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Thirupullam Bhutangudi Divya Desam - Valvil Raman Temple


• Thirupullam Bhutangudi Divya Desam - Greatness:

Sri RamaMeditation: I meditate on Sri Valvil Raman and Sri Pottramaraiyal (Hemambhujavalli) in Thirupullam Bhutangudi Divya Desam.

Divya Desam: Thirupullam Bhutangudi is a Divya Desam whose hymn was sung by Thirumangai Alvar. It is the 10th Divya Desam and is located in Chola Nadu.
- Perumal (Moolavar) is in Bhujanga Sayana posture facing East. The Utsavar image has Shankha and Chakra in hands.
- Pratyaksham: Chakravarti Thirumagan (Sri Rama), Krudra Rajan
- Mangalasasanam: Thirumangai Alvar (10 Pasurams)
- Vimanam: Shobana Vimanam
- Pushkarini: Jatayu Teertham or Krudra Teertham
- Sthala Vriksham: Punnai

The name Pullam Bhutangudi: Since Sri Rama performed the last rites of a bird (Pul in Tamil) which has passed away (Bhutan in Tamil) and rested in this place (Kudi in Tamil is a resting place), hence the place is known as Thirupullam Bhutangudi.


• Thirupullam Bhutangudi Divya Desam - Deeds & Grace:

Sri Rama 1. Sri Rama & Jatayu: Sri Rama performing the last rites of Jatayu: Sri Rama performed the last rites of Jatayu in this place. It is said that Sri Rama got the darshan of Lord Vishnu after performing the rites of Jatayu. Also, Sri Rama rested under the Punnai tree after performing the last rites. Sri Rama could not perform the last rites of his father. So he got immense satisfaction after performing the rites of Jatayu.
Moolavar Image of Sri Valvil Raman: The Image of Sri Rama in this temple is unique in that it is in the Bhujanga Sayana posture.
Image of Jatayu: There is also the Image of Jatayu in the garbhagriha.
Jatayu Teertham: The Pushkarini of the temple is known as Jatayu Teertham.
Punnai Tree: There is a Punnai Tree in the temple premises which is the Sthala Vriksha of the temple.
Thirupputkuzhi Divya Desam: Another Divya Desam associated with the same legend of Jatayu is Thirupputkuzhi Divya Desam in Thondai Nadu near Kanchipuram.

2. Sri Rama & Bhoomi Devi: Bhoomi Devi appearing as consort of Sri Rama: Bhoomi Devi appeared in this place to be beside Sri Rama during the performance of the last rites of Jatayu (since Devi Sita was not present). Since Bhoomi Devi appeared from the lotus tank of the temple, she is known as Pottramaraiyal.
Image of Sri Pottramaraiyal: The Image of Bhoomi Devi in the temple is known as Sri Pottramaraiyal or Hemambhujavalli. There is no image of Devi Sita in this temple.

3. Lord Vishnu & Krudra Rajan: Lord Vishnu (Rama) giving darshan to Krudra Rajan: Krudra Rajan meditated here on Lord Vishnu. Lord Vishnu appeared here before Krudra Rajan in the Bhujanga Sayana posture.
Moolavar Image of Sri Valvil Raman: Krudra Rajan had the darshan of Lord Vishnu in Bhujanga Sayana posture which is the form of the Moolavar Image of Sri Valvil Raman.
Krudra Teertham: The temple Pushkarini is also known as Krudra Teertham (as well as Jatayu Teertham).

4. Sri Rama & Thirumangai Alvar: Sri Rama giving darshan to Thirumangai Alvar: Thirumangai Alvar first saw two princes (Sri Rama and Lakshmana) resting under the Punnai tree. He did not take notice initially and walked past them. Sri Rama gave darshan to Thirumangai Alvar in the form of Lord Vishnu with four hands holding Shankha and Chakra. Thirumangai Alvar sang hymns in praise of the Lord in this Divya Desam.
Utsavar Image of Sri Valvil Raman: Thirumangai Alvar had the darshan of the Lord with four hands holding Shankha and Chakra, which is the form of the Utsavar Image of Sri Valvil Raman.
Image of Sri Thirumangai Alvar: There is an Image of Sri Thirumangai Alvar in the Azhwar shrine of the temple.


• Thirupullam Bhutangudi Divya Desam - Sacred Geography:

Sri RamaJatayu Teertham or Krudra Teertham: Pushkarini of the temple.

Punnai Tree: Sthala Vriksha of the temple.


• Thirupullam Bhutangudi Divya Desam - To See:

Sri Rama 1. Moolavar Image of Perumal: The Moolavar Image of Sri Valvil Raman in Bhujanga Sayana posture facing East.

2. Utsavar Image of Perumal: The Utsavar Image of Sri Valvil Raman with four hands holding Shankha and Chakra.

3. Image of Thayar: The Image of Sri Pottramaraiyal (or Hemambhujavalli).

4. Image of Jatayu: The Image of Jatayu in the garbhagriha.

4. Image of Sri Thirumangai Alvar: The Image of Sri Thirumangai Alvar in the Azhwar shrine.

5. Image of Yoga Narasimha: The Image of Sri Yoga Narasimha in the temple premises.

6. Image of Hanuman: The Image of Bhakta Hanuman in the temple premises.

7. Image of Vedanta Desika: The Image of Vedanta Desika in the temple premises.

8. Vimana of the temple: The Vimana of the temple known as Sobana Vimana.

9. Pushkarini of the temple: The Pushkarini of the temple known as Jatayu Teertham or Krudra Teertham.

10. Sthala Vriksha of the temple: The Sthala Vriksha of the temple which is a Punnai Tree.


• Thirupullam Bhutangudi Divya Desam - Location:

• Thirupullam Bhutangudi is located in the Thanjavur district of Tamil Nadu. This is in Chola Nadu.
• The temple can be visited from Kumbakonam. The temple is located around 13 km from Kumbakonam and 7 km from Swamimalai.



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