Namaskarams from SGKBK Samajam
History of Samajam (1987 – Present)
Kondapalayam near the town of Sholinghur in Vellore District of Tamil Nadu (South India) is the abode of the 95th Divyadesam (one among 108 holiest Sri Vaishnava pilgrimage spots) dedicated to Sri Yoga Narasimha Swamy, his consort Amirthaphalavalli Thaayar & Sri Yoga Anchaneya Swamy who reside on two hill top temples called Periya Malai and Chinna Malai respectively. The Tamil month of Karthikai starts in the middle of November every year and is considered the most sacred month for Worshipping the above deities.Thousands of pilgrims visit Sholinghur during this period especially on weekends as it is only 120 KM from Chennai and about 260 KM from Bengaluru with reasonably easy access by train or bus.
Whilst the number of pilgrims had increased vastly since Independence, the town of Sholinghur and Kondapalayam in particular did not have adequate facilities for food and shelter.
In 1987, Sriman Kandadai brothers hailing from Nellore in Andhra Pradesh decided to start Thadiyarathanai (Annadhanam) at a rented premises (Guruswamy Bungalow) to serve the pilgrims.
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Once, there was a king by named Hiranyan (Hiranyakasipu) who by virtue of strong tapas (penance) got the varam (boon) that he could not be killed by any human being, day or night, land or air. He had become a menace to his people and ignored the existence of Indra.
Once the saptha rishis who were troubled by two asuras by name Kaalan and Keyan approached Indirathuyman, the King of North Madurai and sought his help. This was the time when Rama avatharam had come to an end.
The Thayar of the Sthalam is Sri Amirthavalli and she is found in a separate sannadhi. It is said that she emerged sitting on a thousand petaled lotus, from one of the ponds near Gatikachalam.
Sholinghur is a famous pilgrimage spot in Vellore District in the State of Tamil Nadu in India and the nearest town to one of the 108 Divyadesham with Sri Yoga Narasimha Swamy.
Temples & Deities
Sriman Narayana (Lord Vishnu) protects all of the Jeevathmas and gives all of the essential things what we needed. He has taken many Avatharams to protect this world against any evil.