Sri Swamiji would say that Mahans can experience the divinity of the particular deity in a place.
Thus this place where our Mathurapuri ashram is situated is filled with the divine presence of Lord Srinivasa Perumal. So, in February 2002, a temple for Lord Srinivasa Perumal was built to bless the villagers in and around Mahanyam village. As if to say ‘Yes I shall certainly fulfil the prayers of all who come here’ the Lord who had been installed facing east turned towards north-east (eesaanyam), all by Himself!
The Perumal here bears the Name ‘Kalyana Srinivasa Perumal’. ‘Kalyana’ means auspicious. What is the most auspicious? Chanting the Mahamantra! And today one finds thousands of village youths singing and dancing as they chant the Mahamantra whole heartedly!
Many are the Mahans who have come here. Ammalu Ammal, an old lady saint devotee of the highest order who was said to be an amsa of the great Purandara dasa, visited this temple in July 2002 and sang on this Perumal. In her divine kirtan that came out of her during this visit she says
‘without any restraint you rain down boons on Your devotee!’
Pointing to the Lord’s left palm that is placed at the knee she sings, ‘You keep Your hands like this to show that this Ocean of life is only up to the knees for Your devotees! It is like a stream. It is not a problem for them. They can jump across it as one does over a small stream. That is why You keep Your hand like this, O Lord!’
‘You are verily the four kaala murti! You appear here as Sriman Narayana at dawn, as Sri Rama until noon, as Lord Narasimha at dusk (pradosha kala) and as Venugopala at night.’
She sings, ‘Bearing such Names you wander about at nights!’
Other deities around the main Sanctum sanctorum of this temple are Sri Garudaazhwaar, Sri Nardana Ganapathy, Sri Panduranga, Sri Anjaneya, Sri Varaha murti and Sri Vishnu Durga. On the north-west just outside the praharam is Sri Veera Hanuman with a tiny bell at the end of his tail. The key of the temple is submitted to this Hanumanji at the end of the evening, as this Hanumanji takes care of the temple at night.
Vasanta Panchami – the day of installation of the Deities, Vaishnava Ekadasi, Vishu (Tamil New Year), Saturdays in the Tamil month of Purattasi, Vaikunta Ekadasi, monthly Shravanam star (that of Perumal), Full and New Moon days and the first day of every Tamil month are celebrated specially.
The temple is open from 6 am to 11 am and 4:30 pm to 8 pm.