Srivilliputhur Andal Temple

Divya Desams

Divya Desams are Srivaishnava shrines that were sung about by Azhvars (divine saints). There are 108 divya desams in total. Two of these are not in this material world - Parama padam (at God's holy feet) and ThiruppaRkadal (the Ocean of Milk where Vishnu resides). Of the remaining 106, 105 are located in India and 1 is in Nepal (SaLagramam).

For a detailed list of number of paasurams of all Alvars on each Divyadesam, see Mangalasasanam by Divyadesam.

Vaishnava Hindus, especially in South India, hope to visit all the 106 earthly divya desams in their lifetime, and aspire to reach the 2 spiritual divya desams in the hereafter.

Kolams of Narayana in Divya Desams

Sriman Narayanan is found in various Thirukkolam. The Thirukkolam in 108 Divyadesams are given below:

  • Kidantha Thirukkolam (Sleeping Position ) - 27 Divyadesams
  • Veetrirundha Thirukkolam (Sitting Position ) - 21 Divyadesams
  • Nindra Thirukkolam (Standing Position ) - 60 Divyadesams

List of Divya Desams

The list of 108 Divya Desams is given in this table:

108 Divya Desams
North of TamilNadu Chera Kingdom Madurai Kanchipuram Chennai
1. Thiruvengadam
2. Ahobilam
3. Muktinath, Saligramam
4. naimisaaraNyam
5. Mathura
6. Gokul
7. Deva prayakai/Devaprayag
8. Thiruppirithi
9. Badrinath temple
10. Ayodhya
11. Dwarka
12. Thiruvananthapuram
13. Thiru katkarai
14. Moozhik kalam
15. Tiruvalla
16. Thirukadithanam
17. Sengunroor
18. Thiruppuliyoor
19. ThiruvaaRanviLai
20. Thiru vanvandoor
21. Thiru naavaay
22. ViththuvakkOdu
23. Thirumeyyam
24. Thirukkottiyoor
25. Koodal Azhagar Temple
26. Azhagar Kovil
27. Tirumogoor
28. Srivilliputhur
29. Tiruththangal
30. Thiruppullani
31. Tirukkacchi
32. Ashtabujakaram
33. Tiruvekkaa
34. Tiruththanka
35. Tiruvelukkai
36. Tirukalvanoor
37. Tiru oorakam
38. Tiru neeragam
39. Tiru kaaragam
40. Tirukaarvaanam
41. Tiru paramechura vinnagaram
42. Tiru pavala vannam
43. Tiru paadagam
44. Tiru nilaaththingal thundam
45. Tirupputkuzhi
46. Thiruvallikeni
47. Thiruneermalai
48. Thiruvidandai
49. Thirukadalmallai
50. Thiruninravur
51. Thiruevvul
52. Thirukkadigai
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53. Thiruvazhunthoor
/Therazhundur
54. Thiruindaloor
55. Kazhicsirama Vinnagaram
56. Thirukkavalampadi
57. Thiruchsempon sey
58. Thiruarimeya Vinnagaram
59. Thiru Vanpurushoththamam
60. Thiruvaikundavinnagaram
61. Thirumanimadam
62. Thiruthevanartthogai
63. Thiruthetriyambalam
64. Thirumanikkoodam
65. ThiruvellakkuLam
66. Thiruppaarththan palli
67. Thalai Sanga Nanmathiyam
68. Thiruchsirupuliyoor
69. Thiru Vali Tirunagari
70. Thiruccithra kootam
71. Thirukkannangudi
72. Thirunagai
73. Thiru Thanjai
74. Tirukkoilur
75. Thirukkoodaloor
76. Thiru Kavith Thalam
77. Thiru Adhanoor
78. ThiruppuLLam Boothangudi
79. Thirukkudandhai
80. Thiruccherai
81. Thiru Nandhipuravinnagaram
82. Thiru Naraiyoor
83. Thiruvinnagar
84. Thiruvelliyangudi
85. Thirukkanamangai
86. Thirukkkannapuram
87. Thirukkandiyur
88. Sri Rangam
89. Thirukkozhi
90. Thirukkarambanoor
91. Thiruvellarai
92. Thiru Anbil
93. Thirupper Nagar
94. Tiruvayindhirapuram
95. Thiruvaramangai
96. Thirukkurungudi
97. Srivaikundam
98. Thiruvaragunamangai
99. Thiruppulingudi
100. Thirukkurugoor
101. Thirutthulaivillimangalam
102. Thirukkoloor
103. Thirukkulandhai
104. Thentirupperai
105. Thiruvattaru
106. Thiruvanparisaram
Vinnulagam
107. Thirupaarkadal
108. Thiruparamapadham

Direction of the holy face

In these 108 Divyadesams, Vishnu faces various directions and giving his seva (blessing), which are as follows:

  • Towards East direction - 79 Divyadesams
  • Towards West direction - 19 Divyadesams
  • Towards North direction - 3 Divyadesams
  • Towards South direction - 7 Divyadesams

List of other Vaishnava temples

  • Aeri Katha Ramar Temple, Maduranthakam
  • Karivaradaraja Perumal, Aragalur (West Facing blessing)
  • Kothanda Ramar Temple, Vaduvur
  • Rajagopala Swami Temple, Mannargudi

External links

  • contains details about each temple
  • contains the poster of the temple deities in the 108 divya desams. This poster is to be found in most of the vaishnava homes.
  • contains audio links to some of the pasurams (verse) related to the divya desams.
  • lists the Alwars that had sung the praises of god in the respective temples.
  • Photos of all divya desams with Sri suktam audio.

References

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