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Sri Thiruvikrama swamy temple

Moolavar : Trivikramar
Urchavar : Aayanar, Kovalan
Amman / Thayar : Poongoval Nachiar
Thala Virutcham : Punnai tree
Theertham : Pennai River, Krishna and Sri Chakra Theerthas
Agamam / Pooja : NA
Old year : 1000-2000 years old
Historical Name : Tirukovilur
City : Thirukovilur
District : Viluppuram
State : Tamil Nadu


    Vaishnavite Saints Poigai Azhwar, Bhoodhathazwar, Peyazhwar and Tirumangai Azhwar had sung the glory of Lord Trivikrama in their celebrated hymns of Nalayira Divya Prandam.


   15 day Panguni Brahmmotsavam in March-April with Sri Pushpavalli Thayar Oonjal on Friday drawing huge crowd and Masi Magam in February-March, Lord visiting Cuddalore carried on the shoulders of devotees are the main festivals of the temple. Other festivals are Purattasi Pavithra Utsav and Navarathri in September-October; Chithirai Sri Rama Navami, Sri Ramanuja Jayanthi and Vasanth Utsav in April-May; Vaikasi Visaka Garuda Seva, Nammazhwar Sattrumurai in May-June; Aani Periazhwar Sattrumurai in June-July; Aadi Thiruvadipooram, Andal Utsav in July-August; Avani Sri Jayanthi, Uriyadi utsav in August-September; Aipasi Mudalazwar Sattrumurai, 10 day Sri Manavala Mamunigal utsav in October-November; Karthikai Kaisika Ekadasi; Tirukarthikai in November-December; Margazhi Rapathu, Pagal Pathu, Vaikunda Ekadasi in December-January. Besides the above, important days as Pongal-Makar Snkranti, Deepavali, Tamil and English New Year days are also observed with special pujas to Lord Trivikrama.

Temple's Speciality:

    This is one of the 108 Holy Divya Desas of Perumal. Presiding deity Perumal is made of Tharu-wood. So tall a Perumal is no where in Tamilnadu temples. Lord Krishna made of Salagrama stone is gracing devotees from a separate shrine.

Opening Time:

    The temple is open from 6.30 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and from 4.00 p.m. to 8.30 p.m.


    Sri Trivikramaswami Temple, Tirukovilur-605 757; Villupuram district.


   91- 94862 79990

General Information:

   Lord Trivikrama Perumal graces the devotees from the sanctum under the Sri Chakra Vimana. Lord Venugopala plays the Kshetra Balaka role. There are shrines in the prakara for Lords Venugopala, Lakshmi Narayana, Lakshmi Raghava, Lakshmi Narasimha, Sri Rama and Sri Veera Anjaneya, Mother Sri Andal and Shukracharya, the Guru of Asuras.


   Devotees strongly believe that Lord Trivikrama would respond their prayers seeking high positions, promotions and regaining the positions they have lost. Devotees are blessed with happy wedding, children and freedom from enemies. Lord Chakarathzhwar frees the devotees from the evil effects of spells and witchcrafts.

Thanks giving:

    Offering Vastras and Tulsi garlands to Lord and Mother, lighting ghee lamps, performing turmeric abishek to Mother, Kumkum abishek to Mother Durga and feeding the devotees-Annadhanam- are the prayer commitments followed by devotees.

Greatness Of Temple:

    The object of Lord in His Vamanavatara-Trivikrama Avatara was to teach that wealth of even great kings should not land them pride and arrogance. He took the Vishwarupa, measured the space with His right Leg and the Earth with the right. He stood too tall touching both earth and sky. In His extreme delight to bless Emperor Mahabali, the illustrious grandson of Prahladha who was instrumental for His Narasimha Avtar, Lord appears here with the conch in the right hand and the discus in the left-vice-versa. This is described as His teaching wisdom to devotees. His posture-left leg on the earth and the right in the sky-appears as if He is asking where to place His foot for the third foot of land due from Mahabali as promised to Him. Lord Brahmma is worshipping the foot in the sky.

Temple History:

    Emperor Mahabali, though good natured, ever helpful to those in need, had a desire that none should exceed him in status and fame. To realize this aim, he conducted a great yajna headed by his Guru Shukracharya. Lord thought to bring down his pride. He took the form of dwarf, came to the Yajna field and sought three foot steps of land (three steps by His foot) as dhan (charity). Guru Shukracharge sensed some mischief in the dwarf and understood that the visitor was none other than Lord Vishnu. He vehemently warned Mahabali and did his best to prevent his promise. Mahabali did not relent. He was only keen to keep up his word to dwarf and offered His wish. Lord took His Vishwarupa, measured the earth by one foot step and the Akasha by the second step and there was no place for the third step and asked Mahabali for the third. Mahabali gracefully accepted his inability and offered his head for the third. Lord placed his head on Mahabali and demanded that he solemnize the dhan with water from his right hand. Mahabali took the water bowl to confirm his promise but Shuracharya took the form of a bee and blocked the hole of the bowl from releasing the water. Lord Vishnu took a grass piece, put it on the bowl hole that blinded the Guru. Mahabali was pressed by the Lord to the Padala Loka and taken later with Him, goes the story.

Special Features:

    Miracle Based: Mother Durga is Swayambu in the temple.

*Sources from Dinamalar.com

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