Monday, September 20, 2010

Sara Narayana Perumal Temple, Thiruvadhigai

                                                 Saranarayana Perumal Koil in Thiruvadhigai.

Thiruvadhigai or Thiripuravadhigai as it was originally known is a village between Panruti and Cuddalore. It is believed that Lord Vishnu became the Saram (arrow) for Lord Shiva to burn down the Tiripurandhakas and hence is called Saranarayana Perumal.This is the place where Shiva worshipped him after burning down the Tiripurandakas and hence the place is called Tiripuravadhigai. 

Saranarayana perumal is found in Kalyana Thirukkolam with Sridevi thaayar (no Boodevi) as he married the daughter of Margandeya maharishi here . The goddess is called Hemambujavalli and the Utsavar is called Govinda Vinnagarappan.

Sri Sayana Narasimhar 

The most unique feature of Saranarayana Perumal Koil is that it is only here that we find Lord Narasimha in a sleeping posture as Sayana Narasimha with Goddess Lakshmi at his feet.Lord Mahavishnu is found as Ranganathar in several temples and we also find Lord Shiva in a sleeping posture in Suruttapalli but nowhere else can we see Lord Narasimha in a sleeping posture. 

How to reach here:
The temple is on the Panruti - Cuddalore road, about 3 kms away from the Panruti Bus Stand. There is some road development work going on so you might have to take a little roundabout route near the temple.

Temple Timings:
Morning: 7 am to 10 am
Evening: 5.30 pm to 8.15 pm

Contact Details of the Bhattacharyar: 94437 87186


  1. there is a sriranganathar temple very near to this saranarayana perumal. Thayarai sevithukonde irukalam


    lakshmi narasimhan

  2. That is a great piece of inf. Last Dec 2012, we visited Thiruvadhigai , but missed this temple. Will look forward to worship these Perumal koil (S) also. Thanks once again.PS Raghunathan Coimbatore.

  3. மூன்று அமாவாசை பெருமாளை சேவித்தால் நினைத்த காாியம் நிறைவேறும்