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Appakkudathaan Perumal Temple

Significance

Significance

Appakkudathaan Perumal Temple or Thirupper Nagar, is a Hindu temple located in Koviladi, a village 10 miles (16 km) from Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu, India.

 It is dedicated to Vishnu and is one of the Divya Desams the 108 temples of Vishnu revered in Nalayira Divya Prabandham by the 12 poet saints or Alwars.

This temple is located along the banks of the Kollidam River and is one of the five Pancharanga Kshetrams located on the banks of the  Cauvery River.The temple is believed to be of significant antiquity, with contributions at different times from the Medieval Cholas.

The temple is built on an elevated structure and is approached through a flight of 21 steps. The rajagopuram (the main gateway) has three tiers and the temple has a precinct around the sanctum.

The temple priests perform the pooja (rituals) every day, including festivals. Like other Vishnu temples of Tamil Nadu, the priests belong to the Vaishnavaitecommunity, a Brahmin sub-caste.

The temple rituals are performed four times a day; Kalasanthi at 8:30 a.m., Uchikalam at 10:00 a.m., Sayarakshai at 6:00 p.m. and Ardha Jamam at 8:00 p.m. Each ritual comprises three steps;  alangaram  (decoration) ,  neivethanam (food offering) and deepa aradanai  (waving of lamps) for the presiding deity.


About

About


Thirupper Nagar Divyadesam Worshipped as Koviladi - One of the Pancha Ranga Kshetram  Where Nammalwar Attained Moksham .

It is believed that Appaala Ranganathar measured the steps for  Srirangam Ranganathar and hence the name Kovil - Adi named for this temple. As far as Sree Vaishnavas are concerned Kovil means only Srirangam for them among all their temples of Lord Vishnu.

This Divya Desam is also worshipped as Thirupper Nagar which is located in the outskirts of Trichy around 25 KM and about just 5 KM from Thiru Anbil Divyadesam. This place is also worshipped as Indragiri  and  Palaasavanam.

Koviladi Divyadesam is situated on a small hillock, named Indragiri and is easily accessible. The Presiding Deity is Appamkudatthaan in his Reclining Posture Holding a Pot in one Hand. Thayar is being blessing Indhra Devi and also as Kamalavalli Thayar.

The Tempe Pushkarini is Indhira Theertham and the Vimanam is being worshipped as Indhra Vimanam. almighty gave prathyaksham to Markandeya Mahirishi and Uparisaravasar here.

Moolavar  -  Appakkudathaan

Thayaar  -   Indira Devi

Kshetrams -  Pancharanga Kshetrams

Pushkarini - Indhira Theertham

Vimanam  - Indhra Vimanam

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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