Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Tirukoshtiyur Divya desam

I have been planning to visit Tirukoshtiyur Divya Desam for a long time and finally visited the temple with my friend last week. We reached the temple at 11:30am and had a nice darshan.

The Moolavar of this sthalam is Sri Uraga Mellanayaan. He gave his prathyaksham for Kadambha Maharishi and Indiran. Moolavar in kidantha (sleeping) thirukkolam and in Bhujanga sayanam facing his thirumugham along the east direction.

The thaayar of the sthalam is Thirumagal Naachiyaar and has her own separate sannadhi. The Utsavar of this temple is Sri Sowmya Narayana Perumal and he is  found in Nindra thirukkolam, giving his seva to the bhaktas.


    Nammalwar - 10 paasurams.
    Periyalwar - 21 paasurams.
    Thirumangaialwar - 13 paasurams.
    Bhoodathalwar - 2 Paasurams.
    Peiyalwar - 1 Paasuram.
    Thirumazhisaialwar - 1 Paasuram.
    Total - 48 Paasurams.

Ashtaanga vimanam. This kind of vimaanam is a rare one that is found only in few sthalams like koodal Azhager temple in Madurai, Vaikunda perumal koil in Kanchipuram and in Thirupporur. Ashta means Eight and 8 vimaanams are found on 4 sides (2 each) of the temple.

Rajagopalan in the ground floor
Thirumagal Naachiyaar
view from the main vimanam

Sri Ramanujar with Thirukoshtiyur Nambi - Sri Ramanujar climbed here and pronounced the Ashtakshara Mantram,

Sivagangai district. 10 km from Tirupathur.
Nearest Railway station is Madurai/Karaikkudi (very few trains).
Bus: Frequent buses from Tirupathur, Buses to Sivagangai from Karaikudi,Pudukkotai,Trichy stop in front of the temple.
One can stay in Pudukkotai and visit Tirukoshtiyur and Tirumayam Divya Desams in half a day.


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