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TATTAMANGALAM THEKKEGRAMAM MAHA SHAKTHI VINAYAKAR KOVIL
 

Welcome to Shree Maha Shakti Vinayakar Temple, Tattamangalam

Nestled amidst the luxurious foliage of coconut, mango, banyan, areca nut, bilwa, banana trees and various colourful flowering plants is the divine abode of our Lord Vinayaka, known by the name of "Sri Maha Shakthi Vinayakar". If one compares the site of the temple with all the TTM Village temples, the location is South-West, called 'Kanni Moolai', which is very auspicious for the consecration of Sri Ganapathy. Adjacent to the temple is the water tank 'Ayyan Kulam'. Just as a beautiful bloom attracts bees in swarms, the tranquil and serene atmosphere of the temple draws droves of devotees into meditation. Thekkegramam residents continue to be blessed by this presiding Deity; their children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren are all well placed in life in various parts of the world. Though the Murthy in this temple is small, His Keerthy and Power have spread far and wide.

True to His name Shri Maha Shakti Vinayakar, HE chose two eminent personalities of the Village, one to finance the affairs of the temple viz. a banker himself i.e. late Banker Sri Srinivasa Iyer mama and another able trustworthy Administrator i.e. late Jauli Ramanatha mama. Banker Srinivasa Iyer mama provided funds from his own personal wealth and ensured that the temple puja etc. continues without any disruption. Jauli Ramanatha mama managed the administration very efficiently, encouraging various activities. It will also be a fitting tribute to another prominent personality of our Thekkegramam who was also readily available for any kind of help. He is none other than late Sri T. S. Balakrishna Iyer. At the same time, one would vouch for all the residents of Thekkegramam that they worked in unison for the progress of the temple."

It was during World War II that the Temple activities took a divine turn, in 1941-42 or so. Sri Nanu Jyolsiar of Tattamangalam was in Ceylon, today's Srilanka, when the War started. As the war spread from country to country, it was a divine call from Sri Sakthi Vinayakar to Nanu Jyolsiar to return to India for good since his wife Thankam mami and three daughters were settled in Tattamangalam. He returned to be with his family and to take care of his wife who was about to deliver their child. And his first son, N. Ramachandran, was the Lord's gift, born in April 1942. Nanu Jyolsiar decided not to return to Sri Lanka but to settle down in Tattamangalam after his son was born. He used to go to Ayyankkulam to take bath in the morning and do his Anushtanam sitting in the temple premises. In the same way he used to go to the temple tank and after his ablutions, return to the temple to finish his evening Sandhya, etc. Sitting in the outer precincts of the temple, he enjoyed doing his tapasya in the serene and pristine atmosphere. He felt this is a good place for him to concentrate in his meditation.

Look at the turn of events thereafter. Within a few days, banker Sri Srinivasa Iyer Mama and Jauli Ramanatha Mama in consultation with very senior Mama Sri Krishna Iyer Thatha (Sri Chitra Store Easwara Mama's father and Rajan's grandfather )approached Nanu Jyolsiar and put forth the proposal of appointing him as a priest for the temple puja purposes. Nanu Jyolsiar got perplexed for a moment but requested them to give him 24 hours to decide either way. Sri Pujai Gopala Mama played an important role at this juncture. Sri Gopala Mama was a highly revered Guru for Sri Nanu Jyolsiar and the latter wanted to consult the Guru regarding the decision he needed to take. Mama advised Nanu Jyolsiar to take up the job without any hesitation or fear. 'There is nothing to be afraid of in this profession if one is sincere', this is what Gopala Mama said. Nanu Jyolsiar accepted and Gramam people were very happy to see that they have been blessed with someone highly learned in Vedic rituals, that too a son-in-law of TTM - as the temple priest.




 
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Temple Address



SHREE MAHA SHAKTI VINAYAKA TEMPLE
THEKKEGRAMAM BRAHMANA SAMOOHAM
South Village,
Tattamangalam PO
Palakkad Dist 678102
KERALA


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