There’s a beautiful temple located at the outskirts of New York City. The temple is run by Sri Ahobila Mutt, and was started under the auspices of the 44th and 45th Srimad Azhagiyasingar. If you’re ever in the area, the temple is worth a visit (or even a separate trip of its own). The following are some pictures of the beautiful deities over the past two years.
The temple has many beautiful silver vahanams, and the brahmotsavam will be celebrated from June 26th through July 5th of this year. Last year’s festivities were wonderful, with live nadhaswaram accompaniment for the various utsavams. For details of this year’s brahmotsavam, as well as more pictures, please visit http://www.ranganatha.org/
This year, the temple has a 6 ton new silver plated teak ratham (chariot) for a grand rathothsavam planned for July 4th!
The temple has many beautiful sannidhis including Sri Ranganatha, Srinivasa Perumal, Sri Lakshmi Nrusimhar, Sri Venugopalan, Sri Chakravarthy Thirumagan, Sri Mahalakshmi, and Sri Godhadevi.
The moolavar of Sri Mahalakshmi is very beautiful. The moolavars of this temple are all large, with impressive silver kavachams, and thiruvazhis.
There are sannidhis for all 12 Azhwars, Sri Ramanujar, Sri Vedanta Desikan, Sri Adi Van Satakopan Jeeyar, and the 44th pattam Srimad Azhagiyasingar. There is even a consecrated deity of the present 45th pattam Srimad Azhagiyasingar in the garbhagraham of Sri Ranganatha Perumal…
Sri Ranganatha divyamani padhukaabhyam namah: