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Sri Vijaya Raghava Perumal temple
 
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Moolavar: Vijaya Raghava Perumal
  Urchavar: -
  Amman / Thayar: Maragathavalli Thayar
  Thala Virutcham: Padhiri
  Theertham: Jatayu theertham
  Agamam / Pooja : -
  Old year: 500-1000 years old
  Historical Name: Tiruputkuzhi
  City: Tiruputkuzhi
  District: Kanchipuram
  State: Tamil Nadu
 
Singers:
     
  Lord Perumal of the temple is praised in the Mangalasasanam hymns of Saint Tirumangai Azhwar.  
     
 Festival:
     
  Float festival in Thai month-January-February; Masi Brahmmotsavam in February-March; Aavani Pavithra Utsav in August-September, Purattasi Navarathri in September-October and Tirukarthikai in November-December are the festivals celebrated in the temple.  
     
 Temple's Speciality:
     
  Lord Vijaya Raghava Perumal blesses the devotees with Jatayu on His lap. During all Perumal processions, due regard is offered to Jatayu also. As this is the place where Lord Rama performed the last rites for Jatayu the eagle who fought with Ravana to rescue Sita from him and sacrificed his life in the service of the Lord, as a mark of honour to him, the flag post and the Balipeeta are outside the temple.  
     
Opening Time:
    
 The temple is open from 7.00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and from 4.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m. 
   
Address:
   
  Sri Vijaya Raghava Perumal Temple, Tiruputkuzhi, Kancheepuram district.  
   
Phone:
   
  +91- 44-2724 6501. 
    
 General Information:
     
 

The Vimana the tower above the sanctum sanctorum is of Veerakoti design.

 
     
 
Prayers
    
 

People pray for child boon.  This is also one of the holy places to offer Tarpan to ancestors.

 
    
Thanks giving:
    
  Devotees perform Tirumanjanam to Mother Maragathavalli Thayar. 
    
 Greatness Of Temple:
     
 

Mother is greatly praised by the devotees for Her grace and power of germinating even fried pulse.  The custom followed in the place is strange.  Women use to have a dip in Jayayu Theertham, go to sleep at night with fried pulse tied in the sari.  If they find the pulse germinated when they wake up in the morning, it indicates child boon granted.

 

Yadava Prakasa, the Guru of Acharya Ramanuja lived here.  There is a stone horse vahan in the temple with moving limbs, a wonder in Tamil Sculpture.  The sculptor, after making this horse, vowed not to make one such till his death.   As a mark of respect to the sculptor for his skill and determination, Lord visits the street named after the sculptor on the 8th day of the festival.

 

People believe that performing tarpan to ancestors on the new moon day in this place would bring them double benefit, as Lord Rama performed last rites to Jatayu in this place.

 
     
  Temple History:
     
 

King of birds, Jatayu fell down almost dead while fighting with Ravana abducting Sita.  While Lord Rama and Sri Lakshmana were searching for Her, they met Jatayu who informed them of what happened.  He shed his mortal coil begging the Lord to perform the last rites to him and grant Darshan with Mother Sita.  Lord Sri Rama had Jatayu by His right, lit the pyre and performed the rites.  Unable to bear the heat of fire, Mother Sridevi moved to left of the Lord from right and Bhoodevi Thayar moved to the left from the right, according to scriptures.  Based on the story, Thayar shrine is at the left of the Lord and that of Sri Andal is at the right in the temple.

 

For water needed for the rites, Lord Rama shot an arrow and created a spring, now called Jatayu Pushkarini.

 

Tiru in Tamil is a honorific prefix, Pul means bird and Kuzhi the pit.  The place is thus named Tiru Pul Kuzhi-Tiruputkuzhi.

 
     
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