Basic information about the temple
|Moolavar:||Kaisinivendhan Perumal||Ambal / Thayar:||Malarmagal Nachiyar, Pulingudivalli|
|Vriksham:||Teertham:||Varuna Teertham, Nirudhi teertham|
|Timing:||9 to 12 & 1 to 6||Parikaram:|
|Temple group:||Divya Desam||–|
|Sung by:||Temple set:|
|City / town:||Tirupuliangudi||District:||Tirunelveli|
|Maps from (click):||Current location||Tirunelveli (33.1 km)||Thoothukudi (38 km)|
|Nagercoil (92.3 km)||Nagercoil (92.3 km)|
Tirupuliangudi is located 25km from Tirunelveli and 3km from Srivaikundam.
Sthala puranam and temple information
This is the fourth of the Nava Tirupati sthalams, and is dedicated to Budhan.
Vishnu is seen keeping a measure as his head rest and lying down. A lotus vine is seen going up the Lord’s navel to which and joining with one from Brahma.
Indra was relieved of his curse by praying to the Lord here. Varuna and Yama are said to have had pratyaksham of the Lord here. Yagnasharma was cursed by Sage Vasishta and became a demon, and was relieved of his curse by praying to the Lord here.
The specialty of this temple is that the Lord’s padha darsanam can be had through a window in the outer prakaram.
As the Lord himself depicts the planets, there are no Navagraha shrines in any of these temples. Devotees come and pray here for relief from Navagraha dosham.
The Garuda Sevai utsavam in the Tamil month of Vaikasi (May-June) is a sight to be seen! The utsava murtis from all the 9 Nava Tirupati temples are brought on their respective Garuda vahanams. Nammazhvar also comes on an Anna Vahanam (swan shaped vehicle), and his pasurams for each of the nine temples are recited. Then the murti of Nammazhvar is taken through the paddy fields in the area surrounding the temple.
Other information for your visit
In the Tamil month of Margazhi (December-January), these temples open relatively early (some even at 5 or 5.30 am), and close by 11. Some others are open till 1 or 2 pm.
We visited temples in the following order, which enabled us to complete all these temples (plus 4 Nava Kailasam temples) between 5.30 am and 2 pm, in the month of Margazhi starting at Tirunelveli: Srivaikuntam, Alwartirunagari, Tirukolur, Thenthirupperai, Perunkulam, Tholaivillimangalam (2 temples), Tirupuliangudi and Natham (Tiruvaragunamangai). Our trip was not rushed at all, and we had ample time at each of these temples.
Budget and mid-range accommodation is available at Tirunelveli. If coming down on the East Coast Road, then some limited options may also be available at Thoothukudi (Tuticorin) and Tiruchendur.