Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Thiruppaarthanpalli (Thamaraiyaal Kelvan Perumal Temple), Thirunangur – Literary Mention

Thiruppaarthanpalli (Thamaraiyaal Kelvan Perumal Temple), Thirunangur – Literary Mention
The temple is revered in Nalayira Divya Prabandham, the 7th–9th century Vaishnava canon, by Thirumangai Azhwar in one hymn and Poigai Azhwar in one hymn. The temple is classified as a Divyadesam, one of the 108 Vishnu temples that are mentioned in the book. It is one among the eleven divyadesams of Thirunangur Tirupathis and is closely associated with Thirumangai Alvar.
It is also the only temple in the Nangur divyadesams to have been revered by an azhwar other than Thirumangai Alvar. It is also the only one of the eleven to have both Rama and Krishna as festival deities. Poigai Azhwar makes a reference about the deity, though not directly about the temple in his works in Tiruvandadi. 

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