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Thirumayam Sri Sathya Murthy Perumal temple

Significance

Significance


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.


About

About


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

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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