Sunday, July 3, 2016

Thirupuliyangudi Perumal Temple (Kaaichina Vendha Perumal Temple), Thoothukudi

Thirupuliyangudi Perumal Temple (Kaaichina Vendha Perumal Temple), Thoothukudi
Thirupuliyangudi Perumal Temple is one of the Nava Tirupathi, nine Hindu temples dedicated to Vishnu located in Thiruchendur - Tirunelveli route, TamilnaduIndia in the banks of Thamiraparani river. All these 9 temples are classified as "Divya Desams", the 108 temples of Vishnu revered by the 12 poet saints, or Alwars. Among the Nava Tirupathi Temple, it lies in the 3rd place. This temple is dedicated for the planet, God Budhan (Planet Mercury). Out of the 108 Divya Desam, it lies in the 75th place.




In this place, Lord Vishnu appears in a lying pose (Bujanga Sayana), facing east using a rice measuring vessel as a pillow. Lord Brahma is seated on a lotus, the stalk of which emerges from the Lord's navel. It is located 1km East of Natham Varagunamangai Divya Desam is the Thiru Pulingudi Divya Desam on the Northern Banks of Tamirabarani, where Lord Kaisini Venthar is seen in a Bhujanga Sayanam Posture with Sridevi and Bhoodevi by his side.




There are nine sacred shrines in this Pandya region equal to those in the Chola region attributed to nine planets. As Lord Vishnu himself is acting as the nine planets in these places, there are no separate shrines for the Navagrahas the nine planets. Those facing any adverse aspect of a planet are advised to visit the Nava – nine Tirupathis for relief.




It would be difficult to catch buses for each such place causing more days to complete this pilgrimage. A cab can be hired to visit the places for completing the tour in a day. Those in Chennai can avail the services of Tamilnadu Tourism Development Corporation which is arranging the trip twice a month on the first and third Friday of the month. They can return by Wednesday morning. The Nava Tirupathis are related with the nine planets as Perumal himself is the planet of the particular place.




The List of Nava Tirupathi Temples and its related Grahas (Planets) are:
·        Sri Vaikuntanathan Perumal Temple – Surya (Sun)
·        Thiru Varagunamangai Perumal Temple – Chandra (Moon)
·        Thirupulinkudi Perumal Temple — Budha (Mercury)
·        Irattai Tirupathi Perumal Temple – Rahu (North node)
·        Irattai Tirupathi Perumal Temple – Ketu (South node)
·        Thirukuzhandhai (Perungulam) Perumal Temple – Sani (Saturn)
·        Thenthiruperai Perumal Temple – Shukra – (Venus)
·        Thirukkolur Perumal Temple – Mangala (Mars)
·        Alwarthirunagari Perumal Temple – Guru (Jupiter)
Legends
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The Temple
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Temple Opening Time
·        09:00 to 12:00 (All days of the week (Morning)) 
·        13:00 to 18:00 (All days of the week (Evening)) 
 Pooja Timings
·        Viswaroopa Pooja – 09.00 A.M
·        Kalasanthi Pooja – 10.30 A.M
·        Uchikala Pooja – 01.00 A.M
·        Sayaratchai Pooja – 04.00 P.M
·        Thiruvisagam Pooja – 06.00 P.M
Festivals
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Literary Mention
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Contact
Arulmigu Bhoomipalakar Thirukovil,
Thirupuliyangudi - 628620,
Thoothukudi, Tamilnadu
Phone: 04630 256476 / 04630 256116
Mobile: 93666 18185
Connectivity
This Temple is located 1km East of Natham Varagunamangai Divya Desam is the Thiru Pulingudi Divya Desam (part of the Nava Tirupathi) on the Northern Banks of Tamirabarani, where Lord Kaisini Venthar is seen in a Bhujanga Sayanam Posture with Sridevi and Bhoodevi by his side.
Thiru Pulingudi is about 4kms East of Srivaikundam on the Tuticorin road. One can take an auto or taxi from outside the Srivaikundam temple to visit the Nava Tirupathi temples- will cost Rs.350 – 400.
The nearest airport is Tuticorin (24.6 Km). Srivaikundam railway station is situated on the Tirunelveli – Thiruchendur line. All passenger trains from Tirunelveli stop at this station. The temple is about 1.5 miles from the railway station.

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