108 Divya Desams !! Thiruvellakulam (Annankovil) Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple !!

Jai Sriman Narayana !!

Thiruvellakulam Sri Srinivasa Perumal temple is one of the 108 Divya Desams of Lord Vishnu located in Nangur near Shirkazhi, Nagapattinam, Tamil Nadu.  Lord Sri Srinivasa known as the elder brother of Tirupathi Balaji in this temple, hence the presiding deity has got his name ‘Annan’ (brother in Tamil).

Presiding deity – Moolavar Annan Perumal with Goddess Sridevi & Boodevi Nachiyar, Utsavar - Sri Srinivasa Perumal with his consort Goddess Alarmel Mangai

Theertham – Thiruvellakulam/Swetha Pushkarani

Vimanam – Thathwadhyodhaka Vimanam

Mangalasasanam – Thirumangai Alwar

Sannidhis – Garudalwar, Sri Nammalvar, Manavalamunigal, Kumudhavalli Nachiyar(wife of Thirumangai Alwar)

Festival – Mangalasasana Festival, Garuda Sevai, Vaikundha Ekadashi,

The legend has that son of King Dundhumara of Solar Dynasty was saved from the clutches of Lord Yama by Lord Vishnu on this sacred land.  Prince Swetha son of King Dundhumara underwent severe penance at the age of 9 years, after having a dip on the sacred pond positioned here.  Lord Vishnu pleased at the devotion of the child and blessed him with long life.

Kumudhavalli Nachiyar was was found in the flower garden and she was brought up by a Brahmin.  He nurtured the garden famous for its Kumudha flowers and the precious child alike.  Later, she was proposed by the valiant Thirumangai.  Kumudhavalli Nachiyar put forward certain conditions to fulfill and finally the valorous Thirumangai turned out Thirumangai Alwar one of the prominent Vaishnavaite Saint.  The marriage of this divine couple took place in this sacred land.

This temple remains open from 8.00AM to 11.30 AM in the morning and 5.30PM to 8.30PM in the evenings.

Contact Person – S.R. Madhava Bhattachariyar Swamin – 04364266534
Annan Perumal Kovil Street,
Shirkazhi Taluk, Nagapattinam District.

Jai Sriman Narayana !!


Sanjeev said...

amazing informations thank you

Suresh Rengachari said...

The photo seems to be wrong. kindly check up with this link : http://sriannanperumal.org/

UmaSubu said...

You are right. For your kind information all those Photographs attached to the postings are different and not the presiding deities.