108 Divya Desams !! Thiruppuliyur Sri Mayapiran Temple !!

Jai Sriman Narayana !!

Thiruppuliyur/Bheema Kshetram is one of the 108 Divya Desams of Lord Vishnu located in Chengannur, Alappuzha, Kerala.

Presiding deity – Moolavar Mayapiran with his consort Goddess Thiruporkodi Nachiyar,

Theertham – Pragna Saras, Panjunnai Theertham

Vimanam – Purushothama Vimanam

Mangalasasanam – Nammalvar, Thirumangai Alwar

Significance – Bheema, one of the Pancha Pandavas built this temple.

Prathyaksham to – Saptha Rishis

Festivals – Vaikundha Ekadashi, Janmashtami, Thai Utsavam,

The legend has that Saptha Rishis arrived on this land and found it was afflicted with severe drought and famine.  The King – Son of Sibi Chakravarthy who was ruled the city offered this land as alms to Saptharishis.  But, the Saptharishis refused to accept this sinful land as alms.  He tried to persuade the Saptharishis in many unscrupulous ways to remain this land, but everything went in vain.  The King performed a Yagna and Kritiyai –Marga Stri was originated from the sacrificial fire to assist the King in his deceitful attempt to influence the Saptharishis.  Saptharishis prayed to Lord Vishnu to protect from the wickedness of the King.  Lord Vishnu instructed Lord Indra to wipe out Kritiyai from this sacred land.  Lord Indra took the form of a tiger (puli) and vanquished Kritiyai.  Thus, this land has got its name Thiruppuliyur.

This temple remains open from 5.00AM to 11.00AM in the morning and 5.00PM to 8.00PM in the evenings.

Jai Sriman Narayana !!

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