108 – Divya Desams

Tamil Azhvars (saints) mentioned Divya Desams (Great Places) are of the 108 Vishnu temples.

India has 105 and one in Nepal and other two (Thirupalkadal and Paramapadam/SriVaikuntam) are outside the Earthly realms.

Holy souls are blessed to worship these two divya desams after death and surrender under the lotus feet of Vishnu (Narayana).

The Divya Desams are revered by the 12 Azhvars in the Divya Prabandha, a collection of 4,000 Tamil verses. Azhwar are considered the twelve supreme devotees of Vishnu, who were instrumental in popularising Vaishnavism.

The saints were considered incarnations of some form of Vishnu.

  • Poigai is considered an incarnation of Panchajanya (Krishna’s conch),
  • Bhoothath of Kaumodakee (Vishnu’s Mace/Club),
  • Pey of Nandaka (Vishnu’s sword),
  • Thirumalisai of Sudarshanam (Vishnu’s discus),
  • Namm of Vishvaksena (Vishnu’s commander),
  • Madhurakavi of Vainatheya (Vishnu’s eagle, Garuda),
  • Kulasekhara of Kaustubha (Vishnu’s necklace),
  • Periy of Garuda (Vishnu’s eagle),
  • Andal of Bhoodevi (Vishnu’s wife, Lakshmi, in her form as Bhudevi),
  • Thondaradippodi of Vanamaalai (Vishnu’s garland),
  • Thiruppaan of Srivatsa (An auspicious mark on Vishnu’s chest) and
  • Thirumangai of Saranga (Krishna’s bow).

Nava Thirupathi Temples are a set of nine Lord Vishnu temples classified as Divya Deshams, located in Tiruchendur-Tirunelveli route, Tamil Nadu on the banks of Thamiraparani river.

