LOCATION:Srivaikuntam Divya Desam is situated on the banks of the river Thamparabarani (Copper
river) about 35 KM from Tirunelveli town in Tamil Nadu. Srivaikuntam railway station is situated
on the Tirunelveli-Tiruchendur line. All passenger trains from Tirunelveli stop at this station The temple is about 1.5 miles
from the railway station. Srivaikuntam is also well connected with Tirunelveli, Tiruchendur and Tuticorin by road.
Temple timing: 7am-12noon and 5pm-8pm
Contact: A.K. Vaikunta Natha Bhattar @ 98656 28681
FACILITIES: Though lodging may be a slight problem boarding is available. Srivaikuntam is a small town and
it is a convenient starting point to visit the Nava (9) Thirupathis.
The Thiruvengada Mudayan Mandapam is rich with sculptures of Yallis, Elephants and Warriors. The Ekadasi Mandapam
which is opened on Vaikunta Ekadasi days, contains exquisite sculptures.
Arulmigu Sri Kallapiraan Thirukovil
PERUMAL (Lord): Sri Vaikunta Nathan, Kallar Piran
THIRUKOLAM: Ninra thirukolam (Standing Posture)
FACING: Facing East
THAYAR (Lakshmi): Vaikunta Valli, Bhoo Devi
PUSHKARNI: Brugu Theertham, Tamrabarani River.
VIMANAM: Chandra Vimanam
PRATYAKSHAM: Brugu Chakravarthy, Indra.
VISHESHAM (Special Feature): Perumal (Lord) with Aadhiseshan in Ninra Thirukkolam is special feature of this kshetram
not seen elsewhere.
STALA PURANA (History of Divya Desam):
As per sthala purana, Kaladushaka - a thief used to donate half of the loot to Perumal kallapiraan. Once, when caught stealing
in the Royal palace, he meditated on Lord. Lord entered his body and preached vedanta to the king and then displayed his true
form to both the king and the thief. The perumal came to be known as Kallappiran" (Kallan - thief).
Once Somakan a demon took away Brahma's knowledge. Brahma after praying (meditating) on the Lord here, regained the srushti
gnana which was taken away by the demon.
MANGALASASANAM: Swami Manavala Mamunigal has composed mangalasanams on the divya desam.
Nammazhwar 2 Pasurams:
kitandhu varaguNa mangai
irundhuvai kundhaththuL ninRu,
theLindhaven chindhai akangazi yaathE
ennaiyaaL vaayenak karuLi,
naLindhachee rulakam moonRutan viyappa
paLingunNeer mukilin pavaLam pOl kanivaay
chivappanNee kaaNavaa raayE. (9.2.4)
iNaiyadi thozuthezunN thiRainchi
thangaLan paarath thamadhuchol valaththaal
thingaLchEr maatath thiruppuLiNG kutiyaay!
thiruvaikunN thaththuLLaay! thEvaa,
ingaNmaa NYaalath thithanuLu
irundhitaay veeRRitaNG kondE.
kootachchen REnini en_ko dukkEn? (9.2.8)