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 Sthalapuranam

" Ananthah sarasi dhere  Ramye  Bhoothapurivare KesavO Bhagavan Thasya Prasano BoothMahamanu" Ananthah  Sarasu is the PushkariNi . Perumal's Thiru namam is Adhi Kesavan, Thayar is Yathirajanatha Valli. It is the Avathara Sthalam of Sri Ramanujar. The Avathara Rahasyam of Ramanuja is known to world through the Adhi Kesava Perumal. Adhi Keshava Perumal is the presiding deity  of Sriperumpudur  Village and it was known as Bhootha Puri in Sanskrit. Why the name Bhoothapuri came?. There is a interesting story. In the Kailasha Lord Shiva once dancing , and Lord Shiva was deeply involved in dancing and he was doing Avesha Narthanam and suddenly his robes fell down, seeing this all the Bhootha ganas laughed. Then Shiva becomes very angry on  his Bhootha Ganas and curses them that they should go to Bhoo Loka and do Nithya vasam. Then Bhootha ganas realize their mistakes , they repent and  pray to  Shiva for his mercy , Shiva tells once I have given the shapa ( Curse)  I cannot take it back , so please go to Brahma ask for Pariharam. Then Brahma tells that please go to the Punya Bhoomi of Great Bhartha Varusham , Go to a place known as Arunaranyam Kshetram which is situated in between Thiruvenkatam Hills and Sathayavratha Kshetram ( Kanchi) and pray to Lord Maha Vishnu for Sapa Vimochanam. As instructed by the Brahma comes to Arunaranyam Kshetram and Then Our Lord Sriman Narayana is pleased with Bhootha ganas. Then he calls the Shiva and  tells him to take back the Bhootha ganas back in Kailasha . Then  He instructed Ananthaalwan ( Adhi Seshan)  to create a Sarasu , then instructs the Bhootha Ganas to take bath in the Sarasu and get relieved of the curse. Then They Request the Lord also to stay in this Kshetram and bless the world. Then They do Pradhakshinam to Lord Adhi Kesavan ( Lord Maha Vishnu)  . Then they build a Temple, small town and they did Usthavam to Lord Adhi Kesavan and they got rid of the shapa ( curse). In those days it was known as Bhoothapuri and later on it became Sriperambhoothur and now it is Sriperumpudur. Since this place was built by Boothas the Lord Vishnu is also known as Bhoothapuriswarar.

Once there lived a a great King named Haritha Maharaja , he was the grandson of King Ambareesha and he is the decedent of Sri Ramar. He was passing by a dense forest , then he hears a shrill moaning of a cow, he goes in the direction where the voice was coming, he sees that a Tiger has caught the cow and was about to kill the Cow, and  the GO HATHI Dosham is going to take place and since he is Kshtriya and a King  he thinks that it is his duty to protect the weakling, and there is no sin in killing the tiger  , He aims at Tiger , meanwhile tiger thinks i should something that King also suffers with that he kills the Cow, and King Haritha kills the tiger . Since he has seen the GO HATHI taking place , the Dosham comes to him, He is worried, then suddenly he hears asareeri ( Divine Voice) and Asks him to proceed to Sathayavratha Kshetram and  take bath in Ananthah Sarasu and worship Lord Adhi Keshava, your sins will vanish.

Then he goes back to Ayodhya and Consults Vashisita Maharishi and , he tells about the Sriperumpudur's Mahatmiyam and narrates how Bhootha Ganas got rid of the  Saapam etc and also the route . King Haritha makes alternative arrangement to run the Kingdom and proceeds to Sriperumpudur. Then He takes bath in Ananthah Sarasu and prays to Lord Adhi Kesavan. Then finally our Merciful Lord appears before Haritha Maharaja and instructs him all the Mantras which will help in getting rid of the Dosham, He also tells all these years you were Kshtriya and due to my blessings now you will become Brahmin and henceforth your descendants also will become Brahmin (even today his decedents are from his Gothra and they are known as Haritha  Gothra) , He also gives the Upadesham of all Mantras . Then Haritha Maharaja rebuilds the Adhi Kesava temple and does concretion of the temple on a auspicious day, then he hears the Divine voice ( asareeri) that in near future great Soul will be born in your Vamsa ( Descendant) who will lead the world to greater height of Gyana and Bhakti , and that Great Soul is none other than our Beloved Udayavar .

This Sthalapuranam was narrated by Mudal Thirthakarar of Sriperumpudur temple.

(Ps: Adiyen wish to inform you all that this small particles  family title is also "Aasuri" and I also belong to Haaritha Gothra and I think  it is because of this only Udayavar has given me the  Bhagayam of presenting this web site before you all.)

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