108 Divya Desam Travel Guide

Divya Desams listed below are arranged in the travel/tour order which should help devotees in saving time, travel and accommodation costs.

In the below list, Divya Desam name is followed by the temple name. The last two words seen on the “Location” line is the District and State name where the temple is located geographically. In most of the cases, it is not necessary to travel to the district headquarters or stay there unless specifically mentioned. The district and state names are mentioned so that devotees can spot it easily on the map.

Few Divya Desams are located almost next to each other or near to each other in close proximity. In such cases, devotees may find their own order of travelling/visiting temple which is convienient for them in saving time, cost and travel distance. However, we have arranged the below Divya Desams based on our travel experiences and to suit best to other devotees who want to visit.

Divya Desams in Tamil Nadu (84 Divya Desams, 14 Days)

Tiruchirapalli

1. Thiruvarangam – Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple

2. Thirukkozhi – Sri Azhagiya Manavala Perumal Temple

3. Thirukkarambanoor – Sri Purushothaman Perumal Temple<

4. Thiruvellarai – Sri Pundarikashan Perumal Temple<

5. Thiru Anbil – Sri Vadivazhagiya Nambi Perumal Temple

6. Thirupper Nagar – Sri Appakkudathaan Perumal Temple

Thanjavur & Kumbakonam

7. Thirukkudanthai – Sri Saarangapani Perumal Temple

8. Thiruppullam Boothankudi – Sri Valvil Ramar Perumal Temple

9. Thiru Aadhanoor – Sri Aandu Alakkum Ayan Perumal Temple

10. Thirukkavithalam – Sri Gajendra Varadha Perumal Temple

11. Thirukkoodaloor – Sri Aaduthurai Perumal Temple>

12. Thirukkandiyur – Sri Hara Saabha Vimocchana Perumal Templle

13. Thiru Thanjaimaamani Koil – Sri Neelamega Perumal Temple

14. Thirukkannamangai – Sri Bhaktavatsala Perumal Temple<

15. Thiruccherai – Sri Saranathan Perumal Temple>

16. Thirunarayoor – Sri Thirunarayoor Nambi Perumal Temple

17. Thiru Vinnagar – Sri Oppiliappa Perumal Temple

18. Thiruvelliyankudi – Sri Kola Valvilli Ramar Perumal Temple

19. Thirunandhipura Vinnagaram – Sri Jaganatha Perumal Temple

Mayiladuturai or Mayavaram

20. Thiru Indhaloor – Sri Parimala Ranganatha Perumal Temple

21. Thiruvazhunthoor – Sri Devaadi Raja Perumal Temple

22. Thiru Thalaicchanga Naanmathiyam – Sri Naan Madhiya Perumal Temple

23. Thiru Sirupuliyur – Sri Arulmaakadal Perumal Temple

24. Thirukkannankudi – Sri Loganatha Perumal Temple<

25. Thiru Naagai – Sri Soundaryarajan Neelamega Perumal Temple

26. Thirukkannapuram – Sri Sowrirajan Neelamega Perumal Temple<

Sirkazhi

27. Kaazhicheeraama Vinnagaram – Thadalar Seerkazhi Thirivikaraman Perumal Temple

28. Thiruvellakkulam – (Annan Kovil) – Sri Srinivasa Perumal Teemple

29. Thiru Vann Purushothamam – Sri Purushothama Perumal Temple

30. Thiru VaiKunda Vinnagaram – Sri Vaigundha Nathan Perumal Temple

31. Thiru Manimaada Kovil – Sri Narayana Perumal Temple

32. Thiru Arimeya Vinnagaram – Sri Kuda Maadu Koothan Perumal Temple

33. Thiru Thetri Aambalam – Sri Seganmaal Ranganatha Perumal Temple

34. Thiru Sempon Sei Kovil – Sri Per Arulaalan Perumal Temple

35. Thiru Manikkoodam – Sri Varadharaja Perumal Temple

36. Thiru Devanaar Thogai – Sri Deiva Naayaga Perumal Temple

37. Thiruvaali Thirunagari – Sri Lakshmi Narashima Perumal Temple

38. Thiru Kavalampaadi – Sri Gopala Krishna Perumal Temple

39. Thiru Paarthanpalli – Sri Thamaraiyal Kelvan Perumal Temple

 

Cuddalore

40. Thiruchitrakootam – (Chidambaram) – Sri Govindaraja Perumal Temple

41. Thiruvaheendrapuram – Sri Deyva Nayaga Perumal Temple

42. Thirukkoviloor – Sri Thiruvikrama Perumal Temple

 

Kanchipuram

43. Thirukkachchi – Sri Varadharaja Perumal Temple

44. Ashtabhuyakaram – Sri Aadhikesava Perumal Temple

45. Thiru Vekka – Sri Yathothakaari Temple

46. Thiruthanka – Sri Deepa Prakasar Perumal Temple>

47. Thiru Velukkai – Sri Azhagiya Singar Perumal Temple

48. Thiru Ooragam – Sri Ulagalantha Perumal Temple

49. Thiru Neeragam – Sri Jagadeeshwarar Temple

50. Thiru Kaaragam – Sri Karunakara Perumal Temple

51. Thirukkaar Vaanam – Sri Thirukkaar vaanar Temple

52. ThirukKalvanoor – Sri Aadhi Varaha Perumal Temple

53. Thiru Nilathingal Thundam – Sri Nilathingal Thundathan Perumal Temple

54. Thiru Paadagam – Sri Pandava Thoodhar Temple

55. Thiru Pavala Vannan – Sri Pavala Vannar Temple

56. Thiruparameshwara Vinnagaram – Sri Vaikunda Perumal Temple

57. Thiruputkuzhi – Sri Vijayaraghava Perumal Temple<

 

Chennai

58. Thiru Nindravoor – Sri Bhatavatsala Perumal Temple

59. Thiruevvuloor – Sri Veeraraghava Perumal Temple

60. Thirukkatikai – (Sholingur) – Sri Yoga Narasimha Swamy TTemple

61. Thiruvallikkeni – Sri Parthasarathy Temple

62. Thiruneermalai – Sri Neervanna Perumal Temple<

63. Thiruvedanthai – Sri Nithya Kalyana Perumal Temple>

64. Thiru Kadalmalai – Sri Sthala Sayana Perumal Temple

 

Madurai

65. Thirukkoodal – Sri Koodal Azhagar Perumal Temple>

66. Thiru Moghur – Sri Kaalamegha Perumal Temple

67. Thirumaalirunsolai – Sri Kallazhagar Perumal Temple

68. Thirumeyyam – Sri Sathyagiri Natha Perumal Temple

69. Thirukkotiyoor – Sri Uraga Mellanayaan Perumal Temple

70. Thiruppullanni – Sri Kalyana Jagannatha Perumal Temple

71. Thiruthankaal – Sri Nindra Narayana Perumal Temple

72. Thiruvilliputtur – (Sri Villiputhoor) – Sri Vadabhatra Saayyi Perumal Temple

 

Tirunelveli

73. Thiruvaikuntham – (Sri Vaikundam) – Sri Vaikundanatha Peruumal Temple

74. Thiruvaragunamangai – Sri Vijayaasana Perumal Temple

75. Thiruppulingudu – Sri Kaaichina Vendha Perumal Temple

76. Thiruttholai Villimangalam (Twin Thirupathis) – Sri Aravindha Lochana Perumal Temple

77. Thirukkulanthai – Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple<

78. Thirukkoloor – Sri Vaitha Maanitha Perumal Temple

79. Thirupperai – Sri Magara NedungKuzhai Kaathar Perumal Temple

80. Thirukkurugur – (Alwar Thirunagiri) – Sri Aadhinatha Swaamy Temple

81. Thiruvaramangai Vaanamaamalai – Sri Thothatrinatha Perumal Temple

82. Thirukkurungudi – Sri Nindra Nambi Perumal Temple

83. Thiruvanparisaaram – Sri Kuralappa Perumal Temple<

84. Thiru Vattaaru – Sri Aadhikesava Perumal Temple

 

Kerala (11 Divya Desams, 3 Days)

