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Sri Padmanabha Swamy temple Trivandrum

The Padmanabha Swamy Temple is situated at a prime location, it is located at a distance of 2 km at most from the main market of Trivandrum . There are many auto-rickshaws available throughout the day to take you to the premises of the temple. Legend Of Sri Anantha Padmanabhaswamy Temple Skanda Purana and PadmaContinue reading “Sri Padmanabha Swamy temple Trivandrum”

Malainadu Divyadeshams

There are 13 temples in malainadu (kerala) considered as divyadeshams. We went on a trip last year August 2nd week (2019) . There are five ancient shrines in the Chengannur area of Kerala, connected with the legend of Mahabharata. Legend has it that the Pandava princes, after crowning Parikshit as king of Hastinapura left on a pilgrimage. On arriving on the banks of river Pamba,Continue reading “Malainadu Divyadeshams”

Thiruvattaru Aadhi Kesava Perumal

This temple is one among the 13 malainadu divyadeshams .The Lord is named as Adi Kesava Swamy . Legend says that Lord Adi Kesava Swamy defeated the demon Kesi. The demon’s wife prayed to the River Ganges and to River Thamirabarani and created a destruction . But it was in vain and she surrendered to the Lord. Thus, theContinue reading “Thiruvattaru Aadhi Kesava Perumal”

Thiruvanparisaram

Thiruvanparisaram is also known as Thirupathisaram is located 5kms North West of Nagercoil Junction and 2kms off the Tirunelveli highway is the Thiruvazhmarban divyadesam in Thiruvanparisaram(Thirupathisaram) This is one of the two Divya Desams around Nagercoil. Lord Thiru Vazh Marban (Thirukuralappan) is seen in a East Facing Sitting posture with four hands, a conch andContinue reading “Thiruvanparisaram”

Thirumoozhikalam

This temple is one among the 13 malainadu divyadeshams . The word “Thirumozhi” has been corrupted and called as Thirumoozhikalam . Thirumoozhikkulam temple is located in between Angamaly in Ernakulam district and Mala in Thrissur district. Thirumoozhikkulam is one among the 32 Brahmin gramams in Kerala. This is the place where Hareetha muni the sonContinue reading “Thirumoozhikalam”

Sri Parthasarathy Perumal Triplicane

This sthalam is situated in Chennai , Tamil Nadu . This Kshetram is considered to be more divine in Thondai Naadu divyadesham temples . Specials :The great seven Munis (Saptha Rishis) – Brighu , Atthiri , Mareeshi , Markandeyar, Sumathi , Jaabali and Saptharomar performed Tapas (thavam) here and as a result of this , theContinue reading “Sri Parthasarathy Perumal Triplicane”

Thiru Yoga Narasimhar Sholingur

Thirukadigai or Sholingur is a village in Vellore district of Tamilnadu. The Lord here is Sri Narasimhar in Yoga posture .It is also known as kadikachalam. It is believed that Moksha is certain for those who stays for just 1 kadigai (24 minutes) at this place. Saptarishis desirous of having darshan of Narisimha performed tapas hereContinue reading “Thiru Yoga Narasimhar Sholingur”

Sri Neervannan Perumal Thiruneermalai

Sri Neervannaperumal Temple, Thiruneermalai is one among the 108 Divyadesams found in Chennai near Tambaram (Thondai Nadu). In this Sthalam, the Perumal is found in various positions as Nindraan, Irunthaan, Kidanthaan and Nadanthaan Thirukkolam. This Sthalam is situated in Tamil Nadu, Chengulpet District. We can reach the temple by travelling around 4 Kms from Pallavaram Railway Station,Continue reading “Sri Neervannan Perumal Thiruneermalai”

Sri Bhakthavachala Perumal temple Thiruninravur

Thiru Ninravur(திருநின்றவூர்)- Sri Bakthavatsala PerumalSri Baktavatsala Perumal temple is in the suburbs of Chennai, in a small town called Thiruninravur. It is one among the 108 divyadesams. The place derives its name from Goddess Mahalakshmi – Thiru means Lakshmi and Ninravur is the place where she stands forever. The moolavar of this temple is SriContinue reading “Sri Bhakthavachala Perumal temple Thiruninravur”

