About the Temple & Location:
This place is near to Thiruvaali Kshetram of Tanjore district in Tamil Nadu. It’s about 4 miles south east ot Seerkazhi Railway station. Can drop at Thiruvaali by bus of Thiruvennkadu route. There is no place for stay.
It’s been said that Lord Narayana married Godess Lakshmi devi who emerged out of the Thiruparkadal at this place. As the Deva’s (celestial persons) came in a group (Thogai in tamil) this place is called Thiru devanar Thogai.
It is situated on the South bank of river Manni. It is beleived that, after havind dharsan of this perumal, unmarried persons get married and childloss couples got the boon of child birth.
As this place was graced by the Celestical persons, the shadow of the Vimaanam falls within the range of the Vimaanam (temple tower) itself. The term Madhavan, Emperumaan are common for both Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu. Henceforth to represent this unison, though the temple is a Vishnu temple, there is a burial ground the favourite place of Lord Shiva in the backyard of this temple.
The Vimaanam of this temple consists of two stories and is of a Magnificent structure.As the Lord is in the Marriage pose, the Vimaanam and Pushkarani are named Shobana Vimaanam and Shobana Pushkarani respectively. And in order of homage to the celestial persons, the pushkarani also named as Devashaba Pushkarani.
Among the Saptha rishis (7 great saints) Vashista is considered as the top most person. He is the son of Lord Bhrama (ie) he was born by the mental thought of Lord Brahma. The term Vashister means “Best Rishi among all others”.
So Lord Deiva Nayagan gave dharsan to this great Rishi as young married couple. The idols of Thaayar and perumal are of small size only.
1. The temple gate faces west and the shadow of the Vimaanam falls within the Vimaanam itself.
The Moolavar of this Divyadesam is Sri Deiva Naayagan. He is giving his seva Nindra (Standing) Thirukkolam facing his thirumugham towards west direction. Prathyaksham for Vashista Maharishi.
The Thayaar found in this sthalam is Kadal Magal Naachiyar. She has a separate sannadhi. The Utsavar Thaayar is Madhava Nayaki.
The Utsavar found in this sthalam is Madhava Perumal.
Thirumangaialwar – 10 Paasurams.
Total – 10 Paasurams.