Friday, May 16, 2008

ThiruNangur Divya Desams

11 Divya Desams in and around Thiru Nangur near Seerkazhi
Deities from each of the Thiru Nangur temples go out on a street procession on Garuda Vahanam and come together at Mani Mada Koil in Thai

Angered at not being invited for the Yaagam conducted by Parasakthi’s father Dakshan, Shiva is said to have performed the Rudra Thaandavam in a place called Ubaya Cauvery (between Cauvery in the South and Mani River in the North), a few kms South East of Seerkazhi.

So aggressive was his performance that for every hair that fell down on the ground, a new form of Shiva emerged. And very quickly 11 forms of Shiva were each performing the Rudra Thaandavam. Sensing a possible damage to the world as a result of Shiva’s fury, Lord Vishnu appeared here before Shiva as Paramapatha Naathan.

Softened by the presence of Lord Vishnu, Rudra requested Vishnu appear in just as many forms. Lord Vishnu is said to have acceded to this request and provided darshan to Rudra in 11 different forms here in Thiru Nangur, having taken one form each from 11 different Divya Desams. These together constitue the 11 Divya Desams in and around Thiru Nangur.

In the Tamil calendar month of Thai (mid Jan-mid February), the deities from these Divya Desams go out on a street procession in the Garuda Vaahanam and congregate at the Mandapam in the Narayana Perumal Mani Maada Koil in ThiruNangur. At the Mani Maada Koil, Thiru Mangai Azhvaar sings praise of each of the 11 forms of Vishnu (
1. ThiruVellankulam Annan Koil

Located away from the hustle and bustle of towns and cities, Annan Koil Divya Desam ( is located in the middle of a village, 8 kms South East of Seerkazhi off the Poompuhar- Thirukadaiyur road. Looked at as the elder brother of Tirupathi Srinivasa, it is believed that those who cannot go to Tirupathi can come here and ‘Annan’ is said to fulfill their wishes. Lord here is seen together with the Goddess (Alar Mel Mangai) unlike in Tirupathi where he is seen alone. This is the only Divya Desam where the diety and Goddess have the same names as in Tirupathi.

Thiru Mangai Mannan wanted to marry Kumudha Valli who belonged to the generation of the Devas. Mangai Mannan is said to have worked with utmost sincerity towards fulfilling each of Kumuda Valli’s conditions to marry him. It is believed that Mangai Mannan finally married Kumudavalli at this place. Hence, there is a separate sannidhi for Kumudha Valli at this temple.

The Story
King Dhundhu Maaran, who belonged to the Surya dynasty, had a son Swethan who was destined to die at the tender age of 9. Swethan came here to undertake penance to increase his lifetime. Lord Vishnu is said to have appeared before him as Srinivasa and fulfilled his prayers. Hence, this is said to be a place when one’s sincere prayers will prevent untimely death.

Thirumangai Azhvaar came here, had darshan of the Lord and praised him here as if he has seen Lord Srinivasa himself. His Paasurams also reflect the fact that the Lord is the elder brother of Tirupathi Srinivasa.

“ Kaliyan Sonna Maalai Vallaaravar Vaanaraguvai Thaamey” shows this Lord as the elder brother.

Quick Facts
Moolavar : Annan Perumal East Facing Standing Posture
Goddess  : Alar Mel Mangai
Utsavar   : Srinivasa Perumal
Azhvaar : ThiruMangai Azhvaar 10 Paasurams ( Periya Thirumozhi)
Time      : 8am-1130am and 5.30pm-830pm
Contact : Madhav Bhattar @ 94898 56554/ 04364 266534

2. Thiru Purushottamar

Located 3 kms East of Annan Koil is Purushottamar Koil in Thiru Nangur, near Seerkazhi. The story goes that Sage Vyagra Paadha was busy collecting flowers as part of his daily process of making a garland for the Lord. It is believed that Purushottamar brought Thiru Paarkadal to this place and gave milk to the hungry child of the sage. The Ayodhya Lord appeared here as Purushottamar.

