Here are some of the "Nava Natha Siddha" Secrets of Sathguru Venkataraman regarding the Manjakudi sacred space and the grace of Lord Sri Bhaya-kshaya Hari Perumal in this sacred space:
Relief from the abysmal sins of Kali Yuga
The "adharma" (unrighteousness) of the Kali Yuga (the current age) - lying, cheating, stealing, violence, plunder, murder, addiction, lust, lack of peace, mental turbulence.
How to solve these problems and venture into a world of "Satya" and "Dharma" - of virtue, serenity and peace?
One of the Siddha solutions to these problems of Kali Yuga is Vishnupathi Worship.
Put in the work! Receive Grace!
The great sacred spaces are in little villages!
Why does the Lord decide to make little known villages His great abodes?
To give us an opportunity to put in the right effort towards a pilgrimage and in the process become a fit vessel for receiving His abundant Grace.
Without such effort, little can be gained in one's machine-like life.
Those who put in the effort to visit the Siddha sacred spaces and worship there will qualify themselves for the receipt of the Lord's grace.
Getting Rid of FEAR.
Bhaya-kshaya Hari Perumal is the Siddha name of the Lord here.
Bhaya-kshayam is the removal of fear.
Bhaya-kshaya Hari Perumal is the Lord who removes our fear and
gives us the blessing of "dharmic" fearlessness.
The Lord who said FEAR NOT!
This is not a "reckless" kind of fearlessness.
Rather, it is fearlessness arising out of blessings received from the Lord here as a result of devotion to the Divine Lotus Feet through a life led in accordance with the rules of dharma (righteousness).
The Lord's name is "Anjel-endra Perumal" which means the Lord who said FEAR NOT.
The Lord here said "FEAR NOT" to Lord Shri Ram, Lord Hanuman and to the Divine Mother when They worshipped Him here.
Unique "Paramakaashtam" Seated Posture
With Mothers Sri Devi and Bhu Devi, the seated posture of Lord Bhaya-kshaya Hari Perumal here is known to the Siddhas as "Paramakaashtam" - a unique blessing posture.
Other seated postures, each with its own significance, include those forms of the Lord propitiated in recent Vishnupathis:
Swarna Sundararaja Perumal of Ponpethi,
Simmendra Perumal of Thirumeeyachur,
Amirtha Narayana Perumal of Thirukadavur and so on.
Manjakkudi Sacred Space and "MATSYA" Avatar
Connected with the "Matsya" Avatar of Lord Maha Vishnu.
(Matsya = Fish).
Lord Maha Vishnu's avatars are numerous, not just ten as popularly believed.
Not much attention paid to Matsya and Koorma avatars nowadays and s state of affairs should be rectified.
An ancient name of this sacred space is Matsyapuri.
Peacocks and Manjakkudi
Lots of peacocks here in a earlier era, especially in the forest of Vilva trees that used to be here.
Thus, another name of this place was Manggnyaikudi.
The Tamil word "manggnyai" means peacock.
This became Manjakudi in course of time.
Pearls and Manjakkudi
Another reason for the name Manjakudi is Manjarakudi - land of pearls since this place was known for pearls in a previous era.
Manjakudi and Daily Abhishekam with Turmeric Water
Manjakudi and Matsya Dwadasi Worship
List of benefits of "Matsya Dwadasi" worship.
Manjakkudi is Nitya Dwadasi Sacred Space, i.e., every day is Dwadasi here.
Mother Maha Lakshmi and Matsya Dwadasi.
"Ekadasi" Fasting and Great Blessings from Manjakudi Maha Vishnu
Ekadasi is the 11-th thithi.
It occurs twice per month and it is one of the important fasting days of each month.
Fasting twice a month is a simple but powerful way of leading a healthy life and
fasting on every ekadasi thithi is a great way of doing this.
But if you get the darshan of Lord Bhaya-kshaya Hari in Manjakkudi WHILE keeping the Ekadasi fast, you will get fantastic blessings, such as:
(1) Relief from obstacles on the spiritual path and consequent sadness;
(2) Energization, Rejuvenation and strengthening of spiritual life;
(3) Getting the blessing of serving the Lord along with one's family.
Fasting Days and "Vrata" (Vow) Days
Other common fasting days include:
Sashti thithi fasting,
Sravana Nakshatra (Thiruvonam) fasting,
Kritika Nakshatra (Karthigai) fasting
and so on.
There are also special fasting days. Sathguru Venkataraman wrote some 15 books on such fasts and vows. Refer to these books and the Sathguru's Siddha magazine for more information.
Every Monday - Vow of SILENCE
An important vow given to us by Sathguru Venkataraman is the vow of silence ("mouna vrata") which is to be practiced every Monday.
How to find these Fasting Days
The "thithi" and "nakshatra" of the current moment in time can be found easily by clicking here.
To obtain a calendar view of the same, click here and choose the spiritual calendar for your timezone.
Hanuman hears the words "FEAR NOT"
Hanuman's service to Lord Shri Ram.
Hanuman taking on the monumental job of bringing the life-bestowing Sanjeevani herbs from Dronagiri in the Himalayas.
Doubt - "Will it be possible to get these herbs before sunrise??"
Hanuman hears the words "FEAR NOT" and is not only relieved, but also greatly enthused.
DIVINE WORDS OF VALOUR.
He picks up the entire hill and carries it with him.
But another doubt - "What if the Sanjeevani herb is not in this hill?"
Again Hanuman hears the words "FEAR NOT" and is again greatly relieved.
