Tiru Pavala Vannam or Pavalavanam temple positioned in Kanchipuram in the South Indian country of Tamil Nadu, is dedicated to the Hindu god Vishnu. 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 sixth–9th centuries AD. It is one of the 108 Divyadesam dedicated to Vishnu, who is worshipped as Pavalavannar Perumal and his consort Lakshmi as Pavazhavalli.
The Pavala vannar sannidhi and Pacchai vannar sannidhi are located opposite to each different. Mangalasasanam was not finished in Pacchai Vannar sannidhi , however these temples are taken into consideration to be single and needs to be worshipped as a unmarried Divya Desam. Pacchai vnnar is likewise referred to as as “Maragatha Vannar”. It is believed that Pacchai Vannar is devoted to the Lord Shiva and Pavala Vannar is devoted of the Parasakthi.
The presiding deity Sri Pavala Vannan is dealing with closer to west.The vimanam of this temple is the Pavala(coral) vimanam.
It is stated that each the Pacchai and Pavala Vannan perumal must be worshipped, with out leaving any person of them. Opposite to Pavala Vannar Sannadhi, is the Pacchai Vannar Sannadhi found. Inspite of the Mangalasasanam no longer done in Pacchai Vannar sannadhi, both these temples are taken into consideration to be the unmarried and needs to be worshipped as a single Divya desam.
Pacchai vannar, who’s also referred to as as “Maragatha vannar” explains in this sthalam that he’s the hamsam ( a shape) of Lord Shiva and Pavala Vannar because the hamsam of Para sakthi. So it’s miles stated that by worshipping those two sthalams at the same time, we worship both Lord Shiva and Parashakti.
Legend has it that Bhrigu Maharishi and Parvati worshipped Vishnu right here. Tirumangai Alwar’s Paasuram refering to Vishnu as Pavalavanna and Kachhi Oora in his Tiruneduntaandakam has been the premise for classifying this temple as a Divya Desam.
The legend related to Tiruvegkaa and Bhrahma’s ritual sacrifice is also related to this shrine.
The Moolavar of this sthalam( Sri Pavala vannar) is Sri Pavala Vannar Perumal. Other name is ‘Paramapatha Nathan’. Moolavar is in standing function going through west. Prathyaksham for Brighu Maharishi, Aswini Devathai and for Parvathi. Thayar of this sthalam is Pavalavalli thayar. The temple is respected via the verses of Tirumangai azhwar.
Generally Narayana is known as Neelameghashyamalan this is dark blue just like the rain bearing clouds or the deep ocean. But He is also referred to as a mountain of Emerald that is dark green. Actually He takes anything varnam (colour ) He chooses for every color is His Creation. During ‘samudramantham'(churning the ocean of milk) He assumed many colorations. That inexperienced is His favored color is obvious from Thayar’s Tirunamam ‘Maragathavalli’ which is the call in several divyadesams in and around Kanchipuram.
Coral is known as ‘Pravalam’ in Sanskrit and ‘pavazham in Tamil. The query is how did Perumal assume this hue? Most divyadesams in Kanchi are associated with Brahma’s ashvamedha yaagam and the way Vishnu removed the obstacles that came with the aid of. He slayed the asuras who came to disrupt the yagyam and their blood splashed throughout His Tirumeni giving it a coral color. So He offers darsan to us in archa Tirumeni as ‘Pavalavannan’.