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Sri Thothadri Nathan temple

Moolavar : Deivanathan, Vanamamalai (Thothadrinathar)
Urchavar : NA
Amman / Thayar : Varamangai Thayar
Thala Virutcham : Mango
Theertham : Setru Thamarai
Agamam / Pooja : NA
Old year : 1000-2000 years old
Historical Name : Vanamamali ? Tiruvaramangai
City : Nanguneri
District : Tirunelveli
State : Tamil Nadu


   Describing the glory of the Lord, Saint Nammazhwar begs Him to appear before him to worship Him with full satisfaction.


   Chithirai Brahmmotsavam in April-May and the second in Panguni (March-April) are the two festivals of importance in the temples besides festivals related to Lord Vishnu.

Temple's Speciality:

   While traditionally temples have only one swayambumurthy, this is one with 11 Swayambumurthis ? Lord Thothadri Nathar in the sanctum sanctorum, Mother Sridevi and Bhoodevi, Sun, Moon, Maharshis Brugu and Markandeya, dancers of the celestial world Uruvasi and Thilothama. Of the 8 Vishnu Swayambumurthis, the one in Badrinath in north is covered by fog for six months. Here, the Lord is available for the devotees throughout the year. Gingelly oil abishek is performed to Lord Thotadrinathar throughout the year.

Opening Time:

   The temple is open from 7.00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and from 5.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m.


   Sri Thothadrinathar Temple, Nanguneri -627 108, Tirunelveli district.


   91- 4635-250 119

General Information:

   The vimana-tower above the sanctum is of Nandavardana design. Lord Brahmma, Indira, king of Sindhu, Garuda Baghwan, Urvasi, Thilothama were blessed with the darshan of Lord in the temple.


   Gingelly oil abishek is performed to Lord throughout the year. This abishek oil is stored in a well. Those suffering from skin problems apply this on their body and consume a few drops for total cure.

Thanks giving:

   Realizing their wishes from Perumal, devotees buy the gingelly oil sold the temple itself for abishek to Lord.

Greatness Of Temple:

   The place came to be known as Naguneri meaning surrounded by four lakes. This is one of the 108 Divya Desas of Perumal. This is the only temple where Perumal graces with His royal attire in Durbar with Mothers Sridevi and Bhoodevi. One of Lord?s hands point to His feet and the other on His lap as an assurance that the devotee surrendering at His feet will have a place on His lap. Perumal also holds the Prayoga Chakra. Those worshipping the Chakra will have no enemies at all in life.

Temple History:

   When Lord Vishnu destroyed the demons, Madhu and Kaidaba, the bad odour from their body spread polluting the whole earth. Mother Earth lost Her natural purity. She came to this place for cleansing. Lord appeared before Bhoomadevi (Earth) and said, ?pollution set on you is washed off? according to history of the place-sthala purana.

Special Features:

   Miracle Based: Thothadri Nathan Describing the glory of the Lord, Saint Nammazhwar begs Him to appear before him to worship Him with full satisfaction.

*Sources from Dinamalar.com

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