• Vishnu

Thiruvikrama Perumal Temple

Overview


This divya desam is one among the Nadu Nattu Divya desams. Closeby is Srimushnam which is a popular puranic spot. This sthalam is on the Villupuram-Katpadi railroad line. All transports from Villupram to Tiruvannamalai go by means of this divya desam. This sthalam is one among the Pancha Krishnaranya kshetrams, the other four being Tirukkannankudi, kapisthalam, Tirukkannapuram and Tirukkannamangai. This is one of only a handful couple of sanctuaries whose organization is not under the State government, it is under the control of Tirukoilur Sri Emperumaanaar Swamy. Ruler Vishnu in the name Thiruvikkrama Swamy and Pushpavalli Thaayaar (Vaamana Avathaaram) temple is situated in the focal point of the town. Town develops around the temple. Tirukkovalur is the origination of dravida vedam or Naalaayira Divya Prabhandham. This temple is one of the Nadu Naatu Tiruppathi sanctuaries goes under 108 Divya Desams and one among the pancha krishnaaranya kshetrams.

Vaishnavite Saints Poigai Azhwar, Bhoodhathazwar, Peyazhwar and Tirumangai Azhwar had sung the glory of Lord Trivikrama in their celebrated hymns of Nalayira Divya Prandam. Tirukoilur had researchers in all fields of Science and Arts and has an essential spot in South Indian History. respected spot for madhwas (supporters of Dvaitha reasoning of Sri Madhwacharya). Manampoondi is a little town found situated in the middle of Tiruvanamalai and Tirukoilur. Manampoondi is 36 km far from Tiruvannamalai. It is at a separation of 2 km from Tirukoilur. On the banks of River Dakshina Pinakini we can discover the Moola brindavana of Sri Raghuutthama Teertha (1595 A.D) and Sri Satyapramoda Teertha (1997), extremely famous pontiffs of Uttaradi Mutt of Madhwa ancestry. The Vishnu temple here is huge. A noteworthy bit of the temple was assembled amid the Nayak standard. There is an icon of Durga inside the temple, which is fairly bizarre. It is trusted that Durga came here, the distance from the Vindya mountains, to secure and defend Perumal Tirumangai azhwar alludes to this occurrence in one of his paasurams.


About the Temple


Mother Pundarikavalli graces from a different holy place. The Padukas of Lord are in a temple in the prakara guaranteeing salvation to the enthusiasts. Garuda Baghwan holding the aficionado elephant Gajendra, Lords Narasimha, Venugopala and Maharshi Patanjali, Sri Andal and Sri Anjaneya additionally beauty the enthusiasts from their hallowed places in the prakara. the temple tank, on the northern side, fishes leave the water and on to the ground to get eatables tossed in by the enthusiasts.

The Vimana over the sanctum sanctorum is called Sadvika Vimana. Parade god Devadhi Devan is in a sitting stance with Mothers. Another parade divinity in a standing stance is with managing Lord close to His feet. Ruler Govindaraja is in a different temple with His banner post in the temple known as Chitra Sabha. Remaining in the front mandap, the fan can have the joint darshan of Lord Nataraja, Lord Govindaraja and Lord his the maritime harmony at the same time.

Theertham

Pennai waterway, Krishna theertham, Chakra theertham.
Vimaanam

Srikara vimanam.
Prathyaksham

Balichakravarti, Mirukandu rishi, Brahma, Sounaka rishi, Kashyapa risshi, Kashyapa rishi, kavala rishi, Kusadwaja ruler, Pey azhwar, Bhuthath azhwar and Poigai azhwar. held hallowed by all Vaishnavites as it arrives that the Divya prabandham was made.

