Thiru Sirupuliyur


History - Thiru Sirupuliyur

The name Sirupuliyur as per the sthalapurana, came into usage after Vyagrapadar worshipped the Lord with legs, hands and eyes of tiger and attained Moksha. He obtained these things as a boon from Lord Shiva. The idol of Vyagarapadar is placed at the foot of the Lord. Of all the perumals, the bujanga sayana posture at this place is the smallest.

The temple is located near Kollumaangudi which is near Maayavaram.

The Moolavar is Arulmaakadal, Salasayana Perumal (a small vigraham) seen in bujanga sayanam posture facing south. The Utsavar murtis are Krubaa Samudra Perumal, Dayaanayagi. Vyaagrapaadar had prayed to Lord Siva & had got the legs, hands & eyes of a tiger. He had prayed to Lord Vishnu at this sthalam & attained moksham. Hence the name Sirupuliyur. (in Tamil Puli-Tiger; Siru-small)

Thaayaar - Thirumaamagal Naachiyaar,

Theertham - Maanasa Pushkarini, Anandasaras

Thirumangaialwar - 1628 - 1637

Total of 10 Paasurams.

Special Information
Dieties Arumakadal, Thirumamagal Nachiyar, Kripasamudra Perumal(Utsavar), Dhayanayagi.
Theerthangal Anantha saras, Manasa Pushkarini
Vimanam Nandhavarthana Vimanam
Mangalasasanam Thirumangaiazhwar
Pratyaksham Vyasar, Vyakramar
Direction and Posture Bhujanga Shayanam and South-faced.
Access to the temple One can reach the Kshetra from Kollumangudi Station(on the line of Mayavaram-Thiruvaroor). It is about 3 kms east of the station.

The Moolavar of this sthalam is Maayapiran. Moolavar is found in Nindra Thirukkolam facing his Thirumugham along the East direction. Prathyaksham for Sapta Rishis (7 Rishis).

How to Get There.
This temple lies in the Tanjore district of TamilNadu. It's about 2 kms from Kollumankudi which is on the
Aranthangi - Maayavaram railway route. There is not much of places for staying.