when Sibi Chakravarthi has been tented here with his warriors here,
a white boar crossed him. He chased It and the Boar finally went
inside a hole. Saint Markandeya was under penance here and King
Sibi narrated the incident that occured here and the saint asked
the king to perform a Milk Abhiseka to the hole. While doing so
Lord Vishnu appeared before them. So Saint Markandeya asked Sibi
Chakravarthy to bring 3700 Vaishnavites from North and build a temple
here for Lord Vishnu. As requested Sibi Chakravarthy brought the
3700 Vaishnavites from the North and built the temple. While do
so one of the Vaishnavite died and King Sibi was very much worried
about it. Lord Vishnu again appeared Himself as a Vaishnavite and
told King Sibi to count Him and make the numbering as 3700. Saint
Naradhar's disciple Uyyakkondaar wrote "Sri Bhaashyam",
which was left unfinished by him and was finally completed by Vishnu
Sithaar. So this rock is called as "Uyyakkondaan Malai".
There are two entrances to the temple viz. Uttarayana Vasal (Entrance)
and Dakshinayana Vasal used during respective periods - Thai to
Aani (Jan - July) and Aavani to Margazhi (July to jan). There is
one more entrance namely the Naazhi Kettan Vasal signifying the
entrance used by the Lord when he came late and was questioned by
Thayar. One could have darshan of Sridevi, Bhoodevi, Surya , Chandra,
Aadisesha in Prakruta sharira serving the Lord.
Avathara Sthala of the Acharyas - Uyyakondar and Engallazhwan.
This place helped Sri Ramanuja in propagation of Srivaishnavism
temple has a big wall (Mathil sevar) Birth place of Bhakthar Uyyakondaar.
Situated on top of a Mountain which is fall of white rocks and 100
feet high. (Vellarai means white rock. Since, this sthalam is situated
at the top of a small white mountain, this sthalam is called "Thiru
Perialwar - 71, 192 - 201
Thirumangaialwar - 1368-77, 1851, 2673, 2674
Total of 24 Paasurams.
||Thirumangai Azhwar, Periyazhwar
|Direction and Posture
||Standing and East-faced.
|Access to the temple
||Bus facility available from Trichy. This is on the
way from Trichy to Thuraiyur.
||Garudan, Sibi, Markendeyar, Bhoodevi
- The sanctum sanctorum is about 50 ft high.
- The front Gopuram is still incomplete. We can hear echoes in
the inner prakaram.
- Birth place of Uyyakkondar.
Moolavar of this Sthalam is Pundarikakshan. Moolavar in standing
position facing east direction. Prathyaksham for Garudan, called
as "Periya Thiruvadi", Sibi chakravarthy, Bhoomi Piratti,
Maarkandeya Maharishi, Lord Brahma, Rudhran (Lord Shiva).
|How to Get There
This temple is located at around
16kms from Trichy on Trichy - Thuraiyur Road. From the main road
the temple is around 1 1/2 furlong inside the village. There are
plenty of buses from Trichy and Sri Rangam via Uththamar Koil to
Thiruvellarai. There is no much facilities available here. So We
had to stay at Trichy and visit this temple. Nearby to this temple
is a famous Lord Shiva's Temple "Thirupaijili"