85. Thiruvananthapuram – Sri Anantha Padmanabhaswamy Temple

86. Thiruvaaran Vilai – Sri Parthasarathy Perumal Temple

87. Thirupuliyoor – Sri Maayapiran Perumal Temple>

88. Thirucchenkundroor – Sri Imayavarappa Perumal Temple

89. Thiruvanvandoor – Sri Paambanaiyappa Perumal Temple>

90. Thiruvalvaazh – Sri Kolapira Perumal Temple

91. Thirukkadithaanam – Sri Athpudha Narayana Perumal Temple

92. Thirukkaatkarai – Sri Kaatkarai Appa Perumal Temple>

93. Thirumoozhikkalam – Sri Moozhikkalathaan Perumal Temple

94. Thiruvithuvakkodu – Sri Uyyavantha Perumal Temple>

95. Thiru Naavaay – Sri Naavaay Mugundha Perumal Temple

 

Andhra Pradesh (2 Divya Desams, 3 Days)

96. Thirupathi – (Tirumala, Andhra Pradesh) – Sri Srinivaasa Perumal Temple

97. Thiru Singavel Kundram – (Ahobilam, Andhra Pradesh) – Sri Nava Narasimhar Temple

 

Gujarat (1 Divya Desam, 1 Day)

98. Thiru Dwaraka (Dwaraka, Gujarat) – Sri Kalyana Narayana Perumal Temple

 

Uttar Pradesh (4 Divya Desams, 4 Days)

99. Thiru Ayodhi (Uttar Pradesh) – Sri Ramar Temple

100. Thiru Naimisaranyam (Uttar Pradesh) – Sri Devaraja Perumal Temple

101. Thiruvaaipadi (Aayarpadi) – Sri Navamohana Krishna Perumal Temple

102. Thiru Vadamathura (Govardhanesan) – Sri Govardhana Nesa Perumal Temple

 

Uttaranchal (3 Divya Desams, 4 Days)

103. Thirukkandam (Devaprayag) – Sri Neelamega Perumal Temple

104. Thiruppirudhi (Joshimutt) – Sri Paramapurusha Perumal Temple

105. Thiruvadhari Ashramam – (Badrinath) – Sri Badri Narayana Perumal Temple

 

Nepal (1 Divya Desam, 7 Days)

106. Thiru Salagramam (Mukthinath, Nepal) – Sri Moorthy Perumal Temple, Divya Desam 100

 

Celestial Abodes

107. ThirupPaarkadal (Vyugam) – Celestial Abode

108. ThirupParamapadham (Parathuvam) – Celestial Abode

 

Tiruchirapalli Divya Desams

1. Thiruvarangam – Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple

Location: Sri Rangam, Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu

Sri Rangam is 10 kms from Tiruchirapalli bus stand towards north direction across the river Cauvery.

Hint: Sri Rangam is often crowded with devotees. In such cases, use the special queue for dharshan priced Rs. 50 and Rs. 30 respectively.

Travel Base: Tiruchirapalli

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2. Thirukkozhi – Sri Azhagiya Manavala Perumal Temple

Location: Uraiyur, Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu

Uraiyur is 3 to 4 kms from the Tiruchirapalli bus stand. Temple is behind “Nacchiyar Kovil” bus stop. Watch out for one way traffics. Uraiyur is 3 kms from Sri Rangam.

Travel Base: Tiruchirapalli

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3. Thirukkarambanoor – Sri Purushothaman Perumal Temple<

Location: Uttamar Kovil, Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu

Thirukkarambanoor is popularly known as Uttamar Kovil or Bhikshandar Kovil.

Uttamar Kovil is 9 kms from Tiruchirapalli bus stand on the Tiruchirapalli Thuraiyur road.

At the 8th km before ascending the fly over road, see to your right i.e. next to the fly over. The temple is on to your right hand.

Travel Base: Tiruchirapalli

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4. Thiruvellarai – Sri Pundarikashan Perumal Temple

Location: Thiruvellarai or Swethagiri, Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu

Thiruvellarai is 27 kms from Tiruchirapalli on the Tiruchirapalli Thuraiyur road.

At 27th km left turn inside the temple arch leads to the temple.

Travel Base: Tiruchirapalli

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5. Thiru Anbil – Sri Vadivazhagiya Nambi Perumal Temple

Location: Anbil, near Lalgudi, Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu

Anbil is 8 kms from Lalgudi. From Tiruchirapalli, travel towards Lalgudi and then to Anbil.

This temple is on the north shore of the river Kollidam.

Travel Base: Tiruchirapalli

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6. Thirupper Nagar – Sri Appakkudathaan Perumal Temple

Location: Koviladi near Lalgudi, Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu

From Tiruchirapalli, travel towards Lalgudi, Anbil and then to Koviladi. This temple is on the south shore of Kollidam river. This temple is around 4.8 kms from Thiru Anbil temple across the river Kollidam.

If you are visiting this temple from Thanjavur then the route is Thanjavur Thiruvaiyur Kallanai Koviladi.

If visiting from Kumbakonam then the route is Kumbakonam Thiruvaiyur via Kallanai and then drive along the road straight up to Koviladi.

Travel Base: Tiruchirapalli

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Thanjavur & Kumbakonam Divya Desams

7. Thirukkudanthai – Sri Saarangapani Perumal Temple

Location: Kumbakonam, Kumbakonam city limits, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu

Thirukkudanthai is just 1 km from Kumbakonam bus stand.

Travel Base: Kumbakonam

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8. Thiruppullam Boothankudi – Sri Valvil Ramar Perumal Temple

Location: Thiruppullam Boothankudi near Swamimalai, Kumbakonam, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu

Thiruppullam Boothankudi is 4 kms from Swamimalai.

From Kumbakonam, travel towards Thiruvaiyaru up to Swamimalai. (Do not enter or go towards Swamimalai temple) Stay on the main road. On the main road near Swamimalai right turn travel towards Thiruvaikavur road.

Travel Base: Kumbakonam

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9. Thiru Aadhanoor – Sri Aandu Alakkum Ayan Perumal Temple

Location: Thiru Aadhanoor near Swamimalai, Kumbakonam, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu

Thiru Aadhanoor is just 1 km east of Thiruppullam Boothankudi.

Travel Base: Kumbakonam

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10. Thirukkavithalam – Sri Gajendra Varadha Perumal Temple

Location: Kabisthalam near Swamimali, Kumbakonam, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu

Thirukkavithalam is popularly called as Kabisthalam.

From Kumbakonam, travel towards Thiruvaiyaru up to Kabisthalam. Kabisthalam is about 32 + kms from Kumbakonam.

Travel Base: Kumbakonam

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11. Thirukkoodaloor – Sri Aaduthurai Perumal Temple

Location: Thirukkoodaloor near Ayyampettai, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu

Thirukkoodaloor is also known as Aaduthurai Perumal Kovil or Sangama Kshetram.

From Thanjavur, travel towards Thiruvaiyaru and then towards Kumbakonam up to Thirukkoodaloor. Temple is 12 kms from Thiruvaiyaru on the Thiruvaiyaru Kumbakkonam road.

From Kumbakonam, travel towards Thiruvaiyaru up to Thirukkoodaloor.

Travel Base: Kumbakonam

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12. Thirukkandiyur – Sri Hara Saabha Vimocchana Perumal Temple

Location: Kandiyur or Thirukkandiyur, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu

Thirukkandiyur is 12 kms from Thanjavur on the Thanjavur Thiruvaiyaru road. The temple is on the main road on to your left-hand side.

If you are travelling from Thanjavur towards Thiruvaiyaru, Thirukkandiyur comes first and then Thiruvaiyaru. So do not travel up to Thiruvaiyaru as the temple is 2 kms behind.

Travel Base: Kumbakonam

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13. Thiru Thanjaimaamani Koil – Sri Neelamega Perumal Temple

Location: Vennaththankarai, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu

Thiru Thanjaimaamani Koil is just 5 kms from Thanjavur bus stand.

From Thanjavur, travel towards Thiruviyaru in north direction.

From Kumbakonam, travel towards Thiruviyaru and then towards Thanjavur.

