Chidambaram-Sirgazhi Trip

The Divya Desams are the 108 Vishnu temples glorified in the poems of the contemporary Vaishnava Alvars of Tamil Nadu, India. Divya means "premium" and Desam indicates "place" (temple). This itinerary takes you to the divya desams around Chidambaram and Seerkazhi. It covers one Pancha Kanna (Krishnaranya) Kshetras and Thirunangur Tirupathis, the 11 Vishnu temples at Nangur in Nagapattinam district.

Package Includes

  • Accommodation

  • Food

  • Cab

  • Sthalapuranam

Itinerary Temples

  • Sri Thiruvikrama perumal temple, Thirukovilur
  • Sri deyva nayaga perumal temple, Thiruvaheendrapuram
  • Sri Govindarajaswamy temple, Thiruchitrakoodam
  • Thiru Kazhi Cheerama Vinnagaram, Seerkazhi
  • Azhagiyasingar Temple, Thiru Vaali
  • Deivanayagar temple, Thiru Devanaarthogai
  • Thiru Vellakulam (Annan Koil) Temple, Thirunangur
  • Vedarajan temple, Thiru Nagari
  • Thiru Kaavalampaadi, Thirunangur
  • Varadaraja Perumal temple,Thirumanikoodam
  • Sri Perarulaalan temple(Thiru Semponseikovil),Thirunangur
  • Vaikunta nathan perumal temple( Thiru Vaikunta Vinnagaram),Thirunangur
  • Thiru Vanapurushothaman Temple, Thirunangur
  • Thiru Thetriambalam (Palli Konda Perumal temple),Thirunangur
  • Thiru Arimeya Vinnagaram(Kudamadu Koothan Perumal)Temple, Thirunangur
  • Thiru Vikraman temple (Narayana Perumal), Thirunangur
  • Taamaraiyaal Kelvan Perumal Temple,Thiru Paarthanpalli

Full Itinerary

Thirukovilur - Sri Thiruvikrama perumal temple
  • Ulagalantha Perumal Temple (Ulagalantha Perumal) is the Presiding deity Perumal and is made of Tharu-wood. So tall a Perumal is no where in Tamilnadu temples.
  • Lord Krishna made of Salagrama stone is gracing devotees from a separate shrine.
  • Vamanamurthy graces here from behind the presiding deity.
  • Mother Durga is Swayambu in the temple.
  • The temple is one of the Panchakanna (Krishnaranya) Kshetrams, the five holy temples associated with Krishna, an avatar of Vishnu.
  • People pray to Mother Vishnu Durga during Rahu Kalams on Tuesdays and Fridays for relief from the adverse aspects of planets.
  • The tower of the temple is the third tallest in Tamil Nadu.
  • The place is praised as Nadu Nadu Tirupathi.
  • Legend: Lord in His Vamanavatara-Trivikrama Avatara was to teach that wealth of even great kings should not land them pride and arrogance. He took the Vishwarupa, measured the space with His right Leg and the Earth with the right.
  • There is a 40 feet tall Garuda Pillar with a small temple built on it opposite Perumal shrine. It is believed that Garuda Bhagwan is worshipping Lord from this temple.
  • Devotees strongly believe that Lord Trivikrama would respond their prayers seeking high positions, promotions and regaining the positions they have lost. In Tirukovilur temple, Lord and His beloved Sister Durga are in shrines nearby to each other.

Thiruvaheendrapuram - Sri deyva nayaga perumal temple
  • The Moolavar of this sthalam is Deyva Nayaga Perumal.
  • Moolavar in standing position facing his thirumugham towards East direction.
  • Adhiseshan worshipped Sriman Narayanan in this sthalam.
  • Lord Narasimha in this temple has Mother Mahalakshmi on His right lap against the tradition on the left lap.
  • Lord Lakshmi Hayagriva temple is here, the first ever temple raised for the Lord.
  • The hill place also bears the name Oushadhachalam as a piece of the Sanjeevi mount fell here when Hanuman was carrying the same to Lanka. The hill has many herbals with high medical value.
  • The river brought by Garuda flows nearby in his name as Garuda Nadhi-river offering the same benefit to the devotee as in the Holy Ganga. The water of the river is red as blood during the monsoon due to a curse of a Rishi, it is said.
  • Devotees place jaggery, salt and pepper in the well of the temple seeking remedy for their illness of any severity.
  • Those afflicted with adverse aspects of serpent planets Rahu and Ketu, pray for reversal of bad effects.
  • Those unable to fulfil their prayer commitment at Tirupathi can do it here.

