Oothukadu - Annaprasanam

Oothukadu - Annaprasanam

Oothukadu - Annaprasanam Oothukadu - Annaprasanam

Oothukadu - Annaprasanam

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Annaprasanam is a powerful vedic ritual performed at Oothukadu Kalinga Narthana temple ,to feed solid food for the first time to a child, after completion of 6 months of age. Annaprasana is done to gratify all the senses of the child and ensure it lives a happy and contented life.

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Benefits of Annaprasanam :

Annaprasanam is a powerful vedic ritual performed at Oothukadu Kalinga Narthana temple ,to feed solid food for the first time to a child, after completion of 6 months of age. Annaprasana is done to gratify all the senses of the child and ensure it lives a happy and contented life.

Oothukadu Kalinga Narthana Perumal Temple History :

Oothukadu is a village located near Kumbakonam town (15 kms), in Tamilnadu.

The Presiding Deity is Lord Vishnu, known as Veda Narayanar in this temple and is flanked by his consorts Sridevi and Bhudevi. Lord Krishna is seen here inside the sanctum sanctorum of the main shrine in a dancing posture as a 5 years old boy.He is very very powerful and blesses his devotees lavishly. This temple popularly known as Oothukadu temple is famous for nullifying and removing Rahu related doshas,Sapa Doshas and grants child boons to the devotees.

About Lord.Kalinga Narthana in this temple :

  • This Panchaloka Idol of Lord.Krishna was found out from the temple tank and the temple became very popular thereafter.
  • Lord Krishna performed a Kalinga Narthana in front of the divine cows - Nandhini and Patti – children of Kamadhenu. Sage.Naradha believed to have witnessed the dance performed by the Lord.
  • This is the only temple where Lord Vishnu is seen here in a dancing posture.
  • He is seen here in a dancing posture with his left foot on the serpent Kalinga’s head and his right leg in the air. His left hand can be seen holding the serpent Kalinga’s tail and his right hand shows Abhya Mudra.

Significance of Oothukadu Kalinga Narthana Temple :

  • Child birth related obstacles will be neutralized and nullified
  • Helps to speed up the marriage process by eliminating any type of curses, Dhoshas that block the marriage due to Rahu and Sarpa dhosha.
  • Anna prasanam (first rice feeding) is very famous in this temple

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