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Sri Mayapiran temple



Moolavar : Mayapiran
Urchavar : NA
Amman / Thayar : Porkodi Nachiar
Thala Virutcham : NA
Theertham : Pragnasaras Theertham
Agamam / Pooja : NA
Old year : 1000-2000 years old
Historical Name : Kuttanadu
City : Tirupuliyur
District : Alappuzha
State : Kerala

Singers:

   Nammazhwar, personifying himself as a waiting sweetheart of the Lord says, ?This girl has lost herself to Lord Mayapiran staying in Kuttanadu Tirupuliyur adored with sky scrapers, revered as a tilak on the forehead of the South. This is His grace. The shrine has also the Mangalasasanam of Tirumangai Azhwar.


Festival:

   Kavadi festival at thai 1st day.


Temple's Speciality:

   This is one of the 108 Divyadesas. Of the Perumal temples installed in Kerala, this temple is believed to have been built by Beema. The club in the temple is too big size believed to have been used by Beema. The temple has a sturdy construction, long and wide as Beema on a vast land.


Opening Time:

   The temple is opened from 5.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and from 5.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.


Address:

   Sri Mayapiran Temple, Tirupuliyur, (Kuttanadu), Alapuzha, Kerala.


Phone:

   91- 94478 00291


General Information:

   The temple has a sturdy construction, long and wide as Beema on a vast land.


Prayers:

   Perumal graces the devotees with complete cure of any disease they suffer from.


Thanks giving:

   Devotees light lamps and perform archanas to Lord and Mother with tulsi leaves.


Greatness Of Temple:

   According to the hymns of Nammazhwar, it appears there was big city in the region. Also according to the ancient Tamil Grammar text Tholkappiam, there were 12 divisions in Tamilnadu. Kuttanadu is one among them which people now call Kuttanadu Tirupuliyur. Perumal in the temple graces in a standing form facing east. The vimana ? tower above the sanctum sanctorum is known as Purusha Sukta Vimana. Saptha Rishis (seven sages) had worshipped Perumal in this temple.


Temple History:

   In days of yore, the region was under the rule of one Vrushadharbi, son of Emperor Shibi. He was suffering from a severe disease due to some curse. His kingdom also came under severe drought and famine. During this crucial time, Saptha Rishis paid a visit to the place and called on the king. He told the Rishis that he would offer them Dhan (donation) only if they help eliminating the dangers before the kingdom and himself personally. The Rishis grew furious and told the king that they would be committing a sin if they received alms from him and went away. Yet, the king sent gold and fruits through his ministers to them which they refused to accept. The angry king organized a yajna and sent an evil angel to kill the Rishis. They prayed to Perumal for protection. Lord sent Indira in the form of tiger (Puli in Tamil) and killed the evil spirit. The place is named Tirupuliyur after this event. Rishis said that Perumal alone is real and everything else in the world is but illusion ? Maya. Lord thus came to be known as Mayapiran.


Special Features:

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*Sources from Dinamalar.com




 
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