Thiruchitrakoodam, Sri Govindarajaswamy temple
  • Govindaraja Perumal Temple is inside the premises of Thillai Nataraja Temple.
  • Standing in the front mandap, the devotee can have the joint darshan of Lord Nataraja, Lord Govindaraja and Lord Brahmma on his the naval chord simultaneously. This Shiva-Vishnu-Brahmma darshan is available for the devotees in this temple only.
  • Lord Brahmma with His four faces generally appears in a sitting posture on the naval chord of Lord Vishnu, here He appears standing.
  • The shrine has close connections with the Govindaraja temple in Tirupati.
  • Of the Panch Bhooda Sthalas this place belongs to Akash. Lord Perumal is facing Akash.
  • 10 day Chithirai Vasanth Utsav in April-May and Gajendra Moksha are the festivals celebrated in the temple.

Thiru Kazhi Cheerama Vinnagaram,Seerkazhi
  • The Moolavar is Thaadalan East Facing Standing Posture and the Goddess Loga Naayaki.
  • Three sanctuaries host the image of Vishnu in different postures - seated (ground floor), lying (first floor; accessible to devotees only on ekadashi days) and standing (second floor; inaccessible to devotees).
  • Legend,Brahma had grown arrogant about his life span. To defuse his arrogance, Sage Romasa invoked the blessings of Lord Vishnu and was granted a boon, whereby for every hair lock that fell from the Rishi, Brahmma’s life time would reduce by a year. Asked what else he wanted, the sage asked for the Lord to display his Trivikrama form at this place. This is said to be the place where Lord Vishnu in his Vaamana Avataaram measured his first step.
  • At this Divya Desam, only the left foot of the Lord can be seen every day. The right foot can be seen only once a year on the Vaikunta Ekadesi day.

Thiru Vaali,Azhagiyasingar Temple
  • Thiruvali - Thirunagari Temples are paired Hindu temples dedicated to Lord Vishnu.
  • The Azhagiyasingar Temple has small west facing shrine.
  • The village is where the consort Sri Kumudavalli naachiyar of Thirumangai Alvar was raised.
  • Legend,It is said that after killing Hiranyakasipu the Lord Narasimha was still in a furious state; seeing this Devas and munis sent his consort Lakshmi who went and sat on the Lord’s lap; the Lord hugged her and calmed down and as he gives Darshan in this posture the place attained the name Thiruvali.This place is also one of the Pancha Narasimha kshethrams.

Deivanayagar temple, Thiru Devanaarthogai
  • The Moolavar of this Divyadesam is Sri Deiva Nayagan. He is giving his seva Nindra (Standing) Thirukkolam facing his thirumugham towards west direction. Pratyaksham for Vashishta Maharishi.
  • As this place was graced by the Celestial persons, the shadow of the Vimanam falls within the range of the Vimanam (temple tower) itself.
  • Though the temple is a Vishnu temple, there is a burial ground the favourite place of Lord Shiva in the backyard of this temple.
  • It is one among the eleven divyadesams of Thirunangur Tirupathis.
  • Legend,It's been said that Lord Narayana married Goddess Lakshmi devi who emerged out of the Thiruparkadal at this place. As the Deva's (celestial persons) came in a group (Thogai in tamil) this place is called Thiru devanar Thogai.
  • It is believed that, after having darshan of this perumal, unmarried persons get married and childloss couples got the boon of childbirth.

Thiru Vellakulam (Annan Koil) Temple, Thirunangur
  • Thiruvellakkulam or Annan Perumal Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Vishnu who is worshipped as Annan Perumal and his consort Lakshmi as Alarmelmangai.
  • The temple is also referred as Then Tirupathi (Southern Tirupathi) and has same structure as Tirupathi temple.
  • As per legend, the Hindu god Shiva started dancing in fury at this place after the death of his consort Uma due to the yagna (sacrifice) of Daksha. Each time his lock of hair touched the ground, there were eleven other forms of Shiva who appeared. The celestial deities were worried that if the dance continues, it would result in decimation of entire creations. They prayed to Vishnu for help, who appeared at this place. On seeing Vishnu, Shiva's anger was reduced and he requested Vishnu to appear in eleven forms like he did. On his request, Vishnu appeared in eleven different forms at Thirunangur.
  • The festival images of Thirumangai Alvar and his consort Kumudavalli Naachiyar are taken in a palanquin to each of the eleven temples.This is one of the most important festivals in the region which draws thousands of visitors.

