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Andal Renga Mannar Temple

Bhakti is of various types. Sravanam, Mananam, Keerthanam are some of them. In those days, God was considered as Friend, fiance, parent or of any other form. Andal, the divine daughter of Periyazhvar, considered herself as the fiance of Lord Krishna and surrendered her thought word and even breathe at His holy feet. Her deep thought made the Lord request Periyazhvar to give her in marriage to Him! Let us visit this holy place this time. Kodai piranda Oor Govindan Vaazhum Oor Sothi manimadam tondrum Oor-Neediyal Nallapatthar Vaazhumoor Naanmaraigal Odum. Srivilliputhur - the place where, Andal the lass who offered the knitted flower garland and also the holy hymns Thiruppavai and Nachiar Thirumozhi to Lord Renganatha , took her birth.The Temple tower is very famous as this is kept as a State emblem by Tamilnadu State Government. This temple is 90th of 108 Divya Desams. At this temple Vada Pathra Sai (Lord Vishnu) appears in the self-made (suyambu) form. Only at this temple Rangamannar, Aandal and Garuda Azhwar are located in a same level. Every year during Tamil month of purattasi 3rd Saturdays, Garland for Tirupathi Perumal (Lord Vishnu) will be taken from Srivilliputhur Aandal Temple after the garland was first worn to her. For Aandal holy marriage (thirukalyanam) the silk saree will come from Tirupathi Vishnu temple. During the Madurai Chithirai festival Kallazhagar (another form of Vishnu) wears the gardland from Aandal temple.      Book Now



Sathuragiri Shiva Temple

Pilgrims travelling from South have to pass through Nagercoil Tirunelveli Rajapalayam Srivilliputhur Watrap -Thaniparai. And an another way via Madurai (mattuthavani)-T.kallupatti -Anaikaraipatti(valai Thoppu) it is the main Entrance to reach the lord shiva temple front gate & on another way of thaniparai is the Sathuragiri or Chathuragiri Hills/Malai (Tamil for Hill) is situated 13-15 kms from Vathirairuppu (Watrap) near Srivilliputhur in Virudhunagar district of Tamil Nadu, India. Sathuragiri is the Abode of God and is also the abode of thousands of Siddhas including Agastiyar, Gorakkar, Satta Muni, Roma Devar and Sundranandar. It is believed that the Siddhas still worship Lord Shiva from Sathuragiri. So the hills are also known as Sivan Malai. The divine place Sathuragiri is surrounded by four hills, hence its name Sathuragiri or Chathuragiri. It is said that the name Sathuragiri is derived from the Sanskrit word Chathur meaning FOUR (4) (there are 4 Vedas and each one is represented by a hill) and the second part of the name, Giri meaning Hill. So it can be literally taken as a place where all four Vedas meet and merge into one. This is mentioned in Siva Puranam. The name also carries another meaning where the hills surrounding the place are in the shape of a Chathuram (Tamil for square) so the name Sathuragiri. It is also called Mahalingagiri, Menugiri/Merugiri, Kailasagiri, Indiragiri, Sarvalogagiri, Suriyagiri, Brahmagiri, Siddhagiri, Yamagiri/Yemagiri, Sivagiri, Sakthigiri, Udayagiri, Sanjivigiri/Sathuragiri.      Book Now



Madavar Vilagam Vaidyanathar temple

Vaidyanathar temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to the god Shiva located in Tamil Nadu, India. Shiva is worshipped as Vaidyanathar or the "God of healing" and it is believed that prayers to Vaitheeswaran can cure diseases A staunch devotee of lord Siva was living here with his devout wife. She was on the family way and it was time to deliver the child. She sent word to her mother for help. But she did not turn up, hence the lady started herself to the mother house. She developed labour pain on the way itself and loudly called the lord for help. The lord immediately appeared before her in the form of her mother herself and helped the delivery of the child. The woman was very Thirsty, the lord just made a line on the earth with his nail and the water sprang up. The lord said that the water would be the medicine for her pain and delivery wound. The lord in the form of her mother disappeared then. The real mother also arrived just then. The girl said that she had delivered the child safely because of her timely help. The mother was very much confused. The lord, with his consort Sivakami appeared before the mother and daughter and told them that he alone nursed her in time of need. The lord also said that as the spring healed her wounds and quenched her thirst, the stream would be known as Kayakudi Aaru. Those having a dip in the river would be free of all fears of life and attain all comforts in life.      Book Now


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