108 Divya Desams !! Thirukkulanthai Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple !!

Jai Sriman Narayana !!

Thirukkulanthai / Nava Tirupati / Perungulam/Balika Vanam/Sani Kshetram is one of the 108 Divya Desams of Lord Vishnu located in Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu.

Presiding deity – Moolavar Sri Srinivasa Perumal/ Thiru Venkadavan / Thiru Venkadamudayan, Utsavar - Mayakoothan with his consort Goddess Thirukkulanthai Valli Thayar/Alarmelvalli Thayar

Vimanam – Anandanilaya Vimanam

Theertham – Perungulam

Mangalasasanam – Nammalvar

Prathyaksham to – Sage Brihaspati, Vedasaran

Sannidhis – Alwars & Acharyas

Festivals – Gaurda Sevai, Vaikasi Visakam, Vaikundha Ekadashi,

The legend has that a Bramin couple Vedasara and his chaste wife Kumudavalli were passionate devotees of Lord Sriman Narayana.  They had no offspring for a long time.  They underwent severe austerities after holy dip in the Perungulam Pushkarani, praying to Lord Srinivas on this sacred land.  Soon, they were blessed with a girl child and they named her ‘Kamalavati’.  This stunning girl was a zealous devotee of Lord Vishnu at an early age.  Her desire to attain Lord has become a yearning to get him as her husband.  She followed strict austerities and worshipped Lord Srinivasa.  The most compassionate Lord answered her prayers and married her in this sacred land.  Thus, this place has got its name ‘Balika Vanam’.

Another legend has that Kumudavalli wife of Vedsara was abducted by a demon Amasura.  He hid her safely on the caves of Himalays with an intention to marry her.  Vedasara earnestly prayed to Lord for the protection of his wife.  Lord hurried on his celestial vehicle Garuda to the caves of Himalaya and had a fierce battle with the demon.  Finally, the demon was killed and Lord danced upon the body of the demon.  Thus, the deity has got his name ‘Mayakoothan’.

This temple remains open from 6.30AM to 11.00PM in the morning and 4.30PM to 7.00PM in the evenings.

Contact Person – Sri Venkatesa Bhattar Swamin - 04630256372

Jai Sriman Narayana !!

1 comment:

m.sundaramahalingam said...

Route (with distance) from Maduraai/ Tirunelveli/ Thoothookudi mayplease be added.