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Thiruputkuzhi Divya Desam - Vijayaraghava Perumal Temple


• Thiruputkuzhi Divya Desam - Greatness:

Sri RamaMeditation: I meditate on Sri Vijayaraghava Perumal and Sri Maragathavalli at Thiruputkuzhi Divya Desam.

Divya Desam: Thiruputkuzhi is a Divya Desam whose hymn was sung by Thirumangai Alvar. It is the 57th Divya Desam and is located in Thondai Nadu.
- Perumal is in sitting posture facing East.
- Pratyaksham: Jatayu
- Mangalasasanam: Thirumangai Alvar (2 Pasurams)
- Vimanam: Vijayakoti Vimanam (Virakoti Vimanam)
- Pushkarini: Jayatu Teertham

Association with Sri Ramanuja: Yadavaprakasa, the guru of Sri Ramanuja resided in this place and taught the Advaita Vedanta to him here. There is a mandapam where Sri Ramanuja took the lessons from his guru.


• Thiruputkuzhi Divya Desam - Deeds & Grace:

Sri Rama 1. Sri Rama & Jatayu: Sri Rama performing the last rites of Jatayu: The episode of Jatayu is given in the Ramayana. Jatayu served Sri Rama by guarding Devi Sita when she was staying at Panchavati. Ravana came in the guise of a mendicant and kidnapped Devi Sita from Panchavati. When he was taking her to Lanka on the Pushpaka Vimana, Jatayu came to fight with Ravana. After giving a herioc resistance, Jatayu was wounded and fell down on the earth. When Sri Rama was searching for Devi Sita, he came to Jatayu. Jatayu told him about the whole episode and passed away. With grief and gratefulness, and like one's own relative, Sri Rama performed the last rites of Jatayu and gave him moksha. According to the legend of this temple, this incident took place here. It is said that with the end of his bow, Sri Rama created a tank and took bath in its holy water before performing the funeral rites.

2. Sri Rama & Thirumangai Alvar: Thirumangai Alvar singing hymns in this Divya Desam: Thirumangai Alvar sang hymns in praise of the Lord in this Divya Desam.


• Thiruputkuzhi Divya Desam - Sacred Geography:

Sri RamaRiver Palar: The temple lies between river Palar and river Vegavati.
River Vegavati: The temple lies between river Palar and river Vegavati.

Jatayu Teertham: Pushkarini of the temple.


• Thiruputkuzhi Divya Desam - To See:

Sri Rama 1. Image of Perumal: The Image of Sri Vijayaraghava Perumal in Sitting posture facing East.

2. Image of Thayar: The Image of Sri Maragathavalli.

3. Vimana of the temple: The Vimana of the temple known as Vijayakoti Vimana.

4. Pushkarini of the temple: The Pushkarini of the temple known as Jatayu Teertham.


• Thiruputkuzhi Divya Desam - Location:

• Thiruputkuzhi is located in the Kanchipuram district of Tamil Nadu. This is in Thondai Nadu.
• The temple can be visited from Kanchipuram. The temple is around 7 km from Kanchipuram.


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