This temple is in Thiru Nangur and called as Thiru Vann Purushothaman temple.It is one among the eleven divyadesams of Thirunangur Tirupathis.
The legend behind all the eleven temples of Thirunangur are closely associated with each other.God Siva started dancing in fury at this place after the death of his consort Uma due to the yagna (sacrifice) of Dakshan. Each time his lock of hair touched the ground, eleven other forms of Shiva appeared. Devas were worried that if the dance continued, it would result in a catastrophe of the entire creations. They prayed to Lord Vishnu for help, who appeared at this place. On seeing Vishnu, Shiva's anger was reduced and he requested Vishnu to appear in eleven forms like he did. On his request, Vishnu appeared in eleven different forms at Thiru Nangur.The eleven places where Vishnu appeared are believed to be where the eleven temples in Thiru Nangur are located.
It is believed that sage Uthanga performed his penance at this place. There is another local legend that Govardana (Vishnu) descended here at the request of Shiva.
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, to Thirunangur.
Moolavar of this Divyadesam is Sri Purushotaman in the NindraThirukkolam (Standing posture) facing east.
Prathyaksham for Upamanyu Maharishi.
Thayaar in this sthalam is Purushotama Naayaki.
The Pushkarani(holy tank) of this place is named as Thirupaarkadal Theertham.
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.
Four divya desams Thiru Manimada Koil,Thiru Arimeya Vinnagaram,Thiru Thetriambalam, and Thiru VannPurushothaman are situated on the same street with close proximity to each other.
Temple Timings It is normally open from 7 am –10 am and 5 pm-8 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 10 kms from Sirkazhi. There are buses from Mayavaram/ Sirkazhi that goes past Thiru Nangur. Direct special buses are available only on special occassions.If you drive your car it is 20 kms from Mayavaram and 10 kms from Sirkazhi. The road leading to this village is narrow and you might miss the turning from the main road if you are not watchful.