Andal Renga Mannar Temple
Andal Renga Mannar Temple
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Jagannath K
Bengaluru, India58 contributions
Dec 2022
It is one of the divya desam temple.This is an excellent and divine place to visit. Had a great darshan of the Lord.
Written 13 December 2022
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Karpagavalli
Chennai (Madras), India479 contributions
Mar 2022 • Family
The temple is dedicated to goddess Lakshmi worshipped as andal and rangamannar a form of also called as vadabhathrasayee. Once peryalwar the priest of the temple found a girl child near a thulasi plant and bought her up. She is andal and named as jotham by her parents. She use to net the garlands with flowers for rangamannar,will wear it herself and then send it to the temple. On seeing this one day, periyalwar stopped this practice. That night God rangamannar came in his dreams and asked to continue the practice of offering him a Garland worn by randall daily. So that practice is continuing till date. The place where randall was found is inside the temple. There are shrines for chakrathalwar. The main shines is dedicated to andalusia, srinagar and garudalvar.
Written 7 May 2022
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Sathish K
Chennai (Madras), India8 contributions
Dec 2019
Birthplace of Andal one of the 12 Alwar saints. There are two temples connected to each other - Andal temple and Vadapathrasayee temple. Dont forget to visit the garden where Andal was found as a baby by Periyazhvar - another of the 12 Alwars.

Not much crowded except for Margazhi month.
Written 29 December 2019
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KRAMA200
Seattle, WA1,180 contributions
Nov 2019
The temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu, who is worshipped as Vatapatrasayi and his consort Lakshmi as Andal. It is believed to be the birthplace of two of the Alwars, namely Periazhwar and his foster daughter Andal. The Alwars lived in 8th century, so that the existence of the temple can be traced even before. Vatapatra Sayanar Temple was constructed by the King Villi who ruled the place. The tall temple tower was constructed by Peria Alwar with the help provided by the Pandian king Vallabadevan (765-815 AD). The Andal Shrine had been constructed by different kings of Pandya dynasty at different times. King Thirumalai Nayak had done many renovations.

Srivilliputhur Temple is associated with the life of Andal, who was found under a Tulsi plant in the garden inside the temple by Periazhwar. She is believed to have worn the garland before dedicating it to the presiding deity of the temple. Periazhwar, who later found it, was highly upset and stopped the practice. It is believed Vishnu appeared in his dream and asked him to dedicate the garland worn by Andal to him daily, which is a practice followed during the modern times. It is also believed that Ranganatha of Srirangam married Andal, who later merged with him.

The temple consists of two parts. The first part is called Vatapatra Sayanar Temple and the second part is known as Andal Shrine. A granite wall surrounds the temple, enclosing all its shrines, the garden where Andal was found and two of its three bodies of water. The greatest attraction of the temple is the Rajagopuram with eleven tiers and 192 feet height. It is one among the tallest towers of temples in Tamilnadu. It is also the Emblem of Tamil Nadu Government.

In the sanctum sanctorum the idol of the Lord in a reclining posture, his consorts Sridevi and Bhoodevi, are shown attending to him at his feet. Sage Bhrigu stands near his head and Markandeya is near his feet. The banyan tree whose leaf is known as Vatapatram, on which the Lord is said to rest in the form of a baby during deluge, is at his head. Images of Panchamurtis, Thumburu, Narada, Sanatkumara, Kinnara Mithuna, the Sun and the Moon are shown all around the Lord as well as representations of Villi and Puttan, who stand reverently at his feet. The sanctum sanctorum has three doorways from which the Lord can be seen in His reclining posture. A flight of stairs leads to the sanctum sanctorum; below them is a large, impressive hall with detailed wooden carvings depicting incidents from the Puranas.
An Ancient Temple not to be missed. One of the 108 Divya Desams
Written 16 December 2019
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s.s. Asokan
Bangalore District, India47 contributions
Sep 2019 • Family
One Tamil verse says if you don't know aandal's Thirupavai ,there is no point living in this earth . Entire incident quoted in Thirupavai are there to see . So much of Divinity and history . Must must visit . One of 108 divya desam and most prominent one
Written 29 September 2019
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Mohan2013
Chennai (Madras), India1,840 contributions
Sep 2019 • Friends
This is the first time I was to this wonderful small town with an ancient temple of Sri Ranganathar. The tower of the temple is famous as it is the main mascot of Tamilnadu Government that can be seen everywhere wherever Government enterprise or office is found.
The town has a history that Andal who born in a garden near the temple developed deep love to Lord Ranganathar and eventually won Gods gracec to became a consort of him.
Written 25 September 2019
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Bala Tripura S
Bengaluru, India3,694 contributions
Aug 2019
This is the birth place of Andal who is the biggest devotee of Lord Vishnu.She used to wear the garlands that are meant for Lord vishnu and keep them back in the basket from where her father used to offer them to Lord Vishnu.Due to her Love and devotion to Lord vishnu she got married to Lord Vishnu.In this temple Lord vishnu is worshipped as vatapatransayi(sleepng position).There is a separate temple for Andal and Nachiyar in this place.This place is famous for milk sweet.This temple tower is famous and it had been used in Tamilnadu state emblem
Written 24 August 2019
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labal
Chennai (Madras), India324 contributions
Aug 2019 • Friends
Magnificent well maintained temple. Very less crowded when visited during mid week. Andal and Rangamannar are the deities here. Well connected and easily accessed from Tirunelveli and Madurai.
Written 19 August 2019
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UdtaSant
234 contributions
Sep 2018 • Friends
Andal temple in Srivilliputhur has a huge Gopuram, the temple is divided in 2 parts , both are one of the best examples of pandayan era architecture, one must visit this place if nearby
Written 6 August 2019
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ramki09
Mumbai, India221 contributions
Apr 2019 • Family
Andal renga mannar temple is ahuge temple with baby Andal from where she was found near a Tulsi mandap.
Written 10 April 2019
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