Oppiliappan Temple, Tiruvinnagaram


About the temple

Oppiliappan koil is among the 108 divyadesams of srivaishnavas. The lord is called oppiliappan meaning uppu illatha appan since he is one without salt. All the prasadam here is prepared without salt.

The lord here is present in five forms – ponnappan, maniappan, muttappan, vinnagarappan and ennappan.

The lord is 8 ft tall with bhoomidevi on the right and markandeya maharishi on the left. “Maam ekam saranam vruja’ is written on the left hand of the lord.

Lord never leaves the temple without bhoomidevi thayar since he had promised markandeya maharishi that he would never leave his daughter bhoomidevi thayar alone while asking her hand in marriage.

The lord is also known as lord Venkateshwara’s brother and so those devotees who are unable to visit tirupati to fulfill their promises can do so here.


How to reach

The temple is located at Thirunageshwaram post, close to Kumbakonam in tanjore district of Tamilnadu. Buses, autos and private vehicles are available to reach Oppiliappan temple from kumbakonam. Staying facilities are available at oppiliappan temple as well as kumbakonam.

Nearest railway station: Kumbakonam


Pushkarni and Vimanam

The temple tank is called Ahoraatra pushkarni. As compared to other pushkarnis, the devotees can take a dip in this pushkarni even at night.

The vimanam is known as sudhdananda vimanam

Temple timings and Contact Details

The temple is open from 6 am to 1 pm in the morning and from 4 pm to 9 pm in the evenings.

The priest to be contacted is Sri Kannan Bhattar (9486568159)

Temples in proximity

Thirunaraiyur Nachiyar koil, Thirunandipura Jagannathan temple Thirucherai Saranathan temple

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