Anjel Srinivasa Perumal, Murappanadu, Tirunelveli


Basic information about the temple

Moolavar:Anjel PerumalAmbal / Thayar:x
Deity:PerumalHistorical name:
Vriksham:Teertham:Sambu Teertham
Agamam:

Age (years):

500-1000

Timing:6 to 11 & 4 to 8Parikaram:

Pitr Dosham parikaram

Temple group:
Sung by:

Temple set:

Navagraham:

Nakshatram:

City / town:MurappanaduDistrict:Tirunelveli
Maps from (click): Current location Tirunelveli (17 km)Thoothukudi (45 km)

Nagercoil (92 km)Kanyakumari (96 km)

Location

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.

Here river Tambraparani flows from north to south and is known as Dakshina Ganga and Sambu Theertham. Bathing here in the river gives the benefit of bathing in River Ganga.

Hayagreevar, Agastyar, Gowthamar, Athri, Angeerasar, Vashsitar, Somar, Durvasar, Kapilar, Mandavaiyar and Mudradevi have worshipped at this place.

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.

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