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Sri Purushothamar temple

Moolavar : Purushothamar
Urchavar : NA
Amman / Thayar : Purushothama Nayaki
Thala Virutcham : Jack and plantain trees
Theertham : Tiruparkadal Theertham
Agamam / Pooja : NA
Old year : 1000-2000 years old
Historical Name : Tiru Van Purushothamam
City : Thiruvan Purushothaman
District : Nagapattinam
State : Tamil Nadu


    Saint Tirumangai Azhwar had praised the Lord of the temple in his Mangala Sasanam hymns.


    10 day Panguni Uthiram in March-April; Pavithra Utsav in Aavani Poornima day in August-September and Thai month Garuda Seva on the second day of Amavasya-new moon day are the festivals celebrated in the temple.

Temple's Speciality:

   The temple is one among the 108 Divya Desas of Lord Vishnu

Opening Time:

   The temple is open from 9.00 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. and 6.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.


   Sri Van Purushothaman Temple, Tiru Nangoor-609 106


   91- 4364-256221

General Information:

    Accompanied by Mothers Sridevi and Bhoodevi, Lord Purushothaman appears in a standing posture facing east. Mother Purushothama Nayaki blesses devotees from Her own shrine in the southwest side of the temple in a sitting position. Shrines of Sri Andal, Lord Rama with Mother Sita and Sri Lakshmana, Sri Anjaneya, Nammazhwar, Udayavar Sri Ramanuja, Senai Mudaliar are in the inner prakara. The vimana above the presiding deity is of Sanjeevi Vigraha Vimana design. Sages Upamanyu and Vyakrapada had the darshan of Lord in this temple.


   Devotees pray to Perumazl for removal of delays and obstacles in marriage matters, for child boon and for achieving excellence in education

Thanks giving:

   Devotees perform Tirumanjanam to Perumal with vastras.

Greatness Of Temple:

    The temple ranks among the 108 Divya Desas of Perumal. Saint Tirumangai Azhwar has described Lord of the Temple as Lord Rama of Ayodhya in his Mangala Sasanam hymns, saying that benefits would accrue not only to the one chanting the glory of Lord but also to those listening the chanting. The belief is that issues of any complex nature would be solved if one performs Vishnu Sahasranama archana for 48 days continuously without any break and conclude the prayer with special archana and puja on the final day

Temple History:

    Similar to the story of Mother Parvathi feeding Saivite child saint Tirugnana Sambandar with wisdom milk, Lord Perumal brought here the very milk ocean itself to feed a hungry child. He is but Sirkali Lord Van Purushothaman. Devotees pray to Lord considering Him as Lord Sri Rama. Sage Vyakrapada came to this temple with his child Upamanyu, placed him at the entrance of the temple and went to pick flowers for Lord. The child began to cry for food which fell in the ears of Lord reclining in the milk ocean. He immediately created a milk ocean in this place. Mother Purushothama Nayaki fed the child with the milk.

Special Features:


*Sources from Dinamalar.com

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