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Thiruputkuzhi

It’s one of the thondanadu divyadeshams. This temple is 75 kms from chennai on the chennai ā€ vellore highway . The Lord Vishnu here is known as Vijaya raghava Perumal .Thirumangai alwar has sung song on this Perumal.

It’s a Jatayu moksha sthalam.

Sthalapuranam When Rama and Lakshmana were searching for Seetha after Seetha was abducted by Ravana the Jatayu (a huge eagle ) fought against Ravana to rescue Seetha . Ravana cut the Jatayu’s wings and he fell down . When Rama came to this place Jatayu tells him that Seetha has been abducted by the Lanka King Ravana and pleads Lord Rama to do his final rituals and dies . Lord Rama having Jatayu on his lap agrees to do his final rituals hence this place is known as Jatayu moksha sthalam . As there was no water to do the final rituals Lord Rama with his arrow created a spring , its known as Jatayu pushkarini . Thiru denotes honour pul means bird pit means kuzhi thus this place got the name Thiruputkuzhi .

During the final rituals of Jatayu on his left of Lord Rama with Goddess Lakshmi on his right lit the pyre Goddess Lakshmi couldnot bear the heat of agni so comes to left side of the Lord and Andal to the right . So here Andal is on right and Thayar is on left .

The Thayar name is Maragathavalli thayar . Married ladies wanting for a child boon take bath in the Jatayu pushkarini and worship Maragathavalli thayar the priest here gives them roasted pulses which they tie in their saree and sleep over . Morning if the pulses are sprouted it’s a significant of having child boon soon .

On new moon day people come here to give tharpanam .

Thiruputkuzhi vijayaraghava Perumal temple entrance
Pragharam of Thiruputkuzhi temple
Near Thayar sannidhi

Published by Ranjini Madhavan

Iam a homemaker who like to travel to spiritual places and like to share my spiritual tours , pictures and my personal tour experiences .Though am not expressive to put it in words thought it would be easy for others who likes to travel these places so that they may know what all places to be covered and a sweet memories for myself.

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