Thirupuliyangudi Perumal Temple

ThiruPuliangudi Perumal Temple
ThiruPuliangudi Perumal Temple
Location in Tamil Nadu
Proper name ThiruPuliangudi
Coordinates 8°38′13″N 77°55′26″E / 8.63694°N 77.92389°E / 8.63694; 77.92389Coordinates: 8°38′13″N 77°55′26″E / 8.63694°N 77.92389°E / 8.63694; 77.92389
Country India
State Tamil Nadu
District Tuticorin
Location Thirupuliangudi
Primary deity Kasinivendan Perumal
Consort Malarmagal Nachiar
Temple tank Varuna
Shrine Veda saara
Poets Nammazhwar
Architectural styles Dravidian architecture

ThiruPuliangudi Permual Temple is one of the Nava Tirupathi,[1] nine Hindu temples dedicated to Lord Vishnu located in Tiruchendur-Tirunelveli route, Tamil Nadu, India in the banks of Thamiraparani river. All these 9 temples are classified as "Divya Desams", the 108 temples of Vishnu revered by the 12 poet saints, or Alwars.[2]

The Temple

Image of the sanctum and view of foot of Ranganathar

The temple has an imposing image of Lord Vishnu, a lotus stalk from the navel of the image emanates the image of Brahma. The feet of the deity can be viewed through the passage. The temple has two prakarams(closed precincts of a temple).


Image of the temple tank

The Garuda Sevai utsavam(festival) in the month of Vaikasi(May-Jun) witnesses 9 Garudasevai, a spectacular event in which festival image idols from the Nava Tirupathis shrines in the area are brought on Garuda vahana(sacred vehicle). An idol of Nammalvar is also brought here on a Anna Vahanam(palaquin) and his paasurams(verses) dedicated to each of these 9 temples are recited. The utsavar(festival deity) of Nammalvar is taken in a palanquin to each of the 9 temples, through the paddy fields in the area. The paasurams(poems) dedicated to each of the 9 Divyadesams are chanted in the respective shrines. This is the most important of the festivals in this area, and it draws thousands of visitors.


  1. 15 Vaishnava temples of Tamil Nadu. M. Rajagopalan
  2. 108 Vaishnavite Divya Desams: Divya desams in Pandya Nadu. M. S. Ramesh, Tirumalai-Tirupati Devasthanam.


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