Temple Location :
About the Temple:
This sthalam is situated in Tirunelveli district in Tamil Nadu. Two miles away from
Thirukkulandai, a small village named "Mangala Kurucchi" is situated. Travelling by walk for 2
miles through the walking path, we can visit this sthalam after crossing it.
In this sthalam, a munivar (rishi) named "Athreya Suprabha rishi", started and maintained a
yaaga saali (place where yaagam is done). When he was cleaning the yaaga salai, he found
out a bright Tarasu (equilibrium measuring instrument) and Bow. On touching those two, it
Changed into a beautiful men and a women. They both explained him that they were changed into
the tarasu and the bow because of the sabham, given by Kuberan it will end only if they are
touched by Suprabha rishi. And after explaining this, they both got sabha vimocchan and
got paramapadha mukthi.
Since, the tarasu (or otherwise named as "Thulaam") and bow (otherwise called as "Vil")
both of tem got the vimocchan and went to paramapadham, this sthalam is named as "Thulam
Vil Mangalam" and as the years passed the name changed to "Tholai villi Mangalam".
The sthala Emperumaan explains and thinks that all the humans and all other living and
non living things should lead their lives in an happy way, the perumal gives his seva both
in Nindra and Veetrirundha thirukkolam.
Vil (Bow) is the other resemblance of Yaegapathini (good character) Character of Human. Sri
Rama, who is considered to be the kind of person who loved only his wife Sita piratti, was
popularly named as "Yaegapatthini Vridhan". Having this kind of character only, he could able
to life the Shiva dhanush (Vil (or) bow) and able to kill Kakkasuran, vaali and Ravanan.
Tarasu (Measuring Instrument), which has two hands equally measures both the items kept on it.
Out good and bad characters and activities are calculated and according to that, we are given
This sthala perumal gave his prathyaksham for Indiran, Vaayu bhagavan and Varuna bhagavan.
To live, we need to inhale the air and the air is Vaayu bhagavan and other necessary thing is
water and it is varunan and the green land is Indiran. By giving the prathyaksham to these
three, Emperumaan equalises them and explains to the the world how important and essential
Kumudham means Dharbai Pul (Dharbai is one kind of Grass). Since, in this sthalam, the Yaagam was done, this sthala Vimaanam is called
This entire world becomes so fresh and gives the Vegetation only because of the Rain that
is coming down to the earth. Because of this, the Sthala pushkkarani is Varuna theertham.
For the Bow (Vil) getting into action, two things are necessary. One is the arrow and another
one is ther person who perform the action on the Bow. And the person who is performing
this action is Sri Srinivasa perumal, who is the whole structure of Good habits and
thinking and giving his seva in Nindra Thirukkolam and along the sides are two pirattiyaars
A persons expression of Love, his kind nature and the bhakti is expressed through his eyes.
So, the bhaktas who live in a good way and lead their lives in the Dharma way to achieve
Sriman Narayanan's Thiruvadi, Emperumaan, gives his seva as "Senthamarai Kannan" and as
Aravindha Lochanar along with Karuthandangi Naachiyaar. Dharma Tarasu has two plates, which
stands in equal to one another, likewise the Emperumaan and Thaayar are found to be equal
and giving the Veetrirundha seva.
Since, both of this sthalam are found along the Tamirabarani river, how rivers flow in
different direction, but when they mix together they are treated as the same, like wise even
though there are two sthalams, these two are considered to be one divyadesam.
All these Nava tirupathis have a common and a distinct news, that has to be explained. In
thirukkurugoor Indiran, who did not give the proper respect for his parents, in Thirukkoloor
where Guberan has given the Sabham, in Thirupperai, varunan treated his Guru, and in Thiru
Vaikundam, a thief giving his share of the theft things to Emperumaan, in Thiru Varaguna
Mangai, where Saavithri fought for her husband's life, in Thirupulingudi, Yagnasharma,
who got the sabha of Vashista Muni's sons and in Thiru tholai villi mangalam, a men who was
burried into the land as "the Bow" and a women as "Tarasu" by Guberan, got their Sabha
Vimocchan. All in these nine tirupathis, Sriman Narayanan, gave them the Sabha vimocchan and
to attain the paramapadha world.
Joining two Azhwar tirupathi sthalams, and it is considered to be a single divyadesam, this is
called as "Twin Tirupathi".
Both these two sthalams are found inside a small village where there is only small amount of
Moolavar and Thaayar:
First temple is found along the banks of River Tamirabarani. The Moolavar of first sthalam is named "Sri Srinivasan". Also named as "Devapiran".
He is giving his seva in Nindra thirukkolam facing his thirumugam (face) facing in East direction.
Two pirattiyaars are found on either side of him.
Second sthalam is found along the Tamirabarani river.
This sthala Moolavar is Sri Aravindha Lochanar. Also named as "Senthamarai Kannan". He is giving his seva in Veetrirundha thirukkolam facing east direction.
Thaayar - The Thaayar of this temple is Sri Karunthadanganni Naachiyaar.
This sthala perumal is prathyaksham for Indiran, Vaayu bhagavan (Air), Varuna bhagavan (Rain).
- Nammalwar - 11 Paasurams.
Manavala mamunigal has also done the Mangalasasanam here.
Total - 11
- Varuna Theertham.
- Tamirabarani Nadhi.