108 Divya Desams !! Thiru Varanamangai Vanamamalai Sri Thothadrinatha Perumal Temple !!

Jai Sriman Narayana !!

Thiru Varanamangai Vanamamalai/Swayam Vyaktha Kshetram is one of the 108 Divya Desams of located in Nanguneri near Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu.

Presiding Deity – Moolavar Thiru Thothadrinathan/Vanamamalai Perumal/Deivanayakan/ with his consort Thiruvarana Mangayar along with Goddess Sridevi & Boodevi

Vimanam – Vaikundha Vimanam/Nandavardhana Vimanam/Padmakara Vimanam

Theertham – Indra Theertham , Chetruthamarai Pushkarani,

Sthalavruksham – Mango Tree

Worshipped by – Celestial dancers Urvasi and Thilothama, Adishesha, Garuda

Garuda and Adishesha underwent severe austerities praying to Lord Vishnu on this sacred land to get an opportunity to serve the Lord persistently. 

Prathyaksham to – Lord Brahma, Lord Indra, Sage Brighu, Sage Markandeya, Sage Lomasa,

Mangalasasanam – Nammalvar,

Festivals – Vaikundha Ekadashi, Panguni Utsavam, Chithirai Brahmostavam

Sannidhis – Lord Lakshmi Narayanan, Lord Lakshmi Narasimhan, Sudarsana, Lord Rama, Sri Andal, Vishvaksenar,

There are many interesting myths attached to this temple.  The Chera King had no heirs to rule the Kingdom after his death.  He was a passionate devotee of Lord Vishnu; he earnestly prayed to Lord for a virtuous offspring and visited many holy places.  King had a dream in that Lord revealed his existence on this sacred land and instructed him build a temple on its place to worship.  King and his men were arrived on this land and found Garuda encircling a huge mound made by ants.  Kings men started the excavation process exactly on this place; while work was in progress the spade hit hardly on the idol and started to bleed.  Instantly, King’s physician applied a medicine made out of herbs added with oil.  Surprisingly, the bleeding has stopped instantaneously.  In this temple sacred bath to Lord is performed with a unique oil added with the herbs and Bhog prepared without chilies are used as offerings to Lord.

Another legend has that the two demons Madhu and Kaitaba abducted Vedas and sacred scriptures.  Lord Brahma prayed to Lord Vishnu to preserve the Vedas.  Lord Vishnu beheaded the two demons and the fat from their bodies were polluted the entire Earth and stretched out as a solid upper layer.  Goddess Boodevi prayed to Lord Vishnu to get rid of this effluence and worshipped Lord on this sacred land.

This temple remains open from 7.00AM to 12.00PM in the morning and 5.00PM to 9.00PM in the evenings.

Jai Sriman Narayana !!

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