108 Divya Desams !! Thiru Anbil - Sri Sri Vadivazhagiya Nambi Perumal Temple !!

Jai Sriman Narayana !!

Thiru Anbil is one of the 108 Divya Desams of Lord Vishnu situated 8kms away from Lalgudi and 15kms southeast of Sri Rangam in Thiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu.  This temple is also known as ‘Pancha Ranga Kshetram’ of Lord Vishnu.

Thiru Anbil is one of the oldest temples built by the Kings of Chola Dynasty located on the northern banks of River Kollidam.  It is believed that King Sundararaja Chozan, father of King Rajaraja Choza before entering war field, arrived in this sacred land seeking the blessings of Lord Vadivazhagiya Nambi.  He returned triumphantly and re-built this temple structures in its present form.   

Presiding deity – Sri Vadivazhagiya Nambi Perumal/ Sundararaja Perumal with his consort Goddess Azhagiyavalli Nachiyar/Sundaravalli Nachiyar

Prathyaksham to – Lord Brahma and Maharishi Valmiki

Mangalasasanam – Thirumazhisai Alwar

Pushkarani – Mandooka Pushkarani, Sage Mandooka was cursed by Maharishi Durvasa and turned out a frog.  Sage Mandooka arrived here and underwent severe penance in this temple tank to get rid of the curse.  The compassionate Lord appeared before the Sage and blessed him to regain his original form.

Vimanam – Tharaka Vimanam

Sannidhis – Sri Andal, Sri Garuda Alwar

Festivals – Masi Makam

In this temple Lord Vadivazhagiya Nambi/Sri Sundararaja Perumal gives dharshan to his devotees in reclining posture with his consorts Sri Devi/Boo Devi Thayar.  This is one of the sacred places where Lord Brahma and Lord Shiva worshipped Sri Vadivazhagivya Nambi and got relieved from their sins.  Lord Shiva as Bikshadanehwarar arrived in this temple before leaving to Thirukandiyur. 

Contact details – Sri Varadaraja Bhattar Swamin – 0431 6590672/9965739011
2/23, Mangammalpuram,
Anbil, Thiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu.

Jai Sriman Narayana !!

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