Unique one of a kind murthy. Sri Kurma Nayaki. Sametha Sri Kurmanarayana Swamy was given to Sri B. Rajagopalan by H.H.Sri.V.V. Sridhar Guruji after a mahaprayoga yagnam in Sri Kurmam in 2006. As he gave Guruji asked him to take it to USA while Mama was living in Toronto, Canada. With lot of difficulty after a year of struggle the murthy finally left India in September 2007 after mama moved to the USA and the temple land was acquired and the ground breaking ceremony was performed. This was infact the 1st vigrahams to have come to our temple. Carved in teakwood, being the Pradhana Murthy in the Sri Kurmam Yagnam, Sri Kurmanarayana blesses one and all with all prosperity.
In this form Lord Vishnu negotiated with the Rakshasas and Devathas to work cordially to work beyond good and bad to churn out “Amrutham”. First Halahalam(Poison) comes which is taken by Siva, the Kamadhenu, Sankhu, Chakram, Celestial Dancers, even Mahalakshmi and Amruthanarayana who has the pot of Amrutham in the form of Mohini have come out from this churning of the ocean. Thus we believe strongly, “Kurmam” is the base for our temple. In fact our temple land is in the shape of Turtle. The back is where our present temple, is slowly curving down to the North east with the face in the pond. Prophetically when we started ground work for the “Bhoomi Puja” (Ground Breaking Ceremony), we found a turtle in the spot where we were supposed to make the yagna Kundam. That is exactly where our present day Yagnashala is.
This special deity helps you to negotiate and get your work across the table for the welfare of one and all.