Quick Facts
Moolavar : Purushottamar East Facing Standing Posture
Thayar    : Purushottam Naayaki
Time       : 8am-11am and 5pm-8pm
Contact    : Balaji Bhattar @ 04364-256221

3. Thiru Sempon Sei Koil
Located under ½ km East of Purushottamar Divya Desam is Sempon Sei Arangar Divya Desam in Thirunangur. Sempon Arangar is said to have come from Uraiyur. Hence the Lord here has 2 Goddesses similar to Azhagiya Manavaalan of Uraiyur.

The story
After killing Raavana, Lord Raama is said to have stayed here for a few days. While here, he is said to have a made a golden cow and given it to a Brahmin, who is said to have built this temple.

It is believed that a poor person came here and uttered the Thiru Manthiram repeatedly for a few days. Answering his prayers, the lord here is said to have given him wealth and made him happy. The belief here is that if one would recover his lost wealth, if one offers sincere prayers to Sempon Arangan.
Quick Facts
Moolavar : Perarulaalan East Facing Standing Posture
Thayar    : Alli Maamalar Naachiyar
Utsavar : Sempon Arangar
Temple Timing : 8am-12noon and 5pm-7pm
Priest : Ramani Deekshithar @ 97900 76425/ 04364 256172

4. Arimeya Vinnagaram Kudamaadu Koothan Koil
Legend has it that Hari who lifted the Govardhana mountain himself came and resided here with the intention of destroying the evil forces. It is believed that Lord Vishnu appeared as Gopala Kannan, pleased with the penance of Sage Uthanga.
Quick Facts
Moolavar : Kudamaadu Koothan East Facing Sitting Posture
Thayar     : Amrutha Kada Valli
Utsavar : Gopalan
Temple Timing : 8am-12noon and 4pm-7pm
Priest : R. Narayanan/ Rajagopalan Bhattar @ 04364 275689 / 94439 85843/87789 87034

5. Vaikunta Vinnagaram
Located 100 yards North of Purushottamar Divya Desam, the Lord here at Vaikunta Vinnagaram is said to be the one who came from Vaikuntam to cool Shiva’s Rudra Thaandavam. Hence, he appears here in the same way as in Paramapatham. It is said that Ubarisavasu and Uthanga rishi attained Moksham after praying to this Lord.
Quick Facts
Moolavar : Vaikunta Naathan East Facing Sitting Posture
Thayar   : Vaikunta Valli
Temple Timing : 9am-1130am and 4pm-6pm
Priest : Rangan Bhattar / Balaji Bhattar @ 99904 39331/ 04364-256221

6. Thiru Thetriyambalam Palli Konda Perumal

Located ½ km South East of Purushottamar Koil, this is the only Divya Desam in Tamil Nadu to be called Ambalam. Palli Konda Perumal at Thetriyambalam is said to grant the wishes of ‘power’. This is a form of Srirangam Lord Ranganatha and is seen in a Sayana Kolam with the Serpant King Adiseshan on top of him. This Divya Desam along with Mani Maada Koil and Arimeya Vinnagaram is taken care of by Rajagopala Bhattar, who at his old age and despite managing three temples, does the daily poojas with utmost sincerity and commitment.

Quick Facts
Moolavar : Shengammal Ranganathar East Facing Sleeping Posture
Thayar      : Shenkamala Valli
Temple Timing : 8am-12noon and 4pm-7pm
Priest : R. Narayanan Bhattar/ Rajagopalan Bhattar
Contact : 04364 275689/ 94439 85843/87789 87034

7. Mani Maada Koil Naarayana Perumal

It is said that Narayanana Perumal from Badri came here as one of the11 forms of Vishnu. The Garuda Sevai, that takes place in the Tamil Calendar month of Thai (Jan-Feb) every year takes place at the Mani Maada Koil. It is here that the 10 different forms of Vishnu from the Divya Desams in and around ThiruNangur come together to be praised by Thiru Mangai Azhvaar on the day after the No moon day. This is the most important festival in Thiru Nangur.

