Aadi Jagannathan temple, Tirupullani

About the temple

Tirupullani Jagannatha temple is among the 108 divyadesams of Sri Vaishnavas. Sri Kalyana Jagannathar is the presiding diety with his consorts Kalyanavalli thayar and Padmasini thayar. Since Vibeshanan fell at Sri Rama’s feet for complete saranagathi at this place after being thrown out by brother Ravana, it is also known as “Saranagathi Kshetram”.

Also, Samudhara rajan and his wife attained saranagathi at the same place. Sri Rama did fasting and penance on grass in Sayana kolam for seven days, the place got its name as Tirupullani meaning the place where the Lord’s bed was grass. Normally, the Lord appears in sayana kolam with the serpent bed. However, in this kshetram he is lying on pull which is grass in Tamil language. Close to Tirupullani at a distance of 4 kms is Sethu Karai or the shore. On the shore, there is a Anjeneyar temple.
How to reach

The temple is located in Ramanadhapuram district of Tamilnadu. A diversion from Ramanathapuram in the Madurai-Rameshwaram route to a distance of 10-12 kms leads to Tirupullani.

There are few accomodation facilities there like Andavan ashram and Ahobila mutt. It would be ideal to stay in Ramnad (Ramanathapuram)


Kalyana Jagannatha Perumal
Kalyanavalli thayar
Padmasini thayar
Utsavar- Kothanda Rama with Sita, Lakshman and Anjeneya
Rama Pattabhisheka tirukolam
Santhana Gopal
Vedanta Desikar Sannadhi near the temple tank

Specialty of the temple

There are lot of Shiva Lingams beneath the Big banyan tree and it is believed that by offering Siva Lingam there, childless couples would be blessed with kids. Special poojas are also conducted near the Sethu and the temple. Also the Pal Payasam prasadam offered to god is also said to bless couples with children.

Pushkarni and Vimanam

The temple pond is known as Hema theertham, Rathnakara theertham and Chakkara theertham. The vimanam of the temple is Kalyana Vimanam.

Temple timing and Contact Details

The temple is open from 8am to 12.20 pm in the mornings and from 3.30pm to 8pm in the evenings.

The priest to be contacted is Sri. T. Seshadri (9842948390) or Sri. Ranganathar Bhattar (9942889763)

Temples in proximity

 Nava pashanam, Ramanathaswamy temple-Rameshwaram
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Chitra said...

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So much awaited to go for such places.....
Nice information and greatly given with snaps too.

Bhishma said...

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