Sri Azhagiya Manavalan perumal temple, Thiru Woraiyur/Uraiyur

About the temple

The temple is among the the 108 divyadesams of SriVaishnavas and comes under Choza naatu divyadesams. The presiding deity is Azhagiya Manavaalan in standing posture and thayar is called Kamalavalli thayar.  Thayar is enshrined within the main sanctum and there is no seperate sanctum for thayar. Lord Ranganathar had asked Mahalakshmi thayar to become the daughter of his devotee King Nandha Cholan who didnt have children. Hence Goddess Mahalakshmi appeared as a child in a lotus pond when the king went hunting and so was named Kamalavalli. When she grew up Lord Ranganathar accepted her as his bride and the king built the temple facing Srirangam temple to mark the marriage of Lord Ranganathar with Kamalavalli thayar. There is no seperate utsava moorthy for perumal and the utsavar from Srirangam Ranganathar temple is brought here every year for kalyana utsavam with thayar.

The temple is big with beautiful sculptures and paintings around the prakaram. Woraiyur is the avathara sthalam of Thiruppan azhwar -the one who wrote Amalanadipiran in praise of Lord Ranganathar of Srirangam.

How to reach

The temple is around 5 kms from the Trichy railway station. Trichy/Tiruchirapalli is well connected by road, rail and air with important cities in India. Local buses and autos are available to Woraiyur and the temple is popular among locals as Nachiyar kovil.


Perumal, thayar
Senai mudalwar
Wodeyavar (Ramanujar)

Pushkarni and Vimanam

The temple tank is called Kalyana theertham and vimanam is known as Kalyana vimanam.

Temple timings

The temple is open in the mornings from 6.30 am to 12 noon and in the evenings from 4 pm to 8 pm.

Temples in proximity

Srirangam Ranganathar temple, Uthamar kovil, Uchi pilliyar temple

1 comment:

chitra said...

Good one...I visited this temple last year. yet to post it. May be visiting again next month

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