Dasavatharam Temple Agaram Village
The only temple in India with all the Dasavatharam idols in one single
Parikara Sthalam for different kinds of Dosham including Pitru Dosham
Located about 15kms East of Tirunelveli
off the Tuticorin highway on the banks of Tamaraibarani is the historical Anjel Enra Dasavatharam Perumal koil in Agaram Village
in Vallanadu (Tuticorin District). The speciality of the temple is that one finds all the Dasaavatharam idols made from a
Dasavatharam Idols at Agaram Anjel Perumal temple
Mitrasaga, who lived in the Agaram Village, was a devotee of Lord Vishnu
and he took it upon himself to spread the name of the Lord by enacting the Dasavatharam story through his dramas. Chandramalini,
the daughter of a Kashmir king, was drawn by his artistic performance and fell in love with him.
She married Mitrasaga
and came to stay with him in Agaram Village. Having enacted the Dasavatharam story several times through their plays, they
wanted the real darshan of the Lord in that form.
One day after the morning bath at the Tamaraibarani Theertham, it
is believed that Lord Vishnu appeared in an invisible form and chanted the Dwadasi Mantam – Om Namo Bhagavathey Vasudevaya.
the prayers on this Dwadasi day in the Tamil calendar month of Maasi, Lord Vishnu is believed to have provided the Dasavathara
darshan, all at the same time, at this place. Hence this place came to be known as Dasavathara Kshetram.
got Mukthi at this place- Lord Vishnu is believed to taken her in his Pushpaka Vimaanam.
the 4000 year old Veda Vyasa’s Tamaraibarani Mahatmiya Puranam, there are references to Manimahodaya Agraharam (which
in course of time became ‘Agaram’ village) and the presence of a large number of Bhaagavathars here at this place.
Hence, this was called Bhaagavatha Kshetram. The Agaram Village was also a place for Vedic Education.
The Tamaraibarani Puranam points out the significance of a bath at the Dasavathara Theertham
at this Dasaavathara Kshetram. A bath here is said to be equivalent to and bear the same fruits as a bath at the Ganges in
Dasavathara idol relates to a Navagraha and the belief is that one will be liberated from all kinds of doshams if one bathes
in the Tamaraibarani Theertham here, has a darshan of the Dasavatharam Lords and performs the relevant parikaram at this temple.
Kethu Parikaram, Koorma- Sani Dosham, Varaha Avataaram- Rahu, Vamana-Guru Dosham, Krishna- Chandran………….)
Liberation from Parental Curse
The Anjel Enra Dasavatharam Perumal is also said
to be a place for liberation from Pitru Dosham (Parental curse) and is believed to be equivalent to visiting Kasi.
Renovation of the temple
A large part of the temple was destroyed by floods in
the Tamaraibarani in the early part of the 20th century. However, the Dasavatharam idols have remained intact. In 1952, Shri.
Muthuswamy Sastri is said to have spent Rs.50000 for Kumbabishekam of the Moolavar deity. In 2003, a Dasavathara Kainkarya
Committee was formed to undertake complete renovation of the temple, including building walls around the temple and a parikara
Temple in ruins
is expected to perform the kumbabishekam in July 2009.
interested to help restore this ancient and special one of a kind temple can call: 04630 261142 or 97501 58622 or email email@example.com
2/43 New Agaram village, Vallanadu 628252 Tuticorin District
Deity: Anjel Enra Dasaavatharam Perumal, East Facing Standing Posture
Utsavar: Anjel Perumal
with Sridevi and Bhoodevi
How to reach Agaram Village
buses every 5-10minutes between Tirunelveli and Tuticorin. One can reach Vallanadu within 30minutes from Tirunelveli.
can take an auto (about Rs. 40-50) from Vallanadu bus stop to the Dasavatharam Koil in Agaram Village (about 2kms)