The two temples near Thenthiruperai are known as Irattai (twin) Tirupathi. Sri Devapiran Temple and Sri Aravindalochanar Temple are worshipped as the ‘Irattai Tirupati Temples’. These two temples are located at ‘Tholaivilimangalam’, en route of Tiruchendur Tirunelveli in Tamilnadu, dedicated to Lord Vishnu and also one of the 108 Divya Desam Temples.
Tholaivilimangalam referred to as Irattai Tirupati, counts as two in the scheme of Nava Tirupati, but as one of the 108 Divya Desams. Tholaivilimangalam temples are situated at a distance of 100 unit measures from each other lies in the middle of a jungle.
According to mythology, Rishi Athreya Suprabha started a yaaga shala and while cleaning it, he found a bright tarasu (weighing scale) and a bow. As soon as he touched them, they changed into man and woman, who explained to him that they were transformed as tarasu and the bow due to the curse given by Kuberan and that the curse would end only with the touch of Suprabha rishi. Upon being touched by the rishi, both got sabha vimocchan and paramapadha mukthi.
This sthalam was named “Thulam Vil Mangalam” and later changed to “Tholai villi Mangalam”. In order to live, human beings need to inhale the air which is Vaayu Bhagavan and the next necessary thing is water which is Varunan and the land we live in is personified by Indra. By offering prathyaksham to the elements, Emperumaan equalizes them and shows how important and essential they are to the world. Kumudham means Dharbai Pul (Dharbai is one kind of Grass). Yaagam is done with Kumudham (dharma pull- a type of grass) in this sthala, hence, this sthala Vimaanam is called “Kumudha Vimaanam”.
Sri Aravinda Locahanar (Lord Vishnu), gives his darshan as “Sri Senthamarai Kannan” along with Sri Karuthandangi Naachiyaar. Just as the Dharma tarasu (weighing scale) has two plates, which stand equal to one another, the Lord and Thaayar are found to be equal and giving the Veetrirundha Seva (sitting posture).
All these Nava Tirupathi have a common thread of Sriman Narayan’s benevolence.
- Thirukkurugoor – Indiran – got the curse when he did not give proper respect to his parents,
- Thirukkoloor – Guberan – lost his vision cursed by Parvati Devihas
3.Thirupperai- Indiran with a curse
4.Thiru Vaikundam- a thief sharing loot with Emperumaan
5.Thiru Varaguna Mangai- Saavithri fought for her husband’s life
6.Thirupulingudi- Yagnasharma, who got the curse of Vashista Muni’s sons
7.Thiru tholai villi Mangalam- a man and a woman transformed into tarasu and bow by Guberan.
In all these sthalas, Sriman Narayan bestowed saba vimochchan to all of them and enabled them to attain param pada.
The first temple is found along the banks of river Tamirabarani. The Moolavar of the first sthalam is named “Sri Shrinivasan”, also named “Devapiran”. He is giving Seva in Nindra thirukkolam, His thirumugam (face) facing East direction. Two pirattiyaars (consorts) are found on either side.
The second sthalam is found along the Tamirabarani river. This sthala Moolavar is Sri Aravindha Lochanar. Also named as “Senthamarai Kannan”. He is giving his seva in Veetrirundha thirukkolam facing east direction.
Devapiran Perumal Temple, also known as Thirutholaivillimangalam Irettai Thirupathi Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple in Tholavillimangalam, a village in Thoothukudi district in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu, is dedicated to the Hindu god Vishnu. It is located 22 km from Tirunelveli. Constructed in the Dravidian style of architecture, the temple is glorified in the Divya Prabandha, the early medieval Tamil canon of the Azhwar saints from the 6th–9th centuries AD. It is one of the 108 Divyadesam dedicated to Vishnu, who is worshipped as Devapiran and his consort Lakshmi as Karunthadankanni. The temple is also classified as a Navatirupathi, the nine temples revered by Nammazhwar located in the banks of the Tamiraparani river. Along with the Aravindalochanar temple located 100 yards away, the temple is referred to as Irattai Tirupathy (meaning twin Tirupathi). This temple is a Ketu Sthalam.
Rahu (Planet North Lunar Node) – Irattai (twin) Tirupathi (Tholaivillimangalam)
Ketu (Planet South Lunar Node) – Irattai (twin) Tirupathi.
Main Deity- Sri Aravindha Lochanar/Shri Senthamarai Kannan, Maha Vishnu in Vishnu form.
Other Deities- Goddess Sri Karunthadankanni
Suprarar used to worship Thevarpran daily with lotus flower. Perumal said
Ithalam Double Tirupati North Temple. Ketu Aspect Temple.
Ibandi Nadu Navathirupathis are revered as Navagrahas, similar to the Navagrahas located in Chola. There is no separate sanctuary for the new planets as most of them function as new planets. If you come to Navathirupathi and worship the planetary defects in him, the planetary defects will be removed.
This revision is the Northern Temple in Double Tirupati. Here Perumal Gupta is blessing under the plane.
The theertham where the Aswini deities performed penance by bathing is known as the Aswini theertham. This temple does not have a royal tower. Although there is a flagpole and an altar. The 5 term pujas are performed according to the Vaikanasa Agama system. Archana etc. are performed 7 days a week for redressal of grievances. It is the absolute belief of the devotees that all the benefits are available if the devotees are adorned with lotus flowers. Darshan on Vaikunda Ekadasi is also special. Those who follow the path of Ketu and those who think that they are affected by Ketu can come to this temple and worship the Lord with 108 lotus flowers.