Srivilliputhur Andal Renga Mannar Temple

Srivilliputhur Andal Renga Mannar Temple

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.

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.