Quick Facts
Moolavar : Narayanan East Facing Sitting Posture
Thayar : Pundarika Valli Thaayar
Azhvaar : ThiruMangai Azhvaar 12 Paasurams
Temple Timing : 8am-1130am and 5.30pm-730pm
Priest : R. Narayanan Bhattar (Satish) @  04364 275689 or 94439 85843 / 87789 87034

8. Thiru Mani Koodam
Varadaraja Perumal Mani Koodam Koil is located in Thiru Nangur and the Lord here, one of the 11 forms of Vishnu who came to Thiru Nangur as per the request of Shiva, is said to be from Kanchipuram. Like Kanchi Varadar, the Lord here is said to grant all wishes of devotees.

Quick Facts
Moolavar : Varadaraja Perumal East Facing Standing Posture
Thayar : Thiru Maamagal Naachiyar
Temple Timing : 8am-12noon and 5pm-7pm
Priest : R. Srinivasa Bhattar@ 96554 65756

9. Devanar Thogai Madhava Perumal koil
Located about 3 kms North East of Annan Koil and 2kms from Purushottamar koil, Madhava Perumal Koil in Devanar Thogai on Keezha Salai is the place where the Devas came in groups and congregated to have darshan of Lord Vishnu in his 11 different forms. It is believed that Sage Vashista undertook penance here and had darshan of the Lord.
Quick Facts
Moolavar : Deiva Nayakan East Facing Standing Posture
Thayar    : Kadal Magal Naachiyar
Utsavar : Madhava Perumal
Temple Timing : 8am-1130am and 5.30pm-730pm
Priest : Balaji Bhattar @ 04364-256221/ 97864 90185

10. Thiru Paarthaan Palli
Located near Thiruvenkadu (Budhan Sthala) about 15kms from Sirkazhi off the Poompuhar road, legend has it that Arjuna reached this place while on a pilgrimage. Feeling thirsty after a long trip, he could not find water anywhere.  Seeing Sage Agastya undertaking penance at this place, he was hopeful that he would be able to quench his thirst at the ashram but to his dismay he found that the Sage’s Kamandala too had gone dry.

As instructed by Parthasarathy, Arjuna struck the ground with the sword and to his surprise water poured out of that place helping him quench his thirst. To mark this event, Arjuna is seen here at this Divya Desam with a sword. Since Arjuna had this Knowledge initiation here and played the role of a student, this temple came to be known after him as ‘Parthan Palli’ (

Poigai Azhwar’s praise
Lord of Parthanpalli is the only Divya Desam Lord among the 11 Vishnu Temples in Thiru Nangur who is praised by an Azhwar in addition to Thiru Mangai Azhwar.

      On the No Moon day in Aadi, Parthasarathy goes on a procession to Poompuhar Sea (where River Cauvery merges with Bay of Bengal) for the Annual Theerthavari Festival. On the No Moon Day in Thai, Thirumangai Azhwar visits this temple

Quick Facts
Moolavar         :  Thaamaraiaal Kelvan West Facing Standing Posture
Thayar           : Shengamalavalli Thayar (Thamarai Nayaki)
Utsava Deity    : Parthasarathy (and Kolavilli Rama)
Time                : 8am-10am and 5pm-7pm
Contact           : Seshadri Bhattar/ Sarathy Bhattar @ 94422 26413 / 90956 24150

