There are 11 Thirunangur divyadesams of which 7 sthalapuranams are narrated by Sri U.Ve. Vedarajan swami. Angered at the insult meted to his wife Sati by her father Daksha ,Shiva performed Tandavam on the banks of ubhaya kaveri near Seerkazhi. So great was his fury that for every hair that fell a Rudran emerged. Scared the gods asked Perumal to save the situation. As soon as Shiva the foremost Vaishnava saw Perumal his anger abated . As requested by Shiva, Perumal took 11 forms which form the 11 Tirunangur divyadesams. Seven of them are under the custody of the trustees hailing from the illustrous Prathivadhi Bhayankaram Anna family. Ubha.Ve. Vedarajan swami has taken time off his busy schedule to tell us the sthala puranams of these seven nangur temples’
This Perumal was pratyaksham to the 6th Rudran
Moolavar-Purushothaman-Standing Posture- East facing
Purushothaman is the name of the Perumals of Uttamurkoil, Devaprayag and TiruvanPurushotham. Van Purushothama means the Handsome Purusha Uthaman. He is Sri Rama with four hands holding the ‘senkol’. The sthalapuranam states that Vygrapadha had a son called Upamanyu. Engaged in doing Pushpa-kainkaryam he forgot about his child. Upamanyu cried in hunger and Perumal brought ksheerabdi(the ocean of milk) to feed him. Tirumangaiazhwar who was Sarngamsam resides in archaswaroopam with Kumudavalli at His Feet. Manavala Mamunigal swami’s “Vadivuazhaghu choornikai” is recited and swami occupies pride of place in these divyadesams. Perumal’s Tirunakshatram is Panguni Tiruvonam.
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