Sri Azhagiya Manavala Perumal Temple is listed as one of the 108 Vishnu temples in India and elsewhere. The Hindu temple is counted as the second in the divyadesam line after the Srirangam Ranganathaswamy temple. This temple falls under the Divya desams of Chozha Naadu. This Divya kshetram is located about 3 kms from Trichy in Uraiyur, and is easily accessible by road. Uraiyur was the ancient capital of Chola, and is the birthplace of Tiruppaan Azwar. The presiding Deity is Azhagiya Manavaalan in a standing pose holding Sanku and Chakra in His lap. Also in the seated posture Komalavalli Thayar is in the same sanctum holding a lotus on Her lap.
The Theertham is Kalyaana Theertham, and the Kalyaana Vimanam Vimanam. A brave rooster is believed to have warded off an elephant with its beak and received the name Tirukkozhi-Malleswaram, according to the legend. Sri Sri Azhagiya Manavala is the Moolavar of this sthalam. When he comes to Uraiyur Srirangam Utsavar Namperumal gets the name Sri Azhagiya Manavalan. Together with “Prayoga Chakkaram,” he is found standing facing his thirumugham towards the north. Prathyaksha, and all Devars for Ravidharman. (330 Crystals). Sri Kamalavalli Nachiyar (Vaasakshmi) is the Thayaar of this sthalam.Called “Uraiyur Valli ” also. She is located in Kolam, facing north at Sitting (Veetrirundha). The Thaayar’s role is similar to that of a bride who sits during marriage with the groom. The above positions are called “Thirukalyana Avasaram”. This Indian temple is mentioned in at “Nalayira Divya Prabandham “