Thirukkoshtiyur

 
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History - Thirukkoshtiyur
This temple is divided in 4 levels(Storeys). The first level has Uragamellanayan(Main) in Sayana Posture. In Dakshineswara Nrisimha, Uttareswara Nrisimha, Ksheerabdinathan,Stitha Narayanan Sannadhis, the Lord gives darshan in various postures of standing, sitting, sayana(lying), Walking and dancing signifying the various forms He takes to protect His devotees. Sayana Perumal is seen blessing Adisesha. In the second and third levels , the Lord is seen in standing and sitting postures. Bhagawat Ramanuja gave to Mankind the secret and sacred TIRUMANTRAM, the savior of all to save the mankind from rebirth (against the wishes of his Guru). The Ashtanga Vimanam was constructed by Vishwakarma and Mayan. The idols of Tirukottiyur Nambi and Bhagwat Ramanuja are installed in the temple. At the ground level, the Lord gives darshan as Natanakrishna. The place is called Goshtipuram as Devas assembled here as one unit(Goshti) Sri vaishnavas call this place as "Dwayam Vilaninda Tirupati" - the birth place of Dwayamantra.

Thaayaar - Thirumaamagal Naachiyaar.

Theertham - Deva Pushkarini.


Mangalasasanam:
Perialwar - 13-22, 173, 360-370
Thirumangaialwar - 1550, 1838-1847, 1856, 2674 (125)
Boodathalwar - 2227, 2268
Peyalwar - 2343
Thirumazhisaialwar - 2415

Total of 39 Paasurams.


Special Information
Dieties Sowmya Narayanan, Thirumaamagal
Vimanam Asthanga Vimanam(This can be found nowhere else. Built in three tiers. The diety is worshipped in different postures in each tiers.)
Theerthangal Deva Pushkarini(Thirup Parkadal)
Mangalasasanam Thirumangaiazhwar, Thirumazhisaiazhwar
Pratyaksham Kadambha Rishi, Indra
Direction and Posture East-faced diety.(Posture: The diety who had stayed stood, walked and also in bhujanga Shyanam.).
Travel Base Madurai
Access to the temple Road: Thirumeyyam -- > -- Thirupatthur --6 miles -- > -- Thirukkoshtioor.
Rail: Trichy - Manamadurai line(Karaikkudi Station).

Moolavar
The Moolavar of this sthalam is Uraga Mellanayaan. He gave his prathyaksham for Kadambha Maharishi and Indiran. Moolavar in kidantha (sleeping) thirukkolam and in Bhujanga sayanam facing his thirumugham along the east direction.

How to Get There.

This temple is located on the Thiruputhur - Ramanathapuram Route. From Madurai we have to go to Thiruputhur and it is around 10 kms from Thiruputhur.


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