Name of the Temple
Sri Vanamutti perumal temple
Period of origin
Before 1400 years
Name of deity
Moolavar: Vanamutti perumal
Pushkarani: Viswa Pushkarani
Many years ago, a king got afflicted with a chronic skin disease. When all his efforts for recovery failed, he prayed Lord Vishnu. The Lord appeared before him and told to travel along the banks of River Cauvery and Lord Margasayeswarar (Lord Shiva) will help him through the way and at one place where he will be cured would be touched by divine grace and have the privilege of witnessing the Vishwaroopa Dharshanam of the Lord. The Lord also added that only because of Hathi Dosham he got the skin disease and he will be cured when he takes bath in Vishwaroopa Pushkarni for 48 days. The disease was cured and the place was so called as Kodihathi Vimochana Puram now known as Kozhikuthi. At a later date, that king became sage Pippalar. Later King Saraboji approached the sage Pippalar to give solution for coming out of the sin done by him during war times. Pippalar advised him to worship Lord Sri Srinivasa Perumal and take bath in the Pushkarni for 48 days. King Saraboji was astonished by the beauty of Lord Sri Srinivasa and constructed a beautiful temple having 7 Praharams before 8 centuries
Perumal is seen here with Thulasi mala and Sri Lakshmidevi to his chest.
We see Sridevi and Bhoodevi Thayar also. Sree Sreenivasa perumal is seen with Shanku, Chakkra, Gadha and Abhya hastham.
Viswa Pushkarini. There are seven wells which indicate the seven holy rivers. It is said that the Pushkarini was created by the Lord Himself. There is also a cave path. The temple tank is located at the right side of the temple, which is considered very significant. A holy dip in this temple tank is considered a greatest cure for all diseases since the temple history itself reveals that the Lord has cured Pippalar Maharishi of his severe disease by asking him to start on a pilgrimage visiting all temples en route the river Cauvery till finally the Lord would give His darshan to him at this Kshetra. Since the presiding deity of the temple is carved out of Athimaram, He has only Sambirani Kappu. The history says the temple had seven prakarams but currently it has only one.
The Lord Sri Anjaneya of this kshetra is known as ‘Sapthaswara Sri Anjaneya’. While it is known in archeology that many temples in Bharath have pillers which can produce musical tones. In all these cases there will be different pillers to produce each note. But as a peculiar case this Lord Anjaneya produces all the seven notes of ‘sa ri ga ma pa tha ni ‘when tapped at different places of the deity. This is a unique feature of this deity and probably only one in Bharat.
The garbhagraha vimanam is is the shape of an umbrella. There is no separate shrine for Sri Mahalakshmi, since she is seen residing in the right chest of the Lord. The Lord is hence known as Sri Srinivasan. Sri Booma Devi is seen close to the Lord in the Garbhagraham. Close to the Garbhagraham is Yoga Narasimhar, who is seen to be blessing Bhaktha Prahalada and is in the state of Yoga.
This temple is in a village known as Kodikuthi about 3 kms north of Moovaloore,and 8 kms from Mailaduthurai to Kumabakonam route.
6.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and from 4.00 p.m. to 8.30 p.m.
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