There are three temples next to each other and collectively treated as one Divya Desam. The three temples are located in inverted “L” shape next to each other and you can use the road to walk towards each temple with vehicle parked at the first temple.

Travel Base: Kumbakonam

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14. Thirukkannamangai – Sri Bhaktavatsala Perumal Temple

Location: Thirukkannamangai near Thiruvarur, Thiruvarur, Tamil Nadu

Thirukkannamangai is 40 kms from Kumbakonam in south east direction. 7 kms from Thiruvarur in north west direction. 15 kms from Thiruccherai in south east direction.

From Thiruvarur, travel towards Kodavasal road.

From Kumbakonam, travel towards Kodavasal Thiruvarur road.

Travel Base: Kumbakonam

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15. Thiruccherai – Sri Saranathan Perumal Temple

Location: Thiruccherai, Kumbakonam, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu

Thiruccherai is 4 kms north of Kodavasal and 6 kms from Nachchiyar Kovil in south direction.

From Kumbakonam, travel towards Kodavasal up to Thiruccherai.

Travel Base: Kumbakonam

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16. Thirunarayoor – Sri Thirunarayoor Nambi Perumal Temple

Thirunarayoor popularly called as Nachchiyar Kovil.

Location: Nachchiyar Kovil near Kumbakonam, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu

Nachchiyar Kovil is 9 kms from Kumbakonam on the Kumbakonam Kudavasal Thiruvarur road in south east direction.

Travel Base: Kumbakonam

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17. Thiru Vinnagar – Sri Oppiliappa Perumal Temple

Location: Oppiliappan Kovil near Thirunageswaram, Kumbakonam, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu

Thiru Vinnagar popularly called as Oppiliappan Kovil.

Oppiliappan Kovil is 7 kms from Kumbakonam and 1 km from Thirunageswaram.

From Kumbakonam, travel towards Thirunageswaram on the east direction.

Travel Base: Kumbakonam

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18. Thiruvelliyankudi – Sri Kola Valvilli Ramar Perumal Temple

Location: Thiruvelliyankudi near Senganur, Cholapuram, Kumbakonam, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu

From Kumbakonam, travel towards Chennai on the National Highway road up to Cholapuram and ask for Senganur. From Senganur Thiruvelliyankudi is just 1 km.

Travel Base: Kumbakonam

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19. Thirunandhipura Vinnagaram – Sri Jaganatha Perumal Temple

Location: Nathan Kovil, Kumbakonam, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu

Thirunandhipura Vinnagaram popularly called as Nathan Kovil.

Nathan Kovil is 5 kms south of Kumbakonam via Korukai.

Travel Base: Kumbakonam

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Mayiladuturai or Mayavaram Divya Desams

20. Thiru Indhaloor – Sri Parimala Ranganatha Perumal Temple

Location: Thiru Indhaloor near Mayiladuturai or Mayavaram, Nagappattinam, Tamil Nadu

Thiru Indhaloor is within Mayiladuturai or Mayavaram town which is near to Kumbakonam or Sirkazhi or Tharangabadi or Karaikal.

Travel Base: Mayiladuturai or Mayavaram

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21. Thiruvazhunthoor – Sri Devaadi Raja Perumal Temple

Location: Thiruvazhunthoor near Mayavaram, Nagappattinam, Tamil Nadu

Thiruvazhunthoor is on the Mayavaram Kuttralam Komal road. 7 Kms from Kuttalam and about 8 kms from Mayavaram.

Travel Base: Mayiladuturai or Mayavaram

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22. Thiru Thalaicchanga Naanmathiyam – Sri Naan Madhiya Perumal Temple

Location: Akkur near Mayavaram, Nagappattinam, Tamil Nadu

Thiru Thalaicchanga Naanmathiyam is on the Mayavaram Akkur Sirkazhi road or Sirkazhi Akkur road. 3 kms from Akkur is Thiru Thalaicchanga Naanmathiyam. Temple is ½ km from the main road. On the main road you will see the temple’s metal arch and enter inside this arch.

Travel Base: Mayiladuturai or Mayavaram

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23. Thiru Sirupuliyur – Sri Arulmaakadal Perumal Temple

Location: Sirupuliyur near Peralam, Tiruvarur, Tamil Nadu

From Mayavaram, travel towards Peralam (do not go to Peralam). On the Mayavaram Peralam road, reach up to Kollumangudi and then Sirupuliyur is 3 kms from Kollumangudi in the east direction.

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24. Thirukkannankudi – Sri Loganatha Perumal Temple

Location: Thirukkannankudi near Azhiyur, Kilvelur, Sikkal, Nagappattinam, Tamil Nadu

Thirukkannankudi is on the Nagapattinam Thiruvarur road via Sikkal, Kilvelur.

From Nagappattinam, travel towards Thiruvarur until you reach Kilvelur and Azhiyur.

At Azhiyur, left turn inside 2 kms in south direction which is muddy road. (Ask local people to help guide you with left turn) The road is in a very very bad condition and your vehicle especially tyres should be in good shape.

Travel Base: Mayiladuturai or Mayavaram

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25. Thiru Naagai – Sri Soundaryarajan Neelamega Perumal Temple

Location: Nagappattinam, Nagappattinam city limits, Nagappattinam, Tamil Nadu

Thiru Naagai is very near to the Nagappattinam bus stand about 2 kms with just one straight road in south direction. Watch out for one ways.

Travel Base: Mayiladuturai or Mayavaram

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26. Thirukkannapuram – Sri Sowrirajan Neelamega Perumal Temple

Location: Thirukkannapuram near Tirupugalur, Nannilam, Nagappattinam, Tamil Nadu

You can reach Thirukkannapuram from four directions.

Thirukkannapuram is near Thirupugalur on the Nagappattinam Nannilam road.

From Nagappattinam, travel towards Nannilam in north west direction. Do not go to Nannilam. Reach up to Tirupugalur and then left turn inside the temple arch which leads to Thirukkannapuram.

From Thiruvarur, travel towards Nannilam in the north direction. Do not go to Nannilam. However, travel towards Tirupugalur and then right turn inside the temple arch which leads to Thirukkannapuram.

From Nannilam, travel towards Tirupugalur in east direction and then right turn inside the temple arch which leads to Thirukkannapuram.

From Karaikal, travel towards Thirumalairayapattinam in south direction and then right turn in west direction towards Thirupugalur and then left turn inside the temple arch which leads to Thirukkannapuram.

Travel Base: Mayiladuturai or Mayavaram

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Sirkazhi Divya Desams

27. Kaazhicheeraama Vinnagaram – Thadalar Seerkazhi Thirivikaraman Perumal Temple

Location: Sirkazhi near Mayavaram or Mayiladuthurai, Nagappattinam, Tamil Nadu

Kaazhicheeraama Vinnagaram is in Sirkazhi town limits just 1.6 km from Sirkazhi bus stand.

Travel Base: Mayiladuturai or Mayavaram

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There are 12 beautiful Divya Desams in and around Nangur near Sirkazhi.

Out of 12 Divya Desams, 8 are inside Nangur while 4 are on the outer ring of Nangur.

 

8 Divya Desams that are inside Nangur are (Round trip)

Thiruvellakkulam (Annan Kovil)

Thiru Vann Purushothamam

Thiru VaiKunda Vinnagaram

Thiru Manimaada Kovil

Thiru Arimeya Vinnagaram

Thiru Thetri Aambalam

Thiru Sempon Sei Kovil

Thiru Manikkoodam

4 Divya Desams that are on the outer ring of Nangur are (Clock wise)

Thiru Devanaar Thogai

Thiruvaali Thirunagari

Thiru Kavalampaadi

Thiru Paarthanpalli

 

To reach 8 Divya Desams those are inside nangur

From Sirkazhi, travel towards Nangur on the Sirkazhi Tharangambadi road. After 8 kms from Sirkazhi on way to Nangur, you will see a Mosque on to your left hand side. Continue to drive on the same main road for about 500 meters until you see a temple arch on to your left hand side of the road. Left turn drive inside the arch and this road will lead to Nangur.

