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Tiruninavur Sri Bhaktavatsala Perumal Temple

City: Thiruninnavur
District: Tiruvallur

Temple information

Source: Bhaktavatsala Perumal. Pattarawiperumal
Mother: The mother who bore me (Nannu kanna thalli in Telugu)
Thirtham: Varuna Pushkarani Mangalasasana
Song Genre: Nalayarat Divyaprabandham
Performers of Mangalasasana: Thirumangaiyathwar
Architecture and Culture
Flight: Utpala flight
Inscriptions: Yes

Tiruninnavur Bhaktavatsala Perumal temple is one of the 108 Vaishnava temples located in Tiruninnavur.

It got its name as ‘Thiruninnavur’ because it was the place where Tirumala, who was angry with Samudra Rajan, stopped.

Temple history

At this place where the mother of the daughter, who was angry with Samudra Rajan, had come, Samudra Rajan came and tried to pacify the mother by saying, ‘Mother who gave birth to me’.

Because of this, the name Taira Tirunamam is ‘Mother who gave birth to me’. However, as the mother was not satisfied,

Samudra Rajan went back and asked Perumal for help, he also came here for the sake of the devotees and persuaded the women to come to Vaikuntam.

The moolavar in this temple is Bhaktavatsala Perumal (Bhadtaraviperumal). Andal with shrines of Mother, Perumal, Chakratthalwar, Adhisheshan,

There are separate shrines for Vishvaksena (Senai Multavan), the twelve Alvars and Ramanuja, the Manavala Mamunis.

Received Mangalasasana

Thirumangaiyazhwar left without singing this Thiruthalam and sent his mother Perumal to fetch the song.

By the time Bhaktavatsala Perumal arrived, Thirumangaiyazhwar had passed Thiruvidantha Thiruthalam and reached Thirukkadalmal (Mamallapuram).

The mother saw that Bhaktavatsala Perumal who came back with the song to sing a song for Tiruninavur Perumal got only one song,

To send more songs to other shrines to see if we have the same, Thirumangaiyalvar who had come to Thirukannamangai by then.

Tiruninavur Perumal (Bhaktavatsala Perumal) saw with one eye that he had come back and performed Mangalasasana on him too.

The temple is estimated to be 1500 years old. The entrance to the temple has a 5 storied tower and two prakaras.

The deity of this temple is Bhaktavasal. The source is standing towards east. The statue is about 10 feet (3.0 m) tall.

The Utsavara (progressive deity) called Pattaravi is composed of Panchaloka and like most Vaishnava temples has two consorts.

There is a separate shrine for the mother who received the number, also known as Sudavalli, the wife of Bhaktavasala. The temple also has separate shrines for Andal, Chakrathalwar, Alwars and Sri Ramanujar.

A few meters behind this temple is another Ram temple on the banks of a lake. The temple has a statue of Hanuman carrying Rama and Lakshmana on his shoulders.

The temple is managed by the Hindu Religious Charities Department of Tamil Nadu Government. Petha Jeer from Tirupati is the permanent trustee of the temple.

Festivals and religious practices

Temple Chariot

Following the traditions of the Southern branch of the Vaishnava tradition, the temple follows Pancharatra. Temple priests perform pooja (rituals) on festivals and daily.

Like other Vishnu temples in Tamil Nadu, the priests belong to the Vaishnava community, a Brahmin sub-caste.

Major festivals


Temple rituals are performed six times daily: Ushatkalam at 7 am, Kalashanthi at 8:00 am, Uchikalam at 12:00 pm, Sayaraksai at 6:00 pm, and Renakalam at 7:00 pm.

and Artha Jamam at 8:30 p.m. Both Bhaktavatsala Perumal and Sudavalli Thayaar have three steps which are Ankaram (decoration), Neivetiyam (food offering) and Deepa Aradhana (waving the lamps).

During the last stage of the worship, nagaswaram (pipe instrument) and davil (percussion instrument) are played, in the Vedas (sacred text).

Priests recite religious exhortations, and worshipers prostrate themselves before the temple mast. Weekly, monthly and fortnightly rituals are performed in the temple.

Chitra Poornami in the Tamil month of Chitra (March – April), Thiruadhiyana Utsavam in Margazhi (December – January) and Brahmotsavam in Panguni (March – April) are the major festivals celebrated in the temple.

Other festivals are Sri Jayanti Utsavam during Avani, Navratri, Vijayadashami, Diwali and Makara Sankranti.

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