Monday, April 23, 2007

108 Divya Desam Anbil- Vadivazhagiya Nambi

Located about 20kms South East of Srirangam, one can reach Anbil via Toll Gate, Lalgudi from Trichy Chatiram bus stand. In centuries gone by, devotees used to walk across the Coloroon from Koviladi Divya Desam, a distance of 2 kms.

Shiva is said to have visited this place on his way to Kandiyur from Uthamar Koil in his search for liberation from Brahmma’s curse.

Legend has it that Sage Durvasa once came to meet Mandaka Rishi but had to wait long as the latter was in deep meditation. Durvasa, who is known for his instant anger,cursed Mandaka Rishi for making him wait- a curse that turned Mandaka Rishi into a frog.

Wanting to get back his human form, Mandaka Rishi underwent penance and his prayers were finally answered with Vishnu who liberated him from Durvasa’s curse. Hence this place is called Mandaka Puri.

Quick Facts

Deity : Vadivazhagiya Nambi in reclining posture facing East
Utsavar : Sundara Rajan
Goddess : Azhagiya Valli Thaayar

Mangalasaasanam :

Thirumazhisai Azhvaar has praised the Lord here in one verse (Paasuram)- 2417

While referring to Lord Vishnu in his reclining posture, Thirumazhisai Azhvaar talks about Anbil(Vadivazhagiya Nambi) along side Srirangam Ranganathar, Appakudathaan Ranganathar(Koviladi) Thiru Kudanthai Aravamuthan(Kumbakonam), Thiru Vallur, Thiruvekka and Thiru Paarkadal.

Where to Stay

Best to stay in Trichy or Srirangam and to combine a visit to this Divya Desam along with Uthamar Koil and Thiruvellarai.

Priest/Office staff stay in Srirangam and come here every day.



At May 21, 2007 4:37 PM, Anonymous Sathiyan S said...

Good job Prabhu. I Love your work.

At May 21, 2007 10:58 PM, Blogger PRabhu S said...

Thanks much



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