Sri Ninranarayanan perumal koil, Thiruthankaal

About the temple

The temple is on a small hillock. The presiding deity is also known as Thiruthankaal appan. Tirumagal stayed at this place and hence the place got its name of Thiruthankaal meaning the place of stay.

How to reach

The temple is 68 kms from Madurai via virudhnagar and 23 kms from Srivilliputtur. There is a seperate Thiruthankaal station on Virudhnagar-Tenkasi route. However Madurai station is well connected with other cities by buses as well as trains. The temple is close to sivakasi (4 kms).

Nearest railhead: Madurai
Nearest Airport: Madurai


Lord Ninra Narayana with consorts Sridevi (Anna nayaki), Bhoodevi (Amrutha nayaki), Neeladevi (Aanandha nayaki), Jambavathi
Sengamala thayar
Garudalwar and other alwars
Sri Andal
Manavala mamunigal

Specialty of the temple

All the idols are painted except for sengamala thayar and hence thirumanjanam is done only for thayar that too with oil.

As compared to other divyadesams where thayar is in sitting position, in this divyadesam thayar is in standing position.

Garudalwar in this temple has four hands with snake in one hand, amruta kalasam that implies pot of nectar in one hand and the other two hands folded.

Pushkarni and Vimanam

The temple pond is known as paapa vinasa theertham and the vimanam is called devachandra vimanam. A bath in the pushkarni is said to fetch moksham for the devotees after death.

Temple timings and Contact Details

The temple is open from 6am to 12 noon in the mornings and from 4 pm to 8 pm in the evenings.

Temples in proximity

Vatabhadrasai temple - Srivilliputtur

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