Thiruvali - Thirunagari Temples are paired Hindu temples dedicated to Lord Vishnu located 10 km away from Sirkali,Tamil Nadu, India and 5 km away from each other. It is one of the "Divya Desams", the 108 temples of Vishnu revered by the 12 poet saints, or Alwars.
Unlike other Divyadesams where a single shrine is referred, this pair of temples is referred together in all the 41 paasurams(poems). These temples follow Thenkalai mode of worship.It closely associated with Thirunangur Tirupathis and the birthplace of Thirumangai Alvar.
Thirumangai Azhwar and Kumudhavalli Nachiyar - Neelan, the great warrior in Chozha Kingdom Once in a village called Thirukurayalur near Thiruvali, a boy was born with bluish body and hence he was called as Neelan.
Very soon he became the successful warrior and attained an honorable status in the Kingdom of Chola Dynasty beacuse of his braveness To admire Neelan, Chozha Emperor gave him a villages called Thiru Aali and Mangaimadam made him as a King. Thus Neelan became Aali Nadan and Mangai Mannan. Once a head of Apsaras named Sumangali visited Bhoologam along with her collegues.
One Fine Day Paranthaman along with HIS consort Goddess Lakshmi Devi came as a Rich Newly Married Couple and passing through the place where Thirumangai was making robbery. By seeing the rich couple Neelan attempted to capture all the ornaments. He took all the ornaments from the couple and finally he saw a Toe Ring the bride was wearing. He tried his level best to pluck that, but he was not able to do so. Mangai Mannan asked the bride what was the mandhram he made for not removing his toe ring. The almighty called Neelan near to HIM and taught HIM Thirumandhiram.
Thiruvali - Thirunagari Divyadesam both the temples are worshiped as One Divyadesam. Being the place where the"Thirumandhiram was taught to Thirumangai Azhwar by the almighty himself, the temple is being worshipped as equal as Badrinath. Thiruvali Thirunagari is one of the Pancha Narasimha Kshetrams.
Devotees can worship Yoga Narasimhar and Hiranya Narasimhar at Thirunagari. Lakshmi Narasimhar with Goddes Lakshmi on his Right Lap can be worshipped in Thiruvali. Ugra Narsimhar at Thirukurayalur, the birth place of Thirumangai Azhwar and Veera Narsimhar is blessing at Mangaimadam, where Thirumangai Azhwar fed 1008 vaishnavites every day for the whole year as per the wish of Kumudhavalli Nachiyar to marry her.
Moolavar : Lakshmi Narasimhar, Vaylaali Manvalan
Utsavar : Thiruvali Nagaralan, Kalyana Ranganathan
Thayar : Amrudhakadavalli Thayar, Poornavalli
Posture : Sitting Posture Facing East
Vimanam : Ashtakshara Vimanam, Samano Vimanam
Theertham : Lakshani Theertham, Ahlaadha Theertham
Festivals : Thiruvedupari Festival on Panguni Utram
Kshetram : Pancha Narasimha Kshetram