108 Divya Desams - 108 Vishnu temples

Thanjai yali koil

Other Name: Thirutthanjai
Town Name: Thanjavur
Reason for Name: Perumal gave dharshan to a Rakshasa by name Thanjagan (Datchkan) here. Hence the name Thanjai.
Nearest Major Town / City: Thanjavur
Route: 4 km from Thanjavur Station. On Vennaru banks on the way to Thiruvaiyaru. Can reach by town bus.
Vimanam: Vedasundara Vimanam
Pushkarani: Surya Pushkarani, Sri Rama Theertham
Sthala Vriksham: Mahizha Maram
Kshetram: Parasara Kshetram
Perumal Name (Moolavar): Veera Narasimhan
Perumal Name (Utsavar): Narayana Murthy
Other Sannadhis: Andal, Ranganathan, Manavalan, Vikshwaksenar, Thirumangai Azhwar
Thayar Name (Moolavar): Thanjai Nayaki



Thanjai manikkunra perumal koil

Town Name: Thanjavur
Reason for Name: Perumal gave dharshan to a Rakshasa by name Thanjagan (Datchkan) here. Hence the name Thanjai.
Nearest Major Town / City: Thanjavur
Route: 4 km from Thanjavur Station. On Vennaru banks on the way to Thiruvaiyaru. Can reach by town bus.
Vimanam: Manikkooda Vimanam
Pushkarani: Sri Rama Pushkarani
Sthala Vriksham: Mahizha Maram
Kshetram: Parasara kshetram
Festivals: Panguni Utsavam, Brahmotsavam
Perumal Name (Moolavar): Manikkunra Perumal
Perumal Name (Utsavar): Narayana Murthy
Other Sannadhis: Andal
Thayar Name (Moolavar): Ambujavalli
Thayar Name (Utsavar): Ambujavalli



Thiru anbil

Other Names: Mel Anbil, Brahmapuri
Town Name: Anbil
Nearest Major Town / City: Thiruchirapalli
Route: 8 km from Lalgudi. 25 km from Thiruchi. Lalgudi is the railhead. Koil Adi CN08 is about 5 km away as the crow flies across the river. However, there is no direct road from here.
Vimanam: Taraka Vimanam
Pushkarani: Manduka Theertham (Common to Shiva Temple also)
Sthala Vriksham: Thazhampoo
Kshetram: Shankaga Kshetram
Festivels: Vaikunta Ekadesi, Thai and Adi ammavasai. Masi magam Tirthavari Utsavam in Kolladam near Srirangam.
Perumal Name (Moolavar): Thiruvadivazhagia Nambi
Perumal Name (Utsavar): Sundararajan, Rupa Narayanan
Other Sannadhis: Senai Mudaliyar, Yoga Narasimhar, Venugopalan, Lakshmi Narayanan, Anjaneya, Azhwars.
Thayar Name (Moolavar): Azhagiavalli Nacchiyar
Thayar Name (Utsavar): Chembakavalli Thayar



Uthamar koil

Other Names: Karambanoor, Bikshandar koil, Athimapuram
Town Name: Uthamar Koil
Reason for Name: Brahma wanted to perform a yagna here. After he completed the yagna, he could not see Lord Vishnu. Lord Vishnu, to test the resolve of Brahma, had taken the form of a Kadamba tree. Hence this place is called Kadambavanam or Kadambanoor. There is a Shiva Sannadhi called Bikshandar Sannadhi. Hence this place is also called Bikshandar Koil.
Nearest Major Town / City: Thiruchirapalli
Route: 12 km from Thiruchirapalli on the Salem Road. 5 km from Srirangam. Town bus available. The railway station is right next to the Temple.
Vimanam: Udyoga Vimanam
Pushkarani: Kadamba Pushkarani
Sthala Vriksham: Vazhai Maram (Kathali)
Kshetram: Kadamba Kshetram. It is also called Trimurthi Kshetram.
Festivals: Chitirai and Avani. During Karthikai Deepam day Perumal and Shiva go in Procession.
Perumal Name (Moolavar): Purushottaman
Other Sannadhis: Venugopalan, Sriraman, Brahma, Saraswathi, Shiva (as Bhikshantanamurthy), Anjaneya, Varadarajan, Erattai, Vinayakar, Parvathi, Durgai
Thayar Name (Moolavar): Poorvadevi, Poomavalli Thayar
Thayar Name (Utsavar): Poorvadevi



Thiruvellarai

Other Names: Vedagiri, Swethagiri
Town Name: Thiruvellarai
Reason for Name: Sibi Chakravarthi was chasing a white pig, which disappeared into a pit here. He then asked Markandeya Rishi, who was doing penance here. As per his advice, Sibi performed pooja with mild. Perumal appeared and blessed him. This place is made up of white rocks. Hence it is known as Swetha Giri (Vellarai).
Nearest Major Town / City: Thiruchirapalli
Route: 25 km from Thiruchirapalli on the Turaiyur Road. On Salem Road, go up to Mannacchanallur and it is 12 km from there.
Vimanam: Vimalakriti Vimanam
Pushkarani: Divya Pushkarani, Gandha Pushkarani, Ksheera Pushkarani, Kusa Pushkarani, Chakra Pushkarani, Pushkala Pushkarani, Padma Pushkarani and Varaha Pushkarani
Sthala Vriksham: Vilvam
Festivals: Chitra Pournami, Kodai Thirunal, Adi Jeshtabishekam. Sri Jayanthi, Navarathri, Dolothsavam (Aypassi), Karthikai Purappadu, Sangranthi (Thai), Panguni Brahmotsavam
Perumal Name (Moolavar): Pundarekakshan
Perumal Name (Utsavar): Chendamari Kannan, Kampathadiayn
Hastam / Mudrai: Abhaya Hastam
Thayar Name (Moolavar): Pangayacchelvi, Shenbagavalli
Thayar Name (Utsavar): Pankajavalli



Pullam bhoothamkudi

Town Name: Pullam Bhoothamkudi
Reason for Name: Since Rama gave moksha to a bird (pul) and performed the last rites to the body (Bhoda) this place is called Pullam Boothamkudi.
Nearest Major Town / City: Kumbakonam
Route: 18 km from Kumbakonam. Go on the Swamimalai road and turn right just before Swamimalai. Buses going to Thiruvaikavoor pass through this village.
Vimanam: Sobhana Vimanam
Pushkarani: Jatayu Theertham, Sukra Theertham (Krithra Theertham) since given dharshan to Krithra Rajan
Perumal Name (Moolavar): Valvil Raman
Thayar Name (Moolavar): Pottramariyal (Hemambujavalli)
Thayar Name (Utsavar): Hemambujavalli



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