Srivilliputhur Nachiyar (Andal) Thirukkovil

Andal Renga Mannar Temple located in Srivilliputhur, Virudhunagar Dist., is one of the 108 Divya Kshetrams or holy abodes of Lord Sri Vishnu.

The temple’s history dates back to the rule of Pandia Dynasty and is dedicated to Lord Vishnu worshipped as Vatapatrasayi (Lord resting on a banyan tree leaf) and his consort Lakshmi as Andal. The temple also marks its divinity as the birthplace of Periyalwar and his adopted child Andal – an ardent devotee of Lord Vishnu.

Srivilliputhur Andal Renga Mannar Temple

The temple houses a huge complex with ancient sculptures and drawings. It has two divisions – the first part constructed by King Villi is known as Vadabadra Sayana Temple. The second part constructed by different Kings of Pandia is known as Andal Sannadhi. The Rajagopuram (temple tower) rises to an awe-inspiring 192 feet high. The inscriptions of the great poet Kamban praising the temple is found in the tower.

The temple tower proudly adorns the symbol of the Government of Tamil Nadu

The temple of Srivilliputhur has given Tamil literature Tiruppavai – a collection of 30 poems composed by Andal and Tirupallandu composed by Periyalvar. These Vedic hymns are recited even today in the temple and hence visitors of the temple are assured of a soul-enriching experience. The temple is a must visit place for devotion and serenity and also for its architectural grandeur.

The temple observes festivals throughout the year, but one would find it elaborate in the month of Margazhi (starting mid of December).

It is around 75 KM from Madurai which is the nearest airport and is well connected by trains and buses. The Intercity bus services provide connectivity to all major cities including Chennai, Madurai, Erode and Coimbatore.
If you have a sweet tooth, don’t miss to buy the Sirivilliputhur Palkova. And while you are here, do visit Kattalagar Kovil (9 km west of Srivilliputhur). You could also experience the reserved forest areas at The Grizzled Squirrel Wildlife Sanctuary in Srivilliputhur.

Srivilliputhur Andal Renga Mannar Temple Timings:

The temple timings are as follows:
Morning hours: 6.30 A.M to 1 P.M
Evening hours: 4 P.M to 9 P.M

Srivilliputhur Andal Renga Mannar Temple Pooja Details:

The Pooja timings as below enlisted are different for each shrine.

Andal Temple Pooja Details:

Pooja Time Pooja Name
6.30 A.M Viswa Roopam
8.30 A.M Kala Sanathi
12 NOON Uchikkalam
1.00 P.M Nadai Sarthal
4.00 P.M Nadai Thirappu
6.00 P.M Saya Ratchai
8.00 P.M Atthalam
9.00 P.M Arvanai

Vadapatrasayanar Temple Pooja Details:

Pooja Time Pooja Name
7.00 A.M Viswa Roopam
8.00 A.M Kala Sanathi

Azhvar Sannathi Pooja Details:

Pooja Time Pooja Name
8.00 A.M Kala Santhi
9.30 A.M Thirumanjanam
12.30 P.M Nadai Sarthal
4.30 P.M Nadai Thirappu
5.30 P.M Saya Ratchai
8.00 P.M Atthalam
8.30 P.M Aravanai

Srinivasa Perumal Temple Pooja Details:

Pooja Time Pooja Name
7.00 A.M Nadai Thirappu
12 P.M UchikKalam
6.30 P.M Saya Ratchai
7.00 P.M Nadai Sarthal

For more details about the temple, please check the below Official Website of Andal Andal Renga Mannar Temple at Srivilliputhur.

Thiruvanmiyur beach is one of the famous beaches in South Chennai. Thiruvanmiyur is very close to the IT-Hub.

Main factor in this beach is more cleanliness. The local community people are involved in cleanup the beach.

It’s a pleasant & clean beach to go with family & kids. Kids will love to play there in the sand. Not suitable for swimming.

Foodies can enjoy the many food vendors and local food stalls around Thiruvanmiyur Beach. There are many fish stalls spots the area where you can enjoy freshly prepared seafood like fried fish, prawn..etc.

Many guest houses, lodges and resorts are close by on this beach.

This beach was less crowded beach when compared to Besant Nagar beach, Marina Beach and all.

The Nearby Thiruvanmiyur Beach is the popular Marundeeswarar Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. You could also visit Kalakshetra which is world famous for dance school and handicrafts.

Ucchi Pillayar Temple is a temple that is quite popular among people and was built during the 7th century.

It is located at Tiruchirapalli on a rock that is 273 ft high from the ground. There are two temples located on the rock. One is Vinayaga temple and the other temple is Shiva temple. The temple is maintained by the Archaeological department of India because of its architectural specialty and its ancient look.

Mythologically, after the war of Ramayana epic, Rama gave an Idol of Ranganathar to Vibhishana which was not liked by the devas. So, Vinayagar came to their rescue, and when Vibhishana went to the river for a bath, he kept the idol of Ranganathan on the banks of the river and the idol could not be removed as it was not supposed to be kept down. Hence, out of anger, Vibhishana chased Vinayagar who had come there in disguise of a small boy.

Ganesha ran up the rock and Vibhishana hit hard on his head and the mark can still be seen. Then Lord Ganesha gave him Darshan and explained that Lord Ranganathan was destined to be there and he too stayed there on top of the rock.

Lord Shiva is known as Thayumanavar here. It means “one who became a mother too”. Married couples come here and pray for children and once they are blessed, they come here with their babies and offer their prayers. When you visit Trichy, do visit this temple and get blessed.

The timings of Uchchippillaiyaar Temple is from Morning 06.00 A.M To Evening 08.00 P.M and the timings of Thayumanavar Swamy Temple is Morning 06.00 A.M To 12.00 P.M and Evening 04.00 P.M To 08.00 P.M

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