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Sri Vijayasanar temple
 
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Moolavar: Vijayasanar (Paramapatha Nathan)
  Urchavar: Emmidar Kadivan
  Amman / Thayar: Varaguna Valli, Varaguna Mangai
  Thala Virutcham: -
  Theertham: Agni theertham, Deva Pushkarini
  Agamam / Pooja : -
  Old year: 1000-2000 years old
  Historical Name: Varagunamangai
  City: Natham (Varagunamangi)
  District: Thoothukudi
  State: Tamil Nadu
 
Singers:
     
  Praised in the hymns of Nammazhwar, who brought Vedas to Tamil.   Azhwar addresses a woman through a verse inviting her to see him and others dancing in ecstasy on seeing the Lord in Vaikunda with Mother Varagunamangai staying in their hearts perennially.  
     
 Festival:
     
  Vaikunda Ekadasi in December-January is grandly celebrated in the temple  
     
 Temple's Speciality:
     
  This is one of the 108 Divyadesa Vaishnava temple and second in the Nava Tirupathi order.  
     
Opening Time:
    
 The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and 5.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m. 
   
Address:
   
  Sri Vijayasanar (Paramapatha Nathan Temple), Natham, Varagunamangai, Thoothukudi district  
   
Phone:
   
  +91 4630 256 476 
    
 General Information:
     
 

Of the Nava Tirupathis, this belongs to planet moon.  Perumal graces in the temple under the Vijayakoti Vimana (roof-tower).

 
     
 
Prayers
    
 

Devotees seek child boon and excellence in academic pursuits.

 
    
Thanks giving:
    
  People perform Tirumanjanam to the Lord and offer vastras. 
    
 Greatness Of Temple:
     
 

The nine Vaishnava places are being worshipped by devotees as related to the nine planets.  Perumal represents each planet in the following Nava Tirupati temples and is worshipped accordingly.

 

Perumal is worshipped as 1) Sun in Srivaikundam, 2) as Moon in Varagunamangai – Natham, 3) Mars in Tirukolur, 4) Mercury in Tirupuliankudi, 5) Jupiter in Alwar Tirunagari, 6) Venus in Then Tiruperai, 7) Saturn in Perungulam and 8& 9) as Rahu and Ketu in Twin Tirupati – Tholaivilimangalam.

 

These nine shrines in the Pandya region are as famous as the nine in Chola region.  As Perumal Himself represents the planets, there are no shrines for the planets in the temples separately.  Devotees go the respective temple concerning their planetary problems.  To visit the temple using the bus transports would be very difficult and time consuming.  Devotees are advised to hire a cab to cover all the temples in a single day.

 

For those in Chennai, Tamilnadu Tourism Department offers the tour.  On the first and third Fridays, the bus leaves Chennai and returns on Wednesday morning.  Including boarding and lodging, the charge per head is Rs. 1,100.

 
     
  Temple History:
     
 

The place is popularly known as Natham only.  Varagunamangai is the place where the Lord granted darshan to a Brahmin Vedic scholar.  As prayed by the Brahmin, Lord granted darshan as Vijayasanar.  He also graced Agni, Rishi Romasa and Satyavan with His darshan.

 
     
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