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Vaikunda Vinnagaram
Sri Vaikunda Natha Perumal Temple

Vaikundha nathan
Thiru Vaikundhanathan-(file picture)

This temple is in the village of Thiru Nangur and called as ThiruManikoodam.It's about 5 miles (8 kms) away from Seerkazhi. It is one among the eleven divyadesams of Thirunangur Tirupathis.

As with the other temples in Thiru Nangur, the same legend that says that Vishnu took eleven forms as requeusted by Lord Shiva and have been blessing the devotees.

Seven temples of Thirunangur, Thiru Arimeya Vinnagaram,Thiru Vanpurushotaman,Vaikuntha Vinnagaram,Thiru Thetriyambalam,Thiru Thevanar Thiruthogai,Thiru Manikoodam, Thiru Kavalampadi are adminstered under one adheenam and has direct patronage by Sri Sri Maharanyam Muralidhara Swamigal.

The Thirumangai Azhwar Mangalasasana Utsavam celebrated annually during the day next of Thai Amavasai (New moon day in mid January) is the major festival called Garuda seva during which the utsavars (festival images) of the eleven Thirunangur Tirupathis are brought on mount designed like Garuda, called Garuda Vahana, and all the eleven utsavars culminate at Thiru manimadakoil.

Moolavar of this sthalam is  Sri Vaikunda Nathan, also know as Thamarai Kannudaya Piraan, in irundha Thirukkolam (Sitting posture) facing east.

Prathyaksham for Rudran,King Uparisaravasu and Udhanga Maharishi.

Thayaar in this sthalam is Vaikunda Valli.

Pushkarani(holy tank) Viraja theertham,Lakshmi pushkarani,Udhanga pushkarani.

Mangalasasanams The temple is revered by the verses of Tirumangai azhwar

Temple location It is situated in Thiru Nangur, a village accessible via Sirkazhi or Mayavaram.

Temple Timings It is normally open from 7 am – 10 am and 5pm-7 pm. After the Garuda seva which goes beyond midnight to dawn, the temple may not open on time the next day.

How to reach?
It is situated around 12 kms from Sirkazhi. If you drive your car it is 20 kms from Mayavaram and 10 kms from Sirkazhi.

Where to Stay?There are no hotels in Thiru Nangur. Mayavaram or Sirkazhi is the place to stay
Where to Eat?There are restaurants here. You can reach Mayavaram or Sirkazhi town for lunch / dinner.
Contact N/A
Useful data
State: Tamil Nadu
District: Mayavaram
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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