Uttamar Kovil Purushottaman Temple Timings:
Morning: 6:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Evening: 4:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Thirukkarambanoor, also known as Uthamar koil or Pichaandar koil is a Divya kshetram located closer to Srirangam – 2 Kms and 7 Kms from Trichy, connected by road, as well by Uthamar Koil or Pichandar Koil Railway station.
This is a unique temple wherein shrines dedicated to Vishnu and His consort Lakshmi, Brahma and Saraswathi, Shiva and Parvathi – called Vadivudaiamman – are located. This temple is also known as Bhikshatanar koyil. It is believed that Tirumangai Azhwar lived here and supervised the renovation of Srirangam Ranganathar temple.
Arulmigu Uthammar Koil’s presiding deities are Purushottaman and Thayar Poornavalli also called Poorva Devi. The Theertham is Karamba Theertham and the Vimanam Udyoga Vimanam.
The legend has it that the fifth head of Brahma which was pulled out by Shiva stuck to his palms, and only after receiving alms from Mahalakshmi it came out. Another legend has it that Vishnu took the form of a kadamba tree to which Brahma offered worship, offering water from his Kamandalam. It is also believed that Kadamba Muni offered worship to Lord Vishnu on the banks of the Kadamba theertham created by Brahma.
Tirumangai Azhwar – 1399 (Pasuram number as found in Naalaayira Divya Prabhandam)
Historical inscriptions pertaining to Chola and Pandya periods are found in this temple. The annual Brahmotsavam for Purushottaman perumal is being conducted during the Tamil month Chittirai (April), and that of Siva during Vaikashi (May).
The Utsava Vigraha of Lord Ranganathar of Srirangam temple is brought to Kadamba Theertham during the Maasi festival.
According to puranas, it is said that the temple of Sri Purushothaman Perumal (Uthamar Kovil) is glorified in Nalayira Divya Prabandham. It is one of the temples where six sacred sanctuaries of gods with their wifes are worshipped in a single temple complex. The seven forms of Guru can be observed in this Uthamar Kovil. The seven forms are:
1) Lord Bhikshadanar, represents Sadasiva Guru
2) Lord Brahma, represents Brahma Guru
3) Goddess Soundarya Parvati, represents Shakti Guru
4) Brahaspathy, represents Deva Guru
5) Lord Varadaraja Perumal, represents Vishnu Guru
6) Lord Subramanya, represents Gnana Guru
7) Sukrachariar, represents Asura Guru.
Uthamar Kovil Purushottaman Temple Sannadhis:
Brahma who is otherwise called as “Naan Mugan”
Uttamar Kovil Purushottaman Temple Pooja Timings
Ushathkala Pooja- 5:30 AM
Kalasanthi Pooja – 8:00 AM
Uchikala Pooja – 10:00 AM
Sayarakshai Pooja – 5:00 PM
Irandamkalam Pooja – 7:00 PM
Ardha Jamam Pooja – 8:30 PM
Festivals Celebrated Uttamar Kovil Purushottaman Temple:
Brahmotsavam Celebrated in November or December
Rama Navami Utsavam Celebrated in April or May
Vaikunta Ekadashi Celebrated in December or January
Pongal Celebrated in January
Diwali Celebrated in October or November
Photography is not allowed not Allowed in Thirukkarambanoor – Uthamar Kovil Purushothaman Temple.
How to Reach Uttamar Koyil Purushottaman Temple:
Trichy has well maintained National High ways connected with all major cities like Chennai, Nagaerkovil etc.
Trichy Railway station is well connected with all railway stations in Tamilnadu and has plenty of express and passenger trains from Chennai, Madurai, and Tirunelveli etc.
Trichy City has Airport with domestic and international flights from Chennai, Bangalore, Colombo, Sharjah etc.
Uttamar Koyil Purushottaman Temple Address:
Trichy-Salem Main Road,
Tamil Nadu 621216
Phone: 0431 259 1466
Uttamar Koyil Purushottaman Nearby Temple:
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Vazhivudu Murugan Temple
Sri Rajarajeswari Temple
Manarpuram Mahalakshmi Thayar Temple