The Thirupullani Sri Kalyana Jagannatha Perumal Temple or Adi Jagganatha Perumal Temple is located at Ramanathapuram and is dedicated to God Vishnu. This temple boasts of being one of the 108 Divya Desams.
About The Temple
This temple besides its two famous names is also called Sarangathi Kshetram. According to legend which dates back to the time when Goddess Sita was abducted by rakshasa Ravana and was kept in Asoka Vatika. Brother of Ravana, Vibhishana tried hard to change Ravana’s mind. Ravana did not oblige to his requests and threw him out of his Kingdom. Vibhishina then left Sri Lanka and joined God Rama’s squad. God Rama then came to know what Ravana was doing. Because of this legend, this place was named Sarangathi Kshetram also.
About The Deity
The chief deity of this temple is God Shiva. He is named as Aadhi Jagannathar. His consorts are called as Kayanvalli and Padmasani
Legend and Stories
Over 72 Chatur Yogas ago, there were three sages Pullavar, Kannavar and Kalavar. They had come to this temple region and then covered themselves densely with the darba grass and merged themselves and started doing deep penance. God Vishnu was very happy with their worshipping and so he appeared in front of them. They were very happy. Sages wanted God to bless them in His original form. He obliged their request and was in the form of God Adi Jagannatha. From then, the place came to be known as Tirupullani. After a long time, Goddess Padmasani’s shrine was also built here. According to Hindu mythology, Emperor Dasaratha came to know about the mantra for child boon at this place only and he was blessed with God Rama and his brothers as his sons.
The major festivals celebrated in this temple are: Brahmmotsavam, Rama Jayanti, Vaikunta Ekadasi, Krishna Jayanti, Pongal and Deepavali.
Prasad & offering
Devotees offer clothing to God Perumal with Tulsi garland. They also offer Thaayar with Sari. They perform abhishekam and other poojas. Many of the devotees also undertake feeding.
Most of the devotees come here and pray to get an offspring. Another strong belief is that all the sins will be washed away if devotees take bath in the Sethu Thirtham of the Temple. All the negative aspects that come from the nine planets will also go away if we pray properly here.
Nearby Place To Visit
Many prominent nearby places to visit include:
The nearest bus services can be availed from Tirupullani.
The nearest railway station to this temple is at Ramanathapuram.
The closest airport to this temple is Madurai airport.
Arulmigu Aadhi Jagannatha Perumal,
Pincode – 623 532.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- To be blessed with childbirth
- To be absolved of sins
- To overcome impediments caused by planets
- To overcome difficulties in marriage proposals
Achutham Keyshavam Rama Narayanam Krishna Damodaram Vasudevam Harim Shridharam Madhavam Gopika Vallabham Janaki Nayakam Ramachandram Bhajey
Meaning -Oh Lord who cannot be perished, who also has names like Keshava, Rama, Damodara, Narayana, Sridhara, Madhava, Krishna, Ramachandra the beloved of Janaki, let me say your name regularly.
Vasudeva Sutham Devam Kamsa Chanoora Mardhanam Devaki Paramanandham Krishnam Vande Jagathgurum
Meaning -I bow to you O Krishna, the ultimate guru, Devaki and Vasudeva's son, and the destroyer of Kamsa and Chanur.
Adharam Madhuram Vadanam Madhuram Nayanam Madhuram Hasitam Madhuram Hridayam Madhuram Gamanam Madhuram Mathuraa Dhipate Rakhilam Madhuram
Meaning -Meaning - Sweet are Your lips, sweet is Your face, sweet are Your eyes, sweet is Your smile, sweet is Your heart, sweet is Your gait, O Lord of Mathura, everything about You is sweet.
Alokya Mathur Mukha Madarena Sthanyam Pibantham Saraseeruhaksham Sachinmayam Devam Anantha Roopam Balam Mukundam Manasa Smarami
Meaning -I think of this Balamukundan as the one who looks lovingly at his mother's face while taking milk from her, who has eyes similar to the red lotus, who is the embodiment of truth and intelligence and other forms.
7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.3:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.