Sri Ulagalandha perumal temple, Thirukoviloor

About the temple

The temple is among the 108 divyadesams of Sri Vaishnavas and comes under the Nadu naatu divyadesams. The presiding deity is Sri Ulagalandha perumal in standing posture with right leg lifted and thayar is called Poonkoval nachiyar in a seperate sannadhi in the outer prakaram.

The temple is famous as the meeting place of the first of the alwars - Poigaialwar, Bhootatalwar and Peyalazhwar. It is the first temple to be praised by the azhwars. The azhwars sang pasurams in praise of the Lord and they later became naal ayiram divyaprabandam. The Lord has shangu in the right hand and chakra in the left hand which is the reverse as normally Lord has the chakra in right hand and shanku in left hand.

The temple is among the pancha krishnaraya kshetram, others being Thirukannangudi, Thirukannamangai, Thirukannapuram and Thirukapisthalam. Another interesting feature of the temple is the presence of Durgai sannadhi inside the complex.

How to reach

The temple is accessible from Cuddalore, Villupuram as well as Thiruvannamalai. It is about 40 kms from Villupuram and lots of buses are there from the main bus stand.


Lakshmi narayana perumal
Lakshmi Varahar
Thirukacchi nambi, Wodeyar and Kooratazhwar
Senai Mudaliyar
Manavala Mamunigal
Pillai Lokacharyar

Temple tank and vimanam

The temple tank is called Krishna pushkarni and vimanam is known as Sreekara vimanam

Temple timings

The temple is open in the mornings from 6.30 am to 8 am and from 9 am to 12.30pm. In the evenings the temple is open from 4 pm to 5 pm and from 6 pm to 8.30 pm.
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திண்டுக்கல் தனபாலன் said...

Thank you for complete details !

chitra said...

When I visited Tiruvanamali , wanted to visit this too. May be once I move to Chennai, I will be able to visit it.

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