Sri Sthala Sayana Perumal Mahabalipuram

This temple is about 55 kms from Chennai in Mahabalipuram. This temple is one among the 22 Thondanadu divyadeshams . It is a small temple with 2 major shrines Lord Sthala sayana Perumal and Goddess Nilamangai Thayar .There is a seperate shrine for Lord Narasimhar also . It is the avatara sthalam of Boodathalwar .Continue reading “Sri Sthala Sayana Perumal Mahabalipuram”

Sri Vijaya raghava Perumal Thiruputkuzhi

It’s one of the thondanadu divyadeshams. This temple is 75 kms from chennai on the chennai ‐ 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 wasContinue reading “Sri Vijaya raghava Perumal Thiruputkuzhi”

Sri Nitya kalyana Perumal Thiruvidanthai

This place is 55 kms from chennai and 5kms north of crocodile bank . This is one among the Thondanadu divyadeshams and near to Sthala sayana Perumal temple . As per legends Kaalava Maharishi did deep penance worshipping Lord Vishnu . Lord Vishnu gave dharshan to him in this place and married his 360 daughtersContinue reading “Sri Nitya kalyana Perumal Thiruvidanthai”

Sri Azhaghiya Singa Perumal Thiruvellukai Kanchipuram

This temple is one of Thondanadu divyadesham in Kanchipuram near Sri Astabhujakarathan Perumal temple . Vel means wish irukai means seat . Since Lord Vishnu himself desired to sit in this place to help his devotees he is named as Thiruvellukai . Brighu Maharishi wished to see Lord Vishnu in Narasimhar avatar as he gaveContinue reading “Sri Azhaghiya Singa Perumal Thiruvellukai Kanchipuram”

Sri Vilakoli Perumal Thoopul Kanchipuram

This temple is in Kanchipuram and one among the Thondanadu divyadeshams . Once this place was with dense grass (dharbha) hence known as Thoopul . Thirumangai alwar has sung praising this Lord. This is the birth place of Vaishnava acharya Sri Vedanta desikan . He was a son of a childless couple and was bornContinue reading “Sri Vilakoli Perumal Thoopul Kanchipuram”

Sri Pandavathoothan Perumal temple Kanchipuram

This temple is 2.6km from kanchi kamakshi amman temple and walkable distance from Sri Ekambhareswarar temple . This place is also called as Padagam (Thirupadagam) . The Lord Vishnu here is in Lord Krishna’s form huge and 25 feet height in sitting position . As per legends during Mahabharata period when Sri Krishna visited asContinue reading “Sri Pandavathoothan Perumal temple Kanchipuram”

Astabhujakarathan Kanchipuram

This is also one of the divyadesham temples in Kanchipuram . The Lord Vishnu here is in standing position with 8 hands along with weapons . The Lord Vishnu is named here as Adhikesava Perumal , Gajendravaradan or Astabhujakarathan ( which means eight hands ) as astam means 8 in sanskrit . The Thayar nameContinue reading “Astabhujakarathan Kanchipuram”

Sri Varadaraja Perumal temple Kanchipuram

This temple is foremost of Thondanadu divyadeshams . 3 temples are most important for all Vaishnavaites . 1. Koil2. Perumal Koil3. Malai KoilKoil means Srirangam , Perumal koil means Varadaraja Peumal koil and Malai koil means Thirumala . Kanchipuram is famous for its temples . KA means Lord Brahma ANCHI means worshipped PURAM means cityContinue reading “Sri Varadaraja Perumal temple Kanchipuram”

Thirukalvanoor Kanchipuram

This temple of Lord Vishnu is inside the Goddess Kamakshi Amman temple in Kanchipuram . The Lord Vishnu is named here as Lord Adhivaragha Perumal and his consort as Goddess Anchilai Nachiyar . Though there is not a seperate shrine one could see this divyadesham Perumal in the pillars of Gayatri mandapam ( back sideContinue reading “Thirukalvanoor Kanchipuram”

