Sri Magara NedungKuzhai Kaathar Perumal Temple ThenThirupperai

About the Temple & Location:

This sthalam is situated in Tirunelveli district, 3 miles away from Azhwar Thirunagari. Lodging facility (Choultry – Chathiram) is available. One of Azhwar’s Navatirupathi.

Sthlapuranam :

The Wealth (or) money will be stayed, permanently who has patience, complete tolerance and the mind to help others. These all the characters are found on Sriman Narayanan, our Emperumaan and along his heart, we can see, Lakshmi pirattiyaar.

Once, Duruvasa muni gave a pearl necklace, which was given to him by thirumagal (Lakshmi devi) to Indiran. He doesn’t accept it and gave a bad response to the Muni and likewise, Bhoomi pirattiyaars was also given the sapam. Then as the Sapa vimochan, he asked her to say Sriman Narayanan’s Atcharam (Name (or) Slogan) “Om Namho Narayanaya” – and along with the “Sriperai” (Lakshmi’s whole body) to do tapas against sriman Narayanan.

Lakshmi Piratti wanted bhoomi piratti to worship Sriman Narayanan along with her because of this only this was done. Now, as a sapa Vimochan, she worships Sripperai along with Sri Vishnu and this sthalam is called as “Thirupperai”.

Swami Maharanedungkuzhaikadar ThenThirupperai

When Bhoomi piratti was doing the tapas during Panguni month – Pournami, along the thamirabarani river, she found two fishes, which looks like “Magara Kundalam” (Ornament which is weared in the ears). After seeing those, she thought those two Kundalams has to be submitted to Sriman Narayana, she took them out and gave it to the Emperumaan and made him to wear those kundalams. Because of this the Emperumaan is named as “Magara Nedung – Kuzhi Kaathan” and along with him, Sri Magal – Lakshmi gives her the seva as “Kuzhi Kaadhu Valli thaayar”.

This sthala Emperumaan gives his seva as “Nedung Kuzhaikkaadha Perumal” along with periya piratti (Kuzhai Kaadhu valli Naachiyar) and bhoomi piratti – Sriperai as thambathi Samethar (giving seva along with the wife) to Sukrachariyaar, Lord Rudran (Lord Shiva) and Brahma devan.


Moolavar and Thaayar:

The Moolavar of this sthalam is Sri Magara NedungKuzhai Kaathar Perumal. Also named as “Nigaril Mughil Vannan”. Moolavar in Veetrirundha (sitting) Kolam facing East direction.

Prathyaksham for Sukran, Rudhran (Lord Shiva) and Lord Brahma.

Thaayar : Two thaayars – Kuzhaikkaadhu Valli, and Thirupperai Naachiyaar. The two Naachiyaars have their own separate sannadhis.


Nammalwar – 11 Pasurams

Total – 11


Sukra Pushkarani

Sangu Theertham.


Patthira Vimaanam.

Quick Facts

Deity : Makara Nedung Kuzhai Kaathan, Nigaril Mugil Vannan East facing Sitting Posture

Goddess : Kuzhai Kaathu valli, ThiruPerai Naachiyar(Separate Sannidhis)

Azhvaar : NammAzhvaar 11 Paasurams(3359-69)

Temple timing : 7.30am-12noon and 5pm-8.30pm

Contact :Anantha Padmanabha Bhattar @ 04639 273902 or 93605 53489