Thiru Nagari, Vedarajan temple
  • Thiruvali - Thirunagari Temples are paired Hindu temples dedicated to Lord Vishnu.This place is the birthplace of Thirumangai Alvar.
  • Unlike other temples where the Temple tree(Kodimaram) faces the main deity, the kodimaram here faces the shrine of Thirumangai Alvar.
  • This place is one of the Pancha Narasimha kshetrams with lord having manifested as swayampu Yoga Narasimhamoorthy.
  • It is believed that marriages which were not getting fixed for one reason or another will come thro’ if a sincere prayer is offered here, as the lord himself is known as KalyAna RanganAtha PerumAl.

Thiru Kaavalampaadi, Thirunangur
  • The presiding deity is Gopalakrishnan perumal with Rukmini and Satyabhama in standing posture and thayar in the same sannadhi is Senkamala Naachiyaar.(east facing standing posture).
  • It is one among the eleven divyadesams of Thirunangur Tirupathis.
  • Dwaraka Lord is seen here as Gopalakrishnan.
  • This place is said to have powers equivalent to a visit to Dwaraka itself.
  • When Lord Krishna was in search of Parijata flower for Satyabama and unable to find it, he was directed by Shiva to a lake full of parijata flowers at this place. Hence the temple tank is named Thatamalar poikai.
  • The temple tank is called Tadamalar poigai and vimanam is known as Swayambu vimanam.

Varadaraja Perumal temple,Thirumanikoodam
  • The presiding deity is Varadaraja perumal -also known as Manikooda nayagan in standing posture, facing east.
  • The images of his consort, Sreedevi (also called Thirumaamagal Nachiyar) and Bhoodevi are housed in the same shrine.
  • Lord Shiva has river Ganges and Lord Chandra, the Lord of this place too has the same Lord chandra and Lord Garuda instead of river Ganges and poses as Lord Varadharaja. He gave special dharsan to Lord Chandra and Garuda here. This an act of Illustrating the unity between the Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu.
  • The Lord Varadaraja is known for his act of bestowing abundant wealth to his devotees and this act brings the name of the Vimanam as Kanaka - gold Vimanam.
  • It is one among the eleven divyadesams of Thirunangur Tirupathis.
  • The Thirumangai Azhwar Mangalasasana Utsavam celebrated annually during the Tamil month of Thai is the major festival of the temple during which the festival images of the eleven Thirunangur Tirupathis are brought on mount designed like Garuda, called Garuda Vahana, to Thirunangur.

Sri Perarulaalan temple(Thiru Semponseikovil),Thirunangur
  • The Moolavar of this sthalam is Sri Perarulaalan. The Moolavar is in the Nindra (Standing) Thirukkolam facing his thirumugham towards east direction.
  • This sthalam is also one among the Thirunaangur Divyadesam.
  • This sthalam is called with other names like Hema Rangam, Nagapuri, Nangai Nagaram.
  • To indicate the non ending generosity of Perarulaan even during night time, the Thaayar has the name of Alli (Lilly flower) blooming in night.
  • Legend,In the Ramayana time, Rama killed Ravana who was a Brahmin. So he was caught by the sin of killing a Brahmin. To get rid of this sin, he came to Rameswaram to worship the Sivalingam made by Sita devi.Then he came to this place and stayed in the Thrida Nethra Maharishi's Ashram.According to his advice, he made a golden cow and stayed upon it for 4 days. Later he donated it to a Brahmin.The Brahmin sold the gold and constructed this temple. As the gold got from Sri Rama was the reason behind the formation of this temple, this place is called as "Sem Ponn Sei Kovil" where Sem Ponn means pure gold.

Vaikunta nathan perumal temple( Thiru Vaikunta Vinnagaram),Thirunangur
  • Thiruvaikunda vinnagaram or Vaikunta Nathan Perumal Temple is dedicated to Hindu god Vishnu.
  • It is one among the eleven divyadesams of Thirunangur Tirupathis.
  • The presiding deity, Vaikuntanathar (also called Thamaraikannudiyabiran - the one with lotus eyes), his consort and the festival images are housed in the sanctum.
  • An another unique is the style in the sitting posture of perumal.
  • Only one sannithi that houses Sri Devi, Bhoo Devi, NeelA devi sametha Sri Vaikunta Natha perumal.
  • The Pushkarani (temple tank) of Sri Vaigunta Nathan Perumal Temple is called Lakshmi Pushkarani, Udhanga Pushkarani, and Viraja Theertham.
  • Legend has the Lord here at Vaikunta Vinnagaram is said to be the one who came from Vaikuntam to cool Shiva’s Rudra Thaandavam. Hence, he appears here in the same way as in Paramapatham. It is said that Ubarisavasu and Uthanga rishi attained Moksham after praying to this Lord.

