Sri Van Purushotama Perumal Temple

van purushothamanSri Purushothama Perumal

Purushotama Perumal Temple is a famous Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu located in the holy city of Thirunangur, Tamilnadu, India. It is one of the “Divya Desams”, the 108 temples of Vishnu reverred by the 12 poet saints, or Alwars. It is one among the 11 divyadesams of Thirunangur Tirupathis and is closely associated with Thirumangai Alwar.

Quick Facts:


Purushothamar, facing east direction, Standing posture


Sri Purushothama Perumal


Sri Purushoththama Nayaki




Sanjeevi vigraha vimanam


Thirumangai Azhwar, 10 pasuram (1258-67 MP3, PDF)


Panguni Thiruvonam
Holy Tree Jack tree


Uthanga maha rishi did  penance here. The  depth of the penance was un bearable to devas who approached mahavishnu for protection. Lord Maha Vishnu agreed to go over to uthangar and make him stop his penance.Lord  Maha Vishnu gave darshan to uthangar. Upon the request of the rishi  mahavishnu stayed here.

Another version of Sthalapuranam:

Once upon a time Vyagrapadhamaharishi visited Thirunangoor divya desams along with his 3year old son upamanyu for darshan. They were attracted by the lord sri Vanpurushothman in his vadivazhagu. One day vyakrapathar left his son in the temple and went to garden to  bring some flowers to worship the lord. The boy cried for milk. Hearing the boy’s cry the lord van purushothaman brought the Ksheerabdi (milky ocean) to thirunangur and gave milk. The boy was so happy and he prayed the lord to keep the milky ocean here and is today seen as ”THIRUPPARKADAL”.   This episode happened in sukhla dwadasi in karithaigai.  It is believed that one who dip in the lake on that day supposed to clean all their sins.

The temple ranks among the 108 Divya Desas of Perumal.  Saint Tirumangai Azhwar has described Lord of the Temple as Lord Rama of Ayodhya in his Mangala Sasanam hymns, saying that benefits would accrue not only to the one chanting the glory of Lord but also to those listening the chanting.

Benefits of HIS Darshan

Any problem of complex nature would be solved if one performs Vishnu Sahasranama archana for 48 days continuously without any break and conclude the prayer with special archana and puja on the final day.