Thirumeyyam is an ancient Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu. It is located Thirumayam in the district of Pudukottai, Tamil Nadu, India, 21 km from Pudukottai on the Pudukottai-Karaikudi highway. It is one of the Divya Desams, the 108 temples of Vishnu revered by the 12 poet saints, or Alwars.
The presiding deity is called Sathyagiri Nathan/Sathya Murthi(Vishnu). The temple is old and large, and striking in appearance. The main statue of Lord Sathyagiri nathan, approximately seven feet in height, is standing on a rock, along with his wives.
In the next Sannidhanam(sanctum), Lord Mahavishnu's sculpture is in sleeping position, the position which is called in Tamil Ari thuyil, sleeping with a sense of knowing what is going on at present.
This is one of the 108 Divyadesa temples of Lord Perumal. There are two presiding deities in the temple Lord Sathyamurthy and Lord Tirumeyyar. Thailakappu is performed on the presiding deity once in 12 years.
Lord Perumal praised as Sathyamurthy Perumal graces the devotees from the sanctum sanctorum under the Somachandra Vimana, holding His discus and conch in standing posture. The place is praised as Sathya Kshtram after the name of Lord Perumal.
Lord Tiru Meyyar after whose name the place is named as Tirumayam is in His reclining posture on the Adisesha serpent bed graces from another shrine. It is said that this reclining Perumal is the biggest in India.
This Divyadesam is situated in Pudukottai district in Tamil Nadu. It is situated 13 Km away from Pudukkottai on the south direction. We can reach this sthalam by getting down in Thirumeyyam railway station which is found in between pudukottai Kaaraikudi railway lane and has to travel one mile from Thriumeyyam railway station. Lots of Bus facilities are also available but there are no enough lodging facilities.
The Perumal who explains about "Sathyam" (or) truth can be the example for the universal slogam. "Sathya meva Jayathey". To explain and be an example for this, he stands in this sthalam as "Sathya giri Nathan".
There is no end for Sathyam (Truth) and it never sleeps and doesnt forget anything. It calculates the good and the evil actions performed by the people and according to that, all fo the souls are reached to proper destiny.
If we do good and our actions lead to good thought and action, we will reach the thiruvadi (feet) of Sriman Narayanan and if we think of bad things and as a result of it, if we perform bad and evil actions, we will be going to the hell.
To explain this, the perumal is found in Bogha sayanam in Kidantha kolam withought sleeping and calculatting the good / bad actions of all Aathmaas.All the things that live in this mighty Earth are governed and watched by the Emperumaan and to explain this, the perumal is found in Nindra Kolam with the name "Sathya Moorthy" (or) "Sathya giri Nathan".
Moolavar : Sathya Murthy Perumal
Urchavar : Azhagia Meyyar
Amman / Thayar: Ujjeevana Thayar
Thala Virutcham: Banyan tree
Theertham : Sathya Pushkarini
Old year:1000-2000 years old