ThiruPuliangudi Permual Temple is one of the Nava Tirupathi, nine Hindu temples dedicated to Lord Vishnu located in Tiruchendur-Tirunelveli route, Tamil Nadu, India in the banks of Thamiraparani river. All these 9 temples are classified as “Divya Desams”, the 108 temples of Vishnu revered by the 12 poet saints, or Alwars
Vashista Maharishi’s sons and popularly known as Saptha Rishis gave their sabham to Yagnasharma, who was a well knowledged Demon, finally got his sabha vimochan being touched by the Thiruvadi of Emperumaan of this sthalam.
Once, Devendran – Indiran did not give the proper respect to Devaguru Bragaspathi, because of this he doesnt want to see Indiran and disappeared suddenly as suggesed by Brahmadevan by keeping Vicchuvaruna as the Guru who is the son of sukiran (Thuvatta) to do yaagam.
Inspite of doing Yaagam to strengthen the power of Devas, his mind was thinking that the power of Arakkas (Demon) should grow. Vicchuvaruna is a person who has 3 heads. Since he was basically a follower of Arakkas, his mind actually did the yaagam only to raise the power of Devas.
By knowing this (ie mouth speaking one thing and his mind doing the opposite to it) through his Gnana Eye, Devendran Indiran using his Vajrayudh, cut the heads of Vicchuvaruna.
His three heads changed into Eagle, Vulture and crow and was thrown into the air and at that time, he caught up with Brahmagathi Dhosham. To get him out of it, all the other Devas gave land, water, women and trees to clear the dhosham, but it was not cleared and finally only in this sthalam, this dhosham was cleared.
Generally Emperumaan is said to be the whole structure of silence and soft. But at times, he himself change so arrogant to eradicate the evil from this world and because of this, this sthala perumal is also named as “Kaaichina Vendhan”.
Sriman Narayanan’s general character is soft and calm and Lord Shiva’s general character is angry. But, in this sthalam, sriman Narayanan is showing the Character of Lord Shiva, which explains to the world that both of them are the same and should be treated as the same.
Generally, the king who is ruling the country should not get angry at any particular time. But, if anything against the people of the country, he should get angry against the enemy to kill (or) punish them. Like the same, Sriman Narayanan here in this sthalam explains about the anger and gives his seva as “Kaaichina Vendhan” in Bhujanga sayanamand to get out from the curse of Yagnasharma given by the sons of vasishtar and the Brahmagathi dhosham.
From the Thiru Vayairu (Stomach) of the Kaaichina Vendhapperumal, is through the Lotus plants bark, Lord Brahma is attached who is found on the wall of Garbhagraham. We can see only one of the Thiruppaadham (Feet) of Emperumaan. To see the both feets, we can see it through a small hole, which is found on the outer pragharam.
Moolavar and Thaayar:
The Moolavar of this temple is Sri Kaaichina Vendhan. Moolavar in Kidantha kolam in Bhujanga sayanam facing east direction. Prathyaksham for Varunan, Nirruthi, Dharmarajan and Narar.
Thaayar : Two Naachiyaars – Malar magal Naachiyaar and Poomagal Naachiyaar. One more small utsava naachiyaar named “Pulingudu Valli” is also found.
Bhoomi Devi, who once saw Sriman Narayanan wandering alone with his wife, went to the underworld in anger. Immediately Thirumal and Sridevi went and appeased him and brought him back. The two goddesses are seated on the couch near the feet of the weary coastal Perumal who has gone to the underworld. Due to the blessings bestowed on Goddess Bhumidevi, the name Bhumipalana Sethiram was given. Perumal got the name Cassini Vander. Later Maruvik became Kaysinavendar. Cursed Varun, Niruti and Tharumarajan worshiped Perumala and received birth. Sage Shakti, the son of Vashishta, was cursed to become a demon by Yagya Sharma for not giving him due respect.
Then he said there is a way to get rid of this curse. Indra will come to this place to perform a yajna. Then you will try to spoil it. Then Thirumal will curse you with his story, said Shakti Sage. According to the sage Shakti, Yagya Sharma, who later turned into a demon when Indra tried to perform a yajna here, tried to spoil it.
In this temple, one can still see the rare sight of the lotus flag flying alone from the Thiruvadi of Perumal and the lotus flower of Brahma on the wall.
The marriage ban is lifted if the bread is offered to Perumal, the Sagasranama is consecrated, and the Niranjana lamp (spreading paste, in which coconut weaving is lit) is worshiped; If you donate green lentils, education and wisdom will go hand in hand. Happiness in the family is enough to get rid of the curse placed by the elders, to avoid suffering away from the good ones due to anger, to prevent the family problem from going too far, to continue to show love to the relatives and to continue to enjoy the good things in the family and to come to this place and pray fervently.
Nellai can be reached by bus from Tiruchendur. It is one kilometer away from Varagunamangai. From Tirunelveli – 32 km, Nearest railway station: Tirunelveli, Thiruchendur.