Friday, August 5, 2011

Thirupullani – wash your sins

Tirupullani temple tower
  • This temple is one among the 108 divya desams.
  • This place got significant link with epic Ramayana.
  • The Tree in the temple is centuries old.
  • The Nagalingam installed by King Dasaratha is still in the temple.
  • This place is also known as Pullaranyam or Dharbasayanam. Dharbasayanam is a Sanskrit word meaning bed of holiest grass called dharbai. Pullaranyam means “forest of grass”.
  • This place named after grass because three maharishis Pullavar, Kalavar and Kannavar performed severe penance on Lord Mahavishnu sitting on the darba grass and got the god darshan. Also Lord Rama meditated here for three days on the bed of grass.
Tirupullani temple god with goddesses
  • King Dasaratha received the puthra bagya mahamantra and had Rama as his son. So people come here to get blessed to get children.
  • Two times Rama visited this place, before going to Lanka and returning from there.
  • This is also celebrated as Saranagathi place, because Vibishana was surrendered to Rama at this place.
  • Bathing in the Sethu theertham relieves the sins of the past birth and the adverse effects of planets.
  • Annual festival is celebrated in September as Darbha Ashtami.
  • Thirumangai Alwar sang hymns on this temple’s deity.
Thirupullani temple theertham

Special Prayers:
  • People visit this place to seek child boon. There is a belief that by offering Siva Lingam, childless couples would be blessed with kids.
  • People perform pitru homam at Sethukarai(Sethu seashore).
  • God: Adi  Jagannatha Perumal
  • Goddess: Padmasini Thayar
Sethukkarai Anjenaya temple

  • Thirupullani, Ramanthapuram District, Tamilnadu
  • 8 kilometers from Ramanathapuram. Bus numbers 1A, 1B, 5, 5A, 5B, 10 and 17 from Ramanathapuram.
Temple Timings:  
  • 8AM to 12PM; 3:30 PM to 8PM.
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