Thiru Manimaada Kovil (Thirunangur)- Sri Narayana Perumal Temple

Name of the Temple

Sri Narayana Perumal Temple

Period of origin

Before 2000 years

Name of deity

Moolavar: Sri Narayanan

Thayar: Pundariga Valli Thaayar.

Pushkarani: Indra Pushkarani., Rudhira Pushkarani.

Vimanam: Pranava Vimaanam.

Mangalaashaasanam: Thirumangaialwar


Nanda Vilakku means the lamp which gives light continuously. Here the perumal stands as this Nanda Vilakku giving the Pranava Gyana oli ie Pranavam means the word “Om” which is the key sound of the whole universe. Ajaykapathan, Aahirputheyar, Binanai, Roodhar, Pithuroopar, Thriyambakar, Maheswarar, Virushakabi, Shambuvahanar, Easwarar all the above 10 are known as Ekadasa Rudhirar. Ajaykapathan was once the carrier of Lord Shiva who was having 4 mouths, 1000 shoulders, Karala Vadhanam, ears with shell earrings and 100 legs.

Aahirputheyan is the son of Maharishi Boothan and Surabi. Binaki is actually a bow which was formed by Lord Indra. Once Kanva Maharishi who brought up shakuntala was in a deep prayer and was covered by Sand dunes. Bamboo trees started to grow on the top and seeing the finest quality of these Bamboo’s, Lord Indra made 3 bows out of them. He named the first one as Kandibam and kept it for himself. The other one was named Shargam and was given to Lord Narayana and the third one was named Binaki and was given to Lord shiva. Maheswarar has the body and ornaments as Lord Shiva but is of white colour. As Lord Narayana gave his dharsan to Lord Shiva who was received from the sin of killing Lord Brahma. Narayana gave these Ekadasa Rudhirar’s too his special dharsan. Once saint Dhurvasan gave a garland which was used in the worship of Godess Lakshmi to Lord Indira. But he took the garland carelessly and put it on his Elephant Iravadham. The garland was smashed under the feet of this Elephant. The saint got angry and cursed Lord Indra that all his wealth would disappear in the sea. So happened and on a particular day all the Deva’s churned the sea and the next day they got Godess Lakshmi’s blessings. So that particular day of churning was named as Ekadasi and the day next as Dhuvadasi.

So after regaining his wealth, Lord Indra got the dharsan of Lord Narayana at this place. As Lord Indra and the Rudhirar’s got the Lords dharsan, the pushkarani known as Indra Pushkarani and Rudira Pushkarani. As the Lord here vibrates all his powers as Pranava without stipping, like a Nanda vilakku the Vimaanam here is Pranava Vimaanam. All the 11 Divyadesams of Thirunaangur was created to receive Lord Shiva from his Brahma hati dhosam. It’s been said that in a war between Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu. Lord Shiva throwed his Tirisoolam (his weapon) on Lord vishnu and he took it as his Thiruman (Symbol in his forehead) and Lord Vishnu once held Lord Shiva’s neck tightly (while he drank the poison which came from the Thriuparkadal) and the poison stood there and Lord Shiva was named Neelakandan thereafter. By worshipping Lord Shiva his black throat resembles Lord Krishna’s colour and while worshipping Lord Vishnu the Thiruman stands as symbol for Lord Shiva and thus these Lords are insisting unity among us. Nara Narayanar, is the form of Lord who became a student himself and a teacher himself, teaching Gnana to himself as being a student and teacher simultaneously. Lord Naryanan of Manimaada Kovil stands as a lamp which spreads Gnana to the world and Nara Narayana of Bhadrinath who taught Gnana to himself and thus both are equivalent in terms of Gnana.


It’s about 5 miles away from Seerkazhi. 3.5 kms from Thiru Paarthanpalli

Temple Timings:

8.30 am to 11.30 pm and 5.30 to 7.30 pm

Temple Telephone Number:

+91- 4364 – 256 424, 275 689, 94439 – 85843

Temple Address:

Sri Narayana Perumal Temple



Tamil Nadu

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