To reach 4 Divya Desams that are on the outer ring of Nangur are (clock wise)

From Sirkazhi, travel towards Nangur on the Sirkazhi Tharangambadi road. After 8.5 kms from Sirkazhi on way to Nangur, you will see a Mosque on to your left hand side. Take a left turn immediately next to the Mosque and that road will lead to Thiru Devanaar Thogai. From there you can go to Thiruvaali Thirunagari, Thiru Kavalampaadi & Thiru Paarthanpalli as a round trip and back to Nangur Divya Desams or reach the main road to drive back to Sirkazhi.

 

28. Thiruvellakkulam – (Annan Kovil) – Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple

Location: Nangur near Sirkazhi, Nagappattinam, Tamil Nadu

This is the 1st Divya Desam you can see while entering Nangur.

Travel Base: Mayiladuturai or Mayavaram

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29. Thiru Vann Purushothamam – Sri Purushothama Perumal Temple

Location: Nangur near Sirkazhi, Nagappattinam, Tamil Nadu

This is the 2nd Divya Desam you can in Nangur.

About 2 kms from Thiruvellakkulam (Annan Kovil) in south east direction.

Travel Base: Mayiladuturai or Mayavaram

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30. Thiru VaiKunda Vinnagaram – Sri Vaigundha Nathan Perumal Temple

Location: Nangur near Sirkazhi, Nagappattinam, Tamil Nadu

This is the 3rd Divya Desam you can see in Nangur.

About 300 meters from Thiru Vann Purushothamam in north east direction behind water tank.

Travel Base: Mayiladuturai or Mayavaram

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31. Thiru Manimaada Kovil – Sri Narayana Perumal Temple

Location: Nangur near Sirkazhi, Nagappattinam, Tamil Nadu

This is the 4th Divya Desam you can see in Nangur.

About 1 km from Thiru Vann Purushothamam or Thiru VaiKunda Vinnagaram in the south direction.

Travel Base: Mayiladuturai or Mayavaram

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32. Thiru Arimeya Vinnagaram – Sri Kuda Maadu Koothan Perumal Temple

Location: Nangur near Sirkazhi, Nagappattinam, Tamil Nadu

This is the 5th Divya Desam you can see in Nangur.

About 500 meters from Thiru Manimaada Kovil in the east direction.

Travel Base: Mayiladuturai or Mayavaram

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33. Thiru Thetri Aambalam – Sri Seganmaal Ranganatha Perumal Temple

Location: Nangur near Sirkazhi, Nagappattinam, Tamil Nadu

This is the 6th Divya Desam you can see in Nangur.

About 850 meters from Thiru Arimeya Vinnagaram in the north west direction.

Travel Base: Mayiladuturai or Mayavaram

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34. Thiru Sempon Sei Kovil – Sri Per Arulaalan Perumal Temple

Location: Nangur near Sirkazhi, Nagappattinam, Tamil Nadu

This is the 7th Divya Desam you can see in Nangur.

About 600 meters from Thiru Thetri Aambalam in the north east direction.

Travel Base: Mayiladuturai or Mayavaram

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35. Thiru Manikkoodam – Sri Varadharaja Perumal Temple

Location: Nangur near Sirkazhi, Nagappattinam, Tamil Nadu

This Divya Desam is on the outer ring of Nangur.

This is the 8th Divya Desam you can see in Nangur.

About 2 kms from Thiru Sempon Sei Kovil.

Travel Base: Mayiladuturai or Mayavaram

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36. Thiru Devanaar Thogai – Sri Deiva Naayaga Perumal Temple

Location: Nangur near Sirkazhi, Nagappattinam, Tamil Nadu

This Divya Desam is on the outer ring of Nangur.

This is the 1st Divya Desam you can see as part of outer Nangur.

About 5 kms in the east direction from the main road i.e. left turn immediately after the Mosque on the main road.

Travel Base: Mayiladuturai or Mayavaram

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37. Thiruvaali Thirunagari – Sri Lakshmi Narashima Perumal Temple

Location: Nangur near Sirkazhi, Nagappattinam, Tamil Nadu

This Divya Desam is on the outer ring of Nangur.

This is the 2nd Divya Desam you can see as part of outer Nangur.

About 2 kms from Thiru Devanaar Thogai in the north direction.

Travel Base: Mayiladuturai or Mayavaram

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38. Thiru Kavalampaadi – Sri Gopala Krishna Perumal Temple

Location: Nangur near Sirkazhi, Nagappattinam, Tamil Nadu

This Divya Desam is on the outer ring of Nangur.

This is the 3rd Divya Desam you can see as part of outer Nangur.

About 10 to 12 kms from Thiruvaali Thirunagari in the south east direction.

Travel Base: Mayiladuturai or Mayavaram

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39. Thiru Paarthanpalli – Sri Thamaraiyal Kelvan Perumal Temple

Location: Nangur near Sirkazhi, Nagappattinam, Tamil Nadu

This Divya Desam is on the outer ring of Nangur.

This is the 4th Divya Desam you can see as part of outer Nangur.

About 8 kms from Thiru Manikkoodam in the south east direction.

Travel Base: Mayiladuturai or Mayavaram

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Cuddalore Divya Desams

40. Thiruchitrakootam – (Chidambaram) – Sri Govindaraja Perumal Temple

Location: Chidambaram, (Inside Chidambaram Nataraja Temple), Cuddalore, Tamil Nadu

From Sirkazhi, travel towards north and you can reach Chidambaram. From Cuddalore, travel towards south.

Vishnu sannidhi is next to the lord Nataraja Sannidhi. If you are not able to locate it, ask the priest.

Travel Base: Chidambaram or Cuddalore

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41. Thiruvaheendrapuram – Sri Deyva Nayaga Perumal Temple

Location: Thiruvaheendrapuram, Cuddalore, Tamil Nadu

Thiruvaheendrapuram is 6 kms from Cuddalore bus stand in the west direction.

Travel Base: Cuddalore

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42. Thirukkoviloor – Sri Thiruvikrama Perumal Temple

Location: Thirukkoviloor near Tiruvannamalai, Viluppuram, Tamil Nadu

From Tiruvannamalai, travel south towards Thirukkoviloor. Tiruvannamalai Thirukkoviloor 38 kms.

From Viluppuram, travel in the west direction towards Thirukkoviloor. Viluppuram Thirukkoviloor 42 kms.

From Cuddalore, travel via Panruti in north west direction to reach Thirukkoviloor. Cuddalore Thirukkoviloor 72 kms.

Travel Base: Tiruvannamalai

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Kanchipuram Divya Desams

43. Thirukkachchi – Sri Varadharaja Perumal Temple

Location: Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu

Thirukkachchi is within Kanchipuram city limits. About 7 kms from Kanchipuram bus stand in east direction.

Travel Base: Kanchipuram

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44. Ashtabhuyakaram – Sri Aadhikesava Perumal Temple

Location: Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu

Ashtabhuyakaram is within Kanchipuram city limits. About 2 kms from Thirukkachchi in west direction.

Travel Base: Kanchipuram

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45. Thiru Vekka – Sri Yathothakaari Temple

Location: Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu

Thiru Vekka is within Kanchipuram city limits. About 700 meters from Ashtabhuyakaram in north east direction.

Travel Base: Kanchipuram

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46. Thiruthanka – Sri Deepa Prakasar Perumal Temple

Location: Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu

Thiruthanka is within Kanchipuram city limits. About 1 kms from Ashtabhuyakaram in west direction.

Travel Base: Kanchipuram

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47. Thiru Velukkai – Sri Azhagiya Singar Perumal Temple

Location: Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu

Thiru Velukkai is within Kanchipuram city limits. About 300 meters from Thiruthanka in south east direction.

Travel Base: Kanchipuram

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48. Thiru Ooragam – Sri Ulagalantha Perumal Temple

Location: Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu

Thiru Ooragam is within Kanchipuram city limits. About 800 meters from Kanchipuram bus stand in north direction. About 400 meters from Kanchi Kamakshi temple in the east direction.

