The religious discourses of Sri U.Ve Velukkudi Krishnan are a montage in
scholarship. His lecturers are of unparalleled caliber being governed by the three
most important factors that define any discipline substance, soul and spirit. The
Vidhwan is a personification of erudition with his stupendous study of the
Bhagavadh Githa, Upanishads, the 4000 Prabandhams of the Azhwars, Srimad
Bhagavadhams and generally all the vaishnavite Upanishads. His achievements as a
leading Upanyasam Exponent justify his discussion. He has traveled widely both
within India and abroad, where, apart from presenting lectures, he has conducted
workshops and seminars for students on how to harmonize materialism with
spiritualism. He has authored the books, “Kannanin Mungalil Ezhu”, and “Naan Kanda
Nallathu, Jeernodharana service to temples through various Trusts, building of a
memorial in Kerala for the Kulasekhara Azhwar and Sri Pillai Lokacharya at
Kodikkulam, supporting patasalas for Vedas and Divyaprabhadams, conducting yatras
to all holy places throughout the country and financial assistance to deserving
students in the lower strata for the higher education are some of his ennobling
efforts for the betterment of society.
ThiruKurungudi is a village in Tirunelveli district and it has Vishnu temple which is one amoung the 108 Divya desams. This sthalam is also called as "Vaamana Kshetram". Inspite of taking the thinvikraman ulagalandha perumal kolam, Vaamanar is giving his seva as a short muni here. Hence, it is called as "Kurungudi".
Thiruvallarai is a small temple town. situated near Tiruchirappalli. The Vishnu temple loated here is one among the 108 divyadesams. It is supposed to be four Yugas old. It is considered to be anterior to Sriangam. It is also known as Swetagiri, Adhivellarai, Uthama Kshethram and Hita KshetShram.
According to legend, the Emperor Sibi while hunting saw a white boar Sweta Varaham in the forest and chased it. It hid itself in an anthill near the place where Sage Markandeya was doing penance. When he enquired the sage about the boar, the sage asked him to pout milk over the anthill to find it. The Emperor idi so and found the massive idol of the Lord in its presentform. The Lord told the Emperror to build a temple there. The temple has three Prakarams. The main shrine has two entrances, referred to as the Uttarayana Vaayil and the Dakshinayana Vaayil. In addition, the temple has another entrance referred to the Naazhi Kettaan Vaayil.
Garudan, Markandeya, Lakshmi and sibi Chakravarti offered worship and got blessings here. There is a separate shrine for Taayaar Shenpagavalli or Pankayachelvi. There are seven theerthams within the temple compled. Ramanujacharyar is said to have lived here. Manavalamaamuni and Desikacharyar have also sung of this shrine. Uyyakkondaan a disciple of Nadamunigal is also associated with this shrine.