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Sri Uraga Mellanayaan Perumal Temple


This sthalam is one of the divya desam found in Thiruppathoor taluk Ramanathapuram region in Tamil Nadu. 7 miles far from Thiruppathoor, which is discovered closer to Melloor and around 70 miles far from Madurai. We can go to this sthalam from Karaikudi too. Loads of transport office is Moolavar of this sthalam is Sri Uraga Mellanayaan. He gave his prathyaksham for Kadambha Maharishi and Indiran. Moolavar in kidantha (dozing) thirukkolam and in Bhujanga sayanam confronting his thirumugham along the east heading.


The thaayar of the sthalam is Thirumagal Naachiyaar and has her own different sannadhi.


The Utsavar of this temple is Sri Sowmya Narayana Perumal and he is likewise named as "" Madhavan "". Utsavar is found in Nindra thirukkolam and giving his seva to the bhaktas.

Legend and Stories

This sthalam, a Kadambha Maharishi had a major Ashram, where heaps of vedas and profound teachings are taught and the rishis and the general population around the Ashram lived in peace. Around then, an Asuran by named ""Hiranyan"" gave loads of issues to rishis, devas and the various individuals and every one of them needed to discover a most secure spot. They couldn't dissent Hiranyan, since he was extremely solid and must of soliders, along these lines, the rishis yogis and the Devas thought it is sheltered to get on to an inaccessible spot. Thinking Kadambha Maharishi's Ashram may be the most secure spot, they all seeked the assistance of Sriman Narayanan to slaughter him there by holding the peace, at the end of the day. Sriman Narayanan, Lord Brahma every one of the devas and alongside the rishis, examined about the murdering of the Asuran, Hiranyan. Lastly after the discourse, Sriman Narayanan chose to the Narahimha avathaar, whose head being the lion's leader and rest of the body as a common human. Since, Hiranyan had got the Varam in a manner that he ought not be executed by a customary human, Sriman Narayanan needs to take this avathaar to devastate and murder him. Since, all the rishis, devas and alongside Sriman Narayanan and Lord Brahma met all at one place and talked about, this sthalam is called as ""Goshtiyoor"". Goshti implies every one of the devas alongside Sriman Naryanan gathered together and met in this, sthalam this sthalam is called as ""Goshtiyoor"" (or) Goshti Kshetram. Kadambha Maharishi had a boundless bhakti towards both Emperumaan, Sriman Narayanan and in addition Lord Shivan. In thirukkarambanoor, he did the tapas towards the Emperumaan and in Nagapattnam, towards Lord Shiva and got his Mukti, revered all the Mum - Moorthies in this sthalam. At the point when thinking about the sthalapuranam of Thirugoshtiyoor, an another impossible to miss issue must be clarified which bargains witht he story of Sri Ramanujar and Thirugostiyoor Nambi. Thriugostiyoor is the origin of Thirugostiyoor Nambi, who is additionally named as ""Selva Nambi"". He was the master of Sri Ramanujar, who was lectured with the ""Ashtakshara Mantram"". Yet, the way he was taught the Ashtakshara Mantram was one of primary issue that must be clarified. Selva Nambi requested Sri Ramanujar to do the fasting in this sthalam. Having crossed the age of 60, to get the Mantram, he took after the request of Selva Nambi. He took just water as his nourishment and one fine day, he was lectured witht he Ashtakshara Mantram for which he was sitting tight for. In any case, he was requested by Selva Nambi that the Mantram ought not be distributed to any one and it ought to be kept mystery.