Travel Base: Kanchipuram

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49. Thiru Neeragam – Sri Jagadeeshwarar Temple

Location: Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu

Thiru Neeragam is within Kanchipuram city limits. Thiru Neeragam is inside Ulagalantha Perumal Temple.

Travel Base: Kanchipuram

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50. Thiru Kaaragam – Sri Karunakara Perumal Temple

Location: Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu

Thiru Kaaragam is within Kanchipuram city limits. Thiru Kaaragam is inside Ulagalantha Perumal Temple.

Travel Base: Kanchipuram

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51. Thirukkaar Vaanam – Sri Thirukkaar vaanar Temple

Location: Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu

Thirukkaar Vaanam is within Kanchipuram city limits. Thirukkaar Vaanam is inside Ulagalantha Perumal Temple.

Travel Base: Kanchipuram

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52. ThirukKalvanoor – Sri Aadhi Varaha Perumal Temple

Location: Kanchipuram (Inside Kamakshi Temple), Tamil Nadu

ThirukKalvanoor is inside the famous Kanchi Kamakshi temple.

ThirukKalvanoor is within Kanchipuram city limits. ThirukKalvanoor is 400 meters from Thiru Ulagalantha Perumal Temple.

Travel Base: Kanchipuram

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53. Thiru Nilathingal Thundam – Sri Nilathingal Thundathan Perumal Temple

Location: Kanchipuram (Inside Ekambeshwarar Temple), Tamil Nadu

Thiru Nilathingal Thundam is within Kanchipuram city limits. Thiru Nilathingal Thundam is 1.2 kms from Thiru Paadagam. Thiru Nilathingal Thundam is inside the famous Ekambeshwarar Temple.

Travel Base: Kanchipuram

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54. Thiru Paadagam – Sri Pandava Thoodhar Temple

Location: Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu

Thiru Paadagam is within Kanchipuram city limits. Thiru Paadagam is 1.5 kms from Ulagalantha Perumal Temple.

Travel Base: Kanchipuram

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55. Thiru Pavala Vannan – Sri Pavala Vannar Temple

Location: Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu

Thiru Pavala Vannan is within Kanchipuram city limits. Thiru Pavala Vannan is 800 meters from ThirukKalvanoor. Opposite to Thiru Pavala Vannan is Pacchai Vannan. Both are treated as single Divya Desam.

Travel Base: Kanchipuram

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56. Thiruparameshwara Vinnagaram – Sri Vaikunda Perumal Temple

Location: Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu

Thiruparameshwara Vinnagaram is within Kanchipuram city limits. Thiruparameshwara Vinnagaram is 1 km from Thiru Pavala Vannan.

Travel Base: Kanchipuram

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57. Thiruputkuzhi – Sri Vijayaraghava Perumal Temple

Location: Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu

Thiruputkuzhi is on the outskirts of Kanchipuram. About 18 kms from Kanchipuram bus stand on the Chennai Vellore road or Kanchipuram Ranipet road National Highway number 4.

Travel Base: Kanchipuram

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Chennai Divya Desams

58. Thiru Nindravoor – Sri Bhatavatsala Perumal Temple

Location: Thiru Nindravoor or Tinnanur, near Thiruvallur, Thiruvallur, Tamil Nadu

Thiru Nindravoor is about 2 kms from the Thiru Nindravoor railway station which is on the Chennai Arakkonam railway line.

Travel Base: Thiruvallur

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59. Thiruevvuloor – Sri Veeraraghava Perumal Temple

Location: Thiruevvuloor or Thiruvallur, Thiruvallur, Tamil Nadu

Thiruevvuloor is about 5 kms from the Thiruvallur railway station which is on the Chennai Arakkonam railway line.

Travel Base: Thiruvallur

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60. Thirukkatikai – (Sholingur) – Sri Yoga Narasimha Swamy Temple

Location: Sholingur near Arakonnam, Vellore, Tamil Nadu

Thirukkatikai is in Sholingur which is 25 kms from Arakonnam. Arakonnam is on the Chennai Jolarpet railway line.

Travel Base: Thiruvallur

Devotees are very strongly advised to visit this temple in the morning hours only (between 9 am to 12 p.m.) By 9 a.m. be at Sholingur as you will have to climb 1305 steps to see the temple. It takes 90 minutes to climb 1305 steps and may vary depending on your walking pace.

From Sholingur bus stand or from the temple arch on the main road travel by a shared autorickshaw and ask him to drop at the foot steps of the hill (3 to 4 kms from bus stand). Rs. 5 per person in shared auto from Shlingur bus stand to the temple foot steps. Use the auto to save time and energy else you will be tired walking in hot sun and find difficult while walking 1305 steps.

Devotees will have to climb 1305 steps by foot and no alternative arrangements are made to climb the hill. There is no rope car to climb the temple nor winch. However, there is a coolie service available. It costs Rs. 600 per person which includes both ascending and descending the hill.

Note: This temple is on top of a hill. When climbing 1305 steps you will come across several hundreds of monkeys in groups which are hungry for food. Those monkeys always look out for people carrying food, flowers or bags. They attack in groups and grab eatables, ladies vanity bags, ladies purse, luggage bag, and cell phones from gents’ shirt pocket. They will not spare the flowers which ladies wear on their hair/behind the head. They will grab those flowers and eat. You cannot fight with the moneys. To overcome them, walk in empty hands. Do not buy flowers or tulasi as well. They will eat flowers and tulasi which you buy for the god. Instead buy a lengthy stick/cane which is sold at the foot steps of the hill before climbing the steps which costs Rs. 2. Do not beat the monkeys with the cane/stick as they are harmless. Use them only to scare the monkeys. If you beat them, they will get angry and you will be a victim and seen in the hospital. Do not walk or climb steps alone as sometimes monkeys are dangerous. Always walk in a group of 5+ people. Do carry water bottles without fail as you will be tired of walking.

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61. Thiruvallikkeni – Sri Parthasarathy Temple

Location: Triplicane, Chennai city limits, Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Thiruvallikkeni is about 10 kms from the Chennai Central railway station.

Travel Base: Chennai

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62. Thiruneermalai – Sri Neervanna Perumal Temple

Location: Thiruneermalai near Pallavaram, Chennai, Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu

Thiruneermalai is near Pallavaram railway station which is on Chennai Tambaram Chengalpattu railway line. Thiruneermalai is about 9 kms from Pallavaram bus stand. This temple is on top of a small hill you can use the steps to climb to the temple top.

Travel Base: Chennai

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63. Thiruvedanthai – Sri Nithya Kalyana Perumal Temple

Location: Thiruvedanthai near Mamallapuram (Mahabalipuram), Chennai, Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu

Thiruvedanthai is on the east coast express highway on the Chennai Mahabalipuram road.

About 52 kms from Chennai.

Travel Base: Chennai

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64. Thiru Kadalmalai – Sri Sthala Sayana Perumal Temple

Location: Mamallapuram (Mahabalipuram), Chennai, Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu

Thiru Kadalmalai is behind the Mamallapuram bus stand. Thiru Kadalmalai is 21 kms from Thiruvedanthai.

Travel Base: Chennai

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Madurai Divya Desams

65. Thirukkoodal – Sri Koodal Azhagar Perumal Temple

Location: Madurai Periyar Bus Stand, Madurai city limits, Madurai, Tamil Nadu

Thirukkoodal is in Madurai city. 400 meters from Madurai Periyar bus stand in the east direction.

Travel Base: Madurai

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66. Thiru Moghur – Sri Kaalamegha Perumal Temple

Location: Thiru Moghur near Madurai, Madurai, Tamil Nadu

This temple is about 12 kms from the Madurai Mattiuttavani bus stand on the Melur route(do not go to Melur).

Travel Base: Madurai

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67. Thirumaalirunsolai – Sri Kallazhagar Perumal Temple

Thirumaalirunsolai is popularly called as Alagar Kovil.

Location: Alagar Kovil, Madurai, Tamil Nadu

Thirumaalirunsolai is 25 kms from the Madurai Periyar bus stand. Bus number 44 goes straight to the temple from the Periyar bus stand.

