Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Rough Sketch - Cheluvanarayana - Shelvapillai - ThirunAranan


திருநாரணன் தாள் காலம் பெறச் சிந்தித்து உய்ம்மினோ !

The utsavamurthi, represents the deity who is called Shelvapillai, Cheluva Raya and Cheluvanarayana Swamy, whose original name appears to have been Ramapriya (meaning "Rama's Favourite"). It is believed that this utsavamurthi belonged to and was worshipped by Lord Rama and the kings of the surya vamsa Dynasty for generations. Later the same deity was given to a king of Chandra vamsam (the dynasty of Lord Krishna) and was worshipped by Lord Krishna and many generations. So CheluvaNarayana is so unique that he was worshipped by both Rama and Krishna.
(source : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melukote)