This is one of the  Srivaishnava  divya desams in  Tamilnadu  between Sivakasi and Virudanagar.  The wonderful  temple is  located  on a hillock in a serene atmosphere .  As per the legend  , the banyan leaf on which Perumal laid during Pralaya was converted into this hillock.


The Soma Sandha Vimanam  is clearly visible even from a distance.  On the way, we  can have darshan  at Papanasini Theertham.  The other  theerthams connected with this temple are Bhaskara Theertham, Sanga Theertham, Padma theertham and Arjuna  nadhi(river).


After climbing a flight of steps, we reach  the inner precincts of the temple.  Beautiful paintings on the wall depicting Dasavatharam, Ashtalakshmi,  Sri Ramar Pattabhishekam  and on the ceilings  is  a feast to our eyes.


The  main deity (moolavar)  is glorified as  ” Nindra Narayanan” also known as Thiruthangal Appa in Nindra Thirukkolam  who gives darshan facing east.  Lord’s right hand is pointed downwards towards His  Lotus feet (Thiruvadi)  and left hand is on His waist. The uniqueness in this temple is Perumal ( Lord Krishna) is seen with Sridevi, Bhoodevi, Neeladevi, Jambavathi, Aniruddha, usha ,Bhrigu rish , Markandeya rishi, Garuda , Viswakarma and Aruna.  On Perumal’s right side, Sridevi, Bhoodevi, Aruna,Garuda  and Viswakarma are in Nindra thirukolam ( standing postures ) , Markandeya rishi in sitting posture.  On His left side, we can see Usha, Aniruddha, Jambavathi, Bhrigu rishi.


 This is the only  temple, Lord Krishna  gives darshanam  with Rukmini(Sridevi), Satyabhama(Bhoodevi), Niladevi , Jambavathi, Aniruddhan in the same sanctorum .


This  holy place is closely connected  to Aniruddha’s wedding.  Goddess (Thayar) is glorified  as Sengamala Naachiyar/ Anna Nayagi.  


This is the only  temple,  Thayar  gives darshan in a separate sanndihi in Nindra Thirukkolam with Her right hand in Abhaya mudra and left hand hanging down.  Usually wherever there is a separate sannidhi, Thayar is always seated whereas in this place, she is in Nindra Thirukkolam and grants all the wishes of the devotees. 


This place itself is named after Her  ”THIRU- THANGAAL  means  Mahalakshmi stays here  and whoever visits this place will be blessed with prosperity in this material life and after death will be blessed with Moksham.


Banasura’s daughter Usha wanted to marry Lord  Krishna’s grandson Aniruddha,  Banasura was infuriated and he tied up Aniruddha with Nagastra.  Lord Krishna fought with Banasura, let His Sudarshana Chakram which slew his 98 hands.    ParamaSiva pleaded Lord Krishna  to spare his devotee and Perumal conceded the request  . 


 Banasura gave his daughter in marriage at this place. Perumal appeared before Pururava Chakravarthy who was doing severe penance in this place and continued to reside here. The important theerthams are Baskara theertham named after Sun God who got rid of Brahmahathi dosham by having bath here, Papanaasini theertham- dip in this absolves one of all sins and he will be granted with moksha.  As it is deep, we are  not allowed to go near the theertham.


There is a small river by name,Arjuna nadhi which is considered as Ganges itself as Arjuna in order to perform mornining rituals prayed to Ganges and let loose Varuna asthram  and water gushed out of the earth.  Hence, this is very sacred.


Shri krishna sharanam mamah,   Shri krishna sharanam mamah,

Jai Shri krishna.. ….. Jai Jai Sree Krishna

 Adiyen Ramanuja dasan

 Photos : Courtesy : Google images



About Kazhiyur Varadan

Am seeker of true knowledge , aspiring to serve and share the divine pastimes of Lord and HIS devotees . Interested in meeting devotees and love traveling to all holy places . Major interest is to interact with devotees and be of some use to the world in spreading Lord's divine play . This blog is an attempt of knotting a garland of priceless pearls from Sri vaishnava Divya desam . .....Divya leelai .. .......and .Divyaanubhuthee shared by zillions of hari bhaktaas . Though Adiyen is neither competent or qualified in sharing this elixir of spiritual world , out of abundant mercy from asmath Acharyar His Holiness Sri Sri MudaliAnddan swamigal ,adiyen is attempting to reproduce the same which is done purely by the grace of AchAryar and the Lordships by hearing from various advanced devotees . Am like a bee collecting the nectar from sacred flowers and posting the same in this honey comb blog .. There can be few photographs which would have been uploaded from google images to practically have the feel of the holy place and be of some service to the devotees . In case the owner of the pictures /images, videos has any objections for this adiyen shall remove the same . If any of the images presented here violates copyright issues or infringes anyone copyright or are not under "Fair use" the same shall be removed ASAP . Anything erroneous in adiyens post is completely my fault/ignorance and anything noteworthy goes to the spiritual masters . Any faults are solely due to my poor understanding and seek pardon for my poor expression . All the divine pastimes shared are from the lectures and the ones shared by several advance devotees .All the compliments and praise belong to the great Spiritual masters for their mercy on adiyen ( your servant ) to share and re share in this blog to remain that bliss always ...... Seeking your blessings in this small service of sharing the divine posts .. Adiyen Ramanuja dasan Jai Sriman Narayana IMPORTANT 1) Spiritual Material posted in this blog are just for information purpose and for spreading awareness. Few divine pastimes which was shared in discourses and the holy place is being re shared which are subject to mistakes or discrepancies with time . So, kindly , don't be offensive and don't post any aggressive or illegitimate comments on the blogs due to the differences in opinions. 2) This blog may contain links to other sites through advertisement, user comments, articles. While Adiyen tries to link only to sites that are safe and secure, Adiyen am not responsible for the content or the privacy practices employed by other sites., since the linked site is not under the control of me, am not responsible for the contents of any linked site or contents of the links mentioned in the links site. Adiyen am providing this link just for informational and academic purposes only. 3) This blog may contain inaccurate, incorrect and clerical errors. Adiyen do not warrant nor assure the accuracy/correctness/completeness of the materials/articles or the reliability of any advice, opinion, comment or other information displayed or distributed through this blog . 4) We are in the service of spreading the divine pastimes of LORD and HIS devotees .Please correct adiyen in any shortcomings .
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  1. G ANAND says:

    jai HO dasan

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  2. Shuddha Nitai Dasan says:

    Hariiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiibol. Thank you Prabhuji

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