Jai Sriman Narayana !!
Nagaramum Nadum Piravum Therven
Nanena Killaiyen Thozhi Meerkal
Chikaram Ani Nedu Madam Needu
Then Thirupperayil Veetrirundha
Magara Nedunkuzhai Kadhan Mayan
Nooruvarayantru Manga Noora
Nigaril Mukhil Vannan Nemiyanen
Nenjakam Kavardhennai Yoozhi Yaney?
Then Thirupperai/Nava Tirupati / Shukra Kshetram/ Perai Kshetram is one of the 108 Divya Desams of Lord Vishnu located in Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu.
Presiding deity – Makara Nedunkuzhai Kadhan Perumal with his consort Kuzhaikaduvalli Nachiyar/Thiruperai Nachiyar, Utsavar - Nigaril Mukhilvannan with his consorts Goddess Sri Devi and Boodevi Nachiyar
Pushkarani – Shukra Pushkarani, Shangu Pushkarani, Matsya Pushkarani
Vimanam – Bhadra Vimanam
Worshipped by – Lord Varuna, Lord Shukra, Goddess Boodevi,
Lord Varuna was lost his Pasa Astra at the curse of his Guru. In order to get back the Astra He worshipped Lord Vishnu on this sacred land and performed sacred bath for Lord.
The Kingdom of Vidharba was affected by severe drought and famine for several years due to a curse. King of Vidharba arrived on this sacred land and worshipped Lord Vishnu and got rid from the curse. Once again the Kingdom flourished with rich natural resources.
Prathyaksham to – Shukra, Lord Brahma, Esana Rudra,
Sannidhis – Lord Lakshmi Narasimha, Manavala Mamunigal, Vikshasenar, Acharyas & Alwars,
Festivals – Garuda Sevai, Vaikasi Visakam, Vaikundha Ekadashi,
Mangalasasanam – Nammalvar
The legend has that Goddess Sridevi had a strange feeling that Lord Vishnu was more attached to Goddess Boodevi because of her stunning appearance. She prayed to Sage Durvassa to have the same exquisiteness of Boodevi. Later, Sage Durvasa was paid a visit to Lord Vishnu and found that Goddess Boodevi on his lap. She forgot to pay any attention and respect to the Sage. Sage Durvassa, who was well known for his short temper cursed Goodess Boodevi. Goddess Boodevi arrived on this sacred land and underwent severe austerities praying to Lord to regain her status. She slipped her hands together on the river Tamraparni to offer Arghyam to Lord, instantly there appeared striking earrings (Makara Kundalas) of fish shaped and settled on her hands. She offered those earrings to Lord and he wore them happily. Thus, the presiding deity has got his name ‘Makar Nedunkuzhai Kadhan’ .
Another legend has that King Sundara Pandiyan brought 108 Vedic Brahmin who were settled on the river banks of Cauvery and their families to perform austerities on this sacred land. While offering alms to the Vedic Brahmins, one was found missing from the group. King solemnly prayed to Lord to resolve the issue, Lord himself appeared before the King as a Vedic Brahmin to receive alms.
This temple remains open from 7.00AM to 11.30 AM in the morning and 5.00 PM to 8.00PM in the evenings.
Contact person – Sri Anantha Bhattar Swmain - 04639273902
Jai Sriman Narayana !!