Travel Base: Madurai

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68. Thirumeyyam – Sri Sathyagiri Natha Perumal Temple

Location: Tirumayam near Pudukkottai, Pudukkottai, Tamil Nadu

From Madurai you can reach this place via Melur, Tiruppatur Tirumayam. It is around 80 kms from Madurai. From the Tirumayam bus stand, the temple is 1 km below the hill inside a fort.

Travel Base: Madurai

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69. Thirukkotiyoor – Sri Uraga Mellanayaan Perumal Temple

Location: Tirukkoshtiyur near Tiruppatur, Madurai, Sivaganga, Tamil Nadu

From Madurai, travel to Melur and then to Tiruppatur. From Tiruppatur Tirukkoshtiyur is 12 kms in south direction.

Travel Base: Madurai

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70. Thiruppullanni – Sri Kalyana Jagannatha Perumal Temple

Location: Tiruppullaani, near Ramanathapuram, Ramanathapuram, Tamil Nadu

Thiruppullanni is 12 kms from the Ramanathapuram bus stand.

From Madurai, travel towards Manamadurai, Paramakudi, Ramanathapuram, Thiruppullanni.

Travel Base: Madurai

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71. Thiruthankaal – Sri Nindra Narayana Perumal Temple

Location: Thiruthankaal near Sivakasi, Virudunagar, Tamil Nadu

Thiruthankaal is 4 kms from Sivakasi in north direction.

From Madurai you can reach Thiruthankaal via Thirumangalam, Virudunagar, Thiruthankaal. No need to go to Sivakasi.

Travel Base: No need for accomocation/stay. Travel from Madurai towards Tirunelveli.

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72. Thiruvilliputtur – (Sri Villiputhoor) – Sri Vadabhatra Saayi Perumal Temple

Location: Sri Villiputhoor near Sivakasi, Virudunagar, Tamil Nadu

You can travel to Sri Villiputhoor from Madurai via Thirumangalam.

From Sivakasi you can reach Sri Villiputhoor via Malli.

Travel Base: No need for accomocation/stay. Travel from Madurai towards Tirunelveli.

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Tirunelveli Divya Desams

73. Thiruvaikuntham – (Sri Vaikundam) – Sri Vaikundanatha Perumal Temple

Location: Sri Vaikundam near Tirunelveli, Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu

Sri Vaikundam is 27 kms from Tirunelveli on the Tirunelveli Tiruchchendur road via Palayankottai.

Travel Base: Tirunelveli

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74. Thiruvaragunamangai – Sri Vijayaasana Perumal Temple

Location: Thiruvaragunamangai near Sri Vaikundam, Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu

2 kms straight from Sri Vaikundam is Thiruvaragunamangai.

Travel Base: Tirunelveli

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75. Thiruppulingudu – Sri Kaaichina Vendha Perumal Temple

Location: Thiruppulingudu near Thiruvaragunamangai, Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu

Thiruppulingudu is 1 km from Thiruvaragunamangai.

Travel Base: Tirunelveli

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76. Thiruttholai Villimangalam (Rettai Thirupathi, Twin Thirupathis) – Sri Aravindha Lochana Perumal Temple

Location: Thiruttholai Villimangalam near Thiruppulingudu, Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu

Thiruttholai Villimangalam is 6 kms from Thiruppulingudu.

Travel Base: Tirunelveli

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77. Thirukkulanthai – Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple

Location: Thirukkulanthai near Perunkulam, Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu

Thirukkulanthai is 5 kms from Thiruttholai Villimangalam near Perunkulam.

Travel Base: Tirunelveli

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78. Thirukkoloor – Sri Vaitha Maanitha Perumal Temple

Location: Thirukkoloor near Alwar Thirunagiri, Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu

Thirukkoloor is 7 kms from Thirukkulanthai.

Travel Base: Tirunelveli

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79. Thirupperai – Sri Magara NedungKuzhai Kaathar Perumal Temple

Location: Thirupperai near ThenThirupperai, Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu

Thirupperai is 4 kms from Thirukkoloor.

Travel Base: Tirunelveli

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80. Thirukkurugur – (Alwar Thirunagiri) – Sri Aadhinatha Swamy Temple

Location: Thirukkurugur – (Alwar Thirunagiri) near Sri Vaikundam, Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu

Alwar Thirunagiri is 2 kms from Thirukkoloor towards Sri Vaikundam on the main road.

Travel Base: Tirunelveli

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81. Thiruvaramangai Vaanamaamalai – Sri Thothatrinatha Perumal Temple

Location: Nanguneri near Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu

Thiruvaramangai Vaanamaamalai is around 32 kms from Tirunelveli at the entrance of Nanguneri ie left turn from the national highway road towards Nanguneri. Do not go to Nanguneri.

Travel Base: Tirunelveli

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82. Thirukkurungudi – Sri Nindra Nambi Perumal Temple

Location: Thirukkurungudi near Eruvadi, Nanguneri, Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu

Thirukkurungudi is 51 kms from Tirunelveli via Nanguneri (right turn on national highway), Eruvadi Thirukkurungudi.

Travel Base: No need for accomocation/stay. Travel from Tirunelveli towards Nagercoil.

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83. Thiruvanparisaaram – Sri Kuralappa Perumal Temple

Location: Thiruvanparisaaram near Nagercoil, Nagercoil, Tamil Nadu

Thiruvanparisaaram is around 8 kms from Nagercoil. From Nagercoil, travel towards Ramapuram on the national highway number 47B. At 7 km left turn inside. Ask the local people to guide you.

From Thirukkurungudi, travel towards, Panagudi, Nagercoil. Thiruvanparisaaram comes first and then comes Nagercoil on the main road.

Travel Base: No need for accomocation/stay. Travel from Tirunelveli towards Nagercoil.

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84. Thiru Vattaaru – Sri Aadhikesava Perumal Temple

Location: Thiru Vattaaru near Marthandam, Nagercoil, Tamil Nadu

From Nagercoil travel towards Thiruvananthapuram up to Marthandam and there ask for the place name Thiru Vattaaru which is 7 kms from the Marthandam junction.

Travel Base: No need for accomocation/stay. Travel from Tirunelveli towards Nagercoil.

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Kerala Divya Desams

85. Thiruvananthapuram – Sri Anantha Padmanabhaswamy Temple

Location: Thiruvananthapuram city limits, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala

1 km from the Thiruvananthapuram bus stand/railway station.

Note: Both gents and ladies will have to wear white vaste/dhothi inorder to enter inside the temple. White dhothi is available for rent at the temple entrance at the right hand corner. However, we advise that you use your own. Ladies can wrap the white dhothi on top of the saree. White dhothi for rent is very expensive and there is no fixed pricing and they do cheat.

Cell phones and cameras are strictly not allowed inside the temple and those need to be kept at the locker at the right hand corner of the temple entrance. The locker is very expensive and they do cheat in terms of pricing as there is no fixed pricing. We advise you to drop your cell phones, cameras, shoes, chappal and luggage in your vehicle itself and be safe.

Travel Base: No need for accomocation/stay. Travel from Nagercoil towards Chenannur.

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86. Thiruvaaran Vilai – Sri Parthasarathy Perumal Temple

Popularly called as Aranmula temple.

Location: Aranmula temple, Chengannur, Pathanamthitta, Kerala

Aranmula is 12 kms from Chengannur bus stand on the Chengannur – Kozhenchery Road.

Travel Base: Chengannur

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87. Thirupuliyoor – Sri Maayapiran Perumal Temple

Location: Thirupuliyoor near Mavelikara, Chengannur, Alappuzha, Kerala.

From Chengannur, travel towards west direction to Mavelikara (do not go to Mavelikara). This temple is 7 kms from Chengannur.

Travel Base: Chengannur

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88. Thirucchenkundroor – Sri Imayavarappa Perumal Temple

Location: Chengannur, Alappuzha, Kerala

Thirucchenkundroor is 4 kms from Chengannur bus stand.

From Chengannur travel 2 kms on the national highway towards Changanassery until you see an over head railway track. Immediately after the railway track, take a left turn and drive straight.

Travel Base: Chengannur

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89. Thiruvanvandoor – Sri Paambanaiyappa Perumal Temple

Location: Chengannur, Alappuzha, Kerala

Thiruvanvandoor is 8 kms from Chengannur bus stand.

