Rāmāprameya Swamy Parabramhané Namaha ll
Mallur's rich history:
has an interesting story to its name. Sārangadāra, a King,
had his limbs amputated by his enemies, who threw them in the
Nirmala river, which flows near this place. Though suffering from
immense pain, he chanted the Bhagavath nāmā incessantly and
approached the temple where he was blessed with a darshan of a Divya
Jyothi. With the Lord’s bountiful grace, his limbs grew back to
their original form. “Growing” in Tamil is “Mulaithathu” and
since Sārangadāra’s limbs grew back, this Kshétram got its
name ”MULAITHOOR” (Tamil) and as time passed ,
“Mulaithoor” became today’s “Mallur”.
This sthalam is also referred to by other names in our ancient
sacred texts, a few being:
“DAKSHINA AYODHYA”: Legend has it that Lord Rama stayed here
for a while during his exile and as this kshetram is situated to the
south of the Vindhya Mountain, it got this name.
“CHATUR VEDA MANGALA PURA”: since people who learnt all four
Vedas resided here, it was referred so.
“GNYāNA MANTAPA KSHéTRAM”: The person who had the thirst to
learn the Vedas was blessed with the knowledge of the ancient
scriptures in this place and hence the title.
“RAJENDRA SIMHA NAGARI”: Rajendra Simha, a Chola Raja
established this place as the capital of his vast empire and the
name thus reflects Mallur’s past glory.
The Puranas mention that Lord Aprameya was worshipped by King
Vijayapala in Krutha Yuga, Sage Kanva in Thretha Yuga, Sage
LambhaShrava in Dwapara Yuga and Vignyaneshwara in Kali Yuga.
Sage Kapila who is an amsam of Srimannarayana enlightened the common
man on the Kalyana Gunams of Lord Aprameya and gave Upadeshams on
attaining Mukthi. It is believed even today that the Sages Kapila
and Kanva are staying here, worshipping lord Aprameya. Once the
temple is locked by the priest in the night (after Arthjama), the
sounds of the door opening in the Garbha Griham and tolling of the
temple bells can be heard which indicate the Amara Jeevi sages
praying Lord Aprameya in ekantham. It is a proud privilege for
the Bhakthas of Mallur that Sriman Narayana and his Consort Maha
Lakshmi are residing in their midst, giving them darshanam every