"Veera Dheiva Vachanam"
But who uttered these words - FEAR NOT - these divine words of valour that gave much needed energy and enthusiasm to the already super-valorous Hanuman?
Hanuman searches for the source of the voice that said "FEAR NOT" -
Where is the "Vaak-moolika Shakti" sacred space?
After the Ramayana saga was over, Lord Hanuman went in search of the source of these divine words.
That was Hanuman's sense of gratitude at work.
Where is the "Vaakmoolika shakti sacred space" from where these divine words originated?
In his search, Hanuman hears the "Ram Ram" sound emanating from a small arrow which shows him the way!
Hanuman blessed by Lord Bhaya-kshaya Hari and Lord Veda Narasimha
Hanuman arrives at Manjakkudi and hears a voice that sounds majestic like the roar of a lion.
Wait a minute, this is very much like the voice that said FEAR NOT, He says to Himself.
At that moment, He realizes that it is Lord Bhaya-kshaya Hari who uttered the words "FEAR NOT" as a blessing to Him.
In great ecstasy, Hanuman refers to the Lord as "Anjel-endra Perumal" - the Lord who said FEAR NOT.
At once, the entire place reverberates with the roar of a lion! Hanuman sees Lord Veda Narasimha here! Narasimha blesses Hanuman with even more valour!
Hanuman and Youth.
Getting "Virtue" Blessings from Lord Hanuman
Hanuman - a favorite deity of youngsters.
Every morning (at dawn) and every evening (during Nitya-Pradosha time),
youngsters should circle Lord Hanuman's shrine 36 times using the adi-pradakshinam technique.
Those who do this without fail will not fall prey to bad habits and addictions.
Their good character will shine forth and they will be able to lead a life of virtue.
Circling all the pillars of Manjakkudi Maha Vishnu Temple = Circling the world!
A great Siddha secret of our Guru Parampara Lineage.
Hanuman and "Sri Vatsalya Sri" Sthambam
Hanuman and Muhurtha-Ganesh of Manjakkudi
How to get the blessings of Muhurtha-Ganesh of Manjakkudi
Vishnupathi and the 8 Swayam-vyakta Sacred Spaces
Pradosham Worship of Veda Narasimha of Manjakkudi
Just a few months ago, the divine form of Lord Narasimha was
in this state... click here.
But this has been rectified.
As of 4 May 2012, a separate shrine has been built,
the divine form of Lord Veda Narasimha has been installed in it and
Pradosham worship was inagurated for Him as part of our Narasimha Jayanti celebrations.
Veda Narasimha and the "Kaambili Mantapam" of Manjakudi Maha Vishnu Temple
"Vishva-shruthi Maya-smrthi Peetam" of Manjakkudi
Hanuman and homam fire ceremonies in Manjakkudi
Hanuman and the chanting of Vedas and Nava-Vyakarana in Manjakkudi
Rama and Hanuman Pillars
The word "naabhi" means navel.
Sathguru Venkataram referred to Manjakkudi as the "naabhi kamala kshetra" of the world.
"Naabhi-kamalam" sacred space of Manjakkudi
Narayana Chaithanya Shakti of Manjakkudi.
Manjakkudi as Primordial Root.
Lord Maha Vishnu's "naabhi kamalam" and Lord Brahma seated on the lotus.
Lotus = Kamalavalli.
Human Navel and 28 nakshatras, 9 Navagrahas - Siddha secret.
Unmbilical cord and how to dispose of the same.
The human navel and Nabhi Kamala Mantras.
The human navel and Vriddhi Chakra Yoga Shakti.
Getting the blessing of tranquility and peace through these "navel" secrets of the Siddhas...
Ganesh, Coin, Navel and Wealth Blessings
Placing a coin on the navel of Lord Ganesh's divine form as part of Ganesh Chathurthi worship.
Ganesh Visarjana - Immersing the divine form of Lord Ganesh in the ocean.
But remove the coin and keep it safely in your home shrine.
You can also keep this coin in your cash box or in your wallet (purse) provided it is not made of leather.
This is one of the ways of getting wealth blessings
since this coin (placed on the navel of Lord Ganesh's divine form) is symbolic of Lakshmi shakti, if said divine form is worshipped properly on Ganesh Chathurthi day.
Manjakudi, Mother Meenakshi and Vilva-GANESH
The north-side-root of the sacred Vilvam tree and
Siva Lingas made with such roots.
Lord Ganesh's suggestion to the Universal Mother.
How He got the name Vilva Ganesh...
The very powerful Vilva-Ganesh of Manjakkudi.
Lord Rama, Rudramsa and Manjakudi Worship
Sacred Vilvam and Manjakkudi.
Vilvam avatar and Manjakkudi.
A forest of sacred vilvam trees here in a previous era.
Thus the name "Vilva-vaneswara" for Lord Shiva here.
In that era, the peacocks and vilvam of Manjakudi were considered so special that peacock feathers and vilvam leaves from this sacred space were held in great esteem for spiritual purposes.
9-leaf Vilvam and 12-leaf Vilvam
These special vilvam leaves should not to be plucked.
Only those that fall to the ground from these special vilvam trees.
Adi-Vaidyanatha Shiva Temple in Kalyanapuram near Thiruvaiyaru.
Sundareswara Shiva Temple of Kovur (near Chennai).
In urgent need of renovation
The Shiva temple here is in urgent need of renovation
as the darshan pics (linked above at the top of this article) show clearly.
Devotees should get together in a spirit of service and do the needful to renovate this temple.