Yet, on listening to the Mantram, he thought it is not just a mystery thing that is useful and helpful for him just, yet it ought to be made open to all and it ought to be valuable for the various individuals. As an aftereffect of his idea, he went straight to the sanctuary of Sowmya Narayana perumal and remained on the colossal dividers of it and the town's majority individuals to accumulate. Also, once every one of the general population accumulated, he noisily proclaimed the Ashtakshara Mantram, which is said to sacrosanct and disclosed it to all. He likewise requesting that they rehash it. On listening to this, Selva Nambi got irate on Sri Ramanujar since he has not complied with his words and has broken the guarantee that he had given to him. At that point, he rang Sri Ramanujar and said that having broken the guarantee, he will need to pay for the error, and thus, he will be setting off to the damnation. Be that as it may, before that, Thirugoshtiyoor Nambi (Selva Nambi) needed to know the motivation behind why he made the Ashtakshara Mantram so open? In any case, Sri Ramanujar aswered that in this world, every one of the things fits in with Sriman Naryanan and no other thing ought to be kept scret (or) themselves yet it ought to be utilized to others. As the same path, on disclosing the Mantram to all, it may help them from numerous things and in view of this reason just, he addressed that he promoted the Mantram. On listening to this from Sri Ramanujar, Selva Nambi acknowledged how his brain was contracted and felt for it. Be that as it may, in the meantime he was pulled in by the reasoning of Sri Ramanujar towards humankind and vaishnavism. As a consequence of it, Selva Nambi called Sri Ramanujar as his Emperumaanar. We can discover two separate statues that is made of bronze for Thirugoshtiyoor Nambi and Sri Ramanujar in this sanctuary. In the wake of listening to the account of Sri Ramanujar and Selva Nambi furthermore the Sthalapuranam, let us think about the sanctuary. On coming to the sanctuary, one can see the Vimaanam which is enormous and generally spread. On entering the sanctuary is the mandapam named ""Thirumaamani Mandapam"", where Lord Shiva gives his seva as ""Sarabeshwarar"". He started all alone (Suyambhu) and as a consequence of not minding legitimately, it was in the harmed condition. On the south course of the Mandapam, a different sannadhi for Lord Narasimhar and on the North side, a different sannadhi for Sri Ramar are found. It is said that before this Narasimhar sannadhi just, Sri Ramanujar was taught the ""Ashtakshara Mantram"" from selva Nambi. In the upper level, we can discover Moolavar, ""Thiru paarkadal Nathan"" likewise named as ""Uraga Mellanayaan"" (or) Sthiti Narayanan is found in Veetrirundha thirukkolam and on the either side of him is periya and Bhoomi piratti are found. It is said that utsavar, Sowmya Narayana perumal and other 3 pirattiyaar's objects of worship are given by Indiran to Kadambha Maharishi. On the south side of Ashtanga vimaanam, a different sannadhi for Thirumaa magal Naachiyaar and on the North side, there is a different sannadhi for Sri Aandal is found. In the center thalam (or) level, we can see Nindra Narayanan alongside Periya piratti and Bhoomi piratti in Nindra Kolam and he is likewise named as “Upendran”. Here, we can find lots of various architectural works pertaining to the Indra Loka scenes and saptha rishis. Lots of Painting and artistic works like Desavathaaram, devas, Munis and suriyan and Alwars are found. On the outer pragaram on the North side, there are two sculptures of Narasimhar is found, which explains the Hiranya Vadham (Killing of Hiranyan). But, initially one of the statue is kept in Narasimhar sannadhi in the first tier and another one is Sri Ramar Sannadhi. But, it is said that on seeing the statues of Ugraha Narasimhar, people are frightened, so later these two statues are kept close to the paramapadha vaasal (entrance). Udayavar, Emperumaanar Sri Ramanujar statue is found on the top of the Vimaanam facing the village and this sthalam is so called as “Dhvayam (two) vilaindha thirupadhi”. This sthalam explains all the necessary actions (or) moral to the people of the world. No one can destroy the enemy as a single person, but if as a team, we can achieve anything and it is well explained by the action performed by Sriman Narayanan to get the divine nectar for the devas. And another incident is the action performed by Sri Ramanujar by explaining the Ashtakshara Mantram to the world. As an extension of this, Udayavr Sri Ramanujar who is the hamsam of Aadhiseshan, is serving as the bed for the Emperumaan.


Float festival – February/March
Vaikunda Ekadasi – December/January
Purattasi Navarathri – September/October



Madurai International Airport is 40 km away from Sivagangai and Tiruchirapalli Airport is about 130 km away.


Sivagangai railway station is located in the east side of town. Several Express trains and passenger trains are passing through the town and connecting with the cities like Karaikudi, Rameshwarem, Ramanathapuram, Tiruchirapalli, Coimbatore, and other major cities.


The State Transport Corporation runs long-distance buses to Coimbatore, Chennai from Sivagangai bus-stand.

Temple Address

Sri Uraga Mellanayaan Perumal Temple,
Thirukkotiyoor, Thiruppathoor,
Madurai, Tamil Nadu.


Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-

  • Fame
  • Freedom from diseases
  • Wealth
  • Courage
  • Relief from adverse effects from bad planetary aspects
  • Relief from bondage

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.


The temple remains open in the morning from 7.00 AM to 12.00 noon and in the evening from 4.30 PM to 8.30 PM.

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