SRI JAYA ANJANEYA SWAMI TEMPLE, LALAPET, KARUR, TAMIL NADU....
The beautiful village by name Lalapet is situated near Kulithalai in the Karur District, Tamil Nadu. You enter the village abutting the river Cavery surrounded by green lashing paddy fields, banana gardens and coconut grow, the sight will mesmerise you.
Perumal Kovil of Lalapet
Around three hundred years back an interesting incident had taken place in this village. There was a beautiful temple in the village for Sri Varadharaja perumal. People from the surrounding village used to visit the temple. But they found visiting the temple hampered during the rainy days and especially when river Cavery flow to the brim. Then the villagers decided to shift the Perumal temple to the nearby village by name Kallawpallee. The work progressed well and the Perumal temple of Lalapet was shifted to Kallawpallee.
Dwajastamba of Kovil
In the process they tried to shift the 'dwajastamba' of Perumal temple of Lalapet also. The 'dwajastamba' was made of granite stone, and it was not yielding off the ground. It was then decided to dig the earth around the 'dwajastamba' to dislodge it. When they started digging, then that wonder had happened. In the presence of the villagers, a liquid red in colour started oozing from the earth around the 'dwajastamba'. On council of elders of the village, it was decided to drop the idea of moving the 'dwajastamba' from its original place.
Divine Direction of Anjaneya
There was a divine direction to one of the village elders by none other then Sri Anjaneya moorthi Himself to build a temple. As directed, an idol of Sri Anjaneya Swami was established right below the 'dwajastamba'. The idol is south facing and adores the name 'Sri Jaya Anjaneya'. In the days that followed, the sannathi was built for Sri Anjaneya Swami. 'Maha kumbabishakam' was performed for this temple once in 1940 and then in the year 1984.
Not only that the establishment of this temple has this unique background, there is also a wonder stone which also indicates the blessing and presence of the Lord in this wonderful and peaceful place in Lalapet.
Wonder stone of Temple
There is a wonder stone in this temple which is oval and slightly flat in shape, which is believed to fallen from the hands of Sri Anjaneya when He was carrying the 'marunthu malai' to Sri Lanka. The Bhakthas whether male or female will observe the sanctity and take bath in the water drawn from the well of the temple in the morning hours. With the wet cloth the Baktha mounts on the wonder stone and place both his hands on the ground adjacent to the wonder stone. The Baktha will 'smaran' Lord Sri Anjaneya Swami to fulfill his desire.
Then that wonder happens. The wonder stone starts moving i.e. rotating. If the wish of the Baktha is to be fulfilled by the Lord, then the wonder stone rotates towards the right direction. If the wish of the Baktha is not to be fulfilled by the Lord, the wonder stone then rotates towards the left direction. Once the wonder stone starts moving then the Baktha will also have to rotate in the direction without taking out his hand from the ground. If the wish is not justified then the wonder stone just does not move, rotate at all. It is said that Ekadesi (11th day after new moon day or full moon day), Thursday, Saturday or Sunday morning time before nine is most suitable time for this.
H.H.Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Jagatguru Sri Chandrasekarendra Saraswathi Sankaracharya Swamigal, Sri Jayendra Saraswathi Swamigal, Sri Sankara Vijayendra Swamigal had visited this temple.
A visit to this peaceful kshethra and simple looking temple in the serene surrounding will boost the virtuous quality of the devotee, which is inborn in any human. The blessings of Sri Jaya Anjaneya will carry the devotee to the new height of his noble thoughts. Come to get the blessing of this 'Bhakthavatsala' Sri Jaya Anjaneya.