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Vaithamanidhi Perumal Temple

Significance

Significance


Sri Vaithamanidhi Permual Temple is one of the Nava Tirupathi -nine  Hindu  temples dedicated to Lord Vishnulocated in Tiruchendur-Tirunelveli route, Tamil Nadu, India in the banks of Thamiraparani river. All these 9 temples are classified as "Divya Desams", the 108 temples of Vishnu revered by the 12 poet saints, or Alwars.

One of the Brahmaputiran, who came out of Lord Brahma's ears - named Pulathiya Rishi and Kasthamal's daughter Aavirpoo gave birth a child named Visiravasi. The child who born for this Visiravasi and Ilipillai is Kuberan.Kuberan did tapas praying  Lord Shiva.

When Shiva and Parvathi gave their seva to Kuberan, since he could not see the bright shine came out from Parasakthi, Kuberan lost his eyes. After this, he replaced an eye made of gold and ruled Alagapuri and became one of the friends of Lord Shiva.

Vaisyantham which is said as always move from one place to another in search of money and other things and this kind of persons one called "Vaisyaas".Guberan is said to be one of Vaisyaas and his wife is chitiregai and his Vaaganams (vehicles) are Horse, Parrot. His weapon is Katkam and Garland is Seerakka Maalai.

His park is Saithiratham and the Vimaanam is Pushpaka Vimaanam. His son is Nalakooparan.Once he got the Sapan from Parvathi Devi and lost all of his wealth (Navanidhi) and started to worship this sthala perumal as his Emperumaan.

This sthalam is also called as "Adharma Pisunam". It means Dharman wars agians the Evil (Adharmam) and it permanently stayed in this sthalam by riding out the adharmam. Vaithamanidhi perumal stands still here in this sthalam to ride of the Adharmam to protect the wealth which cannot be taken out.

This perumal has thirusangu in the left hand and in the right hand he has thiru Chakkaram by which he destroy the Adharma. In this sthalam only, Madhurakavi alwar was born, Who then because the sishya (student) of Nammalwar. Madhurakavi Alwar is said to be the Gnana Nidhi.This sthala perumal gave prathyaksha for Kuberan, who is the wealth, Madhurakavi Alwar, who is the Gnana nidhi.

About

About


This sthalam is situated  two miles away from AzhwAr Tirunagari,  in Tirunelveli district. No lodging facilities available. This sthalam is one of Nava Thirupathi.

Due to a curse by Mother Parvathi, Kubera lost all his wealth.  The Nava Nidhis  9 kinds of wealth  left him and they came to Lord Narayana Perumal.  As Perumal was the custodian of the wealth (nidhi), He came to praised and named Vaitha Manidhi Perumal.

He is granting darshan to devotees keeping these Nidhis under His right shoulder.  Kubera worshipped this Perumal and got back the Nidhis, according to scriptures.  Perumal is also known as Adharmapisunam.

The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and from 1.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m.Vaikunda Ekadasi in December-January is grandly celebrated in the temple.

Moolavar  :  Vaithamanidhi Perumal

Urchavar   :  Nikshoba Vithan

Amman / Thayar  :Kumudhavalli Nayaki, Kolurvalli Nayaki

Pushkarani:      Gubera pushkarani

Vimanam  :   Sri Hara Vimaanam.

Do & Don't

Do & Don't



Do:


  • Do pray your Ishta Devata before pilgrimage to Temple.
  • Do contact Temple Devasthanam information centre for enquiry, temple information and for Pooja details etc.
  • Do reserve your travel and accommodation at Temple well in advance.
  • Do bath and wear clean clothes before you enter the temple.
  • Do concentrate on God and Goddess inside the temple.
  • Do maintain silence and recite your Istamantram to yourself inside the temple.
  • Do observe ancient custom and traditions while in Temple.
  • Do respect religious sentiments at Temple.
  • Do deposit your offerings in the hundi only.

Don't s:

  • Do not come to Temple for any purpose other than worshipping of God and Goddess.
  • Do not smoke at Temple.Do not consume alcoholic drinks at Temple.
  • Do not eat non-vegetarian food in the Kshetram.
  • Do not approach mediators for quick Darshanam. It may cause inconvenient to others.
  • Do not carry any weapon inside the temple.
  • Do not wear any head guards like helmets, caps, turbans and hats inside the temple premises.
  • Do not perform Sastanga Pranama inside the Sanctum Sanctorum.
  • Do not take much time while performing Sparsa Darshanam to God in Garbhagriha.
  • Do not buy spurious prasadams from street vendors.
  • Do not encourage beggars at Temple.
  • Do not spit or create nuisance in the premises of the temple.

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