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Sri Palli Konda Perumal Temple



Thiruthetriyambalam or Sri Palli Konda Perumal Temple
 a village in the outskirts of Sirkazhi in the South Indian state ofTamil Nadu, is dedicated to the Hindu god Vishnu.

It is one among the eleven divyadesams of Thirunangur Tirupathis and is closely associated with Thirumangai Alvar. It is also the only temple in the Nangur divyadesams to have revered by an azhwar other than Thirumangai Alvar.

Constructed in the 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 Palli Konda Perumal.

As per Hindu legend, the temple tank for dug by Arjuna from the age of Mahabaratha. Krishna appeared as Parthasarathy to Arjuna here and initiated his education, leading to the name of the temple.

The temple is open from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m and has four daily rituals at various times of the day. The Thirumangai Azhwar Mangalasasana Utsavam celebrated annually during the Tamil month of Thai is the major festival of the temple.



The temple ranks among the celebrated 108 Divya Desas of Sri Vishnu. Of these temples, this is the only temple called ?Ambalam?. Lord Perumal blesses the devotees with four arms facing east in a reclining form.

Lord Shiva and Mother Sengamala Nachiar had the darshan of Lord in the temple.  Besides the presiding deity, Lord Lakshmi Narayana, Mothers Sridevi and Bhoodevi, Chakarathazhwar, and Lord Santhana Gopala krishnan bless the devotees from the sanctum sanctorum.

This is the only Lord Vishnu temple among the 108 Divya Desas known as Ambalam.  People in Tirunangoor know this temple as Pallikonda Perumal temple only.  Worshipping Perumal here is equal to worshipping Srirangam Perumal.

Moolavar    :   Senganmal Ranganathar

Urchavar      :   Senganmal, Pallikonda Ranganathar (Perumal in reclining form)

Amman / Thayar :   Sengamalavalli

Theertham   :    Surya Pushkarini

Vimanam    :  Veda Vimanam

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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