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Srivilliputhur Andal Temple Timings, History, Pooja

This Andal temple at Srivilliputhur is dedicated to the Hindu god Sri Vishnu. It is located 74 km from Madurai, Tamilnadu. This temple is one of the 108 Divya Desams of Lord Vishnu. The main Deities are Andal and Ranga Mannar. You can also visit the birthplace of Goddess Andal inside the temple premises. You may also visit Vadapathrasayi in the Northeast direction, as also Chakrathazhwar.

The greatest attraction is the Rajagopuram of the temple with eleven tiers and 192″ height. it is one of the tallest towers of temples in Tamilnadu. It finds a place in the emblem of the Government of Tamilnadu.

Srivilliputhur Andal Temple:

Pooja Time Name of Pooja
6.30 AM Viswa Roopam
8.30 AM Kala Sanathi
12.00 Noon Uchikkalam
1.00 PM Nadai Sarthal
4.00 PM Nadai Thirappu
6.00 PM Saya Ratchai
8.00 PM Atthalam
9.00 PM Aravanai

Srivilliputhur Andal Temple

Srivilliputhur Vadapatrasayanar Temple:

Pooja Time Name of Pooja
7.00 AM Viswa Roopam
8.00 AM Kala Sanathi

Srivilliputhur Azhvar Sannathi:

Pooja Time Name of Pooja
8.00 AM Kala Sanathi
9.30 AM Thirumanjanam
12.30 PM Nadai Sarthal
4.30 PM Nadai Thirappu
5.30 PM Saya Ratchai
8.00 PM Atthalam
8.30 PM Aravanai

Srivilliputhur Srinivasa Perumal Temple:

Pooja Time Name of Pooja
7.00 AM Nadai Thirappu
12 NOON Uchik Kalam
6.30 PM Saya Ratchai
7.00 PM Nadai Sarthal

The temple consists of two parts. The first part is called Vadabadra Sayanar temple and the second part is known as Andal Sannadhi. The Alwars lived in the 8th century. So we can say that the existence of the temple can be traced even before. Vadabadrasayanay Temple was constructed by King Villi who ruled the place. The tall tower was constructed by Peria Alwar with the help provided by the Pandia king Vallabadevan AD 765-815 as per Guru Parambara traditions.

Similarly, Andal Sannadhi had been constructed by different kings of the Pandi Dynasty at different times. Even now we can see the FIsh Emblem on the roof as a symbol of Pandiyakings. King Thirumalai Naicher had done many renovations. The “Sukravara Kuradu” bears the statues of Thirumalai Naicker, his brother Chokkappa Naicker and their wives.

The Raja Gopuram is the tallest in Tamil Nadu. It is also the Emblem of the Tamil Nadu Government. It has eleven stages. The great poet Kamban has praises it in lofty terms and the poem finds a place in the Tower.

Srivilliputhur Andal Temple History:

As the lord took a rest here in the form of Pig, It was called Varaga Shetram. Two brothers Villi and Kandan of hunter’s origins ruled a portion of the place

Once they went hunting, the younger brother Kandan was killed by a tiger Unknown of his death, Villi searched for him everywhere. But could not find him. Out of tiredness, he slept. God appeared in his dream and revealed, the fate of Kandan. He also told the king about his avatar for killing Kalanemi, the Asura. He on saying that he now dwells under a Banyan Tree, in the Vadabadra Vimanam in a reclining posture.

He directed him to found a town and constructed a temple for him. With the divine blessings, the king constructed the town. As it was made out of sand monds it was known as Villiputhur and as it was the birthplace of Andal is was called Srivilliputhur.

Srivilliputhur Andal Temple Address:

Srivilliputtur Andal Temple
Mada Street,
Mangapuram,
Srivilliputhur,
Tamil Nadu – 626125.
Phone No: 04563-260254

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