Agraharam is the street or locality that surrounds a temple which generally has a sect like Iyers or Iyengars, who do temple service. There are totally 3 temples located here. One is the Prasanna Kalyana Venkatachalapathy temple. This is one in which Radha Kalyanam was happening.
The people of this particular Agraharam are all well educated and many of them live in Chennai, Mumbai and even
About the temple, this is not a very old temple. Its just 300 years old!!! When you talk about Indian history, it starts with the Harappan Civilization in some 2000 BC. Standing evidences like
Located in the Cauvery Southern bank, this place was so scenic. The same river that touches Kulithalai Kadambar Koil, touches here as well.
So, now, what is exactly Radha Kalyanam. Radha is the lady interest of Lord Krishna and Kalyanam means Wedding. So Radha Kalyanam is essentially the wedding of Radha to
The Radha Kalyanam has been happening here since the past 100 years. And for the past 15 yrs the great Udayalur Sri Kalyanarama Bagavathar has been singing in this temple, for every Radha Kalyanam. In this temple, the Kalyanam happens in the Prachin Sampradaya. It happens in the Tamizh month of Margazhi which is Mid Dec to Mid Jan.
It was an exquisite performance. I loved it. His bold voice accompanied with the typical carnatic musical instruments. I esp. loved the skill of the man who was on Mrindagam – The Indian Drum. The songs start at a slow pace and as it moves towards the end the pace increases so much and almost the puts the listener to a trance. I almost wanted to stand up and dance. Here is clipping of the end of a particular song. Listen to the vocals and Mridangam. Its so so so amazing.
There are 2 more temples located in this Agraharam. One being
I just loved the people there. When I introduced myself as a travel blogger, they just surrounded me and bombarded me with so many informations.
One of them even insisted that I stayed for lunch. But I had my calls coming from back home to get back. And I started my reverse journey with the music still lingering in my ears.
TO REACH THERE:
In Trichy Dist, Tamil
From Trichy: 40 km on NH 67
From Karur: 35 km on NH 67
From Kulithalai Busstop: By Auto (Rs.30)
Phone no. of the temple’s neighbour:
Mr. Rajaraman +91 94426 62807