was here that Periazhwar sang "Tirupallandu" (the first
Dasakam of Periazhwar Tirumozhi) offering Mangalasasanam for the
Lord, His Consorts, His Ayudhas(weapons), other Ornaments and His
devotees. One can see the ashtanga vimanam from a higher level in
the temple, where the Lord gives darshan as Pallikonda Perumal (Sayana)
and Suryanarayana in standing posture which are immensely beautiful.
As per Sthalapuarna, once heavy rain and floods created a big structure
preventing further rain. Since the clouds joined together, the place
is called Tirukoodal (koodal - to meet).
Thaayaar - Madhuravalli Naachiyaar (Vagulavalli, Varagunavalli,
Theertham - Hemapushkarini, Chakra Theertham, Krudamaalaa
river, Vaigai river.
|Thirumangaialwar - 1762
Thirumazhisaialwar - 2420.
Total of 2 Paasurams.
||Koodalazhagar, Vagula Valli, Maragatha Valli, Varaguna
Valli, Madura Valli
||Astanga Vimanam(Two tier; Ranganatha in the first tier -- Bhujanga
Shayanam; Soorya Narayana in the upper tier -- Standing Posture. A
rare Vishnu Kshetra with Navagraha Prathishta.)
||Hema Pushkarini, Chakra Theertham
||Thirumangaiazhwar, Thirumazhisaiazhwar, Andal
|| Sounakaadhigal, Bruhu, Periyazhwar
|Direction and Posture
||East-faced and Bhujanga Shyanam
|Access to the temple
||Very near to Madurai. Being a zilla headquarters, it has a well
Moolvar found in this Sthalam is Koodal Azhagar. Moolavar in Veetrirundha
thriukkolam facing his thriumugham in East direction. Prathyaksham
for Brighu maharishi, Sownaka maharishi and Periyalwar.
|How to Get There.
This sthalam is situated in Madurai district in Madurai, Tamil
Nadu. The temple is found close to Madurai main Bus stop. Plenty
of bus, train facilities are available. Lots of lodging facilities
are also available. The travel to this divyadesam is very easy
since lots of transportation facility is available.