the heredity of Dharmavarma Cholan came a King called Nandha Cholan,
ruling the Chola Dynasty with Woriyur as Capital. He was also an
adorn devotee of Lord Ranganathar. He ruled his Dynasty in a prosperously
and every citizen there was happy and the Dynasty was prosperous.
Only the King has a problem that he doesn’t have child. Lord
Vishnu asked Lordess Mahalakshmi to become the child of King Nandha
Cholan. Once when King Nandha Cholan went for hunting he heard a
child’s cry. He went in search of it and at last found a child
on the lotus in a pond. He brought the child as his child and named
her as Kamalavalli as She came come Lotus. When the Kamalavalli
was grown up, She went to festival at Sri Rangam and admired the
beauty of Lord Ranganathar and pledged to marry Him. Lord Ranganathar
appeared in the dream of King Nandha Cholan and told him that his
child is none but the Lordess Mahalakshmi so send her to Sri Rangam
and Lord Ranganathar will marry Her. King Nandha Cholan was delighted
that Lordess Mahalakshmi was his daughter and Lord Ranganathar is
going to be his Son-in-law. He dressed Kamalavalli as bridegroom
and took Her to Sri Rangam Ranganathar Temple. When Kamalavalli
went near Lord Ranganathar, She vanished and Lord has accepted Her.
King Nandha Cholan came to Woriyur and built a temple in memory
of the marriage of Lord Ranganathar and her daughter Kamalavalli.
Lord Ranganathar here is called as Azhagiya Manavaalan.(Beautiful
Bride). But this temple went inside the Earth when Lord Shiva opened
His Third Eye and destroyed the entire Woriyur. After this the Chola
Dynasty moved its capital to Gangaikonda Cholapuram. The present
temple was later on built by an unknown king from the Chola Dynasty
on knowing this instance.
Architecture : The
main deity here is Azhagiya Manavaalan is in the standing pose carrying
conch and chakra in his hands. As Lordess Kamalavalli went to Sri
Rangam and married the Lord Ranganathar, there is no separate prakaram
for thayar Kamalavalli Nachiyar. She is here along with the Mulavar
carrying the Lotus on Her hands in the sitting position as bridegroom.
Kalyana uthsavam is celebrated on Panguni (March-April) Pooram day
when Sri Rangam Ranganathar Temple utsavar will be brought here
for the marriage (There is hence no Utsavar for the main deity here).
Avathara Sthala of Tirupannazhwar for whom there is a spearate sannidhi.
Thirumangaialwar - 1762
Kulasekaralwar - 667
Total of 2 Paasurams
||Azhagiya Manavalan, Vasalakshmi(Kamalavalli), Uraiyur
||Kalyana Theertham,Suryapushkarni, Kudamurutti
||Thirumangai Azhwar, Kulasekarazhwar
|Direction and Posture
||Standing and North-faced.
|Access to the temple
||About a mile from Trichy and 3 miles from Srirangam.
Bus facilities available in plenty.
||30 crore Devas, Ravidharma
Birth place of Thiruppanazhwar
The Moolavar of
this Sthalam is Azgia Manavala Perumal. 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).
|How to Get There
It is located inside the town Trichy. It is around 3 kms from
the Trichy Station. The temple is located on the roadside. There
are plenty of buses from Trichy Bus Stand to Woriyur via Nachiyar