About the temple
The temple is the eighth among the Nava thirupathis and comes under Pandiya naatu divyadesams of Sri Vaishnavas. The presiding deity is Sri Vaittha Maanidhi perumal in a sleeping posture on Adiseshan. One hand of the Lord is pointing towards his face and another towards the ground.
Kuberan lost his wealth as a curse by Lord Shiva and to regain it he prayed to Lord Vishnu at this place. Since the Lord gave him back part of his wealth, the Lord is called Vaithamanidhi. The utsavar is called Nithya pavithran. There are seperate sannadhis for both the thayars. The temple represents Chevvai sthalam/ Angarakastalam among the nava graha kshetrams. It is believed that the person who prays here after losing their property will get it back.
Thirukolur is the avathara sthalam of Madhurakavi alwar.
How to reach
The temple is between Ten tirupperai and Alwar thirunagari divyadesams, about 3-4 kms from Alwar Thirunagari. The nearest railhead is Tirunelveli junction.
Acharyas and alwars
Vimanam and pushkarni
The temple tank is called Kubera theertham and vimanam is known as Srihara vimanam.
The temple is open in the mornings from 7.30 am to 12 noon and in the evenings from 1 pm to 8 pm.
Temples in proximity