Friday, March 3, 2017

Anjel Perumal Temple, Agaram, Thirunelveli

Anjel Perumal Temple, Agaram, Thirunelveli
Anjel Perumal Temple is dedicated to Hindu God Vishnu located at Agaram Village in Thirunelveli District of Tamilnadu. This is the only temple in India with all the Dasavatharam idols in one single stone. It is the Parihara Sthalam for different kinds of Dosham including Pitru Dosham. This Temple is located at about 12 Kms East of Thirunelveli off the Tuticorin highway on the banks of Tamaraibarani. Theertham of this Temple is Shambu Theertham.



Legends
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The Temple
Presiding deity Shri Anjel Perumal graces facing east. Procession deity graces with his consorts Sri Devi and Sri Bhoodevi. The greatness of the temple is in the single stone sculpture depicting the 10 incarnations of Lord Vishnu. There are also separate shrines for Ganapathy, Venugopalan-Sathyabama, Vishwaksenar, Dharma Sastha and Garudazhwar. The Temple is built according to Vaikasana agama. The temple was devastated by floods in 1923. Kumbabishekam was performed in 1952.


A large part of the temple was destroyed by floods in the Tamaraibarani in the early part of the 20th century. However, the Dasavatharam idols have remained intact. In 1952, Muthuswamy Sastri is said to have spent Rs.50000 for Kumbabishekam of the Moolavar deity. In 2003, a Dasavathara Kainkarya Committee was formed to undertake complete renovation of the temple, including building walls around the temple and a parikara mandapam. The committee performed the Kumbabishekam in July 2009.


Temple Opening Time
The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and 4.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.
Festivals
Vaikunda Ekadasi in December-January is celebrated in the temple.
Prayers
Prayers are for removal of obstacles in marriage talks, for child boon and distinction in education. Devotees perform Tirumanjanam and offer vastras to Perumal.
Contact
Shri Anjel Perumal Temple,
Agaram, Thirunelveli District
Phone: +91 – 4630 – 261 142
Mobile: +91 – 97501 58622
Connectivity
This Temple is located at about 12 Kms East of Thirunelveli off the Tuticorin highway on the banks of Tamaraibarani, 171 Kms from Madurai and 2 Kms from Vallanadu. There are buses every 5-10minutes between Thirunelveli and Tuticorin. One can reach Vallanadu within 30 minutes from Thirunelveli. One can take an auto from Vallanadu bus stop to the Dasavatharam Koil in Agaram Village. Nearest Railway Station is located at Thirunelveli. Nearest Airport is located at Madurai.

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