11. Thiru Kaavalampaadi
Located quite close to Thirumangai Azhvaar’s birth place of Kuraiyalur and off the Seerkazhi-Poompuhar road is the Gopalakrishnan Divya Desam in Thiru Kaavalampaadi. Dwaraka Lord is seen here as Gopalakrishnan. This place is said to have powers equivalent to a visit to Dwaraka itself.
Quick Facts
Moolavar : Gopalakrishnan (Rajagopalan) East Facing Standing Posture
Thayar : Madavaral Mangai, Shenkamala Naachiyar
Timing : 8am-1130am and 5pm-7pm
Priest : A. Srinivasa Bhattar @ 97878 53732

How to reach Seerkazhi
One can reach Seerkazhi from Madras in about 5 ½ hours by bus via Cuddalore, Chidambaram. Currently, there are no trains to Seerkazhi as the Villipuram-Mayavaram stretch is under broad gauge conversion.

It is best to visit the Thiru Nangur Divya Desams in the first half of the day. One can start with Kazhi Cheerama Vinnagaram in Seerkazhi at 7am. From Seerkazhi, one can take an auto and visit all the Thiru Nangur Divya Desams in one go. It will take about 5- 6 hours and will cost about Rs. 250-300.

Contact Shri. Mohan (auto services) 94863 03430 / Auto Moorthy @ Sirkazhi @ 98432 65787

Where to stay
Best to Stay in Mayavaram. One can also stay at Hotel Sadabishekam in Vaitheeswaran Koil, Hotel Sampoorna (lodge)near Seerkazhi bus stand for a quick wash and deposit of luggage.


Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for the effort you have put into collecting these details and providing it in such a structured manner.

Prabhu.S said...

Dear Shri. Anand,

Thanks for reading and the comments.


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Anonymous said...

I recently visited the kshetra and was fortunate to receive darshan at 9 out of the 12 (including Seerkazhi Trivikramar koil). I would like to add that the bhattar at Manimada koil is Satish Narayana and not just Narayana. He is called Satish and hence, asking for a Narayana bhattar creates a minor confusion. Secondly, I thought it might help to note that a Mohan lives in the village of Nangur. He provides services of an autodriver and is very pleasant and helpful as a person. He would take folks around to all the temples and is familiar with all the bhattars of that area (so he actually fetches them in case they have shut the temple and gone home). He was a blessing for us on the trip. His contact number is: 9486303430.
It might help people to ask for Hotel Sampoorna (though it is more of a lodge) which is very near the Seerkazhi bus stand. The rooms are decent.

Unknown said...

Thanks for your valuable information.
can u pl provide the phone number of Hotel Sampoorna at Seerkazhi.

Prabhu.S said...

04364 273 422-Hotel Sampoorna, Seerkazhi.

Pam said...

Thanks a million to Prabhu for providing valuable info and also to Anand for Mohan's phone number.

Melasevel group said...

I had the grace of almighty Sri Narayana to visit all the eleven temples other than Thrivikramar at Seergazhi, with my wife and brother Parthasarathy and his wife Bhanu. Sri Madhava Bhatacharya at Annan Koil has been a pillar of strength in organizing our visits to all the temples through a driver who is well versed with the routes and known to all the Bhatacharyas of the shrines. Madhava Bhatachariar can be contacted through 9489856554 and he stays at Annan Koil.

The enormous details provided by Sri Prabhu will definitely instigate people to visit all these temples. Marvelous efforts taken by Mr Prabhu is appreciable by all the devotees of Narayana.

Prabhu.S said...


Thank You for the kind words.


Soundara Raja Dasan said...


Adiyen Soundararaja Dasan had been to Seerkazhi and Tirunangur Divyadesams along with family.

Auto Services by Sudarsan Iyengar were noteworthy.

Sudarsan Iyengar knows all the bhattachars in Nangur Temples which is helpful when many temples are to be covered within a day.

Also, he provides lunch and stay facilities for Sevarthis. This is helpful since we can abstain from taking food at hotels.

My opiniopn is that anyone visiting Nangur Divyadesams can make use of his Auto and Hospitality Services.

