Nava Tirupathi Divya DesamTemples

Nine Vishnu Temples on either side of Tamirabarani River are called Nava Tirupathi temples.

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 p.m.
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.




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