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Arulmigu Devapiran Temple, Tolaivilimangalam

   Tiruttolaivillimangalam constitutes the third and fourth of the nine Nava Tiruppatis in Tirunelveli district in the belt between Tirunelveli and the coastal shrine of Tiruchendur. Tolaivilimangalam is hailed as a Ketu Stalam.
Only Nammalwar, who resided at Alwar Tirunagari, has sung of these nine shrines Tiruvaikuntham, Varagunamangai, Pulinkudi, Tolaivillimangalam, Tirukkulandai, Tirukkolur, Tirupperai and Tirukkurugoor collectively referred to as Alwar Navatiruppati. Tolaivillimangalam referred to as Irattai Tirupati, counts as two in the scheme of Nava Tirupatis, but as one of the 108 Divya Desams.Nammalwar has sung of these Tiruttolaivillimangalam in a total of 11 verses where he refers to Vishnu as Nedumaal, Devapiraan, Tamaraitadankannan and Aravindalochanan.


   The first of the two temples, here enshrines Srinivasan (Devapiran) in a standing posture facing east. This temple has two prakarams. The second temple with 2 prakarams enshrines Aravindalochanan in a seated posture facing east and his consort is Karuntadankanni Naachiyaar. These temples underwent renovation in 1998.Legend has it that a man and a woman who had been cursed by Kuberan to assume the forms of a measuring scale (Tulai) and a bow (Villi), were relieved of their curse by a sage Atreya Suprabha here, hence the name Tulaivillimangalam. Legend also has it that Indra, Vayu and Varuna worshipped Vishnu here. The senthaamaraikkannan - Aravindalochanan temple has a different set of legends related to the Ashwini twins worshipping Vishnu here with red lotus flowers.

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Pooja Details of Arulmigu Devapiran Temple Pooja Name Timing
Kaala Shanthi Pooja
08.30 AM To 08.30 AM
Uchchi Kaala Pooja
11.30 AM To 11.30 AM
Sayaratchi Pooja
06.00 PM To 06.30 PM
Aravanai Pooja
08.00 PM To 08.30 PM

Temple Opening Time

Morning:06.00 AM To 06.00 PM

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Festival of Arulmigu Devapiran Temple,

The Garuda Sevai utsavam(festival) in the month of Vaikasi(May-Jun) witnesses 9 Garudasevai, a spectacular event in which festival image idols from the Nava Tirupathis shrines in the area are brought on Garuda vahana(sacred vehicle). An idol of Nammalvar is also brought here on a Anna Vahanam(palaquin) and his paasurams(verses) dedicated to each of these 9 temples are recited. The utsavar(festival deity) of Nammalvar is taken in a palanquin to each of the 9 temples, through the paddy fields in the area. The paasurams(poems) dedicated to each of the 9 Divyadesams are chanted in the respective shrines. This is the most important of the festivals in this area, and it draws thousands of visitors.

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Arulmigu Athinatha Alwar Temple

The Hindu Religious & Charitable Endowments Department Tamilnadu.

Executive Officer

Arulmigu Athinatha Alwar Temple,
  Alwar thirunagar,
  Thiruchendur Taluk,
  Thoothukudi district.,
    Pincode : 628 612 ,
  Phone no: 04639 - 273607
     Executive Officer: 94439 86996,
     Clerk: 95667 55063
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