Thiru Vanapurushothaman Temple, Thirunangur
  • Purushotama Perumal Temple is located in Thirunangur.
  • It is one among the eleven divyadesams of Thirunangur Tirupathis.
  • The image of the presiding deity Purushottaman and his consort Purushottanayagi are depicted in standing posture. The image of the festival deities are also housed in the same shrine.
  • Legend, The story goes that Sage Viagra Paadha was busy collecting flowers as part of his daily process of making a garland for the Lord. It is believed that Purushottamar brought Thiru Paarkadal to this place and gave milk to the hungry child of the sage. The Ayodhya Lord appeared here as Purushottamar.

Thiru Thetriambalam (Palli Konda Perumal temple),Thirunangur
  • The Lord of this kshetram is known under the name "Palli Konda perumal".
  • The Moolavar of this Divyadesam is Sri Senganmaal Ranganathar. Also known as Lakshmi Rangar.
  • He is giving his seva Kidantha (Sleeping) Thirukkolam in Bhujanga sayanam facing his thirumugham towards east direction.
  • The Lord gives darshan as in Srirangam lying on Adiseshan.
  • He poses as Lord Ranganatha with four hands.Though the Lord is in sleeping posture his eyes would be wide all the times. The perumal at this place is known as Shenkann Maal for he has reddish eyes. The eye's would have become red after performing a very tough dance or would have become red as he never closes his eyes even while sleeping.
  • It is one among the eleven divyadesams of Thirunangur Tirupathis.

Thiru Arimeya Vinnagaram(Kudamadu Koothan Perumal)Temple, Thirunangur
  • Thiruarimeya Vinnagaram or Kudamudakoothan Perumal Temple is dedicated to Hindu god Vishnu.
  • It is one among the eleven divyadesams of Thirunangur Tirupathis.
  • The central shrine houses the image of Krishna seated with his legs on a pot.
  • Thirumangai Azhwar refers this action and calls the deity "Kudamadukoothar", meaning "Oh, pot dancer".
  • There are sannidhis for Rama and Andal too.
  • Lord Vishnu is said to have given darshan as Gopala krishna for Sage Uthanga.
  • The Vimanam of Sri Kuda MudaKoothan Perumal Temple is called Vedamodha Vimanam.
  • The Theertham or Pushkarani (temple tank) of Sri Kuda MudaKoothan Perumal Temple is Amirta Theertham.
  • Legend has it that Hari who lifted the Govardhana mountain himself came and resided here with the intention of destroying the evil forces. It is believed that Lord Vishnu appeared as Gopala Kannan, pleased with the penance of Sage Uthanga.

Thiru Vikraman temple (Narayana Perumal), Thirunangur
  • Thirumanimadam or Narayanan Perumal Temple (also called Badri Narayana Perumal Temple).
  • It is one among the eleven divyadesams of Thirunangur Tirupathis.
  • The presiding deity of Badrinath Temple, Badrinath, is believed to have visited the place on the request of Shiva.The image of the presiding deity is sported in the sanctum in standing posture facing east.

Taamaraiyaal Kelvan Perumal Temple,Thiru Paarthanpalli
  • Taamaraiyaal Kelvan Perumal Temple or Thiruppaarththanpalli is one among the eleven divyadesams of Thirunangur Tirupathis.
  • It is also the only temple in the Nangur divyadesams to have revered by an azhwar other than Thirumangai Alvar.
  • The temple complex has a single prakaram(closed precincts of a temple) and separate shrines for Tamariyan Kelvan Perumal facing west, Shenbagavalli Thayar facing east and Arjuna.
  • This is the only temple where the images of Rama and Krishna are housed in the same shrine.
  • Legend,Krishna appeared to Arjuna, a Pandava prince as Parthasarathy and initiated his knowledge to understand who he actually was. Since Parthasarathy initiated education here for Arjuna, the place is called Parthan Palli.
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