Azhagiya Manavala Perumal Temple, Woraiyur – History
The temple is believed to be in existence from the 7th century. Woraiyur was the first capital of the Chozhas. The place has the reputation of being the birth place of Saint Tirupannazhwar one among the celebrated 12 Vaishnavite saints. Thirupaan Azhwar composed 10 famous verses on Lord Ranganatha called ‘Amalanaathipiraan’ in which he showered the highest praise for the Lord of Srirangam.
Among the Saivite saints, Pugazh Chalar and Kochengata Cholan were also born here. The temple is maintained and administered by the Hindu Religious and Endowment Board of the Government of Tamilnadu. An Executive officer appointed by the Board manages the temple along with Srirangam Ranganathaswamy temple, Pundarikakshan Perumal Temple at Thiruvellarai, Sri Vadivazhagiya Nambi Perumal Temple and Mariamman Temple at Anbil.