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Sri Soumya Narayana Perumal temple



Moolavar : Soumya Narayana
Urchavar : NA
Amman / Thayar : Tiruma Magal
Thala Virutcham : NA
Theertham : Deva Pushkarini, Mahamaga Theertham
Agamam / Pooja : NA
Old year : 1000-2000 years old
Historical Name : Tirukottiyur
City : Tiru Koshtiyur
District : Sivaganga
State : Tamil Nadu

Singers:

   The temple is piously praised in the hymns of celebrated Vaishnavite Saints Periazhwar, Tirumazhisai Azhwar, Bhoothathazhwar and Peyazhwar as a place where nightingales are heard singing the glory of Lord Perumal.


Festival:

   Masi Float festival in February-March; Vaikunda Ekadasi in December-January and Purattasi Navarathri in September-October are the festivals celebrated in the temple.


Temple's Speciality:

   The place and temple occupy a great place of importance in the history of Vaishnavism. Being one among the celebrated 108 Divya Desas of Lord Vishnu, the temple has the famous Astanga Vimana above the presiding Perumal. Just a couple of Vishnu temples have this Vimana. This is also a historical place from where great Vaishnavite Acharya the author of Visishtadvaita philosophy and social reformer Sri Ramanuja preached the holy Narayana Mantra to every one irrespective of caste discrimination sitting on this Vimana.


Opening Time:

   The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and from 4.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.


Address:

   Sri Soumyanarayana Perumal Temple, Tirukoshtiyur-630 211. Sivaganga district.


Phone:

   91- 4577 - 261 122, 94862 - 32362


General Information:

   Lord Narasimha graces from the north side of Ashtanga Vimana. It is a different feature here that planets Rahu and Ketu are nearby to Him. Lord Narasimha also has His shrine in the prakara killing demon Hiranya. There is also a Swayambu Linga at the entrance of the temple.


Prayers:

   This is one of the temples where devotees seek relief from delays in marriage proposals. They also pray for prosperity in family.


Thanks giving:

   Devotees light ghee lamps expressing their gratitude to Lord.


Greatness Of Temple:

   Besides consorts Mothers Sridevi and Bhoodevi, Lord Soumya Nayaraya Perumal graces the devotees with Madhu, Kaidaba, Indira, emperor Pururuva, Kadhamba Maharshi, Lord Brahmma, Mothers Saraswathi and Savithri. Lord Santhanakrishna (Perumal who grants child boon) is in a cradle. He is also praised as Prarthana Kannan. Those seeking child boon pray here lighting lamps.


Temple History:

   Fuelled by the boon obtained from Lord Brahmma and the arrogance grown then, Hiranya began to harass the Devas. They sought protection from Lord Vishnu. Lord called them for a discussion to decide on the action against Hirayna. The sages, still afraid of the demon, told the Lord that the venue of the discussion should be such not known to Hiranya, which Lord approved.


Special Features:

   Miracle Based: The place and temple occupy a great place of importance in the history of Vaishnavism. Being one among the celebrated 108 Divya Desas of Lord Vishnu, the temple has the famous Astanga Vimana above the presiding Perumal. Just a couple of Vishnu temples have this Vimana. This is also a historical place from where great Vaishnavite Acharya the author of Visishtadvaita philosophy and social reformer Sri Ramanuja preached the holy Narayana Mantra to every one irrespective of caste discrimination sitting on this Vimana


*Sources from Dinamalar.com




 
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