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Thiruthankaal - Ninra Narayana Perumal Temple

Nindra Narayana Perumal Temple in Thiruthangal, a town in the outskirts of Sivakasi in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu, is dedicated to the Hindu god Vishnu.
Nindra Narayana Perumal Temple Tiruthangal
Thiruthangal
It is constructed in the Dravidian style of architecture, the temple is glorified in the Divya Prabandha, the early medieval Tamil canon of the Azhwar saints from the 6th–9th centuries AD. It is one of the 108 Divyadesam dedicated to Vishnu, who is worshipped as Nindra Narayana and his consort Lakshmi as Arunakamala Mahadevi.

The temple in its present form was believed to have been built by Devendra Vallabha, a Pandya king. The temple has three inscriptions in its two rock-cut caves, two dating from the period of 8th century.
Thiruthankaal  Ninra Narayana Perumal Temple
Thiruthankaal Perumal Temple
Thiruthangal Divya Desam
The temple is built on a granite hill 100 ft (30 m) tall and a granite wall surrounds the temple, enclosing all its shrines and bodies of water. Later Pandya kings, Vijayanagar and Nayak kings in the region made significant additions to the temple. The temple is located on the other side of Karunellinathar temple, a famous Shiva temple and can be reached from that temple on the hillock.

Inside the sanctum, we can see the idols, Deiveeka Vasudevan, Sridevi, Neeladevi, Bhoomadevi, Brigu Rishi, Markandeya Rishi, Garuda, Arunan (Suryan’s Charioteer), Anirudhan, Ushai and Jambavathi (only temple to have an image of Jambavathi).
Sakkarathalvar -  Andal Sannathi
Tiruthankal Perumal Temple
திருத்தங்கல் நின்ற நாராயணப் பெருமாள்
Significance of the temple :
Ø  Krishna’s grandson Anirudhan got married at this place to Baanaasuran’s daughter Ushai. It is believed that Deiveega Vasudevan came down to attend this wedding.
Ø  The temple Pushkarani is Papavinasa theertham  and Vimanam is Deva Chandra vimanam.
Ø  11 idols inside the sanctum (Moolavar sannathi)
Thiruthangal - Sri Nindra Narayana Perumal Temple
திருத்தங்கல் - ஸ்ரீ நின்ற நாராயணப் பெருமாள் திருக்கோவில்
Main Deity
Lord Vishnu
Moolavar Name
Utsavar Name
Nindra Naarayanan( East Facing Standing Posture)
ThiruThangal Appan
Goddess Name
Shengamalar Thaayar
Location
ThiruThangal
Ancient Name
ThiruThankal - திருத்தண்கால்
Significance
One of the 108 Divya desams,
Krishna’s grandson wedding happened at ThiruThangal
Travel Base
Virudhunagar or Sivakasi
 How to reach : The temple is about 5 kms distance from Sivakasi, 20Kms from Virudhunagar, and 20Kms from Srivilliputthur situated on a small hillock.
Temple timing : 6am-12noon and 4pm-8pm
Bus : Frequent buses between Virudanagar  Sivakasi and Srivilliputhur
Mini buses ply every 5-10 mins between Sivakasi and ThiruThangal.

Train : 12661 Chennai to Tenkasi - Pothigai Express stops at ThiruThangal.

Dont Miss It : In the Same hillock another two temples are there for Lord Shiva and Lord Murugan - Sri Karunellinathar Temple and Sri Palaniandavar Temple.
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