Are we all aware of the real fact that out of “108 Divya Desam” 105 holy temples are in India and all have been constructed before 9th century? 2 were considered to be heavenly and outside the world/earth/planets. Only one is left out and it is in Nepal with the tough time to reach beyond borders. Proven research has been conducted by Sri Sri Sri Satakopa Ramanuja Jeeyar, 1st Peetadhipathi of Sri Varavaramuni Mutt, Melukote, Mandya that the 100th Divya Desam, as mentioned in the scripts of Azhwars, is the DamodaraKund, Saligrama Kshetram, Nepal. Jeeyar is also the 23rd Peetadhipathi of Sri Manavalamamuni Matam, of SriVilliputthur. His Holiness Sri Sri Sri Satakopa Ramanuja Jeeyar has taken all measures to devote a temporary temple of SRI DAMODARA KRISHNA in early 2018. Since then regular poojas and festivals are been conducted at this holy place dated back 5000years ago by Azhwars. Now, it is our time and participation to show our grace towards constructing the temple and make this place of worship approachable for all experiencing the bliss of life.
Sri Sri Sri Satakopa Ramanuja Jeeyar, 23rd Matadipathi of Sri Manavala Mamuni Mutt, Srivilliputtur & Prathama Matadipathi of Sri Vara Vara Muni Mutt, Melukote took the initiative in the year of 2007 and started an investigation on the exact whereabouts of the Saligram Divya Desham.
After thorough research, with reference to various mentions in the Varaha Purana, Padma Purana, Sthala Purana, Tirumangai Alwar’s Pasuram and Periyalwar’s Pasuram, physical identifications of the location were traced by him.In 2018 a detachable temple and an icon of Lord Damodara was consecrated,.Hundreds of devotees joined in this holy celebration on 22-06-2019.