Friday, July 15, 2011

Tirukkozhi, Azhagiya Manavalan temple - Urayur, Trichy, Tamil Nadu

 Azhagiya Manvalan temple is second Divya desam after sri Ranganatha Swamy temple.   There is no Utsavar here. Namperumal, the Utsavar of Sri Rangam temple is brought here for the yearly Panguni Uthram  festival. This place is also the birth place of Tirupaana Alwar, a great devotee of Vishnu. Temple architecture is very simple. This temple is not crowded like the Srirangam temple. One can worship the God, in peace.
This is the place where Lord married Mahalakshmi  known here as Kamalavalli Nachiyar when she was born as an ordinary human being because of a curse incurred. Here the deities are in kalyana Tirukolam.

Trichy is well connected by road, air and rail.Excellent accommodation facilities are available in the town.
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22 comments:

  1. Lovely pictures as always, I am quite drawn by the warm colors!

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  2. Chitra, all these many temples you get to see! I guess you could travel India for your whole life, and still discover new things. Happy weekend!

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  3. So ornate, those colours are so vivid, and yet, as you say, quite simple compared to some of the other temples we have visited. As always my thanks for such a wonderful post.

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  4. A short post bringing out the salient features.I learn that the presiding diety is in standing posture with His consort thayar in seated posture in the same sanctum. Being the birthplace of Tirupaana Alwar the celebrated composer of Amalanadipiran ,the place attains a special significance.Thank you,Chitra

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  5. awesome chitra, have visited the vokkoli amman koil in uraiyur, don't remember visiting this. I too like temples without crowd. as always excellent photos.

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  6. nice pics, Chitra... yet another temple i have passed but havent been able to visit!

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  7. Nice place to visit . Loved the stone pillars .

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  8. The bright paintings in the temple are so attractive..thanks for the coverage

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  9. mridula, thanks you so much.

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  10. Martina,
    Yes, there's so much to see here and it's really exiciting to travel to this age old temples

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  11. PW, thanks dear, I am travelling:)

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  12. KP, you know a lot abt. this place. have you visited this?

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  13. Asha,The Vakkali Amman temple I am yet to visit. Thanks for the reminder.

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  14. Anu, May be on your next visit you can visit this too.

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  15. TGS, thanks for the comment

    EC, Have you been to this temple?

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  16. It is always awe inspiring to see such such ornate temple with such beautiful history!
    US Masala

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  17. So many colors I can see .. beautiful temple

    Bikram's

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  18. Nice pics of a wonderful temple Chitra!

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  19. Nice information. Thank you for your service to Lord Sri Krishna.
    Hare Krishna!

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