Basic information about the temple
|Moolavar:||Anjel Perumal||Ambal / Thayar:||x|
|Timing:||6 to 11 & 4 to 8||Parikaram:|
|Sung by:||Temple set:|
|City / town:||Murappanadu||District:||Tirunelveli|
|Maps from (click):||Current location||Tirunelveli (17 km)||Thoothukudi (45 km)|
|Nagercoil (92 km)||Kanyakumari (96 km)|
Sthala puranam and temple information
This temple is adjacent to the Dasavatara Perumal temple, and the place is called Dasavatara Kshetram.
Mithrasagar from this village was a drama artiste who used to enact only Vishnu puranams. He used to travel all over the country with his troupe. Once he happened to visit Kashmir and perform in the presence of King Kungumangan and Princess Chandramalini. His performance was on the ten avatarams of Vishnu. The king was highly impressed with his performance and the princess fell in love with him. Mithrasagar and the princess married, and came back to live in this village. In their old age, they created an ashram and spent their life and time only on the service of the lord. Lord Vishnu was impressed and pleased with their undiluted love and service to him and presented himself to them in all his Dasvatharams. He also gave the hymn “Om namo bhagavathe vasudevaya namah”. This is considered a Navagraha parikara sthalam.
Veda Vyasa’s Tambraparani Maahatmiya Puranam makes references to Manimahodaya Agraharam (later corrupted to Agaram). This place was also called Bhagavata Kshetram, due to a number of bhagavatars living here, and this being a centre for Vedic education, millennia ago.
Worshipping at this temple is said to remove all fears that the devotee has due to the grace of Anjel Srinivasa Perumal.
Other information for your visit
Also close by is a very small but beautiful temple for Kasi Viswanathar. All three temples are supervised by the same priest.