Monday, July 4, 2016

Vaithamanidhi Perumal Temple, Thirukkolur, Thoothukudi

Vaithamanidhi Perumal Temple, Thirukkolur, Thoothukudi
Sri Vaithamanidhi Perumal Temple is one of the Nava Tirupathi, nine Hindu temples dedicated to Lord Vishnu located in Thiruchendur-Tirunelveli route, TamilnaduIndia in the southern bank of Thamiraparani River. Thirukkolur is located at a distance of 4 km from Alwarthirunagari. This is the eighth temple of Nava Thirupathi and is for mars (Sevvai). It is also called as Kubera sthalam.




All these 9 temples are classified as "Divya Desams", the 108 temples of Vishnu revered by the 12 poet saints, or Alwars. Perumal is protecting the Nava Nidhi (9 wealths) under his right shoulder. The Lord is seen in a reclining posture (Bhujanga Sayanam) facing East. The presiding deity is Sri Vaitha Maanidhi perumal in a sleeping posture on Adiseshan. One hand of the Lord is pointing towards his face and another towards the ground. 




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
The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and from 1.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m.
Pooja Timings
·        Viswaroopam Pooja – 07.30 A.M
·        Kalasanthi Pooja – 10.30 A.M
·        Uchikala Pooja – 12.00 A.M
·        Sayaratchai Pooja – 04.30 P.M
·        Thiruvisagam Pooja – 07.30 P.M
Festivals
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Singers
The temple is praised by saint Nammazhwar in his Mangalasasanam hymn.
Prayers
People pray for relief from the adverse effects of planets. Realizing their wishes, devotees perform archanas to Perumal offering Vastras. Issueless couples pray here for children and students and their parents pray for their academic excellence. Each planet in the following Nava Tirupati temples is worshipped accordingly.
Contact
Sri Vaitha Maanidhi Perumal temple,
Thirukkolur, (Nava Tirupathi), Tuticorin district
Phone: +91 4639 273 607 / 04639 273806
Mobile: 90472 17914 / 99429 31701
Connectivity
This Temple is located 2 kilometers South East of Azhvaar Thirunagari 3 km from Then Thiruperai. Thirukkolur is 37 km from Tirunelveli. The nearest airport is Tuticorin (24.6 Km). Nearest Major Airport to the temple is Madurai Airport which is 156 km away from the temple.
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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