Temple Location :
About the Temple:
This Divyadesam is situated in Pudukottai district in Tamil Nadu. It is situated 13 Km away
from Pudukkottai on the south direction. We can reach this sthalam by getting down in
Thirumeyyam railway station which is found in between pudukottai Kaaraikudi railway lane and
has to travel one mile from Thriumeyyam railway station. Lots of Bus facilities are also
available but there are no enough lodging facilities.
The Perumal who explains about "Sathyam" (or) truth can be the example for the universal
slogam. "Sathya meva Jayathey". To explain and be an example for this, he stands in this
sthalam as "Sathya giri Nathan".
There is no end for Sathyam (Truth) and it never sleeps and doesnt forget anything. It calculates
the good and the evil actions performed by the people and according to that, all fo the
souls are reached to proper destiny. If we do good and our actions lead to good thought and
action, we will reach the thiruvadi (feet) of Sriman Narayanan and if we think of bad things
and as a result of it, if we perform bad and evil actions, we will be going to the hell.
To explain this, the perumal is found in Bogha sayanam in Kidantha kolam withought sleeping
and calculatting the good / bad actions of all Aathmaas.
All the things that live in this mighty Earth are governed and watched by the Emperumaan and
to explain this, the perumal is found in Nindra Kolam with the name "Sathya Moorthy" (or)
"Sathya giri Nathan".
In tamil, the truth is referred with the word "Mei" and the Utsavar of this sthalam is
"Meyyan" (or) "Meyyappan". The perumal is found in Anantha Sayanam and is found inside the
sannadhi which is surrounded by very good sculptural and artistic work as seen in
In older days, when Asurars where dominating the world and the Adharmam (evil) was spread
along the entire world. Because of this, there was not much of Yagams and poojas were done
and all the Rishis, and Devars were very much frightened about this. They could not protect
the Asuras, since they get enormous powers with them. They all surrendered towards "Dharma
Devathi", the godess of Dharman and pleased her that she must help them to get out this
Dharma devathai replied them that she will help them out, thereby changed herself into a deer
and came to this Sathya Kshetram which is also called as "Venu Vanam", since this sthalam is
fully covered by Bamboo trees. The perumal came infront of Dharma Devathai and promised her
that he would stay in the sthalam as "Sathya giri Nathan" and helps all the peoples and
including the Rishis and Devas from Adharmam.
Once, Athiri Muni andhis wife Anusuya lived, who are said to be the strong believer of
the Emperumaan. They were so famous for their bhakti and tapas towards the perumal and
they started for doing tapas against all the Mum - Moorthies (ie) Sriman Naryanan, Brahma
devan and Lord Shiva and their wish was as one of the hamsam of these Thriumurthies they
should have theri childrens born. All the murthies agreed and as a result as the hamsam of
Sri Vishnu a child was born who is called as "Dattatreyar", as the hamsam of Lord Shiva the
Moon God was born. All these 3 childrens were taught with proper vedas and mantras and were
sent to do tapas by their fther, Athiri rishi. First, Durvasa Rishi went to Kailasa malai
and Dattatreyar went to the foot of the Himalayas to do the tapas and the Moon god came to
this Sathya giri kshetram to do the tapas against Sriman Narayanan. The perumal gave his
seva as satisfied by on his tapas and asked his wish. The moon god asked that since he stays
in Surya Mandalam his Vaasam (stay) should be also in Chandra Mandalam (Moons Place). For
this, the perumal accepted and stayed in Chandra Mandalam also.
We can see the well stretched and huge Raja Gopuram, which is found at the entrance of the
temple. This sthalam is also called as "Aadhi Ragam" and the perumal is older and big than
that of the perumal found in Sri Rangam. After entering through the Raja Gopuram, we can
find a big Mandapam where lots of stone carved pillars are found with beautiful paintings.
Separate sannadhi for Sri Kannan, Sri Aandal, Chakrathalwar and Narasimhar are found.
After crossing this Mandapam another big mandapam by named "Maha Mandapam" is found in
which the Garudan facing along the Moolaver Sannadhi is found.
Moolavar Sathya giri nathan in Nindra thriukkolam and next to this sannadhis, separate sannadhi
for Uyya Vandha Naachiyaar is found.
On the western side inside the mountain, as Bogha Sayana Moorthy in Anantha Sayanam, the
perumal in another thirukkolam is giving his seva and this perumal is big in structure then
Sri Rangam Ranganathar. Having Aadhiseshan as the bed, the perumal gives his Kidantha Kola
seva with two Thirukkaram (hands) as same as the Ranganathar found in Sri Rangam.
It is said that some Madhu Kaidapars (Amsam) came from the Ears of Sriman Naryanan of this
sthalam and they tried to grab bhoomi piratti along with them. But, Aadhiseshan protested
and fought with them and killed all of them by his poison. But, it was little bit worried
because without getting the permission from the perumal, he did this. It stayed infront of
the perumal convinced him ans as a result of this, the perumal's one hand is found towards
Aadhiseshan as conveniencing him and another hand is found on his chest there by protecting
Around this perumal, Chitraguptan, Maarkandeya Maharishi, Brahma devan and Garudan are
found. Chitraguptan who assist along with Yamen, the king of Naragham (the hell) and the
Maarkandeya maharishi who has got the "Sirangeevi" throne are found around the perumal to
show the couts of people along with their good and evil actions performed by them. On the
thiruvadi (feet) of the perumal, Bhoomi piratti and Madhu Kaidapars are found.
This temple is almost the same as that of the temple in Mahabalipuram. We can find lots of
stone carved Sculptures and paintings and the perumal is found inside the mountain and it
serves as the umbrella for him. Another temple by named "Keeyai Kovil" is found where a
temple for Lord Shiva is found. The name of him is "Sathya gireeswarar". It is said that
Mahendra pallavan had constructed this temple for both Lord Vishnu and Lord Shivan without
having any racism between Saivism and Vaishnavism.
This "Thirumeyyam" is surrounded by lots of mountains and a special hill by named "Vaishnavi
Durgai" hill is also found which is famous for its beauty and the Vaishnavi Durgai found
inside the hill.
Moolavar and Thaayar:
The Moolavar of this sthalam is Sri Sathya Giri Nathan. Also named as "Sathya Moorthy". He is found
in Nindra (Standing) thriukkolam facing his thriumugham along the East direction. Prathyaksham
for all Sathya Devar and Devadhais. The perumal gives his seva in 3 different thirukkolam.
First is the Sathyamoorthy in Nindra kolam, the second as Meyyappan in Sayana and bogha
The thaayar is Uyya Vandha Naachiyaar. She has her own separate sannadhi.
The Utsavar of this is sthalam is Meyyappan.
- Thirumangaialwar - 9 Paasurams.
Total - 9 Paasurams.
The pushkarani (theertham) of this sthalam is Kadhamba Pushkarani and Sathya theertham. It is
said, all the rivers in the country came along to this pushkarani to make the people get out
of the sin and their bad thoughts. It is believed that on the month of Vaikasi on the
full Moon day, all the rivers combine and merge together and they themselves get purified
by the Sathya theertham.
Sthala Viruksham: (Tree)
Palaa Maram (Jackfruit tree)
Sathya giri Vimaanam.