Krishna devotees. This place is located at about 3 Kms south of Therazhundhoor. The enthusiastic participation of Rama Nama writers and the untiring efforts of the volunteers have ensured Rama Nama Pradhishtaa at this temple for 36 crores time on the year 2009.



Legends
Sacred Land for Krishna Devotees:
Lord Sri Krishna manifests himself in Komal as Raja Gopala along with his consorts Rukmini and Satyabama. Furthermore, the Lord also gives darshan in his Venugopala and Madanagopala forms in this temple, thus making it a treat for Krishna devotees everywhere. This sacred Komal land is very dear to Lord Krishna.
Krishna taught lesson to Brahma for his arrogance:
Once Sri Brahma, in an act of arrogance and defiance, used his Maya power of delusion to hide the cows of Brindavan that were so lovingly tended to by Lord Sri Krishna. This resulted in much chaos amidst the villagers, but Lord Krishna decided to teach Brahma a lesson by creating a brand new set of cows. Seeing this power of creation wielded so effortlessly by the young Sri Krishna, Brahma realized his folly and begged forgiveness at the Lord’s feet. He also restored the cows that he hid with his mayashakti.
Brindavan now had a bit of a problem on its hands. It had twice the number of cows all of a sudden – the Gokula cows hid by Brahma and the Gopala cows created by Lord Sri Krishna. But this problem was just a stage set up by the Lord who transcends time and place for yet another divine Leela. In a trice, the Lord magically transported the Gokula cows and the Gopala cows to the southern and northern halves of Komal and tended to them in this village made sacred by His blissful and playful presence.
Krishna took the form of Gopala to assist Parasakthi:
Once when the Universal Mother Parasakthi took the form of a cow in Komal, Lord Sri Krishna took form yet again as Gopala to stand guard.
Lakshmi, Saraswathy and Parvathi took human forms here:
There was also a time when Mothers Lakshmi, Saraswathi and Parvati took human forms in Komal to personally experience the vagaries of the human heart, mind and body and the problems arising therefrom. They did this to show us that it is by suffering through problems that one can overcome the karma that caused them in the first place. The Mothers then blessed humankind with remedies through the Siddhas.
Temple Opening Time
The Temple will be open from 6 am to 12 pm and 4 pm to 8 pm.
Contact
Rajagopala Swamy Temple
Komal – 609 805,
Kuttalam Taluk,
Nagapattinam District
Mobile: +91 – 95002 84866
Connectivity
Komal is 8 km from the branch road in Kuttalam on the Kumbakonam-Mayiladuthurai route. Bus and auto facilities are available from Kuttalam.

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