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Thirupullamboothakudi Vallvil Ramar

Valvil Ramar Kovil at Thiru Pullaboothangudi is one of the 108 Divya desams and one of the Vaishnava Navagraha Parihara kshetrams around Kumbakonam.

The Moolavar is Valvilraman and the Utsavar is Raman at this temple. The thayar or the Lord’s consort at this temple is Hemambujavalli. The holy water is Jatayu theertham. The vimanam is Shobana Vimanam. He is facing East and present in Kidantha kolam or a lying posture.

This divyadesam is situated in Tanjore district Tamil Nadu . 3 miles away from Swami Malai (where another famous temple for Lord Muruga is found) .

Lord Rama takes rest after doing the final rituals for Jatayu (a bird that lost life by trying to rescue Goddess Seetha from Lanka King Ravana) . He gives dharshan to his devotees in that Thirukolam in this place .

Here the Lord Valvil Raman , after Goddess Seetha is lost is holding only his Kothandam , the Bow in this sthalam . This is the only support he has inspite of loosing his wife.


Bhumidevi , who helped Lord Rama in the final funeral in Thiruputkuzhi is giving support here and is sitting along with Valvil Ramar.

Since, the Lord does the final ceremony for Jatayu, the Eagle belongs to the pull family (One king of bird family) and after finishing the ceremony, he takes rest. So this shetram is called as “Pullam Kudi”. Kudi means the place of staying in Tamil.

King Kiruthrajan , got the dharshan of Lord Valvil Raman in Bujangha Sayanam after his deep penance . Since, the Theertham which purified Kiruthrarajan , the theertham here is called “Kiruthra theertham”.

Since, he was held in the forest, when King Dasaratha was dead, he could not do the final funeral to his father. But, keeping Jatayu in his father’s place, he did the final funeral to him as what he could have done to his father, King Dasaratha.

When Parasu Raman was against Lord Rama, he showed his actual image (or) face as Parasu Ramar and Sri Ramar are not two different people but they are a single person, the final destiny Lord Vishnu .

The final funeral of Jatayu was done under Punnai tree, only here, Sri Ramar gives his seva as Chakaravarthi (along with Sangu and Chakram).

Moolavar:
The Moolavar of this temple is Sri Valvil Raman. Moolavar in Kidantha kolam in Bujanga Sayanam facing East direction. Prathyaksham for Chakravarthy Thirumangan Ramar and Raja Kruthra. Utsava Moorthy gives seva Valvil Raman has four hands (Chathur Bhujan) along with Sangu and Chakram. Thirumangai alwar has sung pasuram praising this Lord .

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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