Sudarsan Iyengar( Auto Services) : 09486116242

ravi said...

appy to see the interest in ThriuNangur Divya desam

ThriuMangai Azhwar Mangalasasanam event in Thai amavaysa is very significant event in Thirunangur Divaya Desam.

Every perumal in Nangur divya desam are so much attached to Azhwar, because only the thriumangai azhwar pasuram given the status of Divya desams.
In 1996 Van Purushotama Perumal was stolen in the month of december but the perumal being founded within the month before the Azwar's Mangalasasa visit in Thai amavasa 11 Garuda Seva festival.
This year the festival will be on 4th Feb 201

PRabhu S said...

Thank You


sathish (bengaluru) said...

I had been to the 11 Garuda sevai last week. I have uploaded the photos in


7 temple said...

This is official news:
Sampath bhattar has retired from his post.So contact 04364-256221(balaji alias kalyanarangan) for details.

Dr.Balaram said...

i visited the divyadesam on first of this month(september).actually there are 13 temples included in the desam. but of these thiruvali and thirunagari are considered together as ONE and hence in effect there are 12 THIRUPPATHIKAL here.

PRabhu S said...

Yes Dr. Thiruvali and Thirunagari Story is labelled under Divya Desams near Mayavaram.


MADHAV said...

Thank you Mr. Prabhu for the information shared on the blog. I covered the Thiru Nangur Divya Desams apart from the Thrivikrama Perumal and Thiru Thalachangadu. I used Mr. Mohan's auto and he helped me complete the tour of 14 divya desams and 2 narasimha perumal temples (of the pancha narasimha kshetrams) in a matter of 7 hours!

With regards

PRabhu S said...

Good to hear

periscope said...

Under aNNan kovil writeup you quote,

“ Kaliyan Sonna Maalai Vallaaravar Vaanaraguvai Thaamey” shows this Lord as the elder brother.

It is actually "vallar ena vallavar vAnavar thAmE"

The actual pAsuram 1317 is reproduced below.

நல்லன் புடைவே தியர்மன் னியநாங்கூர்ச்

செல்வன் திருவெள் ளக்குளத் துறைவானை,

கல்லின் மலிதோள் கலியன் சொன்னமாலை,

வல்ல ரெனவல் லவர்வா னவர்தாமே.

PRabhu S said...

Thank You for pointing this out.


Shankar Gubbi Rajanna said...

Dear Prabhu
Thank u for information on Nangur divya desams. I am visiting nangur next week. Hope I will be able to engage mohans auto. Is he in sirkhali or nangur?
Thanks again for information.

PRabhu S said...

Yes, you can call him.

or you can call Narayana Bhattar @ 94439 85843 and he will organise an auto for you either from Sirkazhi or at Nangur, based on your requirement.


Shankar Gubbi Rajanna said...

Visited 11 divya desams on 24/11/3013 using Mohans auto. Phone no9486303430. As these temples are interior, archakas complete the pujas and lock the temple. Therefore, it is necessary that archakas have to be located to get temple opened up for darshan. Mohan arranged this and his efforts are appreciable. Though auto charges seemed little higher but it was it.
Thank u again prabhu for igniting urge within me to visit 11 divya desams.

PRabhu S said...

Good to hear.
Thank You for the kind words.


Sudha Devanath said...

Which is the strait train that goes to Seerkazhi, from Chennai, are the broad Guage work over? We are planning to go Thirunangur DivyaDesams bur are not sure of the mode of transport. Is there any Bhatrachariar who can provide simple food for 2 or 3 persons.please help. Sudha Devanathan

PRabhu S said...

Chozhan Day Express ( dep 920am- arrival 2pm)

Rameswaram Exp, Mannai Exp and Karaikal Exp are the daily night trains from Madras. (Karaikal Exp reaches around 415am)

Food: You can contact Annan Koil Bhattar and he will organise.


sachin Nair said...

