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Sri Tirukuralappan temple

Moolavar : Tirukuralappan ? Parthasarathy
Urchavar : NA
Amman / Thayar : Padmasani
Thala Virutcham : NA
Theertham : Vyasa Theertham, Deva Pushkarini
Agamam / Pooja : NA
Old year : 1000-2000 years old
Historical Name : Aaramula
City : Tiruvaran Vilai
District : Pathanamthitta
State : Kerala


   Tiruvaranvilai, the abode of Lord Tirukuralappan is a place on earth with beautiful palaces and tanks, says Nammazhwar in his Mangalasasanam. It is noteworthy that divine poets were lovers of nature and the environment surrounding the shrines of their Lords and use more lines for such descriptions in their hymns. This is a common feature in many verses praising both Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu by Nayanmars and Azhwars respectively.


   Aaraattu Vizha is celebrated grandly on the Tiruvonam star day in Thai month (January-February) in the temple.

Temple's Speciality:

   The temple has the reputation of being one among the 108 Divya Desa Vaishnavite holy places. There is an idol of Parathasarathy installed by Arjuna in the temple covered with gold. Pujas are performed grandly to Lord Parthasarathy.

Opening Time:

   The temple is open from 4.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and from 5.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.


   Sri Tirukuralappan Temple, Aramula(Tiruvaranvilai),Pathanamthitta, Kerala.


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General Information:

   Holy Pamba?river?of?Kerala?passes through the northern entrance of the temple.?There is a shrine for Sage Parasurama in the temple.


   People pray for the welfare of children. They bring sick children to the temple, throw away Vanni nuts after rounding them on their heads. They firmly believe that these thrown nuts attack the disease of the child as the arrows of Arjuna attack the enemies.

Thanks giving:

   As Tulabaram (offering some items as fruits etc. equal to weight) is practiced in Guruvayur, devotees offer Vanni nuts for Tulabaram in this temple.

Greatness Of Temple:

   Lord Tirukuralappan graces in a standing form facing east. The vimana-tower above the sanctum sanctorum- is called Vamana Vimanam. Sage Veda Vyasa and Lord Brahmma had the darshan of the Lord. Once, two demons Madhu and Kaidaba snatched the Vedas from Brahmma who sought the grace of Lord Perumal to recover them. Perumal destroyed the demons and recovered the Vedas. Brahmma performed penance here on Perumal as a token of his gratitude to Lord.

Temple History:

   During the 18 day Kurukshetra Bharata battle, the wheel of Karna?s chariot was stuck in the ground. While Karna was engaged to lift the wheel leaving his weapons in the chariot, Arjuna took the opportunity and killed him. Though Arjuna acted successfully, the guilt of killing one when unarmed troubled his mind and he could not excuse himself. What more troubled him was the thought that he, noted for his law abiding nature should not have committed a disgraceful sin.

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*Sources from Dinamalar.com

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