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Thiruvanparisaram - Sri Kuralappa Perumal Temple



Thiruppathisaram is a village in the Kanyakumari District of Tamil Nadu, the southern Indian state. This village is renowned for the temple dedicated to Lord Thiruvazhimarban (Vishnu).

This Divyadesam, Thiruvanparisaram has a relation with Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Karnataka. This place is the birth sthalam of Udaya nangai, mother of Nammalwar. This perumal is worshipped and the pooja is done by the Andhanars of Udipi, in Karnataka.

This sthala perumal, Thirukkuralappan explains about the unity of Saivam and Vaishnavam and explains the Gnana Thatuvam that both these two caste should be considered as one and the Gods should also be considered and worshipped as a single God.

Udayanangai had a great bhakti towards Sriman Naryanan. For 41 days, she did fasting towards this sthala perumal and did Ekadesi Viridham and gave birth to Nammalwar in Thirukkurugoor, Azhwar Thirunagari.

Udayanangai's father name is also Thiruvaashmarbhan and there was a big maaligai (palace) found in the name of Thiruvaazhmarbhan. But now it is used as Bhajan Mandapan and it is found along the Vaayu side of the temple.



Thiruppathisaram, also known as Thiruvanparisaram is to the north-east of  Nagercoil  in  Kanyakumari district.The place derives its name from a 5000 year old temple dedicated to Thiruvazhimarban (Lord in whose heart Thiru - Goddess Padmavati abodes) Lord Vishnu. Thiruppathisaram is part of the 108 Divya Desams and Malai Nattu Thiruppatigal.


1. Periya pirattiyar, who is generally found on the right side of the heart of Sriman Narayanan, is found on the left side of this sthala perumal.
2. Banyan tree is found near the Lakshmi Theertham, which is capable of curing diseases and it is also said to be the hamsam of the perumal.

Moolavar   :  Thirukkuralappan

Thayaar     :  Kamala valli Naachiyaar

Pushkarani:  Lakshmi Theertham

Vimanam:    Indira Kalyana Vimaanam

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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