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Sri Panduranga Vittaleswarar temple

Moolavar : Panduranga Vittaleswarar
Urchavar : NA
Amman / Thayar : Bhama, Rukmini
Thala Virutcham : NA
Theertham : NA
Agamam / Pooja : NA
Old year : 500 years old
Historical Name : NA
City : Vittalapuram
District : Tirunelveli
State : Tamil Nadu




   Vaikaunda Ekadasi in December-January.

Temple's Speciality:

   Lord Perumal is a swayambumurthy in the temple.

Opening Time:

   The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and 4.00 p.m. and 8.00 p.m.


   Sri Panduranga Vittaleswarar Temple, Vittalapuram, Tirunelveli district.


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General Information:

   There is a 16 pillar mandap in the front side of the temple followed by a large one with the flag post and Balipeeta.??The flag post is taller than the tower.??Garuda, the eagle vehicle of the Lord is facing west towards the sanctum sanctorum.??Lord Panduranga graces with His hand on the hip looking all merciful.??The procession deity, with His four hands graces with Mothers Bhama, Rukmini, Bhoomadevi, Sridevi and Neeladevi near the sanctum.??There are also separate shrines in corridor-prakara for Bhama, Rukmini, Senai Mudalvar, Udayavar.??Rukmini shrine is aesthetically constructed.


   Before appearing for their first stage performance (arangettram) artists qualified in Music and dance, offer worship to Lord Panduranga in the temple.??Devotees offer milk peda (Thirattupal in Tamil) as nivedhana for child boon and happy wed locks.

Thanks giving:

   Devotees offer milk porridge (Pal Payasam) to the Lord praying for children?s educational progress.

Greatness Of Temple:

   Those belonging to the lineage of great Panduranga devotees as Purandaradasa, Ramadevar, Tukaram, Gnanadeva use to come to this temple to worship the Lord.?As Dakshina Pandaripuram, there are shrines for Vrushaseeshwarar and Ambadevi in the Lord Shiva temple here.

Temple History:

   The place was under the administration of Vittalarayan also known as Vittaladevan as the representative of South during Vijayadevaraya?s rule in 16th?century.??He was a staunch devotee of Lord Panduranga.??Lord appeared in his dream and told him that He intends to grace the people of the region.??The Lord asked Vittalaraya to take the idol from the?Tambiraparani?River, build a temple and install Him.??The idol was taken from the river.??Vittalaraya built the town Vittapauram after his name and raised the temple and installed Lord Panduranga.??Pleased with his devotion, Lord appeared before Vittalaraya and asked what he wanted.??The ruler begged the Lord to bless all His devotees with all prosperity and happy life.??The Lord, pleased with this selfless prayer, granted the wish.

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*Sources from Dinamalar.com

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