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Thiru Vali- Thiru Nagari

Lakshmi Narasimhan(file photo)

This temple is situated at about 11Kms from Thirunangur and about 9kms from Sirkazhi. It is one among the eleven divyadesams of Thirunangur Tirupathis.

Though Thiru Vali(Thiruvazhi) and Thiru Nagari are about 5 kms apart from each other, these two are considered as a single divyadesam only. Thirumangai azhwar refers Sri Lakshmi Narasimhar as Vayalali Manavalan in his pasurams, whose abode is actually in Thiru Nagari,this pair of temples are referred together as one divya desam

Moolavar of this sthalam is  Sri Lakshmi Narasimhar in irundha Thirukkolam (Sitting posture) facing east.

Prathyaksham for Thirumangai azhwar

Thayaar in this sthalam is Amirthakadavalli

Pushkarani(holy tank) Ilashini pushkarani.

ThiriNagariIt is 5 kms from Thiruvali. Birthplace of Thirumangai azhwar is near here called ThiruKuriyalur.

As per legend, Lord Narayana along with his consort Lakshmi as newly wed bride and groom were passing through Vedarajapuram, a place closeby, Thirumangai Azhwar, who used to be robber those days, tried to rob the Lord of his wealth. Later Narayana showed himself and taught him what is now known as Thirumanthira upadesam. As Lord Narayana appeared here in a wedding posture, he is also known as Kalyan Ranganathar here.

Delay or inturruption of marriages can be overcome by praying here

Moolavar of this sthalam is Sri Vayali Manavalan also called as Vedarajan in irundha Thirukkolam (Sitting posture) facing West.

Thayaar in this sthalam is Amirthavalli

Mangalasasanams These temples are revered by the Tirumangai azhwar and Kulasekara azhwar

FestivalsTo remind us of the attempted robbery by Thirumangai Azhwar, Vedupari utsavam is celeberated.

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.

Temple location Both these temples are located within a close proximity to each other and accessible via Sirkazhi or Mayavaram.

Temple Timings It is normally open from 7 am – 10 am and 5pm-7 pm.

How to reach?

It is situated around 8 kms from Sirkazhi. Buses from Sirkazhi to Thiruvenkaadu go past this place.If you drive your car it is 20 kms from Mayavaram and 10 kms from Sirkazhi. As it is a part of the eleven Thiru Nangur divya desams, after visiting ThiruNangur temples you can drive to this place via Keezhchalai which is very short and about 5kms or less

Where to Stay?There are no hotels in ThiruVali. 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.

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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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