From Chengannur, travel towards Chengannassery for 7 kms on the national highway until you see a tower which houses pigeons on your left hand side of the road. From this junction left turn and it is 1 km to the temple.

Travel Base: Chengannur

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90. Thiruvalvaazh – Sri Kolapira Perumal Temple

Location: Tiruvalla near Chengannur or Chengannassery, Pathanamthitta, Kerala

From Chengannur, travel north towards Chengannassery up to Tiruvalla and then left turn at Tiruvalla junction. From that junction temple is 2 kms in the west direction.

Travel Base: Chengannur

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91. Thirukkadithaanam – Sri Athpudha Narayana Perumal Temple

Location: Thirukkadithaanam near Changannassery, Kottayam, Kerala

Thirukkadithaanam is 3 kms from Changannassery bus stand in east direction.

Changannassery is south of Kottayam 19 kms.

Changannassery is north of Chengannur 23 kms.

Travel Base: Chengannur

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92. Thirukkaatkarai – Sri Kaatkarai Appa Perumal Temple

Location: Thirukkaatkarai or Thirukakara near Edappalli, Ernakulam, Kerala

Thirukkaatkarai is 1 km from Edappalli junction in the east direction near college campus.

On the National Highway number 47 from Ernakulam Thrissur travel north until you reach Edappalli and then right turn at the second traffic signal. Ernakulam Edappalli is 10 kms.

Travel Base: No need for accomocation/stay. Visit this temple while travelling from Chengannur towards Thrissur.

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93. Thirumoozhikkalam – Sri Moozhikkalathaan Perumal Temple

Location: Moozhikkulam near Aluva, Angamali, Neumbassery or Cochin Air Port, Ernakulam, Kerala.

Moozhikkulam is 11 kms from the Neumbassery or Cochin International Air Port from National Highway 47 in the west direction.

Travel Base: No need for accomocation/stay. Visit this temple while travelling from Chengannur towards Thrissur.

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94. Thiruvithuvakkodu – Sri Uyyavantha Perumal Temple

Location: Thiruvithuvakkodu near Kootupata, Pattambi, Palakkad, Kerala

From Thrissur, travel to Thiruvithuvakkodu via Guruvayur or Shoranur up to Pattambi and then to Kootupata Thiruvithuvakkodu. From the road, temple is around 1.5 kms village road. The temple is on the river shore.

Travel Base: Thrissur. Or No need for accomocation/stay. Travel from Thrissur towards Guruvayur, Pattambi.

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95. Thiru Naavaay – Sri Naavaay Mugundha Perumal Temple

Location: Thiru Naavaay near Kuttippuram, Edappal, Pattambi, Guruvayur or Shoranur, Thrissur, Malappuram, Kerala

From Thrissur you can reach Thiru Naavaay via Guruvayur, Edappal, Kuttipuram, Thiru Naavaay.

From Shoranur via Pattambi, Kuttipuram, Thiru Naavaay.

Travel Base: Thrissur. Or No need for accomocation/stay. Travel from Thrissur towards Guruvayur, Kuttipuram.

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Andhra Pradesh Divya Desams

96. Thirupathi – (Tirumala, Andhra Pradesh) – Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple

Location: Tirumala near Thirupathi, Chittor, Andhra Pradesh.

You can reach Thirupathi from two directions.

From Bangalore via Kolar, Palmaner, Chittor, Thirupathi.

From Chennai via Tiruttani, Puttur, Thirupathi.

Visit Govindarajulu temple at Thirupathi first before going to Tirumala.

At Tirumala, before having Sri Srinivasa Perumal dharshan, first visit Sri Varaha Swamy Perumal which is behind the tank and then visit Sri Srinivasa Perumal.

After visiting Tirumala, do visit Alamel Mangapuram at Thiruchendanur.

Travel Base, Thirupathi and Tirumala

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97. Thiru Singavel Kundram – (Ahobilam, Andhra Pradesh) – Sri Nava Narasimhar Temple

Location: Ahobilam near Allagadda, Nandyal, Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh

From Thirupathi, travel towards Cuddapah, Allagadda, Ahobilam or From Kurnool via Nandyal, Allagadda, Ahobilam

Travel Base: Ahobilam or Nandyal

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Gujarat Divya Desam

98. Thiru Dwaraka (Dwaraka, Gujarat) – Sri Kalyana Narayana Perumal Temple

Location: Dwaraka near Rajkot, Jamnagar, Gujarat

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Uttar Pradesh Divya Desams

99. Thiru Ayodhi (Uttar Pradesh) – Sri Ramar Temple

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100. Thiru Naimisaranyam (Uttar Pradesh) – Sri Devaraja Perumal Temple

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101. Thiruvaaipadi (Aayarpadi) – Sri Navamohana Krishna Perumal Temple

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102. Thiru Vadamathura (Govardhanesan) – Sri Govardhana Nesa Perumal Temple

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Uttaranchal Divya Desams

103. Thirukkandam (Devaprayag) – Sri Neelamega Perumal Temple

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104. Thiruppirudhi (Joshimutt) – Sri Paramapurusha Perumal Temple

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105. Thiruvadhari Ashramam – (Badrinath) – Sri Badri Narayana Perumal Temple

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Nepal Divya Desam

106. Thiru Salagramam (Mukthinath, Nepal) – Sri Moorthy Perumal Temple, Divya Desam 100

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Celestial Abodes

107. ThirupPaarkadal (Vyugam) – Celestial Abode

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108. ThirupParamapadham (Parathuvam) – Celestial Abode

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Gokulashtami or Janmashtami Date :

Devotees, who observe fast on Janmashtami, should have only single meal a day before Janmashtami. On fasting day, devotees take Sankalpa to observe a day long fast and to break it on the next day when both Rohini Nakshatra and Ashtami Tithi are over. Some devotees break the fast when either Rohini Nakshatra or Ashtami Tithi is over. Sankalpa is taken after finishing morning rituals and the day long fasting begins with Sankalpa.

Sri Krishna Jayanti, birthday of Lord Krishsna, in 2016 date based on calendars followed in India. Sri Krishna Jayanti celebrates the birthday of Lord Krishna. In 2016, the date of Sri Krishna Jayanti in West and Southern parts of India is on August 24. In North India it is on August 25. It is observed as Dahi Handi in Maharashtra, the formation of the huge human pyramids to break the pot hung high up. The festival is also known as Gokulashtami and Krishnashtami.

Sri Krishna Jayanti 2016 in Different Parts of India
Sri Krishna Jayanti - on August 24 day and midnight in Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Orissa and eastern parts of India.
Krishna Janmashtami Mahotsav - August 25 midnight from 11:30 PM onwards in North India and Gujarat Dwarakadish Temple.
Janmashtami Vrat is on August 24 in North India
Ashtami Rohini - August 24 in Kerala
Dahi Handi and Gopalakala in Maharashtra - August 25
Vittal Pindi at Udupi Sri Krishna Temple - August 24
Kalo in Goa - August 25
In Tamil Nadu Sri Krishna Jayanti is on August 24, 2016
Shri Krishna is today one of the most widely revered and most popular of all Hindu Gods. He is worshipped as the eighth incarnation or avatar of Lord Vishnu. Krishna is also worshipped as a supreme god in his own right by numerous sects around the world.

In North India, Shri Krishna Janmashtami is observed eight days after the full moon day in Hindi month Bhadrapada (August – September). In South India, the festival is observed on the eighth day after full moon in the month of Shravan (August – September).

The Sri Krishna Jayanti festival is not celebrated on the same day in all parts of India and this is due to the various regional calendars and the various calculations in the time of the birth of Krishna.

Special pujas are held in Sri Krishna Temples spread around the world and millions of people visit the shrines. Special poojas and rituals are held at midnight the time of Krishna’s birth.

Staunch Krishna devotees fast on the day. It is a 24-hour fast.
Fasting Rules on Krishna Janmashtami

No grains should be consumed during Janmashtami fasting until the fast is broken on next day after Sunrise. All rules followed during Ekadashi fasting should be followed during Janmashtami fasting also.

