Temple Location :
About the Temple:
This sthalam is situated in Tirunelveli District in Tamil Nadu. 7 miles in right towards
Sri vaikundam and 6 miles away from Thiruppulingudi. Bus facilities are available, but no
lodging facilities. This sthalam is one of Azhwar's Navatirupathi.
In this sthalam, a very big lake (kulam) is found and because of this, the sthalam is also
called as "Perungkulam".
Vedarasan, an andanan (brahmanan) had a daughter named Kamalavathi started doing the tapas
against emperumaan to attain him fully satisfied on her tapas, he gave his prathyaksham to her
and made here as a small beat and kept along with the Kousthuwa Muni (long chain made of beads)
which is found in his chest. Since, she was a small girl (Balikai), this sthalam is named
as "Baligai Vanam".
In this sthalam, Emperumaan fought against Acchamasaran in Imbalika park (Vanam) and finally
he broke his legs and danced on him. Like the same way, Lord Shiva also killed a demon
named "Muyalagan" and finally was killed and danced on him by Lord Shiva. There is a close
resemblence between these actions and it is said that both the gods are the same and if
anything against dharma starts, they will come down to destroy it.
Since, Acchmasaran is killed by Emperumaan in Maaya Yutham (Maya war, the perumal is named
In Vyazha bhagavan who is also called as Deva guru was given the seva of Emperumaan in this sthalam.
Kulam means wealth and it also means as "Maargazhi". The Emperumaan along with two pirattiyaars
gives his seva in Aanandha stage and since there is a big lake (Kulam) that is found close to
the sthalam, the sthalam is named as "Thirukkulandhai".
Moolavar and Thaayar:
The Moolavar of this temple is Sri Srinivasa Perumal. Moolavar in Nindra Thirukkolam facing east diretion.
Prathyaksham for Kamalavathi.
Thaayar : The Thaayar of this temple is Sri Alamelumangai thaayar and Kulandhai Valli are the two Naachiyaars of this sthalam.
Utsavar : The Utsavar of this temple is Sri Maayakkoothan.
- Nammalwar - 1 Pasuram
Total - 1
Aanandha Nilaya Vimaanam.