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Sri Van Purushothaman Temple


Sri Purushothama Perumal Temple,named as ‘Thiru Vaan Purushothamam‘ is situated in Thirunangur, Nagapatnam district of Tamilnadu, dedicated to Lord Vishnu and also one of the 108 Divya Desam Temples.This temple lies in Thirunaangur of Tanjore district in Tamil Nadu. It's about 5 miles away from Seerkazhi. Bus facilities are also available.Holy person Tirumangai Azhwar has portrayed Lord of the Temple as Lord Rama of Ayodhya in his Mangala Sasanam psalms, saying that advantages would collect not just to the one droning the eminence of Lord additionally to those listening the droning. The conviction is that issues of any unpredictable nature would be fathomed if one performs Vishnu Sahasranama archana for 48 days ceaselessly with no break and close the petition to God with unique archana and puja on the last day.

About The Temple

Sri Van Purushothaman Temple

Of the 108 Divya Desas, this is the temple for which Lord Himself raised the store to fabricate this temple. Ruler favors aficionados confronting east. Perumal is lauded by numerous names as Semponnarangar, Herambar and Perarulalan. The Vimana over the sanctum is known as Kanaka Vimanam. He is Arulalan in His Paramapatha kingdom. As He is likewise with us for continually pouring his effortlessness, He is called Perarulalan-All Merciful. Mother Alli Mamalar Nachiar is gracing the devotees alongside Mother Bhoomadevi. A Brahmin, Kashyapa by name, living in Kancheepuram lost all his riches and was lessened to a poor person. He resulted in these present circumstances heavenly land, droned the 'Ohm Namo Narayanaya' mantra 32 thousand times inside of three days surrendering at Lord's feet. All Merciful Perumal favored him with all wealth.


Thirumangaialwar - 10 Paasurams. Total - 10 Paasurams.

Thirupaarkadal Theertham.

Sanjeevi Vigraha Vimaanam.

About the Deity

Sri Van Purushothaman Temple

The Moolavar of this Divyadesam is Sri Purushotaman. The Moolavar is in the Nindra (Standing) Thirukkolam facing his thirumugham towards east direction. Prathyaksham for Upamanyu Maharishi. The Thayaar found in this sthalam is Purushotama Naayaki. The Utsavar found in this sthalam is also Purushotaman.

Legend and Stories

Sri Van Purushothaman Temple

Similar to the story of Mother Parvathi feeding Saivite child saint Tirugnana Sambandar with wisdom milk, Lord Perumal brought here the very milk ocean itself to feed a hungry child. He is but Sirkali Lord Van Purushothaman. Devotees pray to Lord considering Him as Lord Sri Rama.

Sage Vyakrapada came to this temple with his child Upamanyu, placed him at the entrance of the temple and went to pick flowers for Lord. The child began to cry for food which fell in the ears of Lord reclining in the milk ocean. He immediately created a milk ocean in this place. Mother Purushothama Nayaki fed the child with the milk.


Thirumangai Azhwar Mangalasasana Utsavam and Garudasevai – January or February, Vaikasi Brahmmotsavam – May or June, 10 day Panguni Uthiram in March-April; Pavithra Utsav in Aavani Poornima day in August-September and Thai month Garuda Seva on the second day of Amavasya-new moon day are the festivals celebrated in the temple.

Prasad and Offerings

Devotees pray to Perumazl for removal of delays and obstacles in marriage matters, for child boon and for achieving excellence in education. Devotees perform Tirumanjanam to Perumal with vastras.


The temple is one among the 108 Divya Desas of Lord Vishnu. Devotees pray to Perumal for removal of delays and obstacles in marriage matters, for child boon and for achieving excellence in education. The day after every Thai Amavasai, Garuda Sevai is celebrated excellently here.

Nearby Places to Visit

Kayaroganeswarar Temple
Thanthondreeswarar Temple
Neelakandeswarar Temple
Pallavaneswarar Temple
Aranyeswarar Temple
Naganathar Temple



The nearest airport is in Trichy.


The temple lies on the Sirkali-Nagapattinam Road. The devotee has to get down at Annan Koil bus stop. The temple is 2 km east. Also frequent bus facility is available to the temple from Sirkali.


The nearest railway station is in Sirkali.

Temple Address

Sri Van Purushothaman Temple,
Tiru Nangoor-609 106


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

  • For solutions to problems

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 is open from 9.00 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. and 6.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.

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