108 Divya Desams !! Thiruvali Thirunagari Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Perumal Temple !!

Jai Sriman Narayana !!

Thiruvali Thirunagari is one of the 108 Divya Desams of Lord Vishnu located in Nangur near Shirkazhi, Nagapattinam, Tamil Nadu.  This is one of the oldest temples known as Pancha Narasimha Kshetram.

Presiding deity – Moolavar Sri Lakshmi Narasimhar/Vayalali Manavalan with his consort Goddess Sri Amruthaghata Valli Thayar/Amruthavalli Thayar, Utsavar – Thiruvali Nagaralan

Pushkarani – Ilakshana Pushkarani

Vimanam – Ashtakshara Vimanam

Festivals – Vedapuri Utsavam, Vaikundha Ekadashi, Panguni Uthiram,

Significance – Thiruvali is the birth place of Kumudhavalli Nachiyar, wife of Thirumangai Alwar.  Thirunagari 5kms from Thiruvali enroute to Poompuhar is the birth place of Thirumangai Alwar.

Thirumangai Alwar was an armed robber.  Once he found a newly married wealthiest bride and bridegroom travelling through the woodlands close to a village called Vedarajapuram lies between Thiruvali and Thirunagari without any guard to protect them.  Thirumangai Alwar was anxiously waited for an opportunity to snatch the wealth from the people who were travelling through these woods.  As soon as he found the young bride and bridegroom with all the riches on their body, he pounced upon the bridegroom.  Instantly, Lord revealed his glorious form to Thirumangai Alwar and advised the Ashtakshara Mantra on his ears.  Instantaneously Thirumangai turned out pious at the single touch of Lord.  Afterwards, Thirumangai Alwar followed a righteous life and became one of the prominent Vaishnavaite Saints and zealous devotee of Lord. 

Another legend has that Lord Vishnu took the form of half man and half lion form to kill the demon King Hiranyakashipu.  After killing the demon, Lord Narasimha was continued to be ferocious, the divine child Prahlada earnestly prayed to Lord Narasimha to regain his composure and the deities and Sages solemnly prayed to Goddess Sri Mahalakshmi to take seat on the lap of Lord Narasimha to bring tranquility in him and save the earth from destruction.  Hence, Goddess Sri Mahalakshmi took her seat on the thigh of Lord Narasimha and protected the world from further annihilation.

This temple remains open from 8.00AM to 11.30 PM in the morning and 5.30PM to 7.30PM in the evenings.

Contact Persons – Sri Balaji Bhattar Swamin & Padmanabha Bhattar Swamin – 9629758828 /9443372967
Purushothaman Sannidhi Street,
Nangur Post, Shirkazhi Taluk,
Nagapattinam District. Tamil Nadu.

Jai Sriman Narayana !!

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