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Divya Desams near Vanamamalai

Here you will find details about other divya desams which are near to Vanamamalai.


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Thirukurungudi:


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Perumal - Sri Azhagiya Nambi

Thayar - Sri Kurungudi thayar

Location: 14 kms south west of Nanguneri

To reach: Frequent buses are available via Eruvadi. Hiring a car would be good option. Since the divya desam also happens to have 5 main deities with 3 of them located in the main temple, 1 outside the temple (2 kms) and another on the hill (about 14 kms), it may take about a day to visit all the places. Devotees planning to visit all the places in this divya desam are requested to get prior information for local people through contacts.

Significance: This is also the place where Thirumangal Azhwar attained Salvation in the lotus feets of Emberuman. One can find his Thiruvarasu on the Eastern side of the temple on the banks of River Nambi


Thiruvanparisaram:


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Perumal - Sri Thirukkuralappan
Location - Near Nagercoil (about 50 kms south of Nanguneri)


Thiruvattaru:


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Perumal - Sri Adhikesava Perumal

Location - 50 kms south of Nanguneri

To reach: Bus to Nagercoil, then to Thiruvattaru via Padmanabhapuram. Ideal to be covered along with Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Significance: The Perumal is a treat to watch with 3 doors required to get glimpse of His full thirumeni (body).


Thiruvananthapuram aka Trivandrum:


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Perumal - Sri Anantha Padmanabha Perumal

Location - 120 kms South west of Nanguneri

To reach: Bus to Nagercoil and then to Trivandrum (both are available frequently)


Thirukurugoor aka Azhwar Thirunagar:


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Perumal - Sri Adhinatha Perumal

Location - 30 kms East of Nanguneri on the banks of River Tamiraparani

To Reach: Bus to Tirunelveli and then buses to Tiruchendur proceed through Azhwar Thirunagar. However since this is one of the Navatirupathi divya desam, it is advised that devotees hire a car from Nanguneri and plan a full day trip of Navatirupathi.

Significance: Birth place of Swami Nammazhwar. One can still see the 500 year old Tamarind tree beneath which Swami Nammazhwar was found.

Other Navatirupathi Divya desams all located within 5-10 kms from Azhwar Thirunagar



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  1. Thirupuliungudi


  2. View Thenthiruperai in a larger map
  3. Thiruperai (Thenthiruperai)


  4. View Srivaikuntam in a larger map
  5. Thiruvaikuntam (Srivaikuntam)


  6. View Varaguna Mangai in a larger map
  7. Thiruvaragunamangai (Naththam)

  8. Thirukulandhai


  9. View Irattai Thirupathy 1 in a larger map
  10. Irattai Thirupathy (twin Tirupathis)


  11. View Thirukoloor in a larger map
  12. Thirukkolur

Last Updated on 23 February 2011