At Jillellamudi, various temples have been built to enlighten the mind, body and soul.
Hinduism is an ancient religion which has stood the test of time and onslaughts. It has continued its existence as the singularly and statistically biggest and oldest religion in India. But now it meets the misfortune of being neglected by its own followers. This is due to the fact that there is a lack of proper understanding of its tenets and principles.
Numerous rites and rituals followed in the Hindu religion are full of scientific meaning and reason. The Hindu religion and culture are centred round the temple culture. Our temples have been used over the years as ”centres of excellence” for education, scientific study, fine arts, architecture and structural engineering. Above all, these temples are the centres which offer infinite peace to the mind of man.
Hindu temples act as bridges linking both science and philosophy- Science sees many in one and philosophy sees one in many, philosophy is the unifying symbol in a world of disintegrated values.
The present generation, which is growing with the age of science and technology, has started questioning the age-old concepts. For example, why worship at the temple? Why not at home? Why spend so much money on poojas? These questions must be answered with scientific explanations.
Most of us do not know the significance of the sanctum-sanctorum (Garbagriha or Moolasthana) of a Hindu temple which is built as per the agama texts of the Hindu religion. There is always a relation between the size of the idol and the size of the sanctum-sanctorum. Because of this the air column inside the sanctum-sanctorum resonates to the sound “OM” (Pranava Mantra). When this “OM” is chanted inside the sanctum-sanctorum, resonance occurs. Each air molecule inside the sanctum-sanctorum vibrates with maximum amplitude, thereby producing intense sound.
If Annapurnalayam is the heart of Amma, Sri Anasuyeswaralayam is the heart to her countless children from where Mother of All chose to look after her countless children and nay Her Creation waiting unendingly to grant the sought after Sugathi ( Liberation or Atmasakshatkara ) to all the seekers. Amma continues to bless one and all from the sanctum sanctorum of Sri Anasuyeswaralayam. Amma laid the foundation stone for the present Anansuyeswaralayam in the mid fifties.
This temple fulfils the mundane and spiritual needs being the fount of wisdom (Jnana) and detachment (Vairagya). In fulfillment of HYMA’s last wish of hearing AMMA’s namam continuously AMMA arranged Akhanda Namam (continuous reciting of AMMA namam) close by Hymalayam. When we enter the sanctum we behold the white marble idol of HYMA, conveying the pristine purity of HYMA. True story of HYMA and HYMALAYAM are to be known here. HYMA’s life was a saga of mystery.
Sri Charana Sannidhi
AMMA in her early days was living in a thatched house and was giving Darshan adjacent to the hut. Devotees used to visit her and offer Puja at HER lotus feet with the flowers that they would bring in. Over a period of time, the place had become very famous and is known as HER abode.
The uniquiness at Jillellamudi is that any one irrespective of caste, creed gender or religion may personally participate in the Yajnas. Devout and learned Ritviks guide the performers in the performance of the Homams. Yaga sals is established to serve the same purpose.
Nava Naga Nageswaralayam
Amma instructed a couple of devotees to do Nagapratishta at the very place to get rid of their troubles. An intense tapascharya (penance) must have preceded for the Nine hooded Nageswara sakshatkara (Darshan of Lord Nageswara) in 2005. It may be deserving consecration to the great Anantha (endless) which made Nannagaru’s quarters as its abode.
Ganapati is a unique God in the pantheon of Hindu gods and goddesses. He is an innocent child God for ever content and happily playing in the benign looks and graceful lap of the Divine Mother. Ganapati is indicative of the self of the aspirant whose heart pines for the comforting presence and protection of Amma.
A monkey used to live in the dome atop the Vatsalyalayam. It used to come out occasionally and look at AMMA by hanging from the roof and go back into its hiding after having HER darshan. It attracted every body’s attention as monkeys are not common in Jillellamudi. So all the people were aware of this monkey and used to watch it have darshan of AMMA.