Arulmigu Vaithamanidhi Perumal Temple,Thirukolur
The Vimana tower above the sanctum sanctorum is known as Srikara Vimana. As there are Navagraha (9 planets) sthalas places in the Chola regions, these Nava Tirupathis in Pandya region is headed by Lord Perumal. Hence there are no separate Navagraha shrine in these temples. Devotees visit these temples according to their planetary situations and their effect on them. Lord Perumal represents the planets in these Nava Tirupathi temples.
This sthalam is situated two miles away from AzhwAr Tirunagari, in Tirunelveli district. No lodging facilities available. This sthalam is one of Nava Thirupathi.
One of the Brahmaputiran, who came out of Lord Brahma’s ears – named Pulathiya Rishi and Kasthamal’s daughter Aavirpoo gave birth a child named Visiravasi. The child who born for this Visiravasi and Ilipillai is Kuberan.
Kuberan did tapas praying Lord Shiva. When Shiva and Parvathi gave their seva to Kuberan, since he could not see the bright shine came out from Parasakthi, Kuberan lost his eyes. After this, he replaced an eye made of gold and ruled Alagapuri and became one of the friends of Lord Shiva.Vaisyantham which is said as always move from one place to another in search of money and other things and this kind of persons one called “Vaisyaas”.Guberan is said to be one of Vaisyaas and his wife is chitiregai and his Vaaganams (vehicles) are Horse, Parrot. His weapon is Katkam and Garland is Seerakka Maalai. His park is Saithiratham and the Vimaanam is Pushpaka Vimaanam. His son is Nalakooparan.
Swami Vaithimanithi & Swami Madhurakavialwar -Thirukolur Once he got the Sapan from Parvathi Devi and lost all of his wealth (Navanidhi) and started to worship this sthala perumal as his Emperumaan.
Emperumaan gave the Prathyaksham for Guberan in front of all of the Navanidhis (Different Kinds of Wealth) and Protecting the Navanidhis of this sthalam. Because of this, he his named as “Vaithamaanidhi”. Also named as “Nishopavithan”. This sthalam is also called as “Adharma Pisunam”. It means Dharman wars agians the Evil (Adharmam) and it permanently stayed in this sthalam by riding out the adharmam.Vaithamanidhi perumal stands still here in this sthalam to ride of the Adharmam to protect the wealth which cannot be taken out.This perumal has thirusangu in the left hand and in the right hand he has thiru Chakkaram by which he destroy the Adharma. In this sthalam only, Madhurakavi alwar was born, Who then because the sishya (student) of Nammalwar. Madhurakavi Alwar is said to be the Gnana Nidhi. This sthala perumal gave prathyaksha for Kuberan, who is the wealth, Madhurakavi Alwar, who is the Gnana nidhi. The Pushkarani is kubera pushkarani and since he became the friend of Haran (Lord Shiva) the Vimaanam is called “Sri Hara Vimaanam”