Sri Parameswara Vinnagaram Kanchipuram

This temple is in kanchipuram and covers a area of 3 acres . It’s one of the Thondanadu divyadeshams . This temple is also called as mummudha koil . The Lord Vishnu in this temple is known as Lord Vaikunda Perumal or Paramapathanathan . Thayar name is Goddess Vaikunthavalli . Sthalapuranam : This region wasContinue reading “Sri Parameswara Vinnagaram Kanchipuram”

Nilathingalthundan Perumal Kanchipuram

This is one of the divyadesham Perumal ( thondanadu ) inside Lord Ekambareshwarar ( Lord Shiva ) temple in Kanchipuram .The moolavar is in standing position and also known as Chandra sooda Perumal . Thirumangai alwar has sung praising this Lord . Once in Kailasha Goddess Parvathi closes the eyes of Lord Shiva playfully ,Continue reading “Nilathingalthundan Perumal Kanchipuram”

Sri Pachaivannar Pavalavannar temples Kanchipuram

These 2 temples are opposite to each other in the same street of Kanchipuram and are very near to Kanchipuram railway station. Both together are considered as one divyadeshams of Thondanadu . PACHAIVANNAR Here the Lord Vishunu is green colour in sitting posture on Adhiseshan referred as Maragatha Vannar ( maragatham means emerald ) .ThisContinue reading “Sri Pachaivannar Pavalavannar temples Kanchipuram”

Sri Ulagalantha Perumal Kanchipuram

Ulagalantha perumal,Kanchipuram is one of 108 divya desham of Lord Vishnu nearby the famous Kamakshi Amman temple . Here the lord is of a huge idol 35 feet height and his left feet is lifted to 28 feet high. The sthala purana says the King Mahabali promised to give 3 foot of land to LordContinue reading “Sri Ulagalantha Perumal Kanchipuram”

Nava Thirupathi

There are nine temples considered as Nava Thirupathi each temple related to a Navagraha all these nine temples comes among Pandiyanadu Divyadeshams and are called together as Nava Thirupathi . 1. Sri Vaikundam , Srivaikuntanathan Permual TempleSri Vaikundam Temple is located 29 Kms from Tirunelveli towards Tiruchendur. Moolavar is named Vaikunthanathan in standing posture ThayarContinue reading “Nava Thirupathi”

Sri Sowmya Narayana Perumal Thirukostiyur

This is one among the Pandiyanadu divyadeshams and is situated at Thirukostiyur a small village near Thirupathur , Sivagangai district Tamilnadu . As per legend asura Hiranyakashipu prayed to Brahma for a boon that he would not be killed by Devas, human race, animals or by weapons. Having secured the boon, he went on aContinue reading “Sri Sowmya Narayana Perumal Thirukostiyur”

Sri Kalamegha Perumal Thirumoghur

This is one of the Pandiyanadu divyadeshams near to Madurai . Nammalwar and Thirumangai alwar has sung praising this Lord . As per the legend Dhurvasa Maharishi cursed Indira, to loose all his wealth, when he was not given respect. Due to this the devas lost their strength and the Asuras regained. As per theContinue reading “Sri Kalamegha Perumal Thirumoghur”

Srivilliputhur Andal temple

Srivilliputhur is a town in Virudhunagar district of Tamilnadu . The famous Srivilliputhur Andal temple is one among the Pandiyanadu divyadeshams . The Moolavar (main deity) is named Lord Rangamannar or Vadabhadrasayi and Thayar Goddess Andal . Here the Lord is in sleeping posture . Periyalwar and Goddess Andal both has sung praising this LordContinue reading “Srivilliputhur Andal temple”

Aadhi Jaganatha Perumal Thirupullani

During our Pandiyanadu divyadeshams tour , we first visited Sethukarai . Sethukarai , meaning the edge of the sea at Sethu , a tiny village near Tirupullani , finds a prominent place in the Ramayana. It is believed that Lord Rama constructed a bridge of floating stones across the sea to Srilanka , with theContinue reading “Aadhi Jaganatha Perumal Thirupullani”