About the temple
The temple is the seventh among the Nava thirupathis. It comes under the Panidya naatu divyadesams of Sri Vaishnavas. The presiding deity is Makara Nedunkuzhaikkaadan perumal in a sitting posture with left leg folded. Brighu muni and Markandeyar are also present in the sannadhi. The utsavar is known as Nigaril Mugil vannan perumal. There are seperate sannadhis to both the thayars - Kuzhaikkaaduvalli thayar and Tirupperai nachiyar. The temple represents Shukran sthalam among the Nava graha kshetrams.
Bhoomidevi was once cursed by Doorvasar for not respecting him. To be relieved of the curse, she was asked to do penance at Ten tirupperai. Once she saw two fishes in the form of ear ornament in the Thamirabharani river and she offered them to the Lord who wore it immediately. He gave her the features of Lakshmi and hence the place is known as Tiruperai.
How to reach
The temple is located around 7 kms from Alwar Thirunagari. The nearest railhead is Tirunelveli junction.
Alwars and acharyas
Pushkarni and Vimanam
The temple tank is called Sukra pushkarni and the vimanam is called Patthira vimanam.
The temple is open in the morning from 7 am to 12 noon and in the evenings from 5 pm to 8.30 pm.
Temples in proximity
Nava tirupathis, Tiruchendur Murugan temple, Karungulam Srinivasar temple, Vana tirupathi - Srinivasar temple