Sri Vijayaasana Perumal Temple -Thiruvaragunamangai

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About the Temple & Location:

This sthalam is situated in Tirunelveli district, in Tamil Nadu. It is 1 1/2 miles away from Sri Vaikundam in East. We can easily go to this sthalam by asking as “Nattham”. It is one of Alwars Nava tirupathi.

Sthlapuranam :

This sthalam explains about the sathyam, the right path to go and Dharmam. The Jwalaas (While the fire is burnt, the heat rays comes out of it) which comes out of fire will burn only the Adharma, but the Dharma, the sathyam. Seetha devi after getting into the fire, she came out as the same way, she went into it. This is because of her purity. This also explains about the Characteristic of Agni. He will not do anything harm against the Sathya dharma people.

Making this as the Sathyam as the primary things, there are lot of Jeevas living in this world. One of the example is Romasa Maharishi.

He has lot of hairs (Romam) covered all along his body. He was given a varam like things that at the end of lives of all devars while he is loosing each and every hair in his body.

This rishi explained to Brahma deva as how a creator should be and reduced his bad things, there by rooting the Sathya dharmam.

Like the same way, another person to be explained when talking about sathyam is Savithri. Sathyavan, who married one of the Panja Kanniyargar (5 girls) – savithri, was known to the world with the other named – “Pathivrudhai”. This means how she had the love on his husband.

Sri Vijayaasana Perumal Temple Thiruvaragunamangai

The fate is that Sathyavaan’s life has to come to an end. But, savithri doesnt want her husband to carried away by yamen, the demon king. She had a fight along with him to Yamalogam. When her foot went inside the Yamalogam, all the punished persons got their sapa vimocchan and finally they got released from there. This shows how the sathyam is more important and what we will get as a result of it. Seeing the sathya dharma of Savithri, Dharma devan yamen made her husband – Sathyavaan’s life and returned him back to his wife Savithri.Agni, who is the victim of Sathya Dharma, Romasa Maharishi, who explains the Sathyam, and Sathyavaan who is the victim for the dharma of how an husband should be and these three are the total structure of Sathya dharma and the Emperumaan gave his prathyaksham as “Sathya Narayanan” to these person, in Veetriruntha kola and along with Aadhiseshan serving him as the umbrella.

Inspite of these three persons being a men, but their sathya dharma was clearly explained by the women, who were along with them. Agni’s sathya was explained by Seetha devi, who is the Mangai (wife) of Sri Ramar (Sriman Narayanan) pusunda Maharishis Mangai (wife) for Romasa Maharishi and finally Sathyavaan’s Mangai (wife) Savitri. Since all the purity of these women are explained, this sthalam is said to be Thiruvaraguna Mangai.

This sthalapirattiyaar – Varaguna valli thaayar (or) Varaguna mangai clearly explained how a wife (or) mangai should ve and found along with Vijiyasanap perumal. Vijayasana means perumal who sits on top of the Sathya Victory.

Moolavar and Thaayar:

The Moolavar of this temple is Sri Vijayaasana Perumal. Moolavar in Veetrirunda kolam, facing east direction.

Prathyaksham for Agni Bhagavan, Romasa Maharishi and Sathyavan.

Thaayar : The Thaayar of this temple is Sri Varagunavalli Thaayar. Also called as “Varaguna mangai Thaayar”.

Mangalasasanam:

Nammalwar – 1 Pasuram
Total – 1

Manavala Maamunigal has also done the Mangalasasanam here.

Pushkarani:

Agni Theertham

Deva pushkarani.

Vimanam:

Vijayakodi Vimaanam.

It is said that a Andanan, a poor brahmanan, named Vedavith worshipped this emperumaan and he showed his seva on top of this Vijayakodi Vimaanam as “Sathya Narayanan in Veetriruntha Kolam”.