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108 Divya Desam Temples | List of Divya Kshetrams | 108 Vaishnavite Temples

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Divya Desams or Sri Vishnu temples or Srivaishnava 108 Divya Desam or 108 Vaishnavite Temples are temples where the Azhwars worshipped Sri Vishnu as presiding deity. The shrines where the divine saints Azhwars, who would be Amsams of Sriman Narayanan, they have sung Mangalaasaasanam are called Divya Desams. There are 108 Divya Desams, of which 105 are in India and 1 in Nepal, the other two, Parama padam and Thiruppaarkadal, belong to the celestial world. The Nityasuris or Divyasuris are those who permanently reside with the Lord in their heavenly abode. They incarnated under the name of Azhwars (sacred Vasihnavites) to spread Bhakti Marga, devotion to Lord Vishnu.

The Twelve Azhwars are:

1) POIGAI AZHWAR Period 7th Century AD – Kanchipuram
2) BHOOTHATH AZHWAR Period 7th Century AD – Mahabalipuram
3) PEI AZHWAR Period 7th Century AD – Mylapore
Poigai Azhwar, Bhootath Azhwar and Pei Azhwar are collectively called as Mudhal Azhwars.
4) TIRUMAZHISAI AZHWAR 7th Century AD – Thirumazhisai
5) TIRUMANGAI AZHWAR 8th Century AD – Thiru Kurayalur
6) TONDARADIPODI AZHWAR 8th Century AD – Thirumandangudi
7) TIRUPPAN AZHWAR 8th Century AD – Uraiyur
8) KULASEKHARA AZHWAR 8th Century AD – Thirvanjikkolam
9) PERIYAAZHWAR 9th Century AD – Sri Villiputhur
10) SRI ANDAAL 9th Century AD – Sri Villiputhur
11) NAMMAAZHWAR 9th Century AD Azhwar Thirunagari – Kurugoor
12) MADHURAKAVI AZHWAR 9th Century AD – Thirukollur
For the convenience of the devotees, these Divya khetrams are presented in the sequel groups, identifying the nearest towns with basic facilities for accommodation / boarding and Transport.

1 Chola Naattu Tirupathigal 40 Temples:

Travel Base: Tiruchi:

1. KOYIL, Thiruvarangam, Srirangam
2. Tirukkozhi, Urayur
3. Tirukarambanur, Uttamar Koil
4. Tiruvellarai
5. Tiruvanbil
6. Tirupper nagar, Koviladi Appakkudathan

Travel Base: Thanjavur, Kumbakonam, Mayiladudurai:

7. Tirukkandiyur
8. Tirukkoodaloor, Aaduthurai Perumal Koyil
9. Kapisthalam, Krishnaranya Kshetram
10. Tiruppullambhootangudi
11. Tiru Aadanoor
12. Tiru Kudandai, Kumbakonam, Bhaskara Kshetram
13. Thiruvinnagar, Uppiliappan Koyil, Markandeya Kshetram
14. Tirunaraiyur, Naachiyaar Koyil
15. Tirucherai, Pancha Sara Kshetram
16. Tirukkannamangai, Krishna Mangala Kshetram
17. Tiru Kannapuram
18. Tirukannankudi, Krishnaaranya Kshetram
19. Tiru Naagai, Nagappattinam
20. Tanjai Maamanikkoyil
21. Tirunandipura Vinnagaram, Dakshina Jagannatham
22. Tiruvelliyankudi
23. Tiruvazhundur
24. Tiruchirupuliyur
25. Talaichchanga Naanmadiyam, Talaisangaadu
26. Tiru Indhallur

Travel Base: Mayiladudurai, Chidambaram:

27. Tirunangur, Tirukavalampaadi
28. Tirukazhicheerama Vinnagaram, Sirkazhi
29. Tiru Arimeya Vinnagaram
30. Tiruvanpurushottamam
31. Tirusemponsei Koyil
32. Tiru Manimaada koyil
33. Tiru Vaikuntha Vinnagaram
34. Tiruvaali and Tirunagari
35. Tiru Devanaar Togai
36. Tiruttetriambalam
37. Tirumanikkoodam
38. Tiruvellakkulam
39. Tiruppaartanpalli
40. Tiruchitrakootam, Chidambaram

