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Sri Azhagia Nambirayar temple

Moolavar : Vaishnava Nambi
Urchavar : NA
Amman / Thayar : Kurungudivalli Nachiar
Thala Virutcham : NA
Theertham : Tiruparkadal, Pancha Thurai
Agamam / Pooja : NA
Old year : 1000-2000 years old
Historical Name : Tirukurungudi
City : Tirukurungudi
District : Tirunelveli
State : Tamil Nadu


   Celebrated Vaishanavite Saints Tirumazhisai Azhwar, Nammazhwar, Periazhwar and Tirumangai Azhwar had praised the glory of the Lord of the temple in their Mangalasasanam Prabhandam hymns.


   Chithirai Vasanth Utsav in April-May, Vaikasi Jeshtabishekam in May-June, Aavani Pavithra Utsav in August-September, Purattasi Navarathri in September-October, Aipasi Swing festival in October-November, Thai float festival in January-February, Panguni Brahmmotsavam in March-April are the festivals celebrated in the temple.

Temple's Speciality:

   Tirukurungudi is one of the 108 Sri Vaishnava Divya Desas. The flag post-Kodi Maram is slightly on a side.

Opening Time:

   The temple is open from 6.30 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and from 4.30 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.


   Sri Azhagia Nambirayar (Vaishnava Nambi) Temple, Tirukurngudi ? 627 115.


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General Information:

   Presiding Lord Vaishnava Nambi-Azhagia Nambirayar is gracing from the sanctorum facing east. The Vimana-tower above the temple is of Panchaketa Vimana design. Lord Shiva and Gajendran had worshipped Nambi in the temple.


   People pray to Perumal for salvation.

Thanks giving:

   Devotees light ghee lamps.

Greatness Of Temple:

   There lived one Nambaduvan, belonging to a backward community at the foot of Mahendragiri hills, was a staunch Vishnu devotee. He was sad that he could not have the darshan of the Lord Azhagia Nambi even from outside the temple as the flag post-Kodimaram was shielding the sanctum sanctorum. To oblige Nambaduvan, Lord asked the flag post to move a little to enable the devotee to have His darshan. We see the flag post in the temple slightly moved to a side.

Temple History:

   Earth was retrieved by Lord Vishnu with His Varaha Avtar when demon Hiranyaksaha tried to take it away. Mother Earth sought the guidance of Lord Varaha to reach him. Lord said that he could be reached through music. A problem arose between a man of backward community and a ghost. When the ghost tried to devour the man, he promised the ghost to come back to it after singing the praise of Lord as it was a sacred Kaisika Ekadasi day. The man attained salvation that day as he sang the praise of Lord and ghost too attained salvation as it heard the man singing the praise of Lord.

Special Features:

   Miracle Based: Tirukurungudi is one of the 108 Vaishnava Divyadesas. The Kodimaram-flag post is slightly on a side.

*Sources from Dinamalar.com

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