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Swamy Mayakoothar Temple


The Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple or Mayakoothan Permual Temple, situated in Tirunelveli is the habitation the God Mahavishnu. The Temple is thought to be one of the Nava Tirupathi, nine Hindu sanctuaries devoted to God Vishnu. All these 9 sanctuaries are delegated ''Divya Desams'', the 108 sanctuaries of Vishnu adored by the 12 Alwars.

About the Temple

Venkatavaanan Temple

Nava Tirupathi Temples is an arrangement of nine Hindu Temples committed to God Vishnu situated in Tamil Nadu on Tiruchendur-Tirunelveli course on the banks of Thamiraparani River. All these 9 sanctuaries frame a piece of 'Divya Desams' including 108 sanctuaries of Vishnu respected and sung in commendation by 12 artist holy people or Alwars. Every one of the nine Vaishnavite sanctuaries is in Tuticorin area around 40 km from Tirunelveli and 25 km from Tiruchendur. They shape a bunch around Sri Vaikundam and Alwar Tiru Nagari which straddle the north and south banks individually of the River Tambraparni. The 6th in the arrangement of these nine Tirupathi Temples Sri Mayakoothan Temple in Thirukkulandhai in Perunkulam and is 8 km far from the first Sri Vaikunda Natha Temple.

Sri Mayakoothan Perumal Temple situated in Perunkulam is a renowned temple. The Presiding divinity is God Maha Vishnu as Srinivasa Perumal; while the Festival Deity is Mayakoothar. Legend has it that Namperumal flew on his Garuda Vahana to spare Thayar from an evil presence. Therefore Garudar is the Urchava Moorthy in this temple. Toward the battle's end, God performed a triumph move on the dead assemblage of eh evil spirit and the name Sri Mayakoothan. Where Kamalavathi performed compensation to marry the God and satisfied her yearning. The 6th in the arrangement of these nine Tirupathi Temples is Sri Mayakoothan. This is the sixth temple in the Nava thirupathi sanctuaries and goes under Pandiya naatu divyadesams of Sri Vaishnavas. The managing divinity is Srinivasa perumal or Soranadha perumal in standing stance, utsavar is known as Mayakootan and thayars are known as Alamelu mangai and Kulanthaivalli. The upper two hands of the God have prayoga chakra and shanku while the other two are in the stance of varadha hastam and kadi hastham. The temple speaks to the Shani sthalam among the Nava graha kshetrams. An interesting element of the temple is the vicinity of Garuda alongside the utsavar inside the sannadhi.

About the Deity

Venkatavaanan Temple

The God's deity in the sanctum sanctorum is in standing stance, confronting east. The directing divinity here is named Venkatavanan ( otherwise called Srinivasan). His consorts are Alarmelu Mangai and Kulandaivalli thayar. They don't have separate sanctums. The Utsava Moorthy is called Maya koothan. Put on the same platform, near the Utsava Moorthy, is the sparkling symbol of Garuda. This is something one of a kind. Every one of the symbols were perfectly enhanced. On the southern side of the temple, there is a different hallowed place for the god known as 'Kazhuneer Thottiyan'. He has been allocated this name as the waste water exuding from the temple's Thiru madapalli ( the spot where the temple prasadam is readied) streams out through His feet.

Legend and Stories

Vedasaran and Kumadavalli, a devout Brahmin couple, lived here. They had a girl by name Kamalavathi. Resolved to wed just the God, she did thorough retribution here. The God conceded her the help and gave her a changeless spot on his mid-section. Satisfied by that, Vedasaran included himself in performing day by day pooja here. His wife Kumudavalli rendered all assistance to him. One day, when she was en route to the waterway Tamiraparni, an evil spirit by name Asmasaran took her away by power and kept her in the Himalayas. Steamed at this, Vedasaran offered exceptional petitions to God to God Venkatavanan and looked for His assistance for getting back Kumudavalli. The God grasped the evil spirit, who pursued a wild battle before losing. Repressing the evil spirit, the God tossed him down, moved on his body and slaughtered him. This brought about His getting the name Maya koothan. Kumudavalli was restored to Vedasaran. Satisfied by the incredible administration rendered by Garuda, who went up against Him his back to and from the far off Himalayas, the God gave Garuda the seat extremely beside Him on the same platform. In this sthalam, a major lake (kulam) is discovered and in view of this, the sthalam is likewise called as 'Perungkulam'.

Rare Facts

The Mayakoothan Permual Temple is one of the Nava Tirupati sanctuaries that are committed to God Srinivasa. The Name Nava Tirupati signifies 'New' Tirupati. This temple is like that of the Tirumala Temple.


For high status and riches, For the gift labor, For good wellbeing and life span, For alleviation from illnesses, For opportunity from condemnations of Guru, To remedy the terrible impacts of rahu - kethu


Vaikunta Ekaadasi

Opening Time

The temple is open from 7.30 am to 12.00 noon and from 5.00 pm to.7.30 pm.

Prasad Offering


All devotees come to pray in this temple and in the Nava Thirupathis seeking relief from the adverse aspects of the nine planets faced by them.

Thanks giving

Devotees perform thirumanjanam for the Lord and don him with new clothes.

Near By Temple

Aayirathu Enn Vinayaka
Vaithamanidhi Perumal



Perunkulam is 6 km from Tirupuliankudi on the same road. Bus facility is available from Tirunelveli and Tiruchendur. Hiring a cab will be more convenient. The place is 42 km from Tirunelveli.

Near By Railway Station

Tirunelveli, Tiruchendur

Near By Airport

Thiruvananthapuram, Madurai


Swamy Mayakoothar Temple,
Perungulam – 628 752,
Thoothukkudi District.


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

  • To be rid of the Navagraha curse
  • For general well-being of people born under Pushya/Poosam/Puyam
  • Anuradha/Anusham/Anizham
  • Uttarabhadra/Uttirataadhi stars

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.


7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

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