Temple Location :
This Divyadesam is found around 154 miles away from Haridwar, while travelling from Devaprayag to Badrinath.
There is no firm agreement on the where this Divyadesam is situated. Many of the pilgimage believe that Joshimutt is the Divyadesam which is called as "Thiruppirudhi" and some say that Thiruppirudhi is found in the interior of Himalaya.
The Speciality of this sthalam is Sri Aadhi Sankaracharyar, who came all the way from Kerala in the 8th Century A.D., performed Tapas under a tree here and after getting enlightment, established a MUTT known as "Jyothirmutt". This Jyothismutt later became "Joshimutt".
Thiruppirudhi which is otherwise called as Joshimutt explains that it has a close relation
between the Emperumaan and his bhaktas. The bhaktas shows their Pireethi (affection) towards
the Emperumaan and they get the same from the Emperumaan. Thats the reason this sthalam got
the name as "Thiruppirudhi".
This Thiruppirudhi Kshetram is found about 154 miles away from Haridwar while travelling from
Devaprayag to Badrinath.
Bhaktas who travel towards Badrikashramam with lots of efforts and travelling in snow, they
feel tied and supressed. But, after reaching this Joshimutt sthalam, they are happy and feel
relaxed because only few miles away from this sthalam is Badrikashramam. The Salagrama
Narasimhar who is found in the Sankara Mutt is being worshipped by the bhaktas as considering
him as the Emperumaan.
It is said a king by named "Nandar" stayed in this Kshetram and did lots of Yagams for the
whole humanity to live a good life, this sthalam is also called as "Nandaprayag". It is
said that the Kanva Maharishi also lived in this sthalam.
In winter season, when Badrikashramam sthalam is closed, the Badrinath utsavar is took
from Badrinath and kept in this sthalam and gives his seva as Badri Narayanan for his
bhaktas for six months.
Among 108 divyadesams, there are two divyadesams where we cant go with our body, only our
Aathma (soul) can go. That two divyadesams are Paramapadham and Thirupparkadal. But, the
perumal gives his Kidantha kolam how he is found in Thiruppaarkadal, to his bhaktas in this
Only, Thirumangai alwar has done the Mangalasasanam on his perumal. Among his 10 Paasurams,
in 3 Paasurams he compares the perumal as 3 avathaars (ie) as Rama, Krishna and Narasimha
avathaar of Sri Vishnu.
Sri Aadhi Sankarar has constructed a temple wher Sri Narasimhar and Nindra kola Vasudevar
are found. To reach the temple, one has to go downwards in the step which is found around
3/4 miles away. Sri Aadhi Sankarar has established a peetam and got the Gnana by doing
tapas here and wrote "Sankara Bhashyam".
The Moolavar of this sthalam is Paramapurushan. He is found in Kidantha kolam in Bujangha
sayanam facing his thirumugham towards east direction. Prathyaksham for Parvathi devi.
The Thaayar of Thiruppirudhi sthalam is Parimalavalli Naachiyaar.
Thirumangai Alwar is the only Alwar who has done Mangalasasanam on this sthala perumal in 10 Paasurams.
Since, this sthala perumal is found like the same way as the perumal found in Thiruppaarkadal
and bhaktas cant go along with their human body only their Aathma (soul) can reach the bhaktas
in their mind itself worship this perumal as the perumal in Paarkadal. Since, the bhaktas
worship in their mind (Maanaseegam), the pushkarani is Maanasaras. Other theertham are
Govardhana Theertham and Indira Theertham.
In Krishna avathaar, Sri Kannan protects all the Yadhavas, Aayars and all the cows from the
heavy rain through the Govardhana mountain serving them as an umbrella. Likewise, this
sthala perumal protects the people here having his Vimaanam as Govardhana Vimaanam.