Sri Varadharaja Perumal Temple

thirumani koodam 1Sri Varadaraja Perumal

Thirumanikoodam temple, one among the 108 divya desam is in the village of Thiru Nangur about 5 miles (8 kms) away from Seerkazhi. It is one among the eleven divyadesams of Thirunangur Tirupathis. This perumal is considered to be equivalent to Kanchi Varadharajar since the Perumal full fills all wishes of his devotees.

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Sri Varadharaja Perumal, Manikooda Nayagan, Nindra Thirukolam


Varadharaja Perumal.


Tirumaa Magal Nachiyar




Kanaga Vimaanam


Thirumangai Azhwar, 10 pasuram (1288-97 MP3, PDF)


Thai Poosam

Sthala Puranam:

Dakshaka had 27 daughters and he wanted them to marry the same person. Chandran (moon) agreed to marry all of them and treat all equally, but was partial to Rohini.  The other daughters complained about this to their father.  Dakshaka cursed Chandran to lose his lustre. Chandran after his penance at thiru-indalur and thalachanga naanmathiyam temple was advised by Lord Mahavishnu to do penance at palasavanam or ThiruManikoodam. Lord Mahavishnu further said that lord Siva also would join them and meditate on Lord Vishnu. Chandran did penance at ThiruManikoodam and had a bath in the Pushkarini and prayed to perumal. He was cured of his disease. The Pushkarini is called “CHANDRA PUSHKARINI” after that.

Benefits of HIS Darshan

It is believed that all types of disease can be cured here  who worship this lord and perform special pooja on star Poosam.  It is also believed that the couple without children could pray to the perumal and perform special pooja on star pooja to full fill their wishes of  a child.