Tiruppatiripuliyur, colloquially known as Tiruppapuliyur, is located at Cuddalore New
Town. Cuddalore is a Station on the
Southern Railway between Villupuram and Mayavaram. The sanctity of a place is due to the
divine effulgence by which spiritual
attainments become easier. These are like Peethasthanas, in Tamil Sthalas. In Vaishnavite
parlance they are called Tirupatis,meaning sacred abodes of God.
There are 108 Vaishnavite 'shrines and 274 Saivite. Special grace of God
has been bestowed on His devotees in some particular places of His choice. For
illustration, the six specially liked abodes of Lord Subrahmanya knownas Aaru Padai
Veedugal and Kailas for Lord Siva may be cited.