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Sri Venkatavaanan temple

Moolavar : Venkatavaanan, Sreenivasan
Urchavar : Maayakkoothan
Amman / Thayar : Alarmelmanga Thayar, Kulandaivalli (Kamalaavalli) Thayar
Thala Virutcham : NA
Theertham : Perungula Thirtham
Agamam / Pooja : NA
Old year : 1000-2000 years old
Historical Name : thirukulanthai
City : Perungulam
District : Thoothukudi
State : Tamil Nadu


   Mangalaasaasanam - Nammalvar Koodaccenrel iniyen kodukken kolvalai nenchatthodakkamellamPaatarrozhiya ilantu vaikal palvalaiyar mun parsazhinthenMaadakkodi mathil thenkulandai vankuda paal ninra maayakkoothanAadarparavaiyuyarththa velpor aazhi valavanai athariththe. Tiruvaymoli: 8-2-4


   Vaikunta Ekaadasi

Temple's Speciality:

   This is one of the 108 sacred places of Lord Vishnu and the 7th Navathiruppathi dedicated to Sani Bhagavaan or Saturn.

Opening Time:

   The temple is open from 7.30 am to 12.00 noon and from 5.00 pm to.7.30 pm.


   Arulmigu Venkatavaanan Tirukkoil, Perungulam ? 628 752, Tirukkulandai, Thoothukkudi District.


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General Information:

   The place known as ?Tirukkulandai?, is more identified as Perungulam. The residents of this village recognize their dwelling as ?Perungulam Perumal koil? and thus associate it with the temple. Though a small village now, inscriptional evidences show that it must have been a big city, once upon a time. The temple too remains impressive, without much damage.


   All devotees come to pray in this temple and in the Nava Thirupathis seeking relief from the adverse aspects of the nine planets faced by them.

Thanks giving:

   Devotees perform thirumanjanam for the Lord and don him with new clothes.

Greatness Of Temple:

   Nine Sri Vaishnava Kshetras are considered very sacred linked with the nine planets. Perumal directly represents each planet in these temples respectively as shown below:

Temple History:

   According to the history of the place-Sthala Purana, Kamalavathi, daughter of a Brahmin performed penance on Lord Vishnu, who took Her hands in wedding. The place is also known as Palikai Vanam. The history further goes to say that a demon Ashmasaran fought with Lord and was killed by Him. Perumal danced his body. As requested by the Devas, He accepted the name Maya Koothan ? dancer. Sri Garuda Bhagwan has the honour of being by the side of Perumal as procession deity.

Special Features:

   Miracle Based: The temple is one among the 108 Divya Desas of Lord Perumal. Of the Nava (nine) Tirupathis, this is 7 in the rank having Sani Bhagwan importance.

*Sources from Dinamalar.com

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