The Tirupperai Temple is located in Tirupperai and is dedicated to God Sri Magara NedungKuzhai Kaathar Perumal. . This is the eighth of the nine Nava Tiruppatis in Tirunelveli district in the belt between Tirunelveli and the coastal shrine of Tiruchendur. The Moolavar here is Makara Nedunkuzhaikkadan (Nigaril Mukilvannan) in a seated posture facing east, while Taayaars here are Kuzhaikkaaduvalli Naachiyaar and Tirupperai Naachiyaar. Also seen in the sanctum are images of Bhrigu Muni and Markandeya. Legend has it that Bhudevi took the form of Lakshmi (Sreeperai) and bathed in the Tamrabarani river on a full moon day in the Tamil month of Pankuni, where she discovered two fish shaped ear rings, which she offered to Vishnu and hence the name Makara Nedunkuzhaikkaadan. Varuna is believed to have worshipped Vishnu with an abhishekam on the full moon day in the month of Pankuni to absolve himself of the sin of having insulted his Guru. This shrine is also regarded as a Sukrastalam. The theertham here is called the Sukra Pushkarini. The Moolavar of this sthalam is Sri Magara NedungKuzhai Kaathar Perumal. Also named as "Nigaril Mughil Vannan". Moolavar in Veetrirundha (sitting) Kolam facing East direction.Prathyaksham for Sukran, Rudhran (God Shiva) and God Brahma. Two thaayars - Kuzhaikkaadhu Valli and Thirupperai Naachiyaar. The two Naachiyaars have their own separate sannadhis.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- To be blessed with good looks To be relieved of Doshams To be relieved of Navagraha Doshams
- For general well-being of people born under Punarvasu/Punarpoosam/Punaratam
- Poorvabhadra/Poorattadhi 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.