Thiruvadhigai or Thiripuravadhigai as it was originally known is a village between Panruti and Cuddalore. It is believed that Lord Vishnu became the Saram (arrow) for Lord Shiva to burn down the Tiripurandhakas and hence is called Saranarayana Perumal. This is the place where Shiva worshipped him after burning down the Tiripurandakas and hence the place is called Tiripuravadhigai.
Saranarayana Perumal is found in Kalyana Thirukkolam with Sridevi thaayar (no Boodevi) as he married the daughter of Margandeya maharishi here. The goddess is called Hemambujavalli and the Utsavar is called Govinda Vinnagarappan.
The most unique feature of Saranarayana Perumal Koil is that it is only here that we find Lord Narasimha in a sleeping posture as Sayana Narasimha with Goddess Lakshmi at his feet. Lord Mahavishnu is found as Ranganathar in several temples and we also find Lord Shiva in a sleeping posture in Suruttapalli but nowhere else can we see Lord Narasimha in a sleeping posture. This temple was built 1000 years ago and renovated recently. Goddess Sridevi is the consort of Lord Narasimha. Here Lord Narasimha is seen in a Sleeping Position. This temple has a 5 tier Rajagopuram. The temple holy tank is called Garuda theertham. Arjuna is said to have visited this temple at the end of the Mahabharata War.
Thiruvathigai Narasimhar Temple Timings:
Monday to Thursday: 7:00 AM To 11:00 AM
Friday to Sunday: :7:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Evening: 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Note: Singirikudi temple timings may change on festivals and special days.
Thiruvathigai Sri Saranarayana Perumal Temple Poojas:
6.30 AM – Suprabatham and Vishwa Roopam
7.00 AM – Selvar Thirumanjanam
7.30 AM – Sahasranama Archanai
7.30 AM to 8.30 am – Kalai Poojai
11.30 AM – Ucchikkalam
4.00 PM – Nadai Thirappu
6.30 PM – Maalai Pooja
8.15 PM – Artha Jama Pooja
Sri Saranarayana Perumal Temple Festivals:
Avani – Krishna Jayanthi
Purattasi – Tirumalai vaibhavam
Margazhi – Hanuman Jayanthi
Panguni Uthiram – Thaayar Perumal Serthi Urchavam
Every Friday – Thaayar sahasranamam
Every Month – Swathi Nachathiram Pooja, Sayanam Narashima Swamy Pooja
Sri Saranarayana Perumal Temple Address:
Arulmigu Sara Narayanaperumal Temple
Tamilnadu – 607 106.
Temple Phone 94437 87186