List of Divyadesams and details of deities

S.No. Divyadesam Thayar (Lakshmi) Perumal (Vishnu)
1 Srirangam Ranganayagi Ranganathar
2 Uraiyur Kamalavalli Vasalakshmi Azhagiya Manavala
3 Thirukarambanur Poornaavalli Purushothama
4 Thiruvellarai Rakthapankajavalli Pundarikaksha
5 Thiruanbil Soundaryavalli Sundaramoorthaye Poornaya
6 Thiruppernagar Indravalli Appala Ranganatha
7 Thirukandiyur Kamalavalli Kamalanatha, Harasabavimochana
8 Thirukoodalur Padmasani Jagathrakshaga
9 Thirukavithalam Ramamanivalli Gajendravaradha
10 Thiruppullamboothangudi Hemabja Thrudathanvee Ramabadhra
11 Thiruaadhanur Ranganayagi Varshakalathinayaka
12 Thirukudanthai Komalavalli Aparyapthamrutha
13 Thiruvinnagar Boodevi Lavanavarjitha Srinivasa
14 Thirunaraiyur Vanjulavalli Srinivasa
15 Thirucherai Saranayagi Saranatha
16 Thirunandhipura Vinnagaram Shenbagavalli Jagannatha
17 Thiruvelliyangudi Maragadhavalli Srungarasundara Danushbani Ramaya
18 Thirukannamangai Abishegavalli Bhaktavatsala
19 Thirukannapuram Kannapura Sowriraja
20 Thirukannangudi Loganayagi Lokanatha
21 Thirunagai Soundaryavalli Soundararaja
22 Thiruthanjai Mamanikoil Rakthapankajavalli Neelamega
Manikundram Ambujavalli Maniparvatha
Thanjaiyali Nagar Thanjanayagi Narasimha
23 Thiruvazhundur Rakthapankajavalli Devadhiraja
24 Thiruchirupuliyur Dhayanayagi Krupasamudra
25 Thiruthalaichanga Nanmadiyam Siras sanga Chandrasabahara
26 Thiruindalur Pundareegavalli Parimalaranganatha
27 Thirukazhicheerama Vinnagaram Loganayagi Lokanatha Thrivikrama
28 Thirukkavalambadi Pankajavalli Gopala Krishna
29 Thiruarimeya Vinnagaram Amrudhagadavalli Gadakeli Narthanaya
30 Thiruvanpurushothamam Purushothama Purushothama
31 Thirusemponsaikoil Sweda Pushpavalli Hemaranganatha
32 Thirumanimadakoil Pundareegavalli Sashvatha Deepaya Narayana
33 Thiruvaigunda Vinnagaram Vaigundavalli Vaikuntanatha
34 Thiruthetriambalam Rakthapankajavalli Lakshmiranga
35 Thirumanikoodam Boonayagi Varadharaja
36 Thiruparthanpalli Kamala Parthasarathy roopa, Kamalapathaye
37 Thiruvali & Thirunagari Amrudhagadavalli Kedarapathivaraya
38 Thiruthevanarthogai Samudradanaya Devanayaka
39 Thiruvellakulam Padmavathi Srinivasa
40 Thiruchitrakoodam Pundareegavalli Govindaraja
41 Thiruvaheendrapuram Hemabujavalli Devanatha
42 Thirukkovalur Pushpavalli Thrivikrama
43 Thirukkachi – Atthigiri Perundevi Devathiraja
44 Ashtabuyagaram Padmasani Gajendravarada
45 Thiruthanka Maragadhavalli Deepaprakasa
46 Thiruvelukkai Amruthavalli Sundharayoghanarasimha
47 Thiruneeragam Boovalli Jagadeeswara
48 Thiruppadagam Rukmani Sathyabama Pandavadootha
49 Thiru Nilathingal Thundam Chandrasoodavalli Chandrasooda
50 Thiruooragam Amudavalli Thrivikrama
51 Thiruvehka Komalavalli Yathokthakari
52 Thirukkaragam Padmamani Karunagara
53 Thirukkarvaanam Kamalavalli Neelamega
54 Thirukkalvanur Sundarabimbavalli Choranatha
55 Thiruppavalavannam Pravalavalli Pravalavarna
56 Thiruparamechura Vinnagaram Vaigundavalli Vaikundanatha
57 Thirupputkuzhi Maragadavalli Vijayaraghava
58 Thirunindravur Sudhavalli Bhaktavatsala
59 Thiruvallur Kanagavalli Vaidhya Veeraraghava
60 Thiruvallikeni Rukmani Venkatakrishna
61 Thiruneermalai Sundaravalli Jalathivarnaya
62 Thiruidaventhai Komalavalli Lakshmivaraha
63 Thirukkadalmallai Boosthalamangadevi Sthalasayana
64 Thirukkadigai Amruthabalavalli Yoganarasimha
65 Thiruvayothi Seethadevi Ramachandra
66 Thirunaimisaranyam Sriharilakshmi Devaraja
67 Thirupruthi Parimalavalli Paramapurushaya
68 Thirukkandamenum Kadinagar Pundareegavalli Neelamega
69 Thiruvadariyachramam Aravindavalli Badrinarayana
70 Thirusalakraamam Sridevi Srimoorthi
71 Thiruvadamadurai Sathyabama Govardhanagiridhari
72 Thiruvaipadi Rukmani Sathyabama Navamohanakrishna
73 Dwaraka, Gujarat Lakshmi Rukmanyadhi Ashtamahishi, Dwarakadeesa
74 Ahobilam, AP Amruthavalli Senchulakshmi Lakshminarasimha
75 Tirupati, AP Padmavathi Srinivasa (Venkateswara)
76 Thirunavai Padmavathi Narayana
77 Thiruvithuvakodu Vithuvakoduvalli Sri Abhayapradhaya
78 Thirukatkarai Vathsalyavalli Katkaraswami
79 Thirumoozhikkalam Madhuraveni Sookthinatha
80 Thiruvallavazh Vathsalyavalli Sundaraya
81 Thirukkadithalam Karpagavalli Amruthanarayana
82 Thiruchengundrur Rakthapankajavalli Devathideva
83 Thiruppuliyur Hemalatha Mayashaktiyuthaswamy
84 Thiruvaranvilai Padmasani Vamana
85 Thiruvanvandoor Kamalavalli Kamalanatha
86 Thiruvananthapuram Harilakshmi Ananthapadmanabha
87 Thiruvattaru Maragadhavalli Adhikesava
88 Thiruvanparisaram Kamalavalli Thiruvazhmarbhan
89 Thirukkurungudi vamanashetravalli Vamanakshetrapoornaya
90 Thirucheeravaramangai Chireevaramangaivalli Thothadhrinatha
91 Thiruvaigundam Boonayagi, Vaigundavalli Vaikuntanatha
(Navathirupathi)
92 Thiruvaragunamangai Varagunavalli Vijayasana
 (navathirupathi)
93 Thiruppuliangudi Boonayagi Boomipalaya Vairinedharchidha Gopaya
 (Navathirupathi)
94 Thirutholaivillimangalam Visalakrishnakshidevi Aravindhalochana
(Navathirupathi)
95 Thirukkulandai Baligavalli Padmavathi Srinivasa
(Navathirupathi)
96 Thirukkolur Kolurvalli Nikshepavithaya
(Navathirupathi)
97 Thirupperai Kundalakarnadevi Dheerga Magarakundaladharaya
(Navathirupathi)
98 Thirukkurugur Aadhinathavalli Aadhinatha
(Navathirupathi)
99 Srivillipputhur Kodhadevi Vadapathrasayee
100 Thiruthangal Rakthapankajavalli Narayana
101 Koodal Madhuravalli Sangamasundharaya
102 Thirumaliruncholai Sundaravalli Chorasundara
103 Thirumogur Mohavalli Kalamega
104 Thirukkoshtiyur Mahalakshmi Uraga Mrudusayanaya
105 Thiruppullani Kalyanavalli, Padmasani Kalyana Jagannatha
106 Thirumeyyam Ujjeevana Sathyagirinatha
107 Parkadal – Palakadali Bhoo samudra Dhanya Ksheerabdhi Natha
108 Paramapadham – Sri Vaikuntam Mahalakshmya Paramapadhanathaya

 

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