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Adi Jagannatha Perumal Temple



The Adi Jagannatha Temple 
is a South Indian Hindu temple in  Thiruppullani, a village in the outskirts of Ramanathapuram in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu, is dedicated to the Hindu god Vishnu.

Constructed in Dravidian style of architecture, the temple is glorified in the Divya Prabandha, the early medieval Tamil canon of the Azhwar saints from the 6th - 9th centuries AD. It is one of the 108 Divyadesam  dedicated to Vishnu, who is worshipped as Adi Jagannatha and his consort  Lakshmi  as Padmasini.

Tirupullani is one of the celebrated 108 Vaishnava temples. Sri Rama graces in a reclining form. The Bodhi Tree (Arasa Maram) dates back to centuries said to have been graced by the darshan of the Lord.

The most significant prayer in this holy place is to pray for begetting issues. The belief is that our sins will be absolved if we take a bath in the Sethu Thirtham. Moreover, all the impediments caused by the planets will be relieved if we worship here. Those who have difficulties in getting married pray to the Utsavar, Kalyana Jagannathar.

The Prime Deity faces east in the sitting posture with Sri Devi and Bhu Devi. Similarly, His Consort Sri Padmasani Thayar sits and renders Her blessings to the devotees. Near this shrine is the age-old Pipal (Aswatha) tree and is considered to be the incarnation of Aswatha Narayanan Who revealed Himself to the three sages, Pullavar, Kannuvar, and Kaalavar.



The Adi Jagannatha temple is believed to have been built during the late 8th century AD, with later contributions from Medieval Cholas,later Pandyas, Sethupathi Kings of Ramnad. As per Hindu legend, Rama is believed to done penance to worship the god of ocean to seek way to Sri Lanka in grass, giving the name Dharbasayanam to the place.

72 Chatur Yugas ago (countless crores of years), three sages Pullavar, Kannavar and Kalavar came to this temple region, then covered densely with darba grass and merged themselves in deep penance.

Pleased with their penance, Lord Vishnu appeared before them in the form of Arasa Maram. Though happy they were, the Sages sought the grace of Perumal in His original form, Perumal obliged in the form of Lord Adi Jagannatha. That is the place now called Tirupullani.

The temple is open from morning 7.00 clock till 12.30 noon and from 3.30 to 8.30 pm.

Moolavar    :      Adi Jagannathar (Deiva Chilayaar)

Urchavar   :      Kalyana Jagannathar

Amman / Thayar :    Kalyanavalli, Padmasani

Thala Virutcham   :   Pipal Tree (Aswatha)

Theertham    :      Hema Chakra Thirtham, Adhi Sethu Rathnakara Thirtham

Do & Don't

Do & Don't


  • 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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