Thiruccheri Varamangai


History - Thiruccheri Varamangai

The Moolavar is Thothaatrinathan seen in seated posture facing east. The utsavar is Deivanayagan. The oil that is used for abhishekam daily is poured into a well (25'x15') in the temple. This oil is said to cure devotees of all diseases.

The king of Sindhu had taken the form of a dog due to the curse of Kusaasana maharishi. On bathing in the Chaetru -thaamarai Theertham he regained his original form.

When Lord Vishnu vanquished the asuras Madhu Kaidabhar, Boomi Devi felt she had become unclean & prayed to the Lord to purify her. The Lord blessed & purified Boomi Devi. There is an idol of Lord Vishnu seated along with Sridevi & Boodevi on the Srivaigunda vimaanam.

Urvasi & Tilottamai did penance at this sthalam & pleased the Lord by their bakthi. There are idols of the two maidens with venn saamaram on either side of the Lord.

Thaayaar - Chirivaramangai Thaayaar, Ubhaya Naachiaar on either side.

Theertham - Indra Theertham, Chaetru-thaamarai Theertham.

Nammalwar: 3183-3193

Total of 11 Paasurams.

Special Information
Vanamaamalai, Deiva Nayagan, Thodhaadrip Perumal, Sireevara Mangai
Nandanavarthana Vimanam
Indra Pushkarini, Cherruth Thamarai
Indran, Brahma, Uromasar, Bhrugu, Markendaya (The Lord being accompanied by Sri, Bhoo,Neela Devis, Senai Mudaliyaar, Periya Thiruvadi, Chandra, Surya)
Direction and Posture
East-faced and Sitting Posture
Travel Base
This is one of the Astha Swayamvyaktha Sthalas. The diety gets an oil Thirumanjanam daily. And all the oil used in the Thirumanjanam gets collected in a big well-like structure. The oil is then used up for various medicinal purposes. His Holiness Sri Vanamamalai Jeeyar has His Mutt headquartered in this Kshetra. Even the administration of the temple comes under the purview of the Mutt.
Access to the temple
Alight at Tirunelveli Station;Board a Nagercoil bus from whereon the Kshetra is located at about 18 miles. About 8 miles from Thirukkurungudi. Good Bus facility.

Kothagirinathan also named as Vaanamamalai. Prathyaksham for Brahmadevan, Indiran, Ramasa Rishi, Brighu Rishi, Maarkandeya Rishi. Moolavar in Veetrirundha Kolam facing East direction.

How to Get There

This sthalam is in Tirunelveli district near Thirukkurungudi. We have to get down in Naanguneri when travelling from Tirunelveli to Thirukkurungudi. Bus and lodging facilities are available.