Thank you for all the details. Visited all except Vardaraja Perumal as the bhattar was not available. And yes Mr Mohan was extremely extremely helpful. Would be great if people can share experiencea of visits to other Divya Desams. Thank you once again sir.


1) it is better to visit this divya desams in the morning rather than evenings
2)there is also mr ganesh , who is a driver . he has a car . either he will come as a guide or will drive as well . very nice and a reliable chap. very knowledgeable as well . very passionate to show.
3)his number is 09585259505
4) thalachankadu bhattar is available from 9am to 4 pm . no break
5)if you go in the evenings it may not be convinient both because some temples close early and roads are narrow.
6) a must visit to get the satisfaction of havibg visited badrinath... lord in thailakaapu form here , unlike in badrinath where he is in shalagrama form...

ramadoss kothandaraman seethapathi 9842778022 said...

Thirunagary,just 10 kms away from sirkazhi railway station if u travel towards East...Oh what a temple it is!
I had a chance to complete my primary education @ the enclave of the temple:
How I can forget the Puliyotharai,sweet pongal,Kadhamba saatham of Kalayana Ranganathar temple pradhashams?

Aravinda said...

ADiyen Ramanuja Dasan.

Nice comments and amazing write up. Very useful info. Can you pls let me know the auto charges/relative charges getting around? Thanks!

PRabhu S said...

From Annan Koil or any temple in Thiru Nangur, it will cost Rs. 600-700.

From Sirkazhi bus stand, it will cost around Rs. 1000.


Bali Xinghe said...

I recently visited Sirkazhi and with God's grace visited about 13 divya desam in and around Sirkazhi. Thanks to Mr. Subramanian a local resident of Sirkazhi who accompanied us in the car and took us to all the temples. He has the phone no.s of all the priests in the temples and is able to coordinate with them so that we can visit all of them, as in some cases it is the same priest who is taking care of two or more temples. We started at 8.00 a.m in the morning and finished having the Darshan by 12:30 in the afternoon.

Many thanks to Mr.s Subramanian whom you can contact on phone - 9159706875. Before visiting you can contact him and fix your date and timings with him. WE paid him Rs.500/- for his noble service. Which he accepted very gracefully.

Unknown said...

How much a cab will cost to cover Thirunangur?

PRabhu S said...

approx 850 from Annan Koil.
approx 1250 from Sirkazhi


Unknown said...

Very good information shared.

Krishnan said...

I am visiting today armed with your valuable information and very useful inputs from the comments.

PRabhu S said...

Have a good Darsham


Anonymous said...

Hello All, I have recently visited (Nov first week of 2016) and had Dharshan of almost 12 divyadesams near Sirkazhi. It's all because of Perumal krubai that I got a very good auto man who is Mr. Thirumurugan alias kolanji who knows all the routes for all the divyadesams and even bhatters house and their phone numbers to contact and also the timings. He stays at Thiruvellakulam/Annan Perumal koil. He is having both auto and car for making easy Dharshan for the devotees. His contact numbers: 97914 00104 / 88831 76227. His travels name is "T.Vishnu Nethran Travels". Almost all of the bhatters knows him very well. Please use him for easy Dharshan. I have the photocopy of his business card/visiting card. But unfortunately there is no option here to upload and so I have provided his contact numbers and all other details. Thanks!

Unknown said...

shiva god
12 jyotrilinga
vrindavan chandrodaya mandir
makka madina
Shiv Aarti
Shiv chalisa
om jai shiv omkara
har har mahadev

Anonymous said...

Adiyen Srinivasan here...

This post was very, very useful in our recent trip to ThiruNangur Divyadesams. I would like to offer some updates as of Sep 2017.

1. Except for two, the other temples have individual Archakas. Most of them follow the prescribed timings and discourage opening the temple once it has been closed for Uchikalam. Please bear this in mind. In any case, we should try to follow the timings as much as possible.