2 Nadu Naattu Tirupathigal 2 Temples

Travel Base: Cuddaloor

41. Tiruvahindrapuram
42. Tirukkovilur

3 Thondai Naattu Tirupathigal 22 Temples

Travel Base: Kanchipuram

43. Tirukachchi –, Hasthigiri
44. Ashtabhujakaram
45. Tiruttankaa, Tooppul
46. Tiruvellukai
47. Tiruneeragam
48. Tirupaadakam
49. Tirunilaathingal Tundam
50. Tiru Ooragam
51. Tiruvegka
52. Tirukkarakam
53. Tirukaarvanam
54. Tirukkalvanoor
55. Tiruppavalavannam
56. Parameswara Vinnagaram
57. Tiruputkuzhi

Travel Base: Chennai

58. Tirunindravur
59. Tiruvallur, Thiru Evvullur
60. Tiruvallikkeni
61. Tiruneermalai
62. Tiruvidandai
63. Tirukadalmallai(Mahabalipuram
64. Tirukkadigai, Sholangipuram

4 Vada Naattu Tirupathigal 11 Temples

65. Tiruayoddhi, Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh
66. Tiru Naimisaranyam, Uttar Pradesh
67. Tiruppirudi, Nanda Prayag, Uttar Pradesh
68. Tirukkandam, Deva Prayag, Uttar Pradesh
69. Tiruvadariyasramam, Badrinath, Uttar Pradesh
70. Tiruchalagramam, Salagramam, Nepal
71. Tiruvadamadurai, Mathura, Uttar Pradesh
72. Tiruvaipadi, Gokulam, Uttar Pradesh
73. Tiru Dwarakai, Dwaraka, Gujarat
74. Singavelkunram, Ahobilam, Andhra Pradesh
75. Tiruvenkatam, Tirumala/Tirupathi, Andhra Pradesh

5 Malai Naattu Tirupathigal 13 Temples

Travel Base: Trivandrum, Kanyakumari

76. Tirunaavaya, Tirunaavai
77. Tiruvithuvakodu
78. Tirukkakkarai, Tirukatkarai
79. Tirumoozhikkalam
80. Tiruvallavazh, Thiruvalla
81. Tirukodittanam
82. Tiruchengannur
83. Thiruppuliyur, Kuttanadu
84. Thiruvaaranvilai, Aaranmula
85. Tiruvanvandur, Tiruvanvandoor
86. Tiruvananthapuram
87. Tiruvattaaru
88. Thiruvanparisaram

6 Pandiya Naattu Tirupathigal 18 Temples

Travel Base: Tirunelveli

89. Tirukkurungudi
90. Tiruchireevaramangai, Vanamamalai
91. Tiru Vaikuntam, Srivaikuntam
92. Tiruvaragunamangai, Nattham
93. Tiruppulinkudi
94. Thirutholaivillimangalam, Irattai Tirupathi
95. Tirukkulandai, Perunkulam
96. Tirukkolur
97. Tirupperai
98. Tirukkurugur, Azhwar Tirunagari
99. Tiruvilliputtur, Srivilliputhur

Travel Base: Madurai

100. Tirutthangal
101. Tirukoodal
102. Tirumaaliruncholai
103. Tirumogur
104. Tirukkottiyur
105. Tirupullani
106. Tirumayam

Vinnulagam (Celestial) 2 Temples

107. Tiruppaarkadal, Sheerasagaram
108. Tiru Paramapadham, Vaikuntam

The presiding deities in the reclining posture in some of the Divya Desams
“Ashtaavidha Sayana Divya Desam” are being addressed as under:
Vadapathra sayanam, Srivilliputtur
Veera Sayanam, Tiru Evvallur, Tiruvallur
Thala sayanam, Tirukudalmallai, Mahabalipuram
Uthaana Sayanam, Tirukudandai, Kumbakonam
Dharbha Sayanam, Tirupullani
Bhujanga Sayanam, Srirangam
Bhoga Sayanam, Tiruchitra koodam, Chidambaram
Manikka Sayanam, Tiruneermalai

Besides the Divya Desams, there are also Abhimana Desams and Purana Desams, which are held as sacred shrines for the Sri Vaishnavites.

