Uraiyur Azhagiya Manavala Perumal Temple Timings:
Morning: 4:00 AM to 12:00 Noon
Evening: 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Azhagiya Manavala Perumal Temple Pooja Timings:
Ushathkala pooja – 7:00 AM
Kalasanthi pooja – 8:00 AM
Uchikala pooja – 12:00 Noon
Sayarakshai pooja – 6:00 PM
Irandamkala pooja – 7:00 PM
Ardha Jaama pooja – 8:00 PM
About Azhagiya Manavala Perumal Temple:
This Divya kshetram is situated in Uraiyur, around 3 Kms from Trichy, and is easily accessible by road. Uraiyur was the ancient Chola Capital, and is the birthplace of Tiruppaan Azwar.
The presiding Deity is Azhagiya Manavaalan in the standing posture carrying Sanku and Chakra in His hands. Komalavalli Thayar is also in the same sanctum in the seated posture carrying a lotus on Her hands. The Theertham is Kalyaana Theertham and the Vimanam Kalyaana Vimanam. According to the legend a valiant rooster is believed to have warded off an elephant with it’s beak and gained the name Tirukkozhi – Mookkeeswaram.
The Sthala puranam says that King Nandha Chola who was ruling the Chola Dynasty with Uraiyur as his capital was an ardent devotee of Lord Ranganatha at Srirangam. He prayed to Lord Ranganatha to be blessed with a child. Once while hunting the King found a child on a lotus in a pond. He brought the child home and named her Komalavalli – the one that has come out of lotus. As she grew up she admired the beauty of Lord Ranganatha whenever she visited the Srirangam temple, and was expressing her desire to marry the Lord. One day the Lord appeared in the dream of the king and told him that the child is none but Mahalakshmi and asked the king to send Komalavalli to Srirangam to be married to Him. The king was delighted to find that his daughter is Mahalakshmi and Lord Ranganatha is going to be his son-in-law. Accordingly the king arranged for the marriage and Komalavalli, dressed as the bride, vanished as she entered the sanctum of Lord Rangantha. The king built a temple at Uraiyur commemorating the marriage of Komalavalli and Ranganatha.
Kalyana Uthsavam is being celebrated on Panguni Pooram (March-April) when the Utsava Vigraham of Lord Ranganatha is brought to Tirukkozhi from the Srirangam temple. There is no Utsava Vigraham in this temple.
Azhwar Mangalaasaasanam: Tirumangai Azhwar – Pasuram 1762 Kulasekhara Azhwar – Pasurm 667 (Pasuram numbers as found in Naalaayira Divya Prabhandam) The temple has exquisitely carved sculptures and ornamented pillars and large mandapams. There is a separate sannadhi for Tiruppaan Azhwar on the northern side of the temple tank.
Uraiyur Azhagiya Manavala Perumal Temple Festivals:
1) Kodai Uthsavam – Vaikasi/Aani – 10 days festival
2) Vasantha Uthsavam – Vaikasi/Aani – 7 days festival
3) Navarathri Uthsavam – Purattasi – 9 days festival
4) Dolothsavam – Kaarthigai – 7 days festival
5) ThiruAdhyayana Uthsavam – Thai/Maasi – 11 days festival
6) Theppa Uthsavam – Maasi – 7 days festival
7) Sri Kamalavalli Naachiyar – 1 day festival
8) Sri Azhagiya Manavalan Serthi – 1 day festival
9) Panguni Aayilyam – 1 day festival
10) Apart from the above uthsavams thaayar will have purappadau on every friday.
There is no Brahmotsavam performed in this divya desam temple.
In this temple Periya Pirattiyar gives her seva in two different ways. One is Irundha Seva and the other is Kidantha Seva. By combining these two sevas, she gives seva in the form “Urayum” (seva sitting seva seva) seva, this temple is called “Thiru Urayoor”.
There are 4 Pushkarani in this Uraiyur Sri Azhagiya Manavala Perumal Temple they are Sri Kamala Pushkarani, Kalyana Pushkarani, Suryapushkarani Pushkarani and Kudamurutinadhi Pushkarani.
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How to Reach Azhagiya Manavala Perumal Temple:
Tiruchirappalli International Airport is just 11 kms and Tiruchirappalli is well connected by road to Madurai, Chennai, Pondicherry and Thanjavur/Tanjore.
Tiruchirappalli is an important Railway junction of the Southern Railways. It connects many important cities and towns of South India such as Chennai, Thanjavur, Madurai and Chidambaram.
Trichy/Tiruchirapalli is well connected to cities like Chennai, Bangalore, Madurai, and Colombo. The Trichy airport is about 7 km from the city.
Uraiyur Azhagiya Manavala Perumal Temple Address:
25, Nachiyar Kovil Sannathi Street,
Tamil Nadu – 620017.
Phone: +91-431 – 2762 446, 94431 88716.