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Thiruvali-Thirunagari Temple



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

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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