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Joshimutt - Sri Paramapurusha Perumal Temple

Thiruppirudhi - Sri Paramapurusha Perumal Temple, Joshimutt

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.

Thiruppirudhi - Joshimutt - Paramapurushan
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 Thiruppirudhi divyadesam.

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".

Thiruppirudhi - Joshimutt - Paramapurushan 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.

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