About The Deity


Moolavar: Tiruvikrama, seen confronting east, in a standing stance with the right leg lifted high
Utsavar: Ayanar, Gopala
Thaayaar: Poongovai Nachiyar

Legend and Stories


This divya desam is held sacred by all Vaishnavites as it is here that the Divya prabandham was composed. The initial three azhwars met here and sang the glories of Lord Vishnu here. On one stormy night, Poigai azhwar looked for safe house at a dehali (known as Rezhi in tamil). Before long, another bystander, Bhuthath azhwar looked for haven at the same dehali. The safe house was little and both could sit. Some time later, a third bystander, Pey azhwar asked for haven at the same spot. They all concluded that they could remain in the little region. all of a sudden they felt another vicinity in their middle. Since it was dull and there was no light, both Poigai azhwar and Bhuthath azhwar sang a melody lauding Vishnu and when the tune was over, the third guest Pey azhwar had the Lord's vision. He depicted what he saw and each of the three azhwars delighted in the vision. The three then began to sing the grandness of Lord in 100 verses each. They shape the piece of Iyarpa, a segment of the Divya Prabandham. Therefore the Divya Prabandham was conceived at Tirukkoilur on a stormy Among the 12 azhwars, three have sung in applause for the divinity here. Tirumangai azhwar has created 18 paasurams, Poigai azhwar has formed 2 and Boothath azhwar has made 1 paasuram, separately. What's more, Pillai Perumal Iyyengar has made one verse for this sthalam in his 108 thiruppathi anthaathi.

Sthala puranam

Sthala puranam for this divya desam can be found in both the Brahmanada puranam and Padma puranam. The account of Tiruvikrama avataram of Lord Vishnu is exceptionally surely understood. Bali Chakravarti, who was known for his liberality was alarming the Devas, who in the end drew closer Vishnu for help. Ruler Vishnu chose to utilize Bali's liberality, and resulted in these present circumstances world as the child of Kashyapa rishi and his wife Athithi. He tackled the type of Vamana murthi. Over the span of time, this brahmachari went to Bali chakravarti and requested endowment of area which could be secured by his three stages. Bali Chakravarti concurred. The Vamanan then accepted the Viswaroopa and secured the whole earth with one stage; the Heavens with the second and at the solicitation of Bali put the third stride on the head of Bali and pushed him to Pathala. It is said the Tiruvikrama avataram of Lord was at Tirukkoilur.

At the point when this avataram occurred, Mirukandu rishi, the father of Markandeya rishi was not at that place. When he heared about the avataram, he felt dismal as he was not there to witness the eminent type of the Lord. He embraced extreme retribution needing the God to show up before him in the same structure. He went to numerous kshetrams, for example, Gaya, Badri and so forth. On the Brahma, he come down to Krishnabadra stream and came to Krishnapuri where Brahma had told he will get Perumal's darshan. Over the span of time, an old brahmin and his wife drew closer Mirukandu rishi and said he and his wife were exceptionally ravenous and tired. The rishi, despite the fact that he knew he had no additional sustenance, went in and asked his wife to some way or another get ready nourishment for the old couple. His wife Mithravathi appealed to thayar and some way or another had the capacity nourish the old brahmain and his wife, agreeable to them. Toward the end the brahmin showed up before the rishi with Sangu and Chakra in his grasp. The old couples were none other than Perumal and Thaayaar. Mirukandu rishi appealed to God to demonstrat to him His Tiruvikrama roopa so that he who had missed it before could infer the awesome fulfillment. His wishes were fulfilled by Lord and gave the rishi the Tiruvikram darshan. The rishi asked for Lord to keep on staying in this structure at this spot for ever so that different devotees could likewise have the comparative darshan.

