Nine Vishnu Temples on either side of
Tamirabarani River are called Nava
1. Sri Vaikuntam : We can see the
towering structure of Vaigunda Nadhar
temple at Srivaigundam which is about
30Kms. from Trinelveli on the Trichendur
Road. The Lord here is known as Kallar
Pran. It is one of Nava Tirupathi
Temples. Time: 7 a.m. to 12 noon. & 5
p.m. to 8 p.m.
2. Thiruvaraguna mangai : This temple is
about 2kms east of Srivaigundam and is
known to many as the Vishnu temple at
Natham. Lord Vijayaasanar is seen here.
Time : 8 a.m. to 12 noon. & 1 p.m.. to 6
3. Thirupuliangudi : 1km from Natham,
2km from Srivaikundam is the Lord Kasina
Vendhar temple at Thirupuliangudi;
Godess Sridevi and Bhoodevi are seen
here. Time: 8 a.m. to 12 noon. & 1 p.m.
to 6 p.m.
4 & 5. Irattai Thirupathigal - Two
temples are situated in 100 yards of
each other at Thulai Villi Mangalam. The
1st of two temples has Lord Devapiran in
a standing posture facing east. At the
2nd temple one can see Lord Aravinda
Lochanar. Time 8 a.m. to 1 a.m. & 2.30
p.m. to 5.30 p.m.
6. Thirukuzhandai : This temple is 10kms
east of Srivaigundam. This place is
called as Perunkulam. The Lord here is
known as Maayakoothan. Time 7.30 a.m. to
12.30 p.m. & 4.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m.
7. Then Thiru perai : On to the south
bank of river Tamirabarani at Then Thiru
Perai the big Nigaril Mugil Vannan
Temple is situated. The Lord called also
as Makara Nedunkuzhai kathan. Time :
7.30 a.m. 12 noon & 5 p.m. to 8.30 p.m.
8. Thirukolur : 3kms South west of
Tiruperai is the Vaitha Maa Nidhu
Temple. This is birth place of Madura
kavi Azhwar, the ardent devotee of
Nammazhvar. Time 7.30 a.m. to 12 noon &
1 p.m. to 8 p.m.
9. Alwar Thirunagari (Thiru Kurugoor) :
The birthplace of Nammazhvar. The last
halt at the Nava Thirupathi temples is
the Aadhi Nadhan temple at Alwar
Thirunagari (Kurugur)). This is on the
way to Thiruchendur from Trinelveli. It
is said Adhi Nadhan emerged on his own
from the earth. Vaishnavities attach
very great reverence and respect to
Namazhvar. There is separate Sannidhi to
him at this temple. Time 7 a.m. to 12
noon & 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.