2. There are about 5-6 guides at AnnanKoil and they approach you when you reach the temple. As mentioned by others, they know the optimal route and would ensure that you have Sevai at all the temples. Please follow their directions.

3. Being at Annan Koil between 7 to 8 am in the morning seems the most optimal time. After Sevai there, the guide can take you around the route and put you back at Annan Koil between 12 and 1.30, depending on your speed at the various temples. This is the most ideal route since Sri Madhava Bhattar can take care of simple Prasadams for lunch.

4. It is also possible to start at Annan Koil and go to Sirkazhi at the end. If so the guide might take you to Thirunagar temple at the end.

5. Of course, if you use the auto/car service from Sirkazhi or Annan Koil, you don't need a separate guide. The driver would double up as the guide.

6. We visited during Purattasi Utsavam. Both breakfast and lunch are arranged during this time. We had told the guide that we would spend a bit more time at each temple. We also had to retrace the route a bit to have Sevai at Sri Rajagoplaswamy temple. In spite of that, we returned to Annan Koil by 1.35 PM, in time for Sathumurai and Theertham.

badri said...

I had this strange dream in which a divine voice asked me to come to Thirunangur and see him. I never heard of this name before in life, at that time I was in Malaysia. So couldn't travel to India. But this name kept on ringing in my mind. Recently I moved back to Chennai and looking forward to visit Thirunangur and find out why I was Called to visit this place. Thanks to this post now I know more about Thirunangur. Can anyone share how I can travel from Sirkazhi to all these temples. Any recent contact numbers of people who can help me fulfill this divine command.

V. Sriram, IGNOU, Bangalore said...

Last Saturday i.e., 31st March 2018, we (myself & Mr. Sowmya Narayanan from Chinthamani - Puliyangudi) visited Thiru Nangur Divya Desam temples. The following are our observations, of-course which echoes with the previous posts:

a. As described by other sevarthis, covering all the temples without a local guide will be difficult. We took the assistance of Mr. Subramani, who could coordinate with the local priests and ascertain/confirm their availability.

b. In my personal opinion, hiring a vehicle from Mayiladuthurai is more economical and worthy. We had hired a vehicle from Mayavaram Cabs (Proprietor Mr. Swaminathan is a very nice person and equally are his drivers Karunanithi & Rasaiah). I had used the vehicle for 3 days continuously to cover other Divya Desams & Padal Petra Sthalams of Sirkali, Tharagampady & Mayavaram Talukas.

Om Nama Shivaya - Om Namo Narayanaya

Anonymous said...

Went to thirunangur temples in April. Had very good Darshan of all the temples. In one day covered mayavaram and thirunangur divyadesams along with pancha Narasimnar temples. One auto driver Kolanji was very helpful. Without a local persons help will be difficult to cover in one day as there is no signboards at all for many temples. Kolanji ph no 9791400104. Picked from the bus stand and after the trip dropped in the bus stand and got very reasonable amount.

Unknown said...

Thank you swamin for your excellent post. This was inspiration and very helpful for our trip last week (Apr 2018). We used Mohan's auto and as mentioned by others, he was very helpful in talking to various temple bhattars, confirming their availability and making sure we had darshan of all the temples. Mohan charged Rs.1900/- for full day (we started at 8am and finished by 8pm and were based at Vaideeswaran koil). Though I initially thought the amount to be slightly higher, by end of the day, I was convinced that this amount is very reasonable and paid him Rs.2000/-. We have no hesitation in recommending Mohan for such a trip. We were very blessed by Emperuman and Emperumanaar (the day being 1001st thirunakshatram of emperumaanaar). Though we did not know Sathish bhattar of Mani mada koil, Narayanan (Almighty) of Manimada koil through Sathish bhattar called Mohan around 12.15pm (though we were about 6kms away) and asked us to come back to Manimada koil for koshti & prasadams. We were blessed to return and have prasadam for lunch. Similarly, when we went to Thalachangaadu we were blessed to be with the koshti and had wonderful prasadam at around 4pm (ramanuja nootrandhadhi). In all, we had darshan of 15 temples (11 thirunangur temples, thiruvali, thirunagari, thalanchangadu, kazhicheerama vinnagaram - sirgazi). It was indeed a wonderful experience. Since we were staying at vaideeswaran koil (for a function), we used this opportunity and visited thiruindalur (mayiladuthurai) next day evening, and once again we were blessed by emperuman and received huge amount of His prasadams. Of course, we used a different local auto for this trip and paid Rs.500 (round trip). We pray that all people who wish to have this darshan get their wishes fulfilled (aasai udaiyorkku ellam...)

