About the temples
This divyadesam comprises of two temples and comes under Pandiya naatu divyadesams of Sri Vaishnavas. These are the 4th and 5th temples among the Nava thirupathis. There are no seperate sannadhis for thayar in both the temples.
The presiding deity of the first temple is Sri Srinivasar/ Devapiran in standing posture. The temple represents Ketu in the nava graha kshetrams. When a gandarva couple were cursed by Deva guru to become Tula (Measuring instrument) and Villu (bow), they were told they can be relieved only if they stay under the mud and do penance in Kethara nilayam. When Suprabar muni cleaned the place to build a yaga shala, he removed the tula and villu and they turned into a couple again. Since they got relieved from their curse at this place, it is called Tholaivillimangalam.
The presiding deity of the second temple is Sri Aravinda lochanar/Senthamarai kannan in Veetrirundra kolam and thayar is called Karunthadanganni thayar. The temple represents Rahu in the nava graha kshetrams. Since the Lord adorns himself with Lotus flowers here, he is known as Aravinda lochanar.
How to reach
The temples are around 3 kms from Sri vaikuntam. Both the temples are around 150 mtrs away. The nearest railway station is Sri vaikuntam on Tirunelveli - Tiruchendur route and the nearest railhead is Tirunelveli junction which is well connected with other cities.
Acharyas and Alwars
Vimanam and theertham
The temple tank is called Varuna theertham and the vimanam is known as Kumudha vimanam
The temples are open in the mornings from 8.30 am to 1 pm and in the evenings from 2 pm to 6 pm.
Temples in proximity
Nava tirupathis, Tiruchendur Murugan temple, Karungulam Srinivasar temple, Vana tirupathi - Srinivasar temple