This temple is one of the 108 Vishnu temples, located near Kumbakonam. This temple can be reached by car comfortably along with the Adhanoor Divyadesam.Thiruppullam Boothankudi is about 6 Km. away from Swami Malai Sri Swamintha Swamy Temple in a village road which leads to Thiruvaigavoor.
About the Temple
Bhomi Pirattiyar represents one of the five Panchabhootas, Earth, gives dharshan along with Sri Ramar as Narayanan in Nindra Thirukkolam here. Hence the name called as “Pullam Boothan Kudi at this temple. The temple has a small shrine with Vimanam and 3-tier rajagopuram. The temple tank is located north of the temple. Sri Ramar born and brought up as an ordinary human being met Lord Parasuramar (Previous avathaar). After performing the rituals for “Jatayu”, who tried to save Goddess Sita, Sri Ramar took rest. This temple reflects the position of Moolavar as though taking rest. As Goddess Sita Devi was not present, Sri Ramar did all the rituals along with Bhoomi Devi. So Bhoomi Piratti is in a sitting posture along with Moolavar Sri Valvil Ramar. Also there is a separate temple for Bhoomi Devi Natchiar in this temple. The name of Thayar is “Potramarayal”. Kiruthrajan was doing meditation (tapas) here at Thirupulla Bhothangudi keeping Lord Vishnu in his heart and mind. Lord Vishnu was very much impressed upon his tapas and gave Dharshan as Valvil Raman in Bujangha Sayanam. Since, the Theertham which purified Kiruthrarajan, the theertham here is called “Kiruthra theertham”.
About the Deity
The Moolavar is Sri Valvil Raman, in the Kidantha kolam in Bujanga Sayanam facing the East. Prathyaksham for Chakravarthy Thirumangan Ramar and Raja Kruthra. Utsava Moorthy gives seva Valvil Raman has four hands (Chathur Bhujan) along with Sangu and Chakram. Thayaar is Potramaraiyaal (Hemambujavalli). She has her own separate sannadhi.
Legend and Stories
Legend goes that Ravana abducted Seetha and carried her, the King of the eagles Jataayu fought with him. Ravana smashed him with his sword and Jataayu lay half-dead moaning ‘Rama, Rama’. Hearing this feeble moaning, Rama and Lakshmana who were crossing that area went near and saw the dying bird. Jataayu breathed his last after informing them about Ravana’s abduction of Seetha. The sorrow-stricken Rama wanted to perform the funeral rites to Jataayu. The rule is, when such rites are performed, the wife should be present. Since Seetha was not there, Rama wholeheartedly thought of her. At once, Bhooma Devi, Seetha’s image appeared to help Rama.Rama with Her help conducted the funeral rites for Jataayu. Reminiscent of this incident, this temple was erected.
Sri Rama Navami and Vaikunda Ekadasi are festivals mainly celebrated here.
This holy place is dedicated to the Buda (Mercury) planet and so prayers to absolve evils, especially for the departed souls are considered good in this place. Those who meet with hurdles for their wedding also pray here. The traditional belief is that those who desire promotion in their jobs, if they perform thirumanjanam and worship the Yoga Nrsimhar and Udyoga Nrsimhar in the prakaaram are sure to get their prayers fulfilled.
Nearby Place to Visit
Andalakkum Aiyan Temple
Padikasu Nathar Temple
Gajendra Varadhan Temple
Hara Shaba Vimochana Perumal Temple
Adhivaraha Perumal Temple
Tiruppullampudangudi is about 4 kms in the route from Swamimalai to Tiruvaikaavur village. The closest railway station is in Kumbakonam, and the closest airports are in Trichy and Chennai.
Arulmigu Valvil Raman Tirukkoil,
5/17 Sannidhi Street,
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Freedom from diseases
- 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.