Sunil Kr said...

Thanks for such a wonderful post.

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Anonymous said...


I'm planning for a divyadesham trips to nangur, while staying in Mayiladuthurai.

I'll be taking my Mom aged about 72 years for this trip in the month of August.

Can someone kindly guide me as to what time should I start from Mayiaduthurai to visit all the 11 Nangur Divyadeshams?

In case, there are guide who can accompany us would be good.

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Sriram said...

Hello Sir,

Appreciate your effort for providing as much as information. I am planning to visit Nangur on a weekend. Will be reaching there on Saturday morning and will leave by Sunday afternoon from Mayavaram. My intention is to visit all divyadesam in Nagur/Sirkali, As i see i can mostly by covered in a day any other near by Divya desam can also be visited. Also wanted to know where to stay in Sirkali or Mayavaram. Please guide.

PRabhu S said...

7am to 2pm - you can finish the Thiru Nangur Divya Desams including Thalai Changa Naan Mathiyam.

In the evening you may visit Sirkazhi Kaazhi Cheerama Vinnagaram Divya Desam and Thiru Indhalur

On Sunday 1st half, you may have darshan at Sirupuliyur, Mudikondan and Therazhundur.

Aparajitha Saranya said...

How much fare for car sir?

PRabhu S said...

approx 750 from annan koil

Anonymous said...

Hi prabhu, very happy to see the service offered by you to the devotees,i am Manoj from Bangalore, i was planning to visit all chola nadu divyadesams except trichy side, as i already visited. I will be on Mayiladuthurai on Jan 25th at 7am.planning for thirunangur 11 garuda seva on Jan 25th.i need ur help to cover all DDs on Jan 25th, 26th and 27th. On Jan 27th at 4pm, i shud board train at thanjavur. Can u help to cover divyadesams starting from sirkazhi(thirunangur),mayavaram,nNagapattinam,kumbakonam and finally thanjavur.

Deepthi said...

Namaskaram sir,

So nice to read about divyadesams of Sirkazhi.
We are visiting Sirkazhi along with my in laws and little child this monthend. Will you help us in covering Sirkazhi side divya desams

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Badrinath said...

Planning a trip for parents to this place on 21st March 2020. That being their wedding anniversary. living in chennai and planning to be there on 21st morning and return planned on the same night.
Is it possible to cover all temples in a day? How early should we be there for the same. I read many people recommending mr mohan for the commute locally. Will be helpful if someone give out his latest contact number

PRabhu S said...

Please call satish narayanan bhattar @ 9443985843. He will help you with darshan at all the temples there.

Yes you can start at 7am at annan koil and finish all the temples by 1230pm.

You can then leave for Thalai Changa Naan Mathiyam and finish that by 2pm/3pm. That is open through the day.


K Thyagarajan said...

Dear Badri
glad to note that you are visiting divya desa temples around Sirkazhion 21st Narch 2020. We are also in Chennai and would like to join you. Pl let us know if it is ok for you.

K Thyagarajan said...

Dear Badri
Glad to note that you are planning to visist Sirkazhi based divys desa temples. WWe are also in Chennai and would like to join ypu if it is OK for you, Pl confirm.