108 Divya Desams!! Thiruvaragunamangai Thiru Vijayasana Perumal Temple !!

Jai Sriman Narayana !!

Thiruvaragunamangai / Nava Tirupati/Chandra Kshetram is one of the 108 Divya Desams of Lord Vishnu located in Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu.

Presiding deity – Moolavar Vijayasana/Yemidar Kadivan Perumal with his consort Goddess Sri Varagunavalli Thayar /Varaguna Mangai

Theertham – Agni Theertham, Deva Pushkarani, Aganasa Theertham

Vimanam – Vijayakoti Vimanam

Mangalasasanam – Nammalvar, Manavala Mamunigal

Prathyaksham to – Lord Agani, Vedavith, Sage Lomasa,

Sannidhis – Alwars & Acharyas, Lord Narasimha,

Significance – This is one of the sacred lands where the chastity of Goddess Sita, Rishi Patni and Savitri were illustrated.

Festivals – Garuda Sevai, Vaikundha Ekadashi,

The legend has that Sage Lomasa’s disciple witnessed a fisherman died of snake bite.  Instantly, there appeared the servants of Lord Vishnu to take him the abode of Lord Sriman Narayana.  Later, the disciple approached Sage Lomasa with various qualms in his mind and got cleared from his Master.  Sage Lomasa explained the entire occurrences to his disciple.  The King of Vidharbha ruled this city had a virtuous son.  He performed various good deeds during his life time, unfortunately he fell into the evil association and he was propelled to hell after his death.    After spending years in hell, he had born as fisherman on this sacred land for the sins committed in his previous life.  Further, Sage Lomasa explained that whoever dies on this sacred land would go to the Abode of Lord with their devoutness earned.

Another legend has that a pious Brahmin Vedvith lived an upright life.   He dutifully served his parents, he had great devotion and respect towards Guru and elders, and he performed rituals prescribed in the Sastra and Puranas.  The most pleased Lord instructed Vedvith to undergo austerities in this sacred land Varagunamangai.  Vedvith followed the divine instruction with utmost faith and devotion; he attained the blessings of Lord and attained Salvation in this holy land.

This temple remains open from 6.30 AM to 11.00PM in the morning and 4.30PM to 7.30PM in the evenings.

Jai Sriman Narayana !!

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