There are 11 Thirunangur divyadesams .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.Sri U.Ve. Madhava Bhattar swami has taken time off his busy schedule to tell us the sthala puranams of Annan Kovil.
Moolavar-Annan Perumal-standing posture East facing
Swethan the son of Dundhumaran was predicted to die at the age of nine. As directed by sage Vashishta he came to Annan koil, bathed in the white-lilies filled pond and did Nrisimha Mrithyunjaya japam and lived uptil a ripe old age. Swethan means white so the pond got the name vellakulam. This pond is the avatharasthalam of Kumudhavalli nachiyar who made Tirumangaimannan an azhwar by making him do pancha samskaram and feed thousands of Srivaishnavas daily.Perumal is senior to Tirupathi Srinivasa and is therefore known as Annan Perumal.
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