Sri Aravindha Lochana Perumal Temple Nava Tirupathi Divya Desam

Thiruttholai Villimangalam Erathi Tirupati - Sri Aravindha Lochana Perumal Temple ( Kethu & Rahu )  The two temples near Thenthiruperai are known as Irattai (twin) Tirupathis. Sri Devapiran Temple and Sri Aravindalochanar Temple are worshipped as the ‘Irattai Tirupati Temples'. These two temples which are located at ‘Tholaivilimangalam', enroute of Tiruchendur - Tirunelveli in Tamilnadu,dedicated to Lord Vishnu and also one of the 108 Divya Desam Temples. Tholaivilimangalam referred to as Irattai Tirupati, counts as two in the scheme of Nava Tirupatis, but as one of the 108 Divya Desams. Tholaivilimangalam temples are situated at a distance of 100 unit measures from each other lies in the middle of a jungle.

According to mythology, Rishi Athreya Suprabha started a yaaga shaala and while cleaning it , he found a bright tarasu (weighing scale) and a bow. As soon as he touched them, they changed into man and woman, who explained him that they were transformed as tarasu and the bow due to the curse given by Kuberan and that the curse would end only with the touch of Suprabha rishi. Upon being touched by the rishi, both got sabha vimocchan and paramapadha mukthi.

This sthalam was named "Thulam Vil Mangalam" and later changed to "Tholai villi Mangalam". In order to live, human beings need to inhale the air which is Vaayu bhagavan and next necessary thing is water which is Varunan and the land we live is personified by Indra. By offering prathyaksham to the elements, Emperumaan equalises them and show how important and essential they are to the the world. Kumudham means Dharbai Pul (Dharbai is one kind of Grass). Yaagam is done with Kumudham (dharpai pull- a type of grass) in this sthala, hence, this sthala Vimaanam is called "Kumudha Vimaanam".

Sri Aravinda Locahanar (Lord Vishnu), gives his dharshan as "Sri Senthamarai Kannan" along with Sri Karuthandangi Naachiyaar. Just as Dharma tarasu (weighing scale) has two plates, which stand equal to one another, the Lord and Thaayar are found to be equal and giving the Veetrirundha seva (sitting posture).

Srivaikuntam Sri Vaikuntanathan Perumal Temple - Surya (Sun)
ThiruVaragunaMangai Vijayaasana Perumal Temple - Chandra (Moon)
Thirupuliyangudi Bhoomipalagar Perumal Temple - Budha (Mercury)
Rettai Tirupathi - North Temple (Sri Aravindalochanar Temple, Tholaivilimangalam) - Rahu
Rettai Tirupathi - South Temple (Sri Devapiran Temple, Tholaivilimangalam) - Ketu
Perungulam Swamy Mayakoothar Temple, Thirukkulanthai - Shani (Saturn)
ThenThirupperai Thiru Makara Nedunkulai Kaather Perumal Temple - Shukra (Venus)
Thirukolur Sri Vaithamanidhi Perumal Temple - Mangala (Mars)
Alwarthirunagari Perumal Temple, Thirukkurugoor - Guru (Jupiter)

The Nava Tirupathi is considered as ‘Navagraha' (the nine planets) Temples. Devotees worship in these temples to relieve from the adverse effects of the planets in their life. The Nava Tirupathi temples are headed by ‘Lord Perumal' (‘Lord Vishnu') hence there are no separate Navagraha shrine present in these temples. The Nava Tirupathi temples are classified as "Divya Desams", the 108 temples of Lord Vishnu which are admired by the 12 Azhwars.


Nava Tirupathi visit with Temple Timing
The nine temples of Nava Tirupathi can be covered in 1 or 1.5 days depending on the time you wish to spend in each temple.
1. Srivaikundam (Surian), Moolavar- Vaikundanathan, Urchavar- Kazhapian, Thayar- Vaikundanaayathi Soranathanayahi, Timings-730am-12pm, 5-8pm
2. Srivagunamangal (Chandran), Moolavar- Vijayasanar, Urchavar- Emmlderkadivan, Thayar- Varagunamangal Varagunavalli, Timings- 9am & 6pm
3. Thiruppullyankudi (Puthan), Moolavar- Boomipaalagar, Urchavar- Kaaichina Venthan, Thayar- Nilamagal Malarmahal Pulingudivalli, Timings- 9am & 6pm
4. Erattai Tirupathi (Raagu), Moolavar- Srinivasan, Urchavar- Thevapiran, Thayar- Alemelumagai Padmavathi, Timings- 8am-12 pm & 1-5pm
5. Erattai Tirupathi (Kethu), Moolavar- Arvindalosanar, Urchavar- Chenthamarai Kannan, Thayar- Karunthdankanni, Timings- 8am-12 pm & 1-5pm
6. Thiruzhanthai (Sani), Moolavar- Venkadavanan, Urchavar- Maayakoothar, Thayar- Kamalavathi Kulanthaivalli, Timings 730am-12 pm & 5-730 pm
7. Thenthiruperai (Sukran), Moolavar- Maharanedun Kuzhalkaathar, Urchavar- Niharilmukil Vannan, Thayar- Kuzhaikaathuvalli, Timings 730am-12 pm & 5-730 pm
8. Thirukkolloor (Sevvai), Moolavar- Vaithamanidhi, Urchavar- Nichopavithan, Thayar- Kumuthavalli Kolloorvalli, Timings- 730am-12pm & 5-8pm
9. Alvarthirunagari (viyazhan)- Moolavar- Aainathan, Urchavar- Polinthunintrapiran, Thayar- Aadinathanayagi Thirukurukurnayagi, Tiimings- 730-12pm & 5-8pm