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Sri Vadivazhagiya Nambi

Sri appakudathan temple
Sri Vadivazhagiya Nambi Perumal temple

This divya desam is around 30 kms from Trichy and about 8 kms from lalgudi. The main deity Lord Sri Narayana here is called Vadivazhagia Nambi and also called as Sundara Rajan. The temple is believed to have been built by the Chola kings of the late 8th century AD.,

As per the legend, sage Suthaba was doing penance at this place. He had to amphibious powers to live both in water and land. He ignored sage Durvasa, who was waiting for him. Durvasa got angry and cursed Suthaba to become a mandookam (frog in sanskrit). Suthaba pleaded to Durvasa to get relieved off the curse. Durvasa explained him that the curse was a result of a sin he had committed in his previous birth and Lord Vishnu would appear here to relieve him. Suthaba, as a frog, continued his penance under water in the Mendaka Theertham in the temple and Lord Narayana appeared to him as Sundararajan.

Thiru Anbil temple praharam inside anbil praharam
Praharam of the templeNarasimhar,Venugopalan,Vishnu, Anjaneyar

The Moolavar of this sthalam is Sri Vadivazhagia Nambi. Moolavar is in pujanga sayanam (reclining and resting on his arm) thirukkolam facing the East. Utsavar is called as Sundara Rajan

Prathyaksham for Brhama,Valmiki

The Thayaar in this sthalam is Azhahiavalli Nachiyaar

Pushkarani Mandooka pushkarani,Kollidam

Mangalasasanams The temple is revered by the verses of Thirumazhisai azhwar

Temple location It is situated in the outskirts of Anbil village

Temple Timings It is normally open from 7 am –12.30pm and 4.30pm-8.30pm

How to reach?

It is situated in the Trichy-Kallanai route on the north bank of the river Kollidam. There are buses from Trichy, Kumbakonam, Lalgudi that goes via Anbil.

Where to Stay?There are no hotels in Anbil. Trichy is the place to stay
Where to Eat?There are no big restaurants here. You can reach Trichy town for lunch / dinner.

Contact N/A
Useful data
State: Tamil Nadu
District: Trichy
Famous for: Pilgrimage
Languages: English,Tamil
Best Season: Throughout the year. Summer( from May to July) could be very hot and dry when the mercury shoots to 40 degree celsius.
Weather: Summer 33-42°C, Winter 16-28°C
Altitude: Sea level


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