Abhimana Desams / Presiding Deity/ Shetram:

1. Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy, Singaperumal Koil, Near Chennai, Chennai – Chengelput Highway
2. Sri Adhikesava Perumal, Sri Perumbuthur, Near Chennai, Chennai – Kanchipuram Highway
3. Sri Kamakostam, Kancheepuram, Near Chennai
4. Sri Vaikuntavasa Perumal, Chennai – Koyambedu
5. Sri Jagannathan, Tirumazhisai, Near Chennai, Chennai – Tiruvallur Road
6. Sri Karunakaran, Madhurantakam, Chennai – Tindivanam Road
7. Sri Prasanna Venkatesan, Thanthondri Malai, Near Trichy
8. Sri Soundararaja Perumal, Perumpuliyur, Near Kumbakonam
9. Sri Ranganathar, Tirumandangudi, Near Kumbakonam
10. Sri Chakravarthi Tirumagan, Vaduvur, Near Tanjavur
11. Sri Prasanna Venkatachapathy Perumal, Gunaseelam, Near Trichy
12. Sri Narasimha Swamy, Namakkal, Trichy – Salem Highway
13. Sri Kolavamanar, Sikkal, Near Nagapattinam
14. Sri Ranganathar, Adhirangam, Near Vedaranyam
15. Veeranarayan Perumal, Kattu Mannargudi, Near Chidambaram
16. Tilla Vilaaham, Near Pattukkotai
17. Sri Pandurangan Tennangur, Near Vandavashi
18. Kallavan, Pachai Vannan, Kancheepuram
19. Sri Paanaga Narasimha Swamy, Mangalagiri, Near Vijayawada, AP
20. Sri Ranganathar, Srirangapattinam, Bangalore – Mysore Road
21. Sri Ranganathar, Sivasamuthiram, Near Mysore, Karnataka
22. Sri Nambi Narayanan, Tondanur, Melkot, Near Mysore, Karnataka
23. Kunjaala Narasimha Swamy, T Narasipur, Near Mysore, Karnataka
24. Sri Bala Krishnan, Udipi, Near Mangalore, Karnataka
25. Sri Guruvayurppan, Guruvayur, Near Trichur, Kerala
26. Sri Gangadharar, Gaya. Bihar
27. Sri Vishnu Prayag, Haridwar, UP
28. Pandu Kesavan, Haridwar, UP
29. Sri Srinivasar, Kodikkarai, Vedaranyam

Purana Desams:

Sri Vasudevar
Raja Mannargudi
Near Tanjavur
2. Sri Bhuvarahan
Sri Mushnam
Near Chidambaram
3. Sri Sethumadhavan
Sethu Karai
Near Ramanathapuram
4. Sri Rama
Dhanuskoti
(Now lost in the Ocean)
5. Sri Janardhana Perumal
Varkala
Near Trivandrum, Kerala
6. Sri Narayanan
Tirunarayanapuram, Melkot
Near Mysore
7. Sri Rama
Bhadrachalam
Near Hyderabad, AP
8. Sri Varaha Narasimha Swamy
Simhachalam
Near Vizag
9. Sri Jagannathar
Puri
Near Bhvaneswar, Orissa
10. Sri Paramapurushan
Pushkar
Near Ajmir (Rajasthan)
11. Sri Pandurangan
Pandareepuram
Near Kurduwadi, Maharastra
12. Sri Krishna
Ujjain, MP
13. Sri Kesavan
Kasi, Benaras
UP
14. Sri Vishnu Prayag
Near Allahabad, UP
15.Sri paramapurushan Jyoshi Mutt
Near Haridwar
16. Sri Maya Bharadan Haridwar
17. Sri Krishna
Kurushetram, Near Ambala

The presiding deities in these Divya Desams are found in various Thirukkolams (postures)
Kidantha Thirukkolam (Sleeping posture) in 27 Divyadesams
Veetrirundha Thirukkolam (Sitting posture) in 21 Divyadesams
Nindra Thirukkolam (Standing posture) in 60 Divyadesams

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