Parana which means breaking the fast should be done at an appropriate time. For Krishna Janmashtami fasting, Parana is done on next day after Sunrise when Ashtami Tithi and Rohini Nakshatra are over. If Ashtami Tithi and Rohini Nakshatra don't get over before Sunset then fast can be broken during day time when either Ashtami Tithi or Rohini Nakshatra is over. When neither Ashtami Tithi nor Rohini Nakshatra is over before Sunset or even Hindu Midnight (also known as Nishita Time) one should wait to get them over before breaking the fast.

Depending on end timing of Ashtami Tithi and Rohini Nakshatra fasting on Krishna Janmashtami might continue for two complete days. Devotees who are not able to follow two days fasting might break the fast on next day after Sunrise. It has been suggested by Hindu religious text Dharmasindhu.

Krishna Janmashtami is also known as Krishnashtami, Gokulashtami, Ashtami Rohini, Srikrishna Jayanti and Sree Jayanthi.

Here is how to perform a simple puja dedicated to Lord Krishna.
Select a calm and quite place.
Clean the place and then take a bath.
Place a photograph or idol or picture of Lord Krishna also of Lord Ganesha.
Keep a lamp ready. Place some flowers and fruits or sweets ready in a plate.
Pray to Ganesha.
Meditate for a few minutes to clear the mind of unwanted thoughts.
Now light the lamp.
Meditate or pray to Lord Krishna.
Offer flowers – Tulsi leaves is the best offering made to Krishna. You can light incense or agarbathis. If needed you can ring the bell, while offering flowers.
Chant the shloka – Om Namo Vasudevaya Namah.
Now offer fruits or any sweet or usual food prepared for the deity. You can sprinkle some water after making the offering.
You can meditate for a few minutes or read some shlokas or prayers dedicated to Krishna.
After the Krishna Puja remove the fruits and share it as ‘prasad’ with others.
After the puja, find some time to read the Bhagavad Gita and contemplate. You will find ideas and thoughts rushing in, which will help you in finding new meaning and direction in your life. Other spiritual books that can be read include Uddhava Gita and Srimad Bhagavad Purana.
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Famous Temples In TamilnaduThursday, August 18th, 2016 at 5:06pm
Avani Avittam is an important ritual associated with the Brahmin community in Tamil Nadu and Kerala. The day is of great significance to Yajur Vedi Brahmins. Avani Avittam 2016 date is August 18 and the date of Gayathri Japam is August 19. On the next day, Gayatri Japa Sankalmpam is observed. In other parts of South India, the observance is known as Upakarma.

Yajur Vedi Upakarma Avani Avittam is on August 18 and Rig Vedi Upakarma is on August 17, 2016.

Sama Vedi Upakarma Avani Avittam is on September 4, 2016 for certain communities.

On the Avani Avittam, day the sacred thread worn by the Brahmins is changed and it is usually a community observance and takes place on the banks of a pond. Avani is the name of the Tamil month and Avittam is one of the 27 nakshatras or stars. Chingam is the equivalent Malayalam month.

Legend has it that Lord Hayagriva, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu, brought back the Vedas stolen by Asuras on this day.

Gayatri Japam Sankalmpam is noted for the chanting of the Gayatri Mantra for 1008 or 108 times. The sequence and the mode of performing the rituals depend on mutt (Math) affiliation.

Sama Vedi Brahmins perform the ritual the day after Shravan Amavasi.



1.Yagnopa veetha dharana manthra
( Manthra for wearing Poonal)
a.Aachamanam:Shuklaam Bharadharam………. Santhaye
b.Om Bhoo…………..Bhoorbhavaswarom
c.Mamo patha samastha duritha kshya dwara sri paameshwara preethyartham
Sroutha smartha vihitha sadachara nithya karmaanushtanaa yogyatha sidhyartham brhma teja abhivrudyartham yagnopaveetha dharanam karishye.

d.Yagnopaveetha dharana maha manthrasya
Parabrhma rishi(Touch forehead)
Trushtup chanda (touch below nose)
Paramathma devatha (touch heart)

e.Yagnopaveetha dharane viniyoga

Wear Poonal one by one by reciting(poonal should be held by both hands, the tie in the poonal being held above by the right hand facing upwards)

Yagnopaveetham paramam pavithram praja pathe,
Yat sahajam purasthad aayushyam
Agriyam prathi muncha shubram yagnopaveetham balamasthu theja.

f.After wearing all poonals one by one do Aachamanam

g.Remove the old poonals and break them to pieces by reciting

Upaveetham bhinna thanthum jeernam kasmala dooshitham, visrujami na hi brahma-varcho deerghayurastu me

h.Do aachamanam.

Summary meaning: I wear the white yagnopavitha that is purifying , which was born along with brahma, which is capable of increasing life .I am sure this would give glory and strength to me.I am destroying the dirty , soiled yasgnopavita
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Famous Temples In TamilnaduThursday, August 11th, 2016 at 11:45pm
Varalakshmi Pooja 2016 Date and Time

About Goddess Varalakshmi Vratham
Varalakshmi Puja or Varalakshmi Vratham is an important ritual observed by married women in South India and Maharashtra for the prosperity and welfare of their families. The date of Varalakshmi Vratham in 2016 is August 12. Varalakshmi Puja falls on a Friday in the month of August and the preparations for the puja begin on Thursday. All the necessary items needed for the pooja are collected by Thursday evening.

People wake up early in the morning on Friday and take a bath. Traditionally speaking the waking up time for the puja is the brahma muhurtham. Then the designated puja area and house is cleaned well and a beautiful ‘kolam’ or rangoli is drawn on the intended place of puja.

Next is the preparation of the ‘kalasham or kalash.’ A bronze or silver pot is selected and is cleaned thoroughly and a swastika symbol is drawn and is smeared with sandalwood paste. The kalasham pot is filled with raw rice or water, coins, a single whole lime, five different kinds of leaves, and beetle nut. The items used to fill the kalasham vary from region to region and includes turmeric, comb, mirror, small black bangles and black beads.

The kalasham up to the neck is sometimes covered with a cloth and mango leaves are placed on the mouth of the kalasham. Finally, a coconut smeared with turmeric is used to close the mouth of the kalasham. To this coconut, an image of Goddess Lakshmi is fixed or the image of Lakshmi is drawn using turmeric powder. Now the kalasham symbolically represents Goddess Lakshmi.

In some areas, women place a mirror behind the kalasham. Today, there are also specially made Varalakshmi pots available in the market.

The kalasham is usually placed on a bed of rice. First Lord Ganesha is worshipped. Then begins the Varalakshmi Puja. The puja consists of singing slokas dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi like the Lakshmi Sahasranamam. Arati is performed on the kalasham. Different types of sweets are offered. Some people offer pongal. In some areas women tie yellow thread on their hands.

The woman who is observing the Varalakshmi Puja abstains from eating certain kind of food and this varies from region to region. In some regions, women fast till the puja period.

Thamboolam – betel leaf, areca nut and slaked lime – is offered to women in the locality and in the evening an arati is offered.

The next day, that is on Saturday, after taking a bath the kalasham is dismantled and the water in the kalasham is sprinkled in the house. If rice is used then it is mixed with rice in the house.

There are no hard and fast rules in performing the Varalakshmi Puja and you can be flexible on the puja items. Even a simple prayer will please Goddess Lakshmi.

You can read about mythology associated with the

What is the Auspicious Time to do Varalakshmi Puja?

Varalakshmi Nombu, or Vara Mahalakshmi Vrata, is performed on a Friday in August or July. The Rahu Kalam, or the inauspicious period, on Fridays is from 10:30 to 12:00 noon. So the Varalakshmi Puja can be observed in the morning before 1030 hrs or in the afternoon. Avoid performing the puja during the Rahu Kalam period.

Usually the apt time for the Pooja is afternoon or evening. Elders say the puja should be performed when the cows return home after grazing. The fasting that begins on Friday morning (sunrise) ends when the puja is completed.

In 2016, Varalakshmi Puja is on August 12 From 10:30 to 12:00 noon
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