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Sri Vanamutti perumal temple



Moolavar : Vanamutti perumal
Urchavar : Yoga Narasimha
Amman / Thayar : Mahalakshmi
Thala Virutcham : NA
Theertham : NA
Agamam / Pooja : Pippala Maharshi Theertham
Old year : 500-1000 years old
Historical Name : NA
City : Mayiladuthurai
District : Nagapattinam
State : Tamil Nadu

Singers:

   NA


Festival:

   Vaikunda Ekadsi in December-January is grandly celebrated in the temple.


Temple's Speciality:

   Idol of Lord Perumal is made of Athi wood. Sri Anjaneya in the temple is called Sapthswara Anjaneya as seven musical tones can be heard while touching the idol.


Opening Time:

   The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and from 4.00 p.m. to 8.30 p.m.


Address:

   Sri Van Mutti Perumal Temple, Kozhikuthi, Mayiladuthurai-609 001, Nagapattinam district


Phone:

   91- 4364223395, 9842423395, 9787213226


General Information:

   There are shrines for Garuda Bhagwan, Acharya Sri Ramanuja, Sri Vishwaksena blessing the devotees.? There is a statue of Sage Pippala Maharshi in the Moovalur Marga Sahayeswarar Temple nearby.


Prayers:

   Those affected by adverse aspects of Sani Bhagwan pray in the temple.


Thanks giving:

   Devotees perform Tirumanjanam to Perumal offering Vastras.


Greatness Of Temple:

   Worshipping Kozhikuthi Van Mutti Perumal, the devotee is blessed with the triple benefit of the darshan of Lord Srinivas in Tirupati, Lord Athi Varadaraja in Kancheepuram and Lord Yoga Narasimha in Sholingar.? The antiquity of the temple dates back over 800 years.? It is indeed a thrilling experience for the devotee to enjoy the darshan of Lord 15 feet tall in the Athi tree with its roots.? King Sarfoji of Thanjavur prayed to Lord to save him from Yuddha dosha (trouble of wars).? Perumal granted darshan to the king in this tree.? The king desired that every one should have this benefit and made the idol of this tree wood scaling 15 feet.?Lord appears standing majestically with His discus, conch, Mother Mahalakshmi on His chest and Abhaya Hastha-hand promising boons to devotees. As the posture is tall, He is named Van-Sky, Mutti-Hitting, Perumal ? Van Mutti Perumal. No abishek is performed on Perumal as the idol is of wood, only Thaila Kappu is done. Mother Mahalakshmi graces the devotees in idol form also besides from the chest of Perumal. Sapthaswara Anjaneya expressing seven musical sounds from his body is holding the bell tied to his tail on his head. Those facing Saturn planet aspect had benefitted from the worship of Anjaneya, according to carvings on stone in the temple. A verse authored by Pippala Maharshi is chanted in the temple during puja time. Perumal of the temple had lavishly offered boons and benefits to His devotees.


Temple History:

   A king Nirmalan by name suffering from leprosy was living in this region.? While passing through a forest, he came across a sage playing on his veena very sweetly.? He fell at the feet of the sage and sought his blessings for relief from the disease.? Merciful Rishi taught a mantra to the king and advised him to chant the mantra daily.The king took the advice on his head and began the chanting. A voice said, ?This is the voice of Lord Vishnu. You are affected by an intense dosha. Start your pilgrimage through the banks of Cauvery. Moovalur Lord Marga Sahayeswarar (Lord Shiva) will guide you. Bathe in all the holy places on the way. You stop and stay at a place where your body becomes golden in colour?. The king stopped the journey at the place as directed by the voice and was happy to see him quite healthy free of the disease. He prayed to Perumal with all gratitude. A tall Athi tree appeared from where Perumal granted darshan to the king with His discus, conch and Mother Mahalakshmi on His chest. As all the sins of the King were washed off here, the place came to be known as Koti Hathi meaning the place freeing the devotee from crores of doshas. In the days that followed, the name changed as Kozhi Kuthi. The king, surrendering at the feet of Lord began penance and became Pippala Maharshi. The Maharshi began his penance on the banks of Cauvery. Now there is a mandap in this place and the Cauvery flowing near by is called Pippala Theertha.


Special Features:

   Miracle Based:?Lord Perumal idol of the temple is made of Athi tree.Scientific Based Seven musical sounds can be heard from Sri Anjaneya idol in the temple. ?


*Sources from Dinamalar.com




 
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