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Sri Azhagia Nambirayar temple
 
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Moolavar: Vaishnava Nambi
  Urchavar: -
  Amman / Thayar: Kurungudivalli Nachiar
  Thala Virutcham: -
  Theertham: Tiruparkadal, Pancha Thurai
  Agamam / Pooja : -
  Old year: 1000-2000 years old
  Historical Name: Tirukurungudi
  City: Tirukurungudi
  District: Tirunelveli
  State: Tamil Nadu
 
Singers:
     
  Celebrated Vaishanavite Saints Tirumazhisai Azhwar, Nammazhwar, Periazhwar and Tirumangai Azhwar had praised the glory of the Lord of the temple in their Mangalasasanam Prabhandam hymns.  
     
 Festival:
     
  Chithirai Vasanth Utsav in April-May, Vaikasi Jeshtabishekam in May-June, Aavani Pavithra Utsav in August-September, Purattasi Navarathri in September-October, Aipasi Swing festival in October-November, Thai float festival in January-February, Panguni Brahmmotsavam in March-April are the festivals celebrated in the temple.  
     
 Temple's Speciality:
     
  Tirukurungudi is one of the 108 Sri Vaishnava Divya Desas. The flag post-Kodi Maram is slightly on a side.  
     
Opening Time:
    
 The temple is open from 6.30 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and from 4.30 p.m. to 8.00 p.m. 
   
Address:
   
  Sri Azhagia Nambirayar (Vaishnava Nambi) Temple, Tirukurngudi – 627 115.  
   
Phone:
   
  +91 4635 265 289  
    
 General Information:
     
  Presiding Lord Vaishnava Nambi-Azhagia Nambirayar is gracing from the sanctorum facing east.  The Vimana-tower above the temple is of Panchaketa Vimana design.  Lord Shiva and Gajendran had worshipped Nambi in the temple.  
     
 
Prayers
    
  People pray to Perumal for salvation. 
    
Thanks giving:
    
  Devotees light ghee lamps. 
    
 Greatness Of Temple:
     
  There lived one Nambaduvan, belonging to a backward community at the foot of Mahendragiri hills, was a staunch Vishnu devotee.  He was sad that he could not have the darshan of the Lord Azhagia Nambi even from outside the temple as the flag post-Kodimaram was shielding the sanctum sanctorum.  To oblige Nambaduvan, Lord asked the flag post to move a little to enable the devotee to have His darshan.  We see the flag post in the temple slightly moved to a side.
The temple also houses the shrines of Lord Shiva and Lord Bhairava as a symbol of Saiva-Vaishnava harmony.  When pujas are performed to Lord Nambi, to ascertain whether pujas are performed to Lord Shiva also, a priest nearby would ask “ anything short for Lord’s beloved friend”.  The other one will reply “nothing”.  This is in vogue even today.
Lord Nambi is praised in the Mangalasasanam hymns of Nammazhwar, Tirumazhisai Azhwar, Tirumangai Azhwar and Periazhwar.  Periazhwar was no less an avatar of Lord Nambi Himself.  Thirumangai Azhwar was directed by Srirangam Lord Ranganatha to go to Tirukurungudi where Nambi would grant him salvation he wished.  Lord Nambi graces in four forms, standing, sitting, reclining and walking.
Kurangam in Tamil means Mother Earth-Bhoomadevi.  As Mother prayed here on Perumal, the place is also known as Kuranga Kshetram.
Lord Vishnu condensed (Kurukuthal in Tamil) his huge Varaha Avatara form here situated on the banks of Nambi River while with Mother Mahalalakshmi, the place is named Kurungudi.   When He took the Vamana (Dwarf) Avatar and then grew touching the sky, the spring that came out of his anklet is named Silambaru, Silambu-anklet, according to ancient scriptures
 
     
  Temple History:
     
  Earth was retrieved by Lord Vishnu with His Varaha Avtar when demon Hiranyaksaha tried to take it away.  Mother Earth sought the guidance of Lord Varaha to reach him.  Lord said that he could be reached through music.  A problem arose between a man of backward community and a ghost.  When the ghost tried to devour the man, he promised the ghost to come back to it after singing the praise of Lord as it was a sacred Kaisika Ekadasi day.  The man attained salvation that day as he sang the praise of Lord and ghost too attained salvation as it heard the man singing the praise of Lord.  
     
Special Features:
     
  Miracle Based: Tirukurungudi is one of the 108 Vaishnava Divyadesas. The Kodimaram-flag post is slightly on a side.
 
     
 
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