Another story joined with this spot alludes to the monstrosities submitted by a rakshasa Pathala Kethu who lived here. He had before petitioned Brahma and got an aid that he would be powerful. Having achieved this help, he got to be egotistical and began disturbing both Devas and Minis performing tapas at Krishnapuram. Consequently the Devas and the Munis drew closer Lord Vishnu and asked for his to free Krishna kshetram of this rakshas. Master Vishnu guaranteed them that he would secure them and discover an answer soon. Over the span of time, a King by name Kusadwajan came to Krishnaranya kshetram. The munis performing tapas here saw his and instantly knew it was because of Lord Vishnu's elegance they have the King's assurance. They educated the lord about the asura and their issue with him. The ruler guaranteed them he would deal with the asura. Right now, shape no where, a steed by name Kuvalayam showed up. It was Lord Vishnus blessing to the ruler to perform the sacred errand of slaughtering the asura. The lord got on the stallion pursued the asura and slaughtered him in Kavala rishi's ashram as he was covering up there. Having finished the assignment, the lord approached Kavala rishi for the beyond any doubt way to achieve moksha. Kavala rishi prompted him to stay here at Krishna kshetram and worship Tiruvikrama and his wish would be allowed. The King did likewise and recent Lord Vishnu apeared before him and conceded his wish.

It is additionally trusted that Brahma came to Krishna kshetram (Tirukkoilur) and supplicated on the banks of Krishnabadra waterway (now known as Pennai Aru). Ruler Vishnu showed up before him as Tiruvikrama at this spot and guaranteed his that he would stay here in His Archa structure, subsequently empowering the rishis and different devotees to have His darshan ever.


Festivals


15 day Panguni Brahmmotsavam in March-April with Sri Pushpavalli Thayar Oonjal on Friday drawing huge crowd and Masi Magam in February-March, Lord visiting Cuddalore carried on the shoulders of devotees are the main festivals of the temple. Other festivals are Purattasi Pavithra Utsav and Navarathri in September-October; Chithirai Sri Rama Navami, Sri Ramanuja Jayanthi and Vasanth Utsav in April-May; Vaikasi Visaka Garuda Seva, Nammazhwar Sattrumurai in May-June; Aani Periazhwar Sattrumurai in June-July; Aadi Thiruvadipooram, Andal Utsav in July-August; Avani Sri Jayanthi, Uriyadi utsav in August-September; Aipasi Mudalazwar Sattrumurai, 10 day Sri Manavala Mamunigal utsav in October-November; Karthikai Kaisika Ekadasi; Tirukarthikai in November-December; Margazhi Rapathu, Pagal Pathu, Vaikunda Ekadasi in December-January. Besides the above, important days as Pongal-Makar Snkranti, Deepavali, Tamil and English New Year days are also observed with special pujas to Lord Trivikrama. Vaikasi Brahmmotsavam is celebrated in the temple for 10 days in May-June.

Thanks Giving

Offering Vastras and Tulsi garlands to Lord and Mother, lighting ghee lamps, performing turmeric abishek to Mother, Kumkum abishek to Mother Durga and feeding the devotees-Annadhanam- are the prayer commitments followed by devotees.


Significance


This is one of the 108 Holy Divya Desas of Perumal. Directing divinity Perumal is made of Tharu-wood. So tall a Perumal is no where in Tamilnadu sanctuaries. Ruler Krishna made of Salagrama stone is gracing aficionados from a different place of worship. Aficionados emphatically trust that Lord Trivikrama would react their requests to God looking for high positions in jobs, advancements and recapturing the positions they have lost. Enthusiasts are honored with cheerful wedding, kids and opportunity from adversaries. Master Chakarathzhwar liberates the devotees from the malevolent impacts of spells and witchcrafts.


Nearby Places to Visit


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

Accessibility

Airport

The nearest airport is in Trichy.
Railways

The closest railway station is in Sirkali.
Road

The temple is 2 km from Sirkali bus stand on the Chidambaram route.

Temple Address


Sri Trivikraman Temple,
Kazhicheerama Vinnagaram,
Sirkali – 609 110.
Nagapattinam district.

Significance

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

  • For longevity
  • For success in endeavors
  • For promotions in jobs
  • To seek childbirth
  • To earn the love of the husband and reunite separated couples
  • For general well-being of people born under Bharani
Shlokas

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.

Timings

7.30 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. and 4.30 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.

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