Mangalam - Devappiran Perumal And Aravindalochana Perumal Temple
on the northern bank of Tamraparni river and very close to the famous Alwar
Tirunagiri, this twin Divya Desams have been luring devout pilgrims round the
year over centuries. The Moolavar Devappiran Perumal is in standing posture and
faces east. The Mother is called Kurthadam Tayar. The garbha griha is adorned
with Kumuda Vimanam. Aravindalochana Perumal is another principal deity
installed in the same temple, but he is in sitting posture, and he gave darsan
to Devendra, Vayu and Varuna. He showered boons on the devotees munificently and
rowed them across the sea of hardships. Built in the Dravidian architectural
style, it is vast. in dimensions and imposing in construction. Being a small
place, boarding and lodging facilities are quite unsatisfactory, although
conveyance is available either by train or by bus from Alwar Tirunagar and other
nearby towns. The holy tank is called Varuna thirtha. Daily worship is offered
with due veneration and periodical festivals draw huge crowds. Nammalwar offered
Mangalasasan and it is being recited on important days.
lies 6 km off Alwar Tirunagar in Tamil Nadu, accessible by four wheelers.