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Thiruputkuzhi Sri Vijaya Raghava Perumal Temple Timings, History

Sri Vijaya Raghava Perumal Temple is one of 108 Divya Desams located 12.8 km from Kanchipuram, Tamilnadu. It is one of the Thondai Nadu Divya Desams closely related to the great epic Srimad Ramayanam. Here Lord Vishnu worshipped as Sri Vijayaraghava Perumal, as the Moolavar in sitting posture facing east. His Concert is MaragathaValli.

Tiru in Tamil is a honorific prefix, Pul means bird and Kuzhi the pit. The place is thus named Tiru Pul Kuzhi-Tiruputkuzhi.

The Sri Vijayaraghava Perumal’s upper hand holds Chakra and Conch, the lower right hand in Abhaya Hastham and the left hand in Akhvana Hastham. Bhudevi is on the right and Sridevi on the left side. Jadayu is on the laps of Sri Vijayaraghava Perumal.

This is 57th Divya Desam and mangalasasanam was done by Thirumangai Azhwar. Manavala Mamunigal, Koyilannan, Vedantha Desikar, Prathivadhi Bhayankaram Annan has sung hymns in praise of Sri Vijayaraghava Perumal.

Sri Rama Navami, float festival, Brahmotsavam in the month of Masi, Pavitrotsavam in the month Avani, Navaratri and Thiru Karthikai Utsavam are the festivals celebrated in the temple.

Thiruputkuzhi Sri Vijayaraghava Perumal Temple Timings:

Morning: 7.00 AM to 12.00 Noon
Evening: 4.00PM to 7.00 PM

Sri Vijaya Raghava Perumal Temple Speciality:

Childless women offer dhal, (Paruppu) to Madapalli (the place where the Lord’s food is prepared). Childless Women often bathe in Jayayu Theertham, the dhal is tied in a cloth immersed in water and tied around the stomach and sleep. If they find that the pulse has sprouted upon awakening in the morning, it indicates child boon granted.

Sri Rama came here and performed the last rites for Jatayu (eagle), like his father. This temple is a place where everyone can perform their rites to their ancestors. For the water needed for the rites, Lord Rama shot an arrow and created a spring, now called Jatayu Pushkarini.

Sri Vijaya Raghava Perumal Temple Historhy:

Jatayu (eagle) fell almost dead while fighting with Asura King Ravana while kidnapping Sita Devi. While Lord Rama and Sri Lakshmana were searching for Maa Sita, they encountered Jatayu, who informed them of what had happened. He shed his mortal body, begging the Lord to perform the last rites for him and to grant him Darshan with Mother Sita. Sri Rama had Jatayu on his right, lit the pyre and performed the rites.

Unable to endure the heat of the fire, Mother Sridevi moved to the Lord’s left from the right and Bhoodevi Thayar moved to the left from the right, according to the scriptures. Based to the story, the Thayar shrine is to the left of the Lord and the Sri Andal shrine is to the right of the temple.

Sri Vijayaraghava Perumal Temple Address:

Arulmigu Vijayaraghava Perumal Thirukoil,
Thiruputkuzhi,
Kancheepuram District,
Tamilnadu – 631502.

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