Thirukkozhi – Sri Azhagiya Manavala Perumal Temple, Trichy

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About the Temple:

This divyadesam is in Urayoor. It is also near to Naachiyar koil.

Sthala Puranam:

Once there was a discussion among rishis, who is the greatest among thrimurthies, bt they were not able to come to conclusion and they went to Muni Brighu and explained to him about the discussion and asked him to find out.

Brighu muni also accepted their words and told them he would give an answer that would clear all of their doubts.

First, he went to Kailasam where Lord Shivan and Godess Parvathi reside. But, in the entrance itself, Brighu muni was stopped by the Dwara Balakaas as the residing deities are all alone and doesnt want them to get disturbed. As he got this kind of answer in Kailash, he thought he could not be the right person who might help his devotees as ha was not easy to talk with. As he was disappointed by this activity, he then left to Sathya Lokam where Lord Brahma and Godess Saraswathi reside.

There also he could not meet Brahma devan and he made to think what he thought when he went to Kailasam. Finally, he went to Sri Vaikuntam where Sriman Narayanan and Godess Sri Laksmi reside.He was warmly greeted and offered a seat and Sriman Narayanan did the paduka booja for him. But this action of Sriman narayanan was not liked by Lakshmi devi and she asked him not to do that.This action of lakshmi devi mad Brighu angered him and he cursed her that she would born in this world as an ordinary human being.

But, Sri Lakshmi felt very sad for the sabham she got from Brighu muni but Sriman Narayanan said that all the actions are happening according to their fates only and added that he will follow Her soon towards the earth.

Dharma Varman a king lived in Kumbakonam, Chozha Naadu. Once he went out for huting and found the rishis were being distressed by some demons and seeked the help from the king. Dharma Varman said that he will help them from the demons by killing them and he stayed in the forest for sometime. The King was happy for all the reason but only one thing made him worry and disappoint and that is he had no children. He seeked the help of the rishis to help him out and to get a children. So, to help the king, all the rishis did a Yagam to get a child for the king. At that time, an Asareeri stated that if he want to get a child he should pray towards Sri Lakshmi and as a result, Sri Lakshmi itself will born as a child to him. Hearing this, he started to pray towards Sri Lakshmi and finally, a female child was born to him and was kept a name as “Vara Lakshmi”.

As the days went on, Dharma Varman announced a swayamvaram where sriman narayana also came. Lakshmi devi looked at all those kings assembled, she saw sriman narayanan and garlanded him.

All the persons saw this wedding of Sri Vishnu and Sri Lakshmi and the king raised a temple for Sri Ranganathar in Kalyana Thirukkolam.

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The Utsavam done here starts in Panguni month lasts for 10 days.

On the first day of Panguni Uthiram, Sri Ranganathar comes from Sri Rangam and stay in Urayoor. And on Panguni Uthiram, he marries Kamalavalli Naachiyar and give his Kalyana Kola Seva to his Bhakthas.

There is no Utsavar found in this sthalam as Sri Ranganathar of Sri Rangam came here to marry Sri Lakshmi and the Utsavar of Sri Rangam is considered to be the Utsavar of this sthalam too.

In this sthalam, Periya Pirattiyar is giving her seva in two different ways. One is Irundha seva and the other one is Kidantha seva. Combining these both sevas, she is giving seva as “Urayum” (from sitting seva to sleeping seva) seva, this temple is called “Thiru Urayoor”.

The Utsavam done here starts on Aayilya Nakshathiram in Panguni month lasts for 10 days.

On the first day of Panguni Uthiram, Sri Ranganathar comes from Sri Rangam and stay in Urayoor. And on Panguni Uthiram, he marries Kamalavalli Naachiyar and give his Kalyana Kola Seva to his Bhakthas.

Only Moolavar is found in this sthalam. There is no Utsavar here. Since, Arangan married Kamalavalli Naachiyaar, Utsavar of Srirangam is said to be the Utsavar for this Thirukkozhi sthalam too.

There is no Brahmotsavam conducted in this divya desam.

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Other Uthsavams:

  1. Kodai Uthsavam – Vaikasi/Aani – 10 days
  2. Vasantha Uthsavam – Vaikasi/Aani – 7 days
  3. Navarathri Uthsavam – Purattasi – 9 days
  4. Dolothsavam – Kaarthigai – 7 days
  5. ThiruAdhyayana Uthsavam – Thai/Maasi – 11 days
  6. Theppa Uthsavam – Maasi – 7 days
  7. Sri Kamalavalli Naachiyar – Sri Azhagiya Manavalan Serthi – Panguni Aayilyam – 1 day.

Apart from the above uthsavams thaayar will have purappadau on every friday.

In this sthalam, Periya Pirattiyar is giving her seva in two different ways. One is Irundha seva and the other one is Kidantha seva. Combining these both sevas, she is giving seva as “Urayum” (from sitting seva to sleeping seva) seva, this temple is called “Thiru Urayoor”.

Specials:

  • Avathara Sthalam of Sri Thiruppaanazhwar – Nakshathiram – Kaarthigai – Rohini – 11 days Utsavam is perform in a grand manner. Apart from this 11 days Avathaara Uthsavam for Sri Thiruppaanaazhwar, Sri Azhwar will have Thirumanjanam and Kannadi Arai Sevai on every month rohini.
  • Kalyana Utsavam which is done during Panguni Utthiram.

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Those facing problems in matrimonial affairs perform Archana to Mother Kamalavalli Nachiar on Aslesha (Aayilyam) star day for successful results. As the land happens to be the birth place of Mother-Thayar, all prominence goes to Mother in the temple and is praised as Nachiar Koil. There is procession deity in the sanctum for Mother only and not for Perumal. Instead of Kumkum Prasad usually offered in Vishnu temples, sandal is offered in this temple. In the nivedhanas, pepper only is used and not chillies.

Against the traditional practice of Perumal going through the Sorga Vasal on the Vaikunda Ekadasi day (December-January), Mother takes this privilege in this temple.

Moolavar:

The Moolavar of this Sthalam is Sri Sri Azhagiya Manavaalan. Srirangam Uthsavar Namperumal gets the name Sri Azhagiya Manavalan when he comes to Uraiyur. He is found in Standing (Nindra) thirukkolm (position) facing his thirumugham towards North direction along with “Prayoga Chakkaram”. Prakthyaksham for Ravidharman and all Devars. (330 crores).

Thayaar

The Thayaar of this Sthalam is Sri Kamalavalli Naachiyaar (Vaasakshmi). Also named as “Uraiyur Valli”. She is found in Sitting (Veetrirundha) Kolam facing North direction. The Position of the Thaayar is similar to position of a Bride who sits along with the Groom during marriage. The above positions are called as “Thirukalyana Avasaram”.

Uthsavar Thaayaar: Sri Kamalavalli Naachiyaar (Sri Vaasa Lakshmi) and Thaayar Thirunakshatram – Aayilyam (Panguni)

Sannadhis: Special sannadhi for Thiruppaan Alwar.

Mangalasasanam:

  • Kulasekara Alwar – 1 Paasuram
  • Thirumangai Alwar – 2 ”
    Total – 2 “

Pushkarani:

  1. Sri Kamala Pushkarani
  2. Kalyana Pushkarani
  3. Suryapushkarani Pushkarani
  4. Kudamurutinadhi Pushkarani

Vimanam